pride-n-poised asked: Do you ever give yourself hot oil treatments? and if so which oils do you use on your hair and how do you actually "do" the treatment? I'm still learning so bare with me pleeeease. I transitions for 8 months and chopped 5/11/12. I have been a full year without a perm :)
Hey there, lady! Congrats on going a year without a relaxer!!!
I looove hot oil treatments. I usually use sweet almond oil as my base and then add a few drops of lavender, rosemary and tea tree oils. If I’m out of SAO, I use olive oil. If my hair is super dry, I also add a dollop of coconut oil. I put that combo in a microwavable bowl and stick it in the microwave for about 30 seconds (time will depend on the power of your microwave). Once I can stand to touch the oil, I put it in a dye applicator bottle and apply some directly to my scalp. I’ll do a scalp massage for about five minutes. Then I apply the rest to my hair, put on a plastic cap (or two or three now that my hair has grown - some people use plastic wrap), put my silk scarf on top of that, then either go to bed or putz around the house for a few hours. Some folks wrap their head with a hot towel too. The next step is rinsing the oils out with shampoo or a cowash. Let me know how it goes for you!