Moisture is needed by our hair in order to prevent it from drying out and resulting to unsightly, frizzy hair. This is why many people are using home treatments for their crowning glory such as a hydrating shampoo, a deep conditioning mask and even hot oil treatment. For more complicated hair problems, it should be handled by professionals such as Kesa Hair in order to avoid further damage to the hair which can sometimes be irreversible.
The first step for hot oil treatment is to warm the oil, depending on what one prefers, before applying it on the hair generously to make sure everything is saturated from the roots to the tips. After which, subjecting the hair to heat using a hairdryer because it is believed that heat improves the rate of penetration especially for the roots of the hair. The expected result is that the hair will be moisturized in a much quicker manner.
According to a dermatologist, steaming the hair results to swelling on the cuticle and when products are applied on the hair while the cuticles are swollen, it will be absorbed faster to the roots. This is the major reason why many are using heat when doing hot oil treatment at home. Some even goes as far as applying oil that has been heated straight to the hair.
Further explanation was provided by the dermatologist regarding this manner of treatment. Apparently, the absorption of the oil will depend greatly on the product’s molecular weight. Based on the study by a team of research, coconut oil is the best option because of its low molecular weight which means it easily absorbs into the roots of the hair. This is not the case with mineral and sunflower oil though because these are not absorbed completely which make the hair feel extra-greasy despite washing it with shampoo.
This is the main reason why not many salons offer hot oil treatments. On the other hand, treatment centres like Kesa Hair offers other alternatives to clients with their hair and scalp treatment in order to make sure it is healthy from the roots to the tips including more importantly the scalp.