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Old 07-22-2009, 05:46 AM   #1
 
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hi, i'm kinda new here but i figured its a great site to ask questions about my very curly yet dryyy 3a hair type I was thinking about doing a DIY hot oil treatment at home for my hair but dealing with oil can get, well, greasy and previous homemade remedies havn't been working in my favor. Has anyone tried it? does it work?
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:19 PM   #2
 
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I love oil treatments--my hair loves oil. I have put oil in freshly washed hair, put on a plastic shower cap, then wrapped a large towel around my head. I'd leave it in for a few hours while lounging around at home, then I would lightly rinse it out (or use the towel to gently blot out the excess oil.

I've used lots of different oils, too many to name. You should give it a try--use some extra virgin olive oil (you may have some in your kitchen) or coconut oil. Coconut oil is the only oil that has been experimentally shown to penetrate the hair shaft.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:40 PM   #3
 
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I use hot oil treatments in the winter, then shampoo out, with tepid to lukewarm water. It does make a difference, at least for me. Hempseed, avocado, almond, apricot, grapeseed, and jojoba oils are also good, when you use heat. I cannot use coconut oil, because believe it or not, it dries out my hair!

Also, if you feel the need, follow the hot oil treatment with a deep conditioner.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:04 PM   #4
 
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I love oil treatments--my hair loves oil. I have put oil in freshly washed hair, put on a plastic shower cap, then wrapped a large towel around my head. I'd leave it in for a few hours while lounging around at home, then I would lightly rinse it out (or use the towel to gently blot out the excess oil.

I've used lots of different oils, too many to name. You should give it a try--use some extra virgin olive oil (you may have some in your kitchen) or coconut oil. Coconut oil is the only oil that has been experimentally shown to penetrate the hair shaft.
really? maybe thats a reason why some people claim their hair gets drier
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:10 PM   #5
 
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If you can eat it, you can safely put it on your head. Olive, Walnut, Sunflower, Canola, Castor, etc. Don't be afraid to experiment. I use hemp seed oil on my hair. It's quite a fad among people who hand craft lotion right now and a friend gave me some. My hair just adores it.
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:33 AM   #6
 
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Hey welcome 2 da site, im a newbie too i use olive oil make sure it is orginal but experiment...find whats great 4 ur hair
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:35 PM   #7
 
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I don't get the concept of "hot oil" treatments. As someone else pointed out, coconut oil is the only oil I know of that actually penetrates the hair shaft and heating treatments up, usually the point of that is to help the oil to penetrate the hair.

Honestly I think "hot oil" treatments are a holdover from when we believed oil is moisture (many people still believe this and many oils still get marketed as "moisturizing") but most oils, no matter how much you heat them up, are just going to sit on your hair. I mean, oils def. have a purpose in protecting the hair shaft from damage.
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:03 AM   #8
 
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Well I have 3c hair which is very dry

I made a home treatment, of Amla infused Coconut oil, I put it in a hair dye applicator bottle with a long narrow tip, so it can get right to my sclap, and all over my hair Its working really well for me, used it two ways:

1x a week After I wash and condition I apply it and style my hair with out washing it out until the next wash day

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I apply it as a pre poo before I wash.

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Old 10-15-2009, 07:33 AM   #9
 
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I've been looking to try this too, I have extremely dry hair now that its winter

Coconut oil is NOT good for hair with protein sensitivity like myself. Just the amount in Suave Naturals Coconut Condish was enough to make my hair blech... I've got EVOO at home and Jojoba, so I might mix those up and put it on. I'm trying to avoid my scalp though, as that's quite oily (yea, figure that one out!)

Anyway, like another poster said, if you can eat it, its fine to put on your hair.

I also just did a DT on Monday and it did absolutely NOTHING to my hair. :/
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:02 AM   #10
 
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Default Tamanu oil.

Tamanu oil superseeds any existing hair oil out there.

Coconut oil has never penetrated my hair shaft, as a matter of fact it just sits on top and leave it oily, no matter how long i leave it. I too have experimented wih too many oils to name. Olive oil leaves my hair dry and brittle, Sunflower - nada, just an oil-slick, Castor - sticky., Annatto - smelly, Arugula - very smelly....

