122 Responses to “The Secrets to a Phenomenal Hot Oil Hair Treatment: Part 1 – Creating”


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  1. albinasamara

    What about hemp oil?

    • Christine

      I would advise you to take care with this one because I’ve been “testing” it out for one month and I was mortified to see how dry my hair was after that. And also, my scalp became VERY dry and itchy.

  2. suzanne winner

    Thank you for all this lovely advices I like it! yes I my have some idea Geranium essential oil can strengthen the hair, clove bead is good for straiten curly hair if used in carrier oil and left over night, cider wood for dried and damaged hair, rosewood can enhance blood circulation in the hair and stimulate hair growth surprising even hair how had folling long time ego!

  3. suzanne winner

    Thank you for all this lovely advices I like it! yes I my have some idea Geranium essential oil can strengthen the hair, clove bead is good for straiten curly hair if used in carrier oil and left over night, cider wood for dried and damaged hair, rosewood can enhance blood circulation in the hair and stimulate hair growth surprising even hair how had folling long time ego!

  4. Hi Betty and everyon elese on the forum I did the recipe above and followed it preciselly but the neem oil in the oil mixture smells reallyyyyyyy bad :( Is this oil recipe supposed to smell that bad????

    • Lux

      Hey Mina,

      It’ll smell bad. Neem oil has a distinctly bad smell, so if you’re using it you’ll be gagging for a couple of minutes..

      However, the benefits far outweigh the brief moments of discomfort!! :D


  5. How do I get horsetail? I am trying to stimulate my daughter’s hair to grow, it is very thin and doesn’t grow. Also, do all these ingredients need to be oils or herbs? I am new to all this.

  6. helloabi7

    how long should I leave it in?

    • MiaMaria

      as long as you can. the longer the better. people in India leave it in overnight and wash it in the morning. I have done this and it really works. also, see the next post.

  7. Amanda Ichigo Souske

    Cool just love the way it works I wish I could do it more often
    but I have work.

  8. CaliforniaTan

    After my hair lost it’s natural glow when I dyed it blonde, I began looking for a hair oil to restore its healthy sheen. Not only does the Shielo Hair Oil have a wonderful smell, it made my hair silky soft and gave it a lustrous shine.

    I tried many different hair conditioning products, only to be left disappointed. Many of the other hair oils I tried either did nothing for my hair, or left my hair incredibly greasy. Shielo’s Oil is the first conditioning treatment that has left my hair silky soft and shiny without weighing it down.

  9. Yazmin

    Does ground cinnamon work as well as cinnamon sticks? Right now, my oil is turning brown (I used coconut oil, parsley, rosemary and ground cinnamon)and I’m not sure if I’m doing it correctly. Also, if you don’t have any coffee filters, does a regular strainer work?

    • Natasha

      Mine turned brown too. It smells burnt. Not sure if it’s gonna do any good to my hair. I think we did it wrong.

  10. I’m trying to find the next article “How to use your hot oil treatment” but can’t find it, can you link it to me please?

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  12. Stania

    Hello Crunchy Betty!

    Love the idea of hot oil treatment, sounds soooo indulging already **

    I wanted to ask you if honey or dairy products could be put in the oil aswell, as they are super good for hydrating the hair.

    Bye miss!

  13. Alex

    Hello Crunchy Betty!

    I have seen on internet a few people saying that one should add no more than 3 drops of essential oil. I have so many issues with mine that I have bought 5 oils and I was planning to add one drop from each to the 3 spoons of oil, along with the neem and carrot oil, just like in you recipe. Is it too much? I have lavender, mint, sage, rosemary and chamomile. How do you think it would be most efficient?

    Thanks a bunch!! I love love your blog :D

  14. Cynthia

    Hello.i cut my locks about 4 months ago. I had them for about 13 years to me they wasn’t as healthy as they use to be so nowi rocking a short cut however i do want to lock again but my hair now has been shedding tremendously and i dont know what to do…can you please help me to get the length back so i can start over again

  15. Caitlyn

    Hi, I heard that the Neem oil would smell bad while using, but would your hair stink too because of it? Thanks xxx

  16. MiszAMBERx

    It says peppermint up in the how to stimulate hair growth… peppermint oil?

    • Ayushi

      Yes, peppermint oil is the best way to stimulate hair growth. :) Or you can steep it in the herb :) Either way, it’s all good :)

  17. One help how to filter moisture and herbel hair oil

  18. Hello all.

    I just wanted to add that Argan Oil is, in my opinion, one of the best oils to repair. I am biased as we do have a company selling Argan Oil!
    We also have a natural oil blend which contains our 3 favourite oils 1 for scalp and roots, one for repairing the hair shaft and another to add a high gloss shine.

    You can do the hot oil treatment every so often but you can also use very small, 1 or 2 drops!, of oil warm the oil and work into hair after washing as a conditioner.

    This also really helps protect against hot hair treatments like straightening irons.
    More info, Argan Oil and some free ebooks on our site.

