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Default Hot oil treatments - good or bad?

Does anyone remember when someone posted about hot oil treatments supposedly coating the hair with oil and not letting moisture in or out of the hair shaft? Based on this, I'm not comfortable doing them. A friend told me to sit under the dryer with olive oil in my hair and I'm wondering if that's the best thing to do...? Do most of you guys do hot oil treatments or no?? If so, how often?
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Default Re: Hot oil treatments - good or bad?

Not to jack this post, but does anyone else mist their hair before doing a hot oil treatment?
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Default Re: Hot oil treatments - good or bad?

That's the reason I like oil though. A good conditioner can prevent moisture from leaving the shaft, and I like oil because it makes my hair shinier and keeps it moisturized longer since the water takes longer to escape.

I haven't done a hot oil treatment in a while though so I would love to read other people's experiences.
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Default Re: Hot oil treatments - good or bad?

I love hot oil treatments. I do them once or twice a week, depending on how dry my hair is.

I pre-rinse my hair with a baking soda rinse to remove any old product. Sometimes I shampoo before hand too if my hair is especially coated. I think it lets the oil do its magic that way.

I squeeze the excess water from my hair, pat it very gently with a towel, then pour a generous coating of olive oil. Smooth it through using my fingers and cover with a plastic cap. I have a heat cap, so I sit under it for at least 20 minutes. If I need to move around, I wrap my hair in a towel let my body temp do the work.

I follow it with a deep conditioner. I also use the olive oil and Nexxus Humectress as a leave in conditioner. It may sound like a lot, but it's been really cold here most days, so I'm putting my hair through moisture boot camp this winter. So far, my hair is loving the extra attention.
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Default Re: Hot oil treatments - good or bad?

By the way, what is a heat cap?
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Default Re: Hot oil treatments - good or bad?

It's a vinyl bonnet with heating elements inside. Kinda like an electric blanket would have. It has an electric cord that has the temp settings (hi & lo only) on the cord. My current model is from Gold n Hot.
Gold'N Hot Conditioning Heat Cap
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Default Re: Hot oil treatments - good or bad?

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Not to jack this post, but does anyone else mist their hair before doing a hot oil treatment?

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I do, sometimes . But if my hair has a lot of product on it, I'll shampoo it once, then do the hot oil.

I like hot oil treatments. Especially in the winter months with the cold, dry air... I think my hair can use the extra pampering!!
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Default Re: Hot oil treatments - good or bad?

My hair turns out lusiously soft and moisturized when I do a hot oil treatment. I use EV olive oil, with a bit of my Wonder 8 oil mixed in. I heat it up and pour it on my scalp and massage it in from root to end. I put on a plastic cap for 1/2 hr - and hour and then shampoo with a nice moisturizing shampoo. I deep conditioner and air dry. My hair comes out sooo nice when I do this. The fact that my hair comes out so soft when I do the hot oil, is what motivates me to stick with it, cuz I do get tempted to skip it sometimes. I try to do them every week.

PrincessM I don't mist my hair first, but that might be something neat to try!
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I like the fact that my hair feels protected by the oil but i'm undecided if this is a good or a bad thing. in the quidad brochure she says what you said about coating the hair etc etc. I hadnt used oil for years until i came on here and saw that all the girls use it which really shocked me. they all had beautiful hair so I quickly jumped on that bandwagon !!! I will continue doing them cos I havent seen any adverse effects thus far.

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Default Re: Hot oil treatments - good or bad?

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Not to jack this post, but does anyone else mist their hair before doing a hot oil treatment?

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I do, sometimes . But if my hair has a lot of product on it, I'll shampoo it once, then do the hot oil.

I like hot oil treatments. Especially in the winter months with the cold, dry air... I think my hair can use the extra pampering!!

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Ditto! I love pre-shampoo hot oil treatments, especially with honey! They definitely make my hair softer, more moisturized and shinier too!
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Not to jack this post, but does anyone else mist their hair before doing a hot oil treatment?

