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What can you tell me about hot oil treatments?

Asked by AshLeigh (16310points) March 31st, 2012

This probably sounds ridiculous, but I have no idea how to do it. Hah.
I bought some of the Proclaim Natural 7 Oil today, and the directions on the bottle confused me.
Help? :)

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quiddidyquestions's avatar

Can you tell us what the directions say and maybe we can walk you through it?

AshLeigh's avatar

“As a hot oil treatment heat Natural 7 Oil in a container of hot (not boiling) water for 2–3 minutes. Massage evenly into scalp and hair. Cover with warm moist towel or a processing cap for 3–5 minutes. Rinse with warm water.”
It’s probably totally obvious, and I’ll feel like an idiot once I finally get it, but I’m confused right now. Haha.

quiddidyquestions's avatar

Ok. Shouldn’t be too complicated.

The oil comes in a plastic packet or bottle, right?
Moisten a towel (not soaking wet, just moist) and throw it in the dryer or a towel warmer (if you have one) for a few minutes.
Boil some water on the stove and drop the closed packet in for 2–3 minutes.
Carefully take it out.
Open the packet and rub it over your head. Work it in to your hair with your fingers.
Take the towel out of the dryer (it should be warm and moist still). Wrap it around your head. The heat will help the oil penetrate.
In about 5 minutes, rinse it out with warm water.

AshLeigh's avatar

Oooohhh. I got it. :)
I was confused about how to heat it up. Hah.
Thank you!!

gailcalled's avatar


DO NOT BOIL the water. The instructions say explicitly tp “heat in a container of hot (not boiling water). That is to avoid scalding yourself.

Pour hot water from the tap into a pot. Drop the closed packet into it for 2–3 minutes.

Procede apace.

quiddidyquestions's avatar

@gailcalled OOh! I misread. Good catch.

AshLeigh's avatar

I didn’t boil it. Hah. I got that part, don’t worry. :)

gailcalled's avatar

@quiddidyquestions: Best to think twice and then send in order to avoid advice that could be dangerous.

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