Make Your Own Frugal Hot Oil Treatment

If you are old enough to remember the 80s, then you also remember the era of big, fluffy hair. I, unfortunately, was born with very straight, fine hair. This is something that can be an asset now, but it certainly wasn’t back then. Since that was the case, I have to admit, I had my hair permed once or twice in an effort to give it that classic 80s hairdo. Yeah, yeah, I know, that was so awful back then, wasn’t it?

As a result of the perming, my nice soft hair dried out, so it needed some deep conditioning. I must have gone through every deep conditioning and hot oil treatment you can buy. Some of them worked, some of them didn’t, but they were all expensive. Fast forward to today, where my hair is back to normal, although I still like to deep condition it once or twice in the winter to keep it silky.

A friend of mine is a regular believer in deep conditioning her hair with mayonnaise. She tells me that it works wonders, although I have to admit that it just isn’t for me. I couldn’t help but feel like an egg salad, if I had the mayonnaise on my head. So, it is back to the hot oil treatment. But, of course there is a much more frugal way to go about it these days. Instead of slapping down money for those little tubes and packets, or going to the salon for a treatment, you can make your own. Here is what you can do.

While you are in the shower, wet your hair with water that is as hot as you can stand. Next, take some regular baby oil, about a little less than a tablespoon, depending on how long your hair is. Concentrate the oil especially on the ends of your hair. Leave it in for a minute and then rinse. You can also choose to wrap your head in a towel for 30 minutes before rinsing, for intensive treatment.

Mary Ann Romans writes about everything related to saving money in the Frugal Blog, technology in the Computing Blog, and creating a home in the Home Blog. You can read more of her articles by clicking here.

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