So I’m back with another blog I meant to post this two weeks ago but procrastination city took over!! Anyway let’s git into it the benefits of hot oil treatments and deep conditioning
Hot oil treatments are nothing new I remember my mum heating up Hollywood beauty carrot oil when I was a child and it really benefited in aiding the growth of my hair.
For some reason I stopped doing it once I was old enough to do my hair myself. You can do a hot oil treatment regardless of whether you hair is relaxed or natural or colour treated in fact if your hair is relaxed it’s much easier for the oil to penetrate your hair strands.
Things I’ve noticed about doing hot oil treatments is it soothes my scalp when it is literally on fire I have a dry scalp no matter how much water i drink and doing a hot oil treatment has helped relieve the itching and flaking plus it is no where near as sore as it used to be.
Second thing is doing a hot oil treatment and leaving it on over night means it’s so much easier for me to wash my hair the next day I do not have to fight with my strands to cooperate working on sections works best of you so hot oil treatments so every part of your scalp can feel that deh blessing.
Thirdly hot oil treatments can lead to length retention as they cost your hair and stop the shampoo from being as harsh. I have noticed far less breakage since I started incoperating into my weekly routine and my hair is thankful….
Now let’s talk on deep conditioning, a deep conditioner is a conditioner that contains ingredients that can penetrate your hair shaft and cuticles this enabling more moisture into your hair. That’s pretty much it there are two different kinds ones with protein and ones without.
Being that I have low porosity hair I typically find using ones with protein is not something I can do weekly, once a month or every six weeks works out best.
Benefits of deep conditioning are as I mentioned, more moisture being retained which also means during the week your hair does not dry out as quick. Your hair is much more manageable and less tangled. Once again length retention is my favourite word but yes more moisture leads to more length being retained. Plus you can do deep conditioning weekly or monthly it’s all up to you and what you feel your hair needs.
Also because your not just moisturising your roots but your ends the hair that grows out your scalp will also be healthier it’s a win win……
So with that being said I hope this blog post on natural hair care helps you to decide on whether you want to do hot oil treatment or a deep conditioning treatment or maybe even both!!!
Written by Sistah Soul ❤️