Tonight, I came home from work and was like "what can I do to make it up to my hair and get it back on track??" and then it hit me like a truck: a hot oil treatment!
I have never incorporated hot oil treatments into my regimen (though I experimented with oil rinses back in summer 2010). However, it seemed like the best thing to do for my strands.
Hot oil treatments infuse the hair with moisture and help to restore luster and shine. They also contribute to softer, healthier hair. Also, for those of you with dry, flakey scalps, H.O.T.'s can reduce or even eliminate that problem (quick tip: if you do have a dry scalp, try adding a few drops of pure Tea Tree oil to a carrier oil as your H.O.T.!).
Some women swear by hot oil treatments, while others (like myself) do them occasionally (as needed)... but H.O.T.'s are also a great way to pre-poo!
My oil combo of choice has been castor oil (for thickness) and EVOO (to get rid of it haha)