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Ways To do Hot Oil Treatment on Type 4 Natural Hair.

If you’re on a journey to embrace and nurture your type 4 natural hair, you’ve likely heard about hot oil treatments. These treatments are not just a trend; they’re a hair care staple that can work wonders for your curls. Let’s dive into the world of hot oil treatments, how to do them, and the amazing benefits they bring to your hair.

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Have been doing hot oil treatments for sometime and I prefer doing hot oil treatments as my pre-poo treatments. On occasion have replaced moisturizing deep conditioners with hot oil treatments but I didn’t like that very much. Would I recommend hot oil treatments? As a pre-poo treatments, Yes absolutely.

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Hot oil treatments on natural hair

Everything Hot Oil Treatments on Type 4 Hair.

What Exactly is a Hot Oil Treatment?

A hot oil treatment is exactly what it sounds like: it’s the process of applying warm oil to your hair and scalp. This treatment is designed to deeply nourish, moisturize, and strengthen your hair. It’s particularly beneficial for 4C hair, which is known for its tight coils and tendency to be dry and prone to breakage.

How Does Your Hair Benefit From Hot Oil Treatments.

  • Deep Moisturizes the hair especially 4C hair that tends to be naturally dry because the tight coils make it difficult for natural oils from the scalp to travel down the hair shaft. Hot oil treatments provide much-needed moisture to keep your hair soft mostly if you’re to use a clarifying shampoo to cleanse your hair.
  • Reduce and Prevent Excessive Breakage: Regular hot oil treatments can strengthen your hair, reducing the chances of breakage and split ends. This is crucial for retaining length and achieving your hair growth goals.
  • Improved Scalp Health: Massaging warm oil into your scalp can improve blood circulation, which promotes healthy hair growth. It also helps to combat dryness and dandruff, keeping your scalp happy and healthy.
  • Enhanced Shine: The oils used in these treatments can add a beautiful shine to your hair, making your curls look more vibrant.
  • Ease of Manageability: Moisturized and nourished hair is much easier to detangle and style. Hot oil treatments can make your hair more manageable, reducing the stress and time spent on your hair care routine.
How to do Hot Oil Treatments on natural hair

How to Do a Hot Oil Treatment.

There are several ways to do a hot oil treatment, and it’s all about finding what works best for you. Here are a few methods to try:

Method 1; Hot oil as Pre-poo treatment.

  • Choose Your Oils: Pick oils that work best for your hair. Popular choices for 4C hair include coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, and jojoba oil. You can also mix a few oils to create a custom blend or use already blended oils like; Carol’s Daughter Goddess Strength 7 Oil Blend , African Pride Moisture Miracle 5 Essential Hair Oils, Aunt Jackie’s Natural Growth Oil Blends.
  • Heat the Oil: Pour your chosen oil into a heat-safe container and warm it up. You can do this by placing the container in a bowl of hot water. Make sure the oil is warm but not too hot to avoid burning your scalp.
  • Apply to Hair and Scalp: Section your hair and apply the warm oil to your scalp, massaging gently with your fingertips or use a scalp massager. Then, apply the oil to the length of your hair, making sure every strand is coated.
  • Cover and Wait: Cover your hair with a plastic cap, warm towel or thermal cap for absorption of oils. Leave the oil in for at least 30 minutes, but you can also leave it on overnight for a more intensive treatment ( the downside of doing this overnight regularly is you may experience hygral fatigue.)
  • Rinse and Shampoo: Rinse out the oil thoroughly with warm water and follow up with a gentle shampoo and deep conditioner.
Benefits of hot oil treatments

Method 2: Hot oil as a Moisturizing Deep Conditioner.

  • Choose and Heat the Oil: Select your oils and warm them up as described above.
  • Cleanse your Hair: thoroughly cleanse your hair, use a clarifying shampoo or a moisturizing shampoo depending on your hair needs.
  • Apply the Oil: Dry your hair then apply the oil to your scalp and hair.
  • Cover and Wait: Cover your hair with a plastic cap, hooded dryer or use a thermal cap and leave the oil in for at least 30 minute.
  • Thoroughly rinse the hair and scalp with warm water. Apply your go to moisturizing products while your hair is still wet.
Products and tools for hot oil treatment

Tips for Hot Oil Treatments.

  • Consistency is Key: For the best results, incorporate hot oil treatments into your routine regularly. Once a week or bi-weekly treatments can make a significant difference.
  • Work in sections: Divide your hair into manageable sections for easier application.
  • Protect Your Ends: Focus on the ends of your hair, which are the oldest and most vulnerable parts.
  • Don’t Overheat the Oil: Always test the oil’s temperature before applying to avoid burns.
  • Mix and Match Oils: Experiment with different oils to see which ones your hair loves the most.

Hot oil treatments are a game-changer for 4C hair, offering deep nourishment and revitalization. Whether you’re dealing with dryness, breakage, or just want to give your curls a little extra love, these treatments are a must-try. Remember, the journey to healthy hair is all about patience, consistency, and finding what works best for you. So grab your favorite oils, carve out some self-care time, and let your hair soak up all the goodness!

Stay fabulous, and happy hair care!

Valerie Kinoti

Valerie Kinoti has loved all things hair since she was 8 and always dreamt of having long hair. Decades later she is living the long hair dream and sharing all tips, tricks she has learned over the years.