Thursday, December 6, 2012

DIY Hot Oil Treatment

I remember when I was younger, as in my teenage years
using a store bought hot oil treatment on my hair.
I recall that it came in a small bottle with
what looked like oil that you heated up at home.
The hot oil treatment deep conditioned my hair,
and added moisture to my hair, making it feel and look fabulous.
When I went to get my haircut a few weeks ago,
I noticed a pack of hot oil treatment available for purchase at my local salon.
While looking at the package this phrase immediately
popped into my head, “I can make it”.
Of Course we all know that homemade is just the best,
plus easy on the pocketbook.  Love It!

DIY Hot Oil Treatment
¼ Cup of Sweet Almond Oil
1 Tablespoon of Honey or Light Corn Syrup
Pour the oil and honey in a microwave safe container and heat until it is warm, about 30 seconds.
To use, apply the entire mixture to dry hair and massage into your hair and scalp.  Now get cozy, wrap your hair in a warm towel, and leave the treatment on for up to 10 minutes.  Then rinse thoroughly with warm water and shampoo your hair as usual.

  • This is the ultimate treatment for dry and damaged hair.
  • If your hair is color treated use the corn syrup instead of the honey because the honey can be mildly bleaching on your color.
  • Apply this treatment right before you shower for maximum effect.
  • Sweet almond oil has been  know to prevent hair loss, promote shine and strengthen hair.
  • For a weekly hair treatment, moisten your fingertips with several drops of sweet almond oil and gently massage the scalp.
I hope that you enjoy this recipe at home.
I am loving the new look of my hair just in time for the Holidays.
I'd be curious to know if you use this DIY recipe at home,
so leave me a comment.
Smiles, Paula

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  1. Wow, only two ingredients! I think I can handle that. Can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Girl, I want to see that new haircut!

    I remember using the hotoil treatments too. My hair always felt so good afterwards. Your recipe sounds great but I don't have sweet almond oil on hand. I wonder if I could substitute another oil for it. I have coconut, olive, canola, and vegetable oils.

    P.S. I got the great smelling soap today that I won in your November give-away. I know it's made for men but it smells soooo good that I plan on keeping it for myself. Thank you so much!

    1. Sherry, feel free to use any light oil you may have on hand in your kitchen. Enjoy your handmade soap.

  3. I may have to try this--I didn't know that sweet almond oil prevents hair loss.

  4. This sounds good, and I might just have to try it. My hair is extremely dry!

  5. I will definitely have to try this. I have very dry hair and have been looking for something that works and doesn't cost a lot of money. Thank you for your great homemade recipes!

  6. I love this receipt, very easy and works well. I dont have a microwave, so I put it in the oven:p

    1. I recommend that you use a double boiler, or make one with a small pan and a small glass bowl to heat the oil. Thanks for stopping, and I hope that you visit often. ;o)

  7. Sounds like a plan, Paula. I have been observing ur website... I'm even considering on purchasing some of the body lotions,

    TY for sharing this homemade recipe. My printer is out of ink... I had to maually write the whole recipe. Ouch!
    But my hair will be looking GOOD!
    Dry damage hair & color treated.