Hot oil treatments help to manage a dry and flaky scalp very
effectively; when I have done them regularly, the flakiness of my scalp has
completely disappeared. Doing this treatment also helped prevent breakage
especially after doing protective styles for a long time. I simply do the
treatment and leave it for a couple of hours and then wash it out- basically a ‘pre-poo’
treatment. I’ve also noticed my hair does not feel as dry and brittle after
washes. The oil should be heated either in a (metal) container sat in hot
water, or, by using the microwave for about 1 minute. The oil shouldn’t be HOT
but quite warm. Start by massaging the oil into the scalp for 5-10minutes. The
excess oil should be coated on the rest of the hair, focusing specifically on
What oils can I use?
You can buy ready-made hot oil treatments; I usually use
olive oil but you can pretty much use any natural oil. You can pick oils or mix
and match them according to your hairs needs.
Olive oil – helps with dry scalp issues such as dandruff and