DIY Hot Oil Hair Treatment

DIY Hot Oil Hair Treatment

Hi beauties!  As we start moving into the colder, dryer weather that November brings with it I definitely start to notice a change in my hair and skin.  Everything starts to feel dryer, my hair seems to lose some of its “life” and just feels more dull.  To combat this, I’ve decided to try doing something that my mom has been doing for years – a DIY Hot Oil Hair Treatment.  I’ve always been a little skeptical about doing this – my hair isn’t super thick and I tend to get a little oily at the roots after 2 days – basically the exact opposite of my mom.  Her hair is very thick and I swear, her roots never get oily, so it just seemed like this was something that would work better for her.  Anyways, I figured I didn’t have anything to lose and decided to give this a try and was happy to see that yes, it did work for me!  Read on to learn how to do this treatment at home and let me know in the comments below what other kinds of at home hair treatments you’ve tried.

What do you need?  Coconut oil!  You may remember the DIY Lip Scrub Recipe I shared a little while back which used this as well.  As I’m sure you can guess, this stuff is such a great beauty secret weapon.  When it comes to your hair, it really does it all – protects, moisturizes, strengthens and adds shine.  You’re also going to want to grab saran wrap or a plastic shower cap, a blow dryer and a towel.

What do you need to do?

1.  Soften the coconut oil. It does tend to get pretty solid so you’re going to want to soften it to the point where you can easily apply it to your hair.  You can either do this by throwing some in the microwave or by placing a bowl in a pot of hot water on the stove until it reaches a nice soft consistency.

2. Apply the softened coconut oil and massage into your hair.  You can do this from the roots to the ends, but I try to avoid my roots so I don’t have to worry about oil building up there.

3.  Pile your hair up on top of your head and cover with saran wrap or the plastic shower cap, then blast with the blow dryer for a few minutes to heat up your hair so that the oil can begin to penetrate the hair shaft and get to work.

4.  Wrap a warm towel around your hair (leave the saran wrap/shower cap on) to help keep the heat in.  Leave this on for an hour or two to maximize the results – can anyone say at home spa day?

5.  Shower time!  Make sure you shampoo your hair well so that you don’t leave any oily residue behind.  Rinse and dry and be happy with how soft and strong your hair feels!


Let me know if you decide to give this hot oil hair treatment a try!

  • Nancy

    Absolutely ! Once a week or less ?

  • Jenelle

    I have coconut oil, going to have try this soon.

  • I need to try this!!! Where can I find coconut oil?

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  • fatema

    wow i am gonna try that tomorrow!

  • Sofia Braga

    Did not know this product, I liked the review


  • Glitterfinger Lexa

    Nice DIY! I have pretty damaged hair, so I will give it a try 🙂

  • Twice a month , hot oil treatment for me 🙂 It’s the best for hair, love the post. I am thinking to do the Lip scrub DIY. 😀
    Have a nice day !

  • Melinda Jana

    I have heard of a lot of home treatments but never had the courage to try it since my hair doesn’t always agree with some products. Thanks for the suggestion of coconut oil, we’ll see if I ever get around to trying it.

  • Courtney Bella

    darn I should have tried this .. but I sold my coconut oil! maybe next time!

  • Giovanna Sciacca

    i love this oil

  • Irina Dubinskaya-Gnatiuk

    Would like to try this, thank you!

  • Kasia Goncik

    I have never tried the treatment with coconut oil but I am going to try this! I used Argain oil which is very good for hair.

  • Victoria Ess

    This sounds amazing! Do you stick to a particular brand?

  • haziest hazel

    great DIY!

  • Susana Silva

    Hello. I haven’t heard about it. i want to try!

  • Darlene

    Oh, this sounds pretty good! I’ll have to give it a try with my girls, thank you

  • Donnas

    I must try this, my hair is crying out for pampering.

  • Serena Debolt

    Thanks for the information – my thick hair needs to try this!

  • MrDisco3

    Coconut oil is a fantastic product

  • Mel Stevens

    the pro naturals argan oil leave-in treatment is pretty awesome, check it out!

  • Amy Livesay Hart

    WHere is the best place to find coconut oil for a decent price?

  • Christina Ferguson

    Just tried this last week and wow does it ever work. My hair gets so dry in the winter and nothing seemed to work until I tried this. I highly recommend that if you have dry air try this DIY!

  • zeta_mcmillan

    I want to try this as I find my hair is getting dryer

  • zeta_mcmillan

    I enjoy this DIY post. My hair is a bit dry so gonna try this out! 🙂

  • Zori Dotzeva

    Great! I do this and the result is fantastic! 🙂 <3

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  • Karen H

    I could never use oil on my hair I cant even use conditioner as its fine and would stick to my head

  • Amy Lovell

    My hair is really awful right now feels like straw. was gonna do a argan oil treatment, but I think ill try this instead.

  • Brenda Penton

    I started doing this in the last year and it has made such a difference and I’ve had no split ends since I started.

  • Thank you so much for this awesome DIY hot oil hair treatment that I can’t wait to try.I just bought some really good coconut oil because I have heard of its many benefits.Merry Christmas hon!!!