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Give your hair the royal treatment by applying hot oil once a week. Sure, you can go to the drugstore and buy hot oil kits, or even spend around $100 at a salon for a treatment, but why do that when you can make one yourself for a fraction of the cost. Whether your hair is dry and needs a moisture boost, or you need to tame your frizzy tresses, hot oil is just what your locks need. Watch your hair go from blah to ooh-lah-lah in 30 minutes or less!
Mix together 3 tbsp. of olive oil and 3 tbsp. of canola oil into a small bowl. Microwave for 20 to 30 seconds until warm. Massage the warm oils into your damp hair. Wrap a warm, moist towel over your hair and let the oil soak in for 30 minutes. Rinse it out, then shampoo and condition your hair.
Combine ½ cup of dried rosemary and ½ cup of soybean or sunflower oil into a small saucepan. Heat on low, stirring often for a few minutes until warm. Strain the mixture through a piece of cheesecloth to get out the chunks of rosemary. Massage the hot oil into your hair. Wrap your hair in a warm, moist towel and leave it alone for 15 minutes. Rinse out the oil, then shampoo and condition your hair.
Put 2 tsp. of jojoba oil and 1 tsp. of soybean or sunflower oil into a small saucepan. Heat the oils on low for two or three minutes until the mixture is warm. Work it into your hair, then wrap your hair in a warm, moist towel. Leave it on for 15 minutes, rinse and shampoo and condition your hair.
Run a wide-tooth comb through your hair after massaging in the hot oil. This will ensure each and every strand is coated with oil.
If you have really long or thick hair, these recipes may need to be doubled.