A hot oil treatment is a hair treatment that involves applying oil, typically a blend of essential oils, to the hair and scalp and then exposing it to heat. The heat helps to open the hair's cuticle, which permits the oil to penetrate the hair shaft & moisturize the hair from the inside out. Common oils used in hot oil treatments include coconut oil, castor oil, and olive oil.
A pre-shampoo treatment, also known as a pre-poo, is a treatment applied to the hair before washing it. The purpose of this treatment is to protect and moisturize the hair, as well as to help detangle it before washing. Oils and conditioners are commonly used in pre-shampoo treatments, and they are typically left on the hair for 15-30 minutes before washing it.
The benefits of both hot oil treatment and pre-shampoo treatment include:
- Moisturizing and nourishing the hair
- Improving the overall health of the hair
- Reducing hair breakage
- Detangling the hair
- Adding shine and softness
- Helping to prevent hair from becoming dry or frizzy.