Hot Oil Treatment

Usually I deep condition on the weekends using a thick and creamy conditioner or cholesterol treatment. This weekend I was feeling lazy and decided to condition my hair with a hot oil treatment instead.  A hot oil treatment is another way to condition hair to keep it soft. It only takes about 10 to 30 minutes to do a hot oil treatment where I usually spend about 45 minutes to an hour deep conditioning.

I used what was left of the Africa’s Best Herbal Oil I bought a while ago from Family Dollar (I am in love with this store). I remember buying it instead of a bottle of African Royal Hot Six Oil and it works just the same…it’s a combination of oils.

I placed the bottle in a cup of hot water and started to co wash using suave naturals ocean breeze conditioner. I use suave naturals because it doesn’t contain sulfates and cones.   After the co wash I put the oil on my hair and scalp then placed a plastic cap on my head for about 30 minutes. Rinsed the oil out. Since my hair is short I just let the water drip but if your hair is longer you may want to scrunch your hair with a towel. It’s hot out so my wet head kept me cool.

Then applied some Smooth ‘N Shine Curl Activator Gel to my wet hair and let it air dry. Although I am tempted to play in my hair while its wet I have learned to leave it alone while it dries otherwise it becomes really frizzy and fuzzy looking. The result was a curly shiny wash n go.  I will post  a picture when I get some batteries for my camera. 

Since it’s suppose to be hot this week a wash n go is going to be my style of the week. How are you styling your hair for these hot summer days?