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Hot Oil Treatment: The Best Oils for Natural Hair

Who remembers Moms bringing home the little tubes of oil and sitting them in a glass of hot water for a few minutes before squeezing it out all over her head before shampooing?

Hot oil treatments are like….the VIP prepoo experience, often done before you shampoo. HOWEVER, a hot oil treatment can also be done after the shampoo and condition, similar to an oil rinse.

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Moisturize, reduce frizz, add oil treatments can do all of that for your hair. Keep reading to find out the best oils to pamper your natural hair for your next hot oil treatment:


Coconut – one of the few oils that can actually penetrate the hair strands, in addition to nourishing the scalp and help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles.

Jojoba – closest to the naturally-occurring oil produced on the scalp, known for antiseptic properties and treating dandruff and dry scalp

Argan – enhances hair elasticity, also known to penetrate the hair strands

Avocadosuper moisturizing, fights frizz and adds shine

Castor – affectionately referred to as a “mink coat” for your hair (by Mo), seals in moisture, softens the hair and is known to stimulate growth.

Grapeseed – inexpensive compared to more popular oils in used in the natural hair community, moisturizes dry scalp

If you’re concerned about oils weighing your hair down, both jojoba and grapeseed are light enough to to be used on fine or thin hair. Any of these oils can be missed together for your perfect hot oil treatment blend, now that you know the benefits you can make the best decision for your next hot oil treatment.

To Your Beauty,