Was the summer harsh on your hair? Try this easy homemade oil treatment for hair! It’s a great way to revive your locks as it both moisturizes and strengthens.
Homemade Oil Treatment for Hair – Great for Moisturizing & Strengthening
Are you a big fan of summer? Yep, there’s a lot to like. Unfortunately, your hair might not feel the same way. From UV rays to pool chlorine to hair clips and ties, the summer isn’t exactly the most hair-friendly season. If your hair is starting to show the signs of all this wear and tear, I’ve got just the thing for you: A homemade oil treatment for hair.
This 5 ingredient recipe combines a moisturizing hot oil hair treatment with a strengthening hot oil hair treatment. The end result is shiny, soft tresses that can stand up to just about anything summer throws your way! 🙂
Now, all 5 ingredients in this homemade oil treatment for hair are good for you, but there are definitely two heavy hitters: coconut oil and Argan oil. Here’s a closer look at why both are included in this moisturizing hot oil hair treatment.
Cocnut oil – I’ve talked about coconut oil hair treatments in the past but here’s a refresher on why coconut oil is so darn good for your locks. It’s a natural moisturizer that does a great job at penetrating your hair follicles due to it’s low molecular weight (draxe.com). Plus, no strengthening hot oil hair treatment would be complete without coconut oil since it’s proteins and nutrients can stimulate hair growth, helping to repair damaged hair.
Argan oil – Don’t worry, Argan oil is definitely pulling its weight in this hot hair oil treatment. Argan oil is non-greasy, which means it won’t leave your tresses feeling oily, weighted down, and difficult to style. In addition, it’s many a stylists’ secret weapon for taming frizz while protecting locks from heat (like that generated by hair dryers and straighteners). Oh, and most importantly when it comes to strengthening hot oil hair treatments, some research has shown that Argan oil can promote hair growth (draxe.com)!
Pretty impressive, am I right?
As if all that weren’t enough, you can make this Argan and coconut oil hair treatment in less than 5 minutes so even you super busy moms (wait, isn’t that all of us?) should be able to put this awesome DIY hair recipe to good use!
Ready to restore your hair and get back to your summer vacation? Try this homemade oil treatment for hair today!
Tip: These ingredients will make enough homemade oil treatment for hair that is thick and slightly below the shoulder. If you have really think and/or long hair, you may want to double the ingredients.
1. Add coconut oil, olive oil, and Argan oil to a small microwave safe bowl.
2. Heat in 10 second increments until the coconut oil is melted and the mixture is warm.
3. Quickly stir and add in cedar and rosemary oils.
1. Work the homemade oil treatment for hair through your hair using your fingers. Start at the tips and work your way up.
Note: if you have leftover coconut oil hair treatment, you can store it in a well sealed jar and reheat it in the future.
2. Using a wide tooth comb, comb your hair. This will distribute the hot hair oil treatment as well as detangle your hair.
3. Allow the moisturizing hot oil hair treatment to sit for 10 minutes.
Tip: Cover your hair with a shower cap or wrap your head with a towel. Not only will this keep your clothing oil free but the heat from your head will help the oil penetrate deeper into your hair and scalp.
4. Remove the strengthening hot oil hair treatment by washing your hair with your favorite shampoo.
Note: Since you’ve just applied this homemade oil treatment for hair, you’ll probably want to skip the conditioner.
5. Air or blow dry hair as usual.
Use this homemade oil treatment for hair approximately once a month to moisturize and strengthen your hair.
Love this homemade oil treatment for hair and want more ways to pamper your locks? Here are some of my other favorite DIY hair treatments: