This Happy Hair Hot Oil Treatment Recipe is so simple to make, with just three ingredients, and adds luxurious shine to your hair. Do this treatment about once a month, or more often for damaged hair.
Happy Hair Hot Oil Treatment Recipe Ingredients
1/2 Tbsp of coconut oil
1/2 Tbsp of jojoba oil
Juice of 1/2 lime
Happy Hair Hot Oil Treatment Recipe Instructions
Place the ingredients in a small container with a sealing lid.
Float the container in a sink of hot water.
Apply to hair.
Then wrap hair in a clean disposable plastic bag, saran wrap, or plastic shower cap.
Wait 1/2 hour and rinse hair.
More about the Happy Hair Hot Oil Treatment Recipe ingredients
Coconut oil (Cocos Nucifera) comes from the nut of a palm tree, and offers a highly saturated fat. Some coconut oils are sold as fractionated, and certain components of the oil have been removed such that it is liquid at room temperature. Virgin coconut oil has not been fractionated, and is preferred because it contains more of the therapeutic fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins. Coconut oil’s lubricating qualities make for a great hair conditioner.
Jojoba (Simmondsia sinensis) comes from a plant growing in the Southern United States and Northwest Mexico. It is not technically an oil, but a non-hydrogenated wax, and thus has a much longer shelf life than other carrier oils. It offers gentle and lengthy moisturizing with its deep permeating effect.
Lime juice is cleansing and aromatic, and also lightens color, removes build up, and softens hair. It can also help with dandruff.
Pazyar, N., Yaghoobi, R., Ghassemi, M. R., Kazerouni, A., Rafeie, E., & Jamshydian, N. (2013). Jojoba in dermatology: a succinct review. G Ital Dermatol Venereol, 148(6), 687-691.
Price, L. (2016). Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy and Massage, 4th Edition. Riverhead Publishing.
Bark Note – The dog pictured in a shower cap is super cute, but this recipe is not for dogs.
By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT
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