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Monday, June 10, 2013

Quick and Easy Hot Oil Treatment for Natural Hair / PRE -POO

I always pre - poo before I cleanse my hair. Sometimes the most natural sulfate free shampoos can strip the hair of its natural oils. This leaves your hair feeling dry, and dry hair is prone to breakage.


2tbs Coconut oil
2tbs Olive Oil

Heat the oils in a microwave safe container for about 15seconds or place the oils in a bottle or container of your choice and let it sit in warm water for about 15 - 20 minutes. Before cleansing, apply the oil mixture to your dry or wet hair and cover with a plastic cap for a few hours or overnight. I like to add it to my hair while its dry and leave it on overnight.  If you choose to speed up the process you can sit under a hooded dryer for about 15 minutes on low.

Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft to strengthen and prevent breakage by preventing protein loss. This oil is also great for sealing in moisture, and providing shine. It is also an a antibacterial so it helps to soothe and prevent itchy scalp and dandruff.

Benefits of Olive Oil
Olive olive is also known for penetrating the hair shaft. It adds luster, shine, and prevents breakage. It is also one of my favorite moisturizers. Massaging olive oil into the scalp is a great way to prevent dry scalp because of its great natural moisturizing capabilities.

I have 4c natural hair and this helps me retain moisture during the cleansing process.

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