To avoid dry hair, l occasionally give my hair a hot oil treatment.
I warm a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil or virgin olive oil in a cup standing in a saucepan with boiling water.
I shampoo my hair first and apply the warm oil to my hair and and massage it into my scalp and through my hair to the ends.
I put a plastic cap on my head and either blow a warm hairdryer on it or leave it on my hair for hours! You can also cover your hair with a warm towel.
I shampoo it off and my hair feels so much better.
My hair’s like wire wool now … or the other kind of frizzy hair that nobody wants on their head.
I’ve used the oil treatment stuff but it made my feel lank and slick.
Completely wrong I know … but I’ve tried it the other way around.
Oiled my hair an hour or so before washing … and then it seems to protect it some from the shampoo stripping out too much of my natural oil. Wrong way around I know.
I’ve always had dry hair.
Before my chemo I was happy with my hair, I washed and conditioned it every two or three days and didn’t have a problem. My hair thinned considerably with the chemo and I had to let it go grey. At this stage I had it cut short and it is very fluffy and dry. I’m not supposed to use any chemicals on my hair so I think the oil treatment may be worth a try Art, I don’t think I’ve got much to lose!
We have similar hair. I also oil my hair first before shampooing to protect it but I usually condition the length of my hair first and scalp wash only otherwise my hair dries right out.
I use a bit of coconut oil in my hair everyday which helps it keep its curl, adds shine and eliminates the frizz.
Yes, yonks ago when I used to have long hair and then my parting started to widen somewhat
Even though my hair was shiny and basically in good nick, I thought doing the coconut oil treatment might help. Took half a teaspoon out of the jar every week and warmed it over a pan of boiling water. Massaged it in then wrapped a towel round my head for about half an hour.
Also used to massage bay rum on other occasions.
Nothing helped, so I had a short cut from then onwards. Bah humbug :-p
The last time l did the hot oil treatment, l only gave my hair one shampoo when l washed the oil out. Big Mistake as my hair was a bit lank! After the next shampoo, my hair was much better!
Yesterday, l used Paul Mitchell, The Conditioner ‘ORIGINAL’ on my hair. I have had it for years now. It’s expensive but you only need a tiny spot about the size of a penny in the palm of your hand. Slightly rub your palms together and apply it evenly to your pre-washed hair. You don’t rinse it out!
It is non greasy. I had even applied normal conditioner after l shampooed my hair, then put this on as an afterthought. My hair was the best for ages and full of body!