What are the Benefits of a Hot Oil Treatment?


Hair fall, Dry hair, Damaged hair all are very common problems. To deal with all the hair problems, we have often heard people suggesting Hot oil treatment with best natural hair oil. Even when we were small, our mother’s would grab us every weekend and do the champi(oil massage) on our hair. Slowly, slowly we all grew up and got involved in the daily chores, that we forgot to care for our hair and even to pamper our hair. That is one of the reasons; we are dealing with so many hair problems.

So, let us know what exactly are the benefits of Hot oil treatment-

  • Hair Growth: Remember during childhood, we used to have long hair reason Hot oil treatment given to us by our Mom’s. Yes, massaging scalp with hot oil helps stimulate the blood circulation and also penetrates deeper giving proper nourishment to the hair. Hence the growth of hair.
  • Nourishment: Hot oil penetrates deeper into scalp, which nourishes your hair follicles and tissues properly thus, making your hair nourished.
  • Prevents Dandruff: Dandruff is often caused due to dry scalp or dead skin cells. Massaging your scalp with hot oil helps your scalp to produce natural oil, which removes dandruff.
  • Protects from sun damage: Yeah! This seems strange because many people after applying oil do not step out from home. But yes, once you have applied oil on your hair, it forms a protective layer that blocks the harmful radiations to reach the hair.
  • Adds Shine: Massaging your hair with oil regularly or once a week, helps remove the dryness of the hair, minimize the split ends, etc. which makes your hair healthy and shinier.
  • Reduces Frizz: Applying hot oil makes your hair hydrated and nourished, which helps in reducing the frizz.
  • Relieve Headache: If you apply any Ayurvedic hair oil and massage with it nicely. It will help you in relieving the headache.
  • Helps in Good Sleep: Massaging your hair with hot oil, helps you relieve any stress and lets you sleep properly.

How to prepare hot oil at home?

After knowing about the benefits of hot oil treatment, let us have a look at how we can prepare hot oil at home-

  1. Take oil of your choice
  2. Glass bowl (to keep the oil)
  3. Saucepan to heat the water and keep the bowl inside it
  4. Cotton
  • Put water in the saucepan and heat it, keep the bowl with oil in it in the saucepan. 
  • After the water has started boiling, check the oil temperature.
  • Oil should not be too hot to apply.
  • Take out the glass bowl and apply the oil with the help of cotton.

Homemade Hair oil

If you wish to make your own hair oil, according to your hair problem and hair type. You can easily do it. Following are some types of hair oil which you can make-

  • Curry leaves and Coconut oil– This oil is good for grey hair. It also makes your hair strong and restores the hair elasticity.

How to prepare-

Take a handful of Curry leaves and put it in the coconut oil

Heat both of them, by keeping them in a saucepan

Heat it, till you see a black residue coming

Turn off the heat and let the oil cool

Store the oil in a jar

Massage with it, and leave it for an hour before washing.

  • Coconut oil and Lemon- Enriched in Vitamin B and C, this combination of oil make your hair follicles healthy and nourished.

How to prepare-

Take 2 tbsp of Lemon juice and 2 tbsp of Coconut oil

Heat the coconut oil and add lemon juice in it

Apply it on your scalp and leave it for 30 minutes

Wash it off with lukewarm water.

  • Castor oil and Mustard oil– Mustard oil is rich in calcium, iron, and zinc and provides nourishment to the hair, and Castor oil helps in repairing and preventing the damage. Together they help in making hair soft, smooth, and strengthened.

How to prepare-

Take 1 tbsp of castor oil and 2 tbsp of mustard oil

Combine both the oil and heat them for few seconds

Apply it on your scalp with the help of cotton

Massage for 10 minutes

Wash the hair with lukewarm water after 40 minutes of massage.

  • Black seed and Olive oil- This oil are helpful for the gray hair. It delays the process of graying and also nourishes and conditions the hair.

How to prepare-

 Take 1tbsp of olive oil and 1tbsp of Black seed oil

Mix them in a bowl and heat it

Apply it on your hair and scalp and massage it

Leave it for 30-40 minutes and wash it off with mild shampoo.

  • Henna and Coconut oil- We all know Heena is very good for the gray hair, as it colors them and also provides nourishment to hair follicles.

How to prepare-

Take a bunch of Heena leaves and 3-4 tbsp of coconut oil

Warm the coconut oil, then add heena leaves in it.

Heat the oil, until it turns brown

Allow the oil to cool and apply it on your scalp

Leave it for 30-45 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

So, these are some of the amazing benefits of hot oil. So, when are you going to start the hot oil treatment again?