• Do heat the oil slightly before application. When oils are warmed before applying on the hair and scalp, they provide better conditioning, not to mention, relaxation. • Make sure you follow up a hot oil treatment with a hot towel wrap. To do this, soak a towel in hot water, squeeze it out and then wrap it on the head for a few minutes. This allows for better absorption of the oils into the hair and scalp. You can also try steaming the hair with a handheld steamer to achieve this.
• Turn down the lights during your hot oil treatment to enjoy optimum benefits of this nourishing experience. This ensures the mind, body and soul are completely at ease and you can truly unwind. After all, better moods and happier dispositions are known to promote healthier hair. • Once done, try to leave the oil in the hair for a few hours for better absorption. If possible, leave it in overnight, but no longer than 24 hours, as oily hair tends to attract dirt and dust from the air. Avoid using a strong shampoo to rinse the oil off as you will want to do at least two rounds of washing for oils like castor or coconut. Using a strong shampoo twice in a row can strip the hair of its natural oils and will counteract any positive effect your oil treatment was meant to have in the first place.