Sunday, November 8, 2009
Hot Olive Oil Deep Conditioning Treatment
Stop paying outrageous prices for deep conditioning treatments at the salon or for high prices deep conditioning products. You can deep condition your hair at home for pennies by using a hot olive oil treatment. Not only that, but olive oil is a completely non-toxic, eco-friendly, and good for your hair.
How to do it:
I take about 2 tablespoons of olive oil (you only need one for shorter hair; mine is really long) and heat it until it is warm to the touch. It can be heated in the microwave or by putting it in a small glass jar and setting it in a pan of hot water.
Once the oil is hot, I apply it to my hair and work it through. Then, I will twist up my hair and secure it with a monster clip and leave it for about 10 minutes. Deep conditioner should only be applied to the same parts of your hair that you apply a daily conditioner to; anything you can gather into a ponytail.
After 10 minutes, I wash out the excess oil. Since I stopped using shampoo on my hair, I use a mild baking soda mixture to remove the excess oil. I use about a teaspoon of baking soda about 1/3 cup water. I then follow up with a vinegar rinse.
Since I have very dry natural curls, I have been applying a hot olive oil treatment to my hair about once per month. I has left my hair moisturized and shiny. I don't think I will every pay for another deep conditioning product again.