Thursday, December 17, 2009


Using avocado oil for hot-oil hair treatments is a good way to nourish your hair, repair split ends, and add shine. Avocado oil is available at some mainstream grocery stores, natural food stores, and online.


Avocado oil is one of the most expensive cooking oils, in some cases costing as much as $10 for 8 ounces as of December 2009. However, purchasing a bottle is worth the investment. As of December 2009, pre-made hot-oil treatments cost between $1 and $2 for a small tube, and usually aren't made with avocado oil.

Addressing Scalp Problems

Hot-oil treatments help decrease dandruff and scales associated with eczema and psoriasis. The oil loosens the flakes and helps to remove them more easily than brushing alone. One hot-oil treatment a week is usually all that is needed.

Don't Neglect the Extras

For added benefits, combine avocado oil with another oil such as olive oil or vitamin E oil and several drops of one or more essential oils to add fragrance. Tea tree oil is great for scalp problems such as dandruff, and lavender essential oil can soothe redness and irritation.

How to Use

Mix the avocado oil and other essential oils you plan to use in a plastic bag. Place the bag in a cup of hot water for one minute to warm. Massage the hot oil into your scalp and leave it on for five to10 minutes.


Make sure you wash your hair thoroughly following a hot-oil treatment. Remaining residue will weigh your hair down and make it difficult to style. Sometimes it might be necessary to wash your hair twice to remove all residue.

Tell me , what kinds of oils do you ladies use on your hair for hot oil treatments ?.  Share with us here at AuNaturale.  Until next time, take care and Enjoy!!!


Sunshine said...

Thanks for this post! I found it VERY informative.

zainab1 said...

Sunshine : your welcome, I am happy to hear you found it to be of benefit, and thanks for stopping by (smiles)

Slipstitches said...

As salaamu alaikum, we have tons of avocados here, but no oil...I'ma look for a tutorial on how to make it, cause i can't find this stuff here Masha Allaah, I'll post my results Insha Allaah(lol)

zainab1 said...

walaikum salaam sister dear:
Naam, please keep me posted on your results if you make your own, I will also keep my eyes and ears open if finding a recipe for you, insha Allaah, take care (smiles)