Your hair goes through a lot in a day. Each time you blow it dry, flat iron it, color it, or just spend an afternoon in the sun, it depletes your hair of its natural moisture. To give it a boost and keep it looking healthy and shiny, sometimes you need a deep conditioning treatment. While some salons do offer this service, it can get expensive. Today, we’re going to teach you how to give yourself a deep conditioning treatment at home. So, be sure to have your favorite Lulu Beauty Co. cute shower cap on hand, and get ready to have a silky head of hair.
To get started you’ll just need a conditioning treatment, some croco hair clips, and a shower cap.
DIY Hot Oil Conditioning Treatment
You can find conditioning treatments at beauty supply stores, but there are plenty of DIY options you can make at home. You can use pure olive oil or coconut oil for a quick hot oil treatment. You can also do a luxurious blend of oils by mixing 50/50 olive and coconut oil and adding a bit of pure argon oil as well.
Warm the oil a little bit and test the temperature by placing a drop on the inside of your wrist. You should feel some heat, but it shouldn’t burn. This is important for ensuring that you don’t burn your scalp or further damage your already weakened hair. If you’re nervous about putting oil directly on your hair, you can mix it with some of your regular conditioner to create your own deep conditioning treatment.
To apply the treatment, start at the root of your hair and use your fingertips to massage the oil into your scalp, and then smooth some over the ends of your hair. Gently work the remaining oil into the rest of your hair until it’s been fully coated.
Gently twist your hair into a loose bun on top of your head and secure it with a sturdy hair clip, like a Lulu’s Croco Clips. Put a shower cap over your hair to keep it insulated. The shower cap will keep the heat of the oil and the natural heat from your head surrounding the hair. This warmth will open the hair shaft and allow the conditioning treatment to penetrate into it.
Leave the treatment on for a minimum of 15 minutes. However, if your hair is really damaged, you can consider leaving it on for several hours, or even overnight. When you’re ready to rinse, use cool water and gently work shampoo into your hair. It’s best to do this in a sink instead of a shower because the oil will make the floor very slick.