Hot oil process, before or after shampoo?

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  1. CharUK

    CharUK Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone, i'm going to wash my hair for the first time since having it touched up two weeks ago (i've had chicken pox, in my head too!)

    I'm wondering, since this will be my first hot oil experience, should I apply the oil before or after shampooing?

    TIA.

    xx
     
  2. hiza

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    I always do mine before the shampoo...
     
  3. CharUK

    CharUK Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!
     
  4. Poohbear

    Poohbear FearfullyWonderfullyMade

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    I also do mine before shampooing.
     
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    I asked this question when I joined, I used to do it afterwards and it left my hair too heavy and tangled!!! I do it before now, either for 5 minutes to a whole day. The benefits are that your hair is really soft and moisturised when you rinse it out and wont be stripped by the shampoo, I would not do it any other way now.
     
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    I do mine before. Do you guys wet your hair first or just apply the oil(s) to dry hair?
     
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    kitchen_tician New Member

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    I do it both ways.

    1. I normally shampoo/rinse, then apply hot oil treat. then re-wash.

    2. Or I may apply it to dry hair before shampoo. It depends on what's more covenient at the time.
     
  9. Allandra

    Allandra Super Duper Moderator Staff Member

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    I've done it before and after. I prefer before.
     
  10. AngelicRose07

    AngelicRose07 Formerly weaveitup

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    i do it after, but thats because i used a hot oil treatment that instructed me to do so! *shrug* my hai rwasnt too heavy frrom it.
     
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    I usually do mine before but when I use the NTM Line I do it after shampooing turns out great.
     
  12. Allandra

    Allandra Super Duper Moderator Staff Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    weaveitup said:
    i do it after, but thats because i used a hot oil treatment that instructed me to do so! *shrug* my hai rwasnt too heavy frrom it.

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    Did you still use conditioner?
     
  13. VelvetRain

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    I do a hot oil treatment after my first shampoo. Then I shampoo a second time. I just can't get with hot oiling dirty hair.
     
  14. Champagne_Wishes

    Champagne_Wishes A broke graduate

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    I like doing hot oil treatments before shampooing because if I do it after, my hair is greasy and hard.
     
  15. AngelicRose07

    AngelicRose07 Formerly weaveitup

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Allandra said:
    Did you still use conditioner?

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    yes, i do this after conditioning. the oil i use is queen helene jojoba hot oil treatment and its 1st ingredient is water so its not heavy at all. i usually just rinse, and if minimal oil remains, it doesnt bother me b/c i use a little oil in my hair sometimes when i flat iron.
     
  16. Tai

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    I do mine before. I mix Vatika and Amla oil together, let it soak overnight and then shampoo the next morning.
     
  17. Allandra

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    [ QUOTE ]
    weaveitup said:
    [ QUOTE ]
    Allandra said:
    Did you still use conditioner?

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    yes, i do this after conditioning. the oil i use is queen helene jojoba hot oil treatment and its 1st ingredient is water so its not heavy at all. i usually just rinse, and if minimal oil remains, it doesnt bother me b/c i use a little oil in my hair sometimes when i flat iron.

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    Thanks. Maybe I'll try it this way too one day.
     
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    I usually apply my hot oil treatment before my I conditioner wash. My hair comes out much softer this way.
     

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