DIY Hot Oil Treatment for Dry Scalp and Hair

Oh how I dread the change of season! For me, it means drier than dry, brittle hair and an itchy scalp. After scouring the internet and Pinterest for some quick and easy DIY dry scalp treatments, I settled on the one that seemed the easiest and that I had the ingredients for.

Two ingredients are all that you need. Honey and Olive Oil. Yep. Really...that's it!

Mix the ingredients in a 3:1 ratio (Oil to honey). For my shoulder length curly hair, I used the following mixture:

6 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp honey

If you have shorter hair, I would recommend 3 tbsp olive oil to 1 tbsp honey.

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl, and microwave for 30 seconds. Mix again. You want to get the ingredients as mixed together as possible, and as warm/hot as you can stand it. The heat will really help for the mixture to sink into and moisturize your scalp.

Now comes the messy part. I started by dipping the ends of my hair into the bowl, then massaging up. Do this over a sink or towel because the oil will start to drip everywhere. Pour some of the mixture onto your scalp and massage it in.

Then roll up your hair, and let it sit for 30 minutes.


You will look like this...pretty glamerous

After thirty minutes is up, you're good to wash it out. At this point, you will probably notice that the honey has dried and your hair is slightly sticky. That's okay! It will come out in the wash, and you will be left with soft, glorious, shiny hair and a moisturized scalp.

Tip: Wash your hair with a shampoo that does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate and ammonium lauryl sulfate as those ingredients strip the moisture from your hair. Great brands to look for are L'Oreal, Aveeno, Pureology, Wen and Kiss My Face.

Tip: Let your hair air dry after the hot oil treatment if you can. I did this just before bed, so I dried mine with a diffuser on the cold setting, then let it dry the rest of the way overnight. It turned out lovely!