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Hot oil treatment is best for treating dry, frizzy, and chemically damaged hair and promoting healthy hair. So, if it has been ages since you pampered yourself with hot oil treatment, it’s time you do it again!

Good thing, you don’t need to go to a salon to get one. Here’s your step-by-step guide for a DIY hot oil treatment. Let’s go!

Benefits of Hot oil treatment

Here are the awesome results you’ll get from hot oil treatments:

  • Makes hair stronger - Many factors such as weather, chemical treatments, or too much heat styling can reduce the strength of our hair. Hot oil locks in hydration in the hair follicle, so they don’t break easily.

  • Treats dehydrated scalp and hair - Hot oil hair treatments nourish your hair and scalp by providing hydration to treat hair and scalp dryness.

  • Moisturizes frizzy hair - If you want to get rid of frizz — strands sticking out from the rest of your hair, then a hot oil treatment may do the job! Hot oil hair treatments lock in moisture on your hair and scalp leaving it smoother.

  • Relieves dandruff - Hot oil treatments are best for dandruff caused by scalp dryness because it improves the blood flow in the scalp releasing dry, flaky skin and leaving it moisturized.

However, certain dandruff conditions such as those caused by fungus require advanced treatment.

  • Reduces split ends - Hot oil is also best for treating dry brittle and split ends because they seal the follicles, increases hydration, and strengthens its roots.

  • Increases blood circulation promoting hair growth - If you suffer from slow hair growth, oil treatments for hair can do the work! Oil treatments are great for all hair types because it stimulates blood circulation for growth.

Oils best for Hot oil treatments

These are different plant-based oils best for hot oil treatments:

  • Jojoba oil

It is absorbed quickly by the scalp, so if you don’t like too much oil on your scalp, it is a good choice for you.

  • Avocado oil

Like olive, avocado is rich in oleic acid that prevents water loss and moisturizes your hair.

  • Almond oil

Oils like almond oil are rich in Vitamin B7, which stimulates Keratin production in hair that helps the hair grow strong and glossy.

A quick tip: Make sure to do a patch test before applying oil to your scalp to avoid allergic reactions. Choose oils that are made with organic ingredients instead of synthetic ingredients.

Photo of Earth Essentials by Erica Herbal Hail Oil

Herbal Hair Oil

As a sweet treat for you, I made this Herbal Hair Oil from vitamin-rich cold-pressed oils such as argan, and jojoba oil. Plus, infused organic herbs like rosemary, fenugreek, and peppermint to:

  • help stimulate growth

  • thicken hair

  • add shine

  • seal the ends

  • promote the overall health of your hair

It could be the perfect product to add to your hair care routine. See the results yourself!

How to do Hot oil treatment

Here is your step-by-step guide on a Do-It-Yourself treatment:

  1. Wash your hair first using a natural shampoo. Treatment works best on clean hair as it allows it to go deep into the cuticle.

  2. Now it’s time to heat the oil. You can do this by:

  • Put 3-6 tablespoons of oil in a smaller bowl, then place the smaller bowl in a larger bowl filled with hot water for a few minutes.

  • or adding your oil to a small saucepan and slowly warming it for 1 minute or less.

  1. Put a small amount of oil on your wrist to make sure it’s not too hot before applying it to your scalp.

  2. Apply the oil generously on your dry or damp hair, massage it on your scalp in a circular motion, and all the way to the tips.

  3. Use a wide-tooth comb and brush your hair to spread it evenly.

  4. Cover your head with a shower cap or warm towel and leave it for 30 minutes or overnight.

  5. Wash and rinse your hair twice and follow up with your organic conditioner.


How long should I leave hot oil treatment on my hair?

Half an hour, but it is best to leave the oil overnight.

How many times a week should I do hot oil hair treatments?

1-2 times a week will be fine. Doing it many times a week may attract dirt and strip off the natural oils.

Time to Pamper Yourself

Whether a chemically damaged or natural hair, hot oil treatment is for you! It is perfect for any hair type and gives it a huge amount of benefits, from repairing damage to making it strong, smooth, and healthy.

Go and give your hair a treat! And make sure to come back and share your experience.


The Food and Drug Administration does not evaluate the information presented here. The products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This blog is for educational purposes only.

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