Oil Infusion Treatment: Your Hair's Best Defense Against WinterTamara Floyd
With the winter comes dry and brittle hair — there’s almost no way around it. You have to take steps to prevent dryness by intensely moisturizing you hair at least once a week. A good way to do that is with an Oil Infusion Treatment. Although Carol’s Daughter has coined the term with their Olive Oil Infusion Treatment, you can recreate the process with your favorite oil and deep conditioner.
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Carol’s Daughter herself, Lisa Price. She spoke very fondly of this treatment. But the Olive Oil Infusion Treatment isn’t anything new. Some deep conditioners, such as Sheamoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque, actually recommend adding oil to your deep conditioning session for a little something extra.
Carol’s Daughter Olive Oil Infusion Set includes Khoret Amen Hair Oil, Khoret Amen Hair Smoothie, a treatment cap, and an easy application nozzle. It’s a two-step deep conditioning process in which you apply oil to the scalp and hair, root to tips. Following the oil, you apply the deep conditioner or Khoret Amen Hair Smoothie in the same way. Allow the Oil Infusion to set under a plastic cap for about 30 minutes, rinse with warm water until the water runs clear, and wash with a sulfate-free shampoo. Follow up with a conditioner if necessary.
You can recreate this moisturizing treatment at home for less than $10, using your favorite deep conditioner and hair oil. It’s easy — you’re simply combining your deep conditioning treatment with a hot oil treatment. You can even follow the exact same steps from Carol’s Daughter Olive Oil Infusion Set. I recommend using oils that will naturally absorb into the hair, such as coconut, olive, or avocado oil. These oils can be found at your local grocery store, health food store, or drugstore.com. Any deep conditioners will do, but I love Botanical Skin Works Hair Mayonnaise.
This treatment can help you combat dry, brittle split ends in just two easy steps this winter. Try it, and let us know how it turns out!