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- measuring cups and spoons
- a wooden spoon to stir with (that can be reserved for non-food items only)
- a small heat-proof glass container to mix and warm your oils in
- a pot to heat water in that is large enough to hold your glass bowl
- a fine-tooth comb, and a clean towel
- various vegetable oils
- optional: essential oils that you enjoy
- Fill your pot with enough water to come about halfway up the side of your glass container, heat the water just until it starts boiling, and remove from the heat.
- While the water is heating, prepare your oil blend in the glass container. Do not add essential oils at this time.
- Once the water comes off the heat, set your container of oil into the pot of water, ensuring that the water doesn’t come over the lip of the bowl.
- Check the temperature of the oil every few minutes. You want it warm, but not hot enough to burn your skin.
- When the oil has reached a comfortable temperature, remove it from the pot of water, add essential oil if you’re using it (mix well) apply to your hair beginning at the scalp, and comb it through to the ends, making sure that all of your hair is well-coated.
- Wrap your hair in a towel to hold in the heat and prevent making a mess. Leave the oil on until it cools completely.
- Wash your hair thoroughly, making sure you get all of the oil out; but do not condition until the next day. (If you need a detangler, you can use 2 to 4 cups of water mixed with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for each cup of water.)
Coconut Oil For Hair
Castor Oil For Hair Good additions: 2 drops of vitamin E oil plus either 1 tbsp. honey or 1 tsp. avocado, jojoba or wheatgerm oil Essential oils: If you choose to use an essential oil, either for the scent or additional benefits; you can add a total of 5 drops to this amount of base oil. Lavender, rosemary, and chamomile are all excellent essential oils for use on the hair. A natural hot oil treatment can work wonders for your hair. Try creating your own with the above ingredients, or pick up a pack of Queen Helene Jojoba Hot Oil Treatment for a ready made solution.
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