Basically i stopped putting oil in my hair for a while and just used creams or lotions until i found, tried and am sticking with for ever - Tamanu oil.

When i used this for the first time on my wet hair after co-washing, i nearly cried with joy - my search was over! Tamanu oil, penetrates instantly - i mean instantly. Leaves absolutely no oily residue and your hair is cashmire soft. It stays that way (soft) forever.

When i first used this i was about 4 months postnatal, with supa dupa dryyyyyyyy, brittle hair. Nothing had worked before or since except the tamanu oil. It has actually repaired my hair. I can't say enough good things about this amazing oil. Try some. you will never look back! I get mine in the UK, but i'm sure you can get it in the US.
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Wow! This sounds really good! My interest is really perked if not only does it penetrate, but leaves no oily residue. My hair has a similar response to oil like yours, Chenaj. I will try to find a store that sells it 100% pure. If anyone has some stores in mine, please let me know! TIA
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:08 AM   #12
 
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Hi Greatcurls!
Yes do try, you wont be dissapointed!

FYI pure Tamanu oil is greenish, yellowish in colour, smells like butterscotch ice cream and is very think and viscous, it pours like thick honey. If the oil you find does not have these characteristics, then its not 100% pure.

Be forewarned, it can be expensive, but 100ml will last you a good 4-6 months depending on the length and thickness of your hair. My hair is mid-back and naturally thick, but i had lost the volume with pregnancy. Tamanu oil brought it right back!

If you have no joy over there, let me know and i will send u the link to the shop where i get mine.
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Chenaj,

I've looked on the web, but where I've looked, the description of the oil is not fully disclosed. I read on amazon that one lady purchased Tamanu oil, but when she received it, it was 50% olive oil and 50% Tamanu. She was disappointed. I do want the pure oil, so if you can send me the link to your source, I'd appreciate it! Thanks!
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:33 AM   #14
 
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Equal amounts of olive oil and conditioner, warmed gently and slathered on works for me everytime. I do wear a shower cap over it (and pray that no-one rings the door bell) and have even left it on overnight. It's now the time of year when I do it weekly, the heating has been switched on at work and everything dries out (skin, hair, you name it, it prunes out!).
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:14 PM   #15
 
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Hi GreatCurls,

I get mine from IronSun Organics (IO), here is their international shopping site http://intlshop.ironsunorganics.co.uk.

They get their oil directly from the source a small island somewhere near New Zealand!

I say keep looking over there tho, you may get lucky, it is hard to find casue its a kind of speciality oil. I have never found it anywhere else in the UK in small quantities except at IO.

BTW, if you are allergic to tree nuts you cant use Tamanu oil.

Good luck and keep me posted!
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Old 05-23-2010, 07:47 PM   #16
 
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I posted my update concerning Tamanu oil on different thread, but I'd also like to post here.

The oil is wonderful! A little goes a long way. I plan on using it in my homemade leave-in conditioner.

It leaves a nice sheen, but is not greasy.
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:58 AM   #17
 
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hot oil treatments are bad for your hair if your looking to deal with dry hair, read this blog post to find out why. http://naturallytiki.blogspot.com/20...reatments.html
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I have tried a variaty of hot oil treatments, store bought and homemade a like. What I have found to work for me is a mix of Castor oil, Coconut oil, Almound oil, EVOO, Avocado oil, Tea tree essential oil, Rosemary essential oil, Peperment essential oil, Orange essential oil (for fragrance).

This has left my hair incredibly soft, even after using a shampoo (Blended Beauty Soy). Whenever I shampoo I do use a deep conditioner.
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After using a lot of different oil and techniques, my to favors are:

Before I poo:
heating up a small amount of olive oil and smoothing it from root to tip, in small sections over my whole head The I plastic cap and leave a towel on for a while.

After I wash and condition, I smooth cocount oil throughout my head, putting in a ponytail and leave it in over night. I have porous hair that loves protein so I really like coconut oil. I infuse coconut oil with different herbs Hibiscus being my favorite thus far.
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You can save some $$ by using full fat mayonnaise on your hair (be liberal with it), wrap your head in a plastic bag or cling film, then wrap a warm towel around your head. This will allow the mayo to absorb and open the cuticle. You can also use a beaten egg in your shampoo. You can also do this with mashed avocado.
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