  19. gemcnelis16

    I made a big batch for a girls pampering night years ago and steeped a vanilla bean in it…..I dont think it made my hair nicer than without it….but my oh my did it smell heavenly!!!!!

  20. Ming

    Hello Ms.Betty.
    Could I blend coconut oi, castor oil, rosemary oil & lavender oil together first and then apply them to my dry scalp & hair? Thank you.

  21. D'Nalia

    Just wanted to say thanks for this, it really came in handy. Today I was being my usual independent self and spent several hours working on my car. As a result, I got dirt, grease, grit, oil, anti-freeze and yet more dirt in my hair. It was so bad today that I honestly thought I was going to have to shampoo my hair with Dawn. So I decided I would probably have to do some very heavy conditioning. Before I headed into the shower with my dish soap, I wondered if I could find a DIY hot oil treatment for my hair. And that’s when I found you. I read the article and decided it certainly couldn’t hurt, but I wasn’t sure it would work on the mess on my head. I made a treatment of coconut oil, almond oil and olive oil with an infusion of chamomile and followed your advice. It worked. It worked insanely well. “Like breaks down like” is my new mantra. No Dawn was used and my hair is very happy right now. And so am I.

  22. saira

    dear ms betty…
    do u sell ur oils..the place where i live i dont find herbal ingredients to make my natural oil at home..
    can i buy from ur website or something..

  23. Kyoung11

    I have oily hair, but still needed a conditioner at the same time to protect my color treated hair – and the Shielo Color Protect line works perfectly. Even if you do not put color in your hair. It makes my hair shine and the shampoo is not heavy. This is one of the first shampoos that has really worked for me, and the Shielo conditioner did not leave my hair oily at all.

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  25. liviaantonia

    My dermatologist recommends straight old olive oil!

  26. steph

    hi wat a awesome article!! can i just slit open a black tea bag and steep it with the oil? thanks a million

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  28. Trisha

    Can you use a chamomile liquid herbal extract in place of the raw herb? Would you add it in like Peppermint, just a few drops, or would you add more? Thanks!

  29. Nadia

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I can tell u do this from the heart and really put energy in what u do

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  31. christinamom7

    My hair is a bit drier than it was when I was younger (im 45+). I also live in a very dry climate in western Colorado which also contributes to the dryness of my hair. I use the Shielo Restore Oil because its perfect for making my hair soft and moist again. I have short hair so I only use a small amount on my fingers and spread it through all of my hair. I can shower twice a day when necessary and if I use the Shielo Oil, my hair does not dry out. I like the result!

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  34. Donna T

    I am part of some type of weird hybrid breed of curly hair that looks thick because it literally takes over my head, but happens to be fine. I also have very sensitive skin which makes for an even more sensitive scalp. So I have to be careful even when going the natural route…. There are lots of good tips here. Olive oil and Castor oil are my two staples. I would also recommend Grapeseed oil as I did not see it in the list. I like those three because they are easy to get and you can pretty much find them anywhere. They are excellent base oils and mix well with others. Avocados and Bananas are manna from heaven for hair.

  35. alsiec

    Is it possible if i just put in 1 TBSP of oils (3 types as mentioned) and 3 Drops of Essential Oil, disregarding the herbs?

  36. Right Stef

    I have very long colored hair that gets dry at the ends. I rub the Shielo Restoration Oil into wet or dry hair and the ends of the hair are just as supple as the hair at the roots. Plus, I am very, very tender headed and this Shielo Oil makes comb out easy-peasy.

  37. Autumn

    Hi. I went to cosmetology school as well as massage therapy school and I have to tell you that hot oil treatments are one of the most over looked things you can do for your hair and for your self. They are cheep and easy to do . My four little girls and I do them all the time. They thinks it’s great we have mommy/ daughter spa days. The one thing I do have to say is you need to make sure that all essential oils being used are pure therapeutic grade oils because if they are not pure they contain sulfides and other bad chemicals that will counter the oil you are using in your hair. Keep the blogs going.

  38. Dee

    Fantastic tips..I knew I needed a hot oil treatment and didn’t want to get a store bought one because I just want the oils not the chemicals ( that help to lenghthen the shelf life) and this artical was just what I needed.

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  41. Amethystt

    Can you use the oils you get at the grocery store? Like regular Olive Oil? Or would EVOO be better? Can you use the Coconut oil you find in the store or should you go to a health food store?

  42. Lisa

    Question: my daughter went in and got her done. She has brown hair and she got the ombré style. my hair dresser used bleach on the end and it is stiff and feels like there is a ton of product in it and has to be brushed many times a day. It also feels like straw, hay. What to do?

  43. Allan Atimbang

    Please can you kindly advise where to buy the following items: carrot seed oil, dried horsetail leaf, dried rosemary leaf, sesame oil, calendula, Cinamon & chamomile

  44. akanksha

    i am going to use your hot oil treatment and i want to ask shall i add shop product herbal oil.


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