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Yep. I do. I mist my hair with distilled water until it's damp. I got this idea from a post similar to this awhile ago, where Adrienne said she applied warm oil to damp hair. And since Adrienne has AMAZING hair, I reckon my hair could use a little warm oil treatment now and then. I think Supergirl and Allandra do them too (although I don't know if it's on damp, wet, or dry hair).
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I've never done a hot oil treatment but want to try it now. After the tx, do you rinse it out or wash it out and condition as usuall? Any info would be appreciated.
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Default Re: Hot oil treatments - good or bad?

Hi Stylepink

I do mine as a pre-shampoo treatment. But I always concentrate on washing my scalp instead of my hair, so some of the oil (I'm guessing) stays in. Others use warm oil treatments post-shampoo. I know the Queen Helene ones that you can buy at the drugstore are meant to be used afteron freshly washed hair. HTH.
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Thanks Nyambura. Do you use olive oil or a homemade treatment?
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Default Re: Hot oil treatments - good or bad?

You're welcome, Stylepink. I use olive oil currently. But I've also used castor oil, jojoba oil, Hot Six Oil and Wonder 8 oil too. I was pleased with the results of each. I don't know why, but the oil seems to spread/penetrate better when it's warm - as opposed to when I put it on cold and rely on my body heat by wearing a shower cap and towel over my head.
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Default Re: Hot oil treatments - good or bad?

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Ditto! I love pre-shampoo hot oil treatments, especially with honey! They definitely make my hair softer, more moisturized and shinier too!


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I second this vote for hot oil treats with honey. I use a variety of oils - olive, jojoba, almond, castor (if I need something heavier) and a good couple tablespoons of honey.

I will have to try the pre-cleanse, then hot oil treatment, then shampoo routine though. I always kind of wondered about hot oiling over hair that hasn't been fully cleaned yet, although I've had great results anyway.
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Default Re: Hot oil treatments - good or bad?

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I always kind of wondered about hot oiling over hair that hasn't been fully cleaned yet, although I've had great results anyway.

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Yeah, I wonder about that, too... That's why sometimes I'll shampoo once first.
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Default Re: Hot oil treatments - good or bad?

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I always kind of wondered about hot oiling over hair that hasn't been fully cleaned yet, although I've had great results anyway.

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Yeah, I wonder about that, too... That's why sometimes I'll shampoo once first.

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The reason that you get good results from hot oiling hair that hasn't been washed, is because the oil acts as a shampoo of sorts. Oil is used to remove all types of dirt, debris, and other oils in every day life, its no different with your hair. Or, your skin for that matter. I use jojoba oil to wash my face and EVOO for hot oil treatments. There are some days when I do the hotoil treatment, rinse, and deep condition without shampooing because rinsing the oil has cleaned my hair clean- and the best part is that it doesn't dry out the hair like many of the chemicals in shampoo.

To the first poster: I think they were talking about specific types of oils not allowing moisture in- I know Mineral Oil is really bad about this.
Also, with hot oil treatments you are rinsing the oil away before you condition anyway, so your conditioner will still be able to get through and do its job. The oil helps keep the moisturizing benefits of the conditioner there a little longer.
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Default Re: Hot oil treatments - good or bad?

Yes, it's my understanding as well that some things that coat or build up on the hair that seal, seal moisture in. On the flip side, it locks additional moisture out.

By removing the product before your hair needs to have the moisture replenished is the key. When the hair is in need of additional moisture can vary from person to person due to: thickness of hair, type of product used, general condition of the hair, environmental conditions, fluids consumed orally, etc.

Things that seal the hair can be good for the hair. If not used mindfully that which is good in this case can become bad.

In answering you question, I do hot oil tx (after wetting my hair) occasional because it's too time consuming in addition to the other things I do with my hair.
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So the oil prevents other moisture from coming in..what about the people who use vaseline after moisturizing the hair? I understand they do that on a daily basis...how does the moisture get into the hair the next day if you already have vaseline on it?
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