Lovely Locks

5 Jul

On my daily train commute to and from work, I regularly spy gals with long, flowing locks. In Israel, it’s definitely considered more ‘feminine’ to have longer hair and it’s quite unusual to see younger women with short/cropped/bobbed hair. Having long locks to flick around definitely does make them seem a little more ‘girly’. One thing I do notice, however, is that although their hair is long and feminine, it’s often not in the best condition.  

I’ve been reading about the benefits of hot oil treatments for hair for a while now, and as I’ve been covering my hair for two years it’s not in the best shape so as this is Me Month, I decided to start giving my locks a little more love. Here’s how my first attempt went down! 

Hot oily things

Homemade Hot Oil Treatment for Hair

Things you will need:  

  • 3 tsp. Olive oil (or Avocado, Jojoba, Sesame, or Coconut)
  • 1 tsp. Honey
  • Saucepan

Tip: Add essential oils for a pleasant scent (e.g. jasmine, lavender, rose, sandalwood)


  1. Your hair should be damp, but not soaking wet.
  2. Combine the olive oil and honey in a glass bowl or jar.
  3. Heat the water in a saucepan until it reaches a boil, remove from the heat and immerse your jar, letting it stand for 2 mins in the boiling water.  
  4.  Putting some of the honey & olive oil mixture into the palm of your hand, massage into your hair and scalp, combing through for best results. 
  5. Once you’re satisfied that you have applied enough oil mixture, wrap your hair up under a plastic shower cap and on top of that, wrap a hot towel over your head (I poured hot water over a towel & wrung it out).
  6. Leave the treatment on for 30 mins-1 hr. Sit back, and relax. (When your towel gets cold, just take it off). 
  7. Shampoo your hair as normal. If you use castille instead of shampoo like me, you SHOULD shampoo after using hot oil, or your hair will be greasy. 

Who knew a hot towel on your head could be so relaxing?

Tip! Massage the oil into your roots in circular motions to open up your hair follicles. If you have drier hair, concentrate on the ends. 

You shouldn’t need conditioner after the treatment – mine felt silky soft all week! Read Crunchy Betty & this for more details and tips on preparing and using hot oil treatments! Happy weekend hair party… 



One Response to “Lovely Locks”

  1. channahboo July 9, 2012 at 11:48 #

    I’m so trying this out! The longer my hair has got the more dry it has become.

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