Homemade Hot Oil Treatment for Coloured Hair
As you might have noticed by now, I have colour-treated hair (very subtle of course)! If you want to maintain your hair’s vibrant colour and silky condition but cant afford big prices, this is my favourite go-to, at-home, budget treatment.
WARNING - DO NOT ALLOW OIL TO OVERHEAT, TEST A DROP ON YOUR WRIST BEFORE POURING IT ONTO YOUR SCALP!
You will need
Fill a microwave-safe bowl with up to 6 tablespoons of pure coconut oil. If your hair is shorter, adjust amount by using less
Add a drop or two of almond oil to the mixture, this will add a subtle scent and add shine to your hair.
Place the bowl into the microwave and heat for 10 seconds
Grab a towel and head up to the shower/bath
Brush your hair to remove any tangles before beginning the treatment
Make sure that the oil is not too hot
Stand in the shower or lean your head over the bath and slowly pour the oil over your hair. Gently massage the oil into your hair and scalp until your hair is fully covered
Take a plastic bag and tear it open on one side and wrap it around your hair like you would with a towel when you wash your hair (or use a shower cap)
Leave the oil on your hair for 30 minutes to let it soak right in
Remove the plastic wrap or shower cap, and wash your hair with a some baby shampoo (or very gentle shampoo)
Rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water until all the oil is washed away
Apply your favourite hairmask or deep conditioner (leave in as instructed on the bottle), then rinse
Gently comb your hair through with your fingers to release any tangles and allow it to air dry