How can someone apply a hot oil treatment for African-American hair?


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Using warm oil, the treatment should be applied evenly to the hair using an applicator bottle, and then massaged into the scalp, making sure to coat the ends of the hair. This oil mixture should be warmed in a separate container that is placed into a pot of almost boiling water. A plastic cap is worn to keep the treatment on for at least 30 minutes.

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The user can add more moisture to the hair by wetting a towel with warm water and wrapping it around the head for 20-30 minutes. Once time is up, the hair should be washed with shampoo and conditioner. This technique is popular for making hair healthier with a stronger pull, a softer feel and a shinier look.

The oil mixture applied to the hair can be made based on the preference of the individual as well as the hair type. For people with very dry and frizzy hair, avocado works well at infusing moisture. Castor oil also works well for this hair type and is useful for strengthening brittle, weak hair. Jojoba and olive oil are popular because they are effective and easy to find. Sesame oil gives hair better shine and luster, and coconut oil makes hair very soft. There are other oils, such as argan oil, that hydrates hair well and improves its elasticity. Sweet almond oil contains plenty of vitamin E, which keeps the hair healthy.

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