Hot Oil Hair Treatment

This hot oil hair treatment will make your hair look healthy and shiny with just two natural ingredients. It is especially good for anyone looking to increase their hair growth as well. Castor oil is high in vitamin E, omega 6 and 9 fatty acids as well as other minerals and proteins making it nourishing for your scalp. It’s ricinoleic acid content increases circulation to the scalp which stimulates hair growth and can prevent or remedy hair loss. I’ve read of people experiencing as much as a 3-5 times increase in hair growth from using castor oil.


Honey is also a great ingredient for hair health and growth. Because it is emollient, honey conditions your hair and scalp. It also helps your hair follicles retain moisture which strengthens them and prevents hair loss. Both these ingredients are antibacterial keeping your head healthy.

Hot Oil Hair Treatment Homemade Recipe DIY

Hot Oil Hair Treatment

1/4 c castor oil
1 tbsp honey


Pour oil into a heat safe bowl or small pot.
Add honey and stir well.
Microwave on high until warm, approx 20 seconds, or warm slowly over low heat with a double boiler (or small pot in a bigger pot of water).


To use, apply the mixture to dry hair and massage into hair and scalp for a few minutes.
Your hair length and thickness may alter how much you need to use.
Wrap hair in a towel or put on a shower cap for at least 30 minutes.
Rinse and shampoo. Possibly shampoo again if it still feels overly greasy.


I was really nervous my first time using this hot oil hair treatment. I already find my hair shows it’s greasiness easily due to being thin, so the oil made me nervous and honey just seemed crazy. However, it turned out great! After applying, rinsing, and shampooing, I noticed my hair was easier to comb through than usual when wet. Then once it dried, I was so pleased. My hair was  wonderfully soft and shiny. It didn’t tangle as much, and there were less flyaways – the bane of my hair-existence. I’m interested in seeing if using it on a regularly basis (though I would think no more than once a week to avoid an oily scalp) will increase my hair growth.


What do you use to keep your hair healthy and looking good?

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6 Comment

  1. Reply
    November 1, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    I used to use hot oil hair treatments when I was a teen – I would buy a very well known commercial brand though. Now I no longer do things to my hair that may damage it. I never use a hair dryer, I never comb or brush my hair when it’s wet, and I only use my own homemade natural shampoo on it. Occasionally I will add a light spritzing of my homemade glycerine-based facial moisturizer as a light conditioner, but usually only in dry weather conditions. Every once in a while too, after applying an organic body oil to my skin, I’ll rub the excess from my hands into the ends of my hair – jojoba oil is the best for that in my opinion.

    Thanks for sharing your hot oil treatment recipe. Definitely pinning it to my natural beauty board. I may have to give it a try soon – I love natural beauty treatments!

    Have a wonderful week ahead! 🙂

    1. Reply
      November 1, 2015 at 10:32 pm

      Wow, you treat your hair very well! I never would have thought to use a little facial moisturizer or body oil for my hair. Great tips, thanks! I hope you enjoy this recipe as well.

  2. Reply
    November 2, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I love how simple this is! I could really use it; my hair is so dry and frizzy this time of year.

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      November 2, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      Yes, it’d be great for the winter. Good idea.

  3. Reply
    November 4, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Have you tried using banana as a hair mask? My very favourite is banana blended with honey and coconut milk. It looks bizarre and feels really weird to mush into your hair, but it smells (and tastes, but shh) amazing and my hair has never been softer than after this treatment.

    You could try alternating something like this with your hot oil treatment if you’re concerned about adding too much oil to your hair 🙂

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      November 4, 2015 at 10:02 am

      I have not ever tried banana. Very interesting! I do like the sound of that, as you said, not having to add more oil. Thanks for the recommendation!

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