Pittsburgh Curly

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The Overnight Deep Treatment

Posted by pittsburghcurly on January 26, 2009





I had been doing a couple of 15 minute deep treatments here and here this winter, but I hadn’t done an overnight one for some reason, which seems silly.

While I’ve read that overnight deep treatments are a waste of time because hair quits absorbing after 30 minutes, I do find that overnight works well for me if I really need it. Logic be damned for once, OK?

So, Saturday night, I slathered on my Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner, and wondered what more I could use since my ends were really dry. I remembered that I had an oil blend sitting around from last winter. Luckily, it still smelled fine – not rancid at all. While, for the most part, I detest straight oil on my hair, (it sort of just lies there and feels hard and crunchy) I do like this blend, especially if used on wet or conditioner laden hair. I used it on the last 6 inches or so of hair, where I’m the driest.


Greenride Herbals Hot Oil Treatment

Greenride Herbals Hot Oil Treatment

The blend? Greenridge Herbals Hot Oil Hair Treatment. Here’s and ingredient list.

Ingredients: Organic Golden Jojoba, Meadowfoam Oil, Wildcrafted Neem Oil, Organic Saw Palmetto Berry Extract, Organic Sage Extract, Organic Burdock Root Extract, Rosemary Extract, Certified Organic Horsetail Extract, and Essential Oil of Wildcrafted Rosemary.


I’m no fan of jojoba oil when used alone. But, this blend does work some magic on me.  After my overnight deep treatment, my ends have gone from hard and brittle to soft an supple. As long as this weather keeps up, I’ll probably need to do this weekly.


My only downside to this item is the price. It’s $16.00 for one 2oz bottle. It seems excessive! But, it does work far better than any straight oil I can get  from my pantry has ever worked on me. I also love the rosemary scent it has. So, pricey as it is, I will still keep it around for the winter.

I had gotten so used to my basic routine that I forgot about adding the helpful overnight deep treatment. I need to continuously remind myself that I need to reassess my routine with weather and seasonal changes.


12 Responses to “The Overnight Deep Treatment”

  1. Marjorie said

    I haven’t experimented with my AOHR conditioner yet. What do you wear on your hair overnight so it doesn’t mess up your pillows or sheets?

  2. pittsburghcurly said

    A shower cap with a satin sleepcap over it to keep it all in place.

  3. Jill said

    So, you mixed this oil with your AOHR? What proportions? Can you not see that we need DETAILS, woman??

  4. pittsburghcurly said

    Well, I didn’t mix exactly. I put a bunch of AOHR in, about three quater-sized blobs. Then I put about a tablespoon of oil on the last few inches on top of the AOHR. I know, my details suck sometimes! 😛 Then I put it all in a bun, makong sure my ends were tucked in so they would stay wet longer, and then put a shower cap on so I wouldn’t be dripping all over the place.

  5. Katrina said

    Ooooh… you reminded me that I need to DT with oil sometime soon… Thank you! 😀

  6. MissCurls said

    Where did you find the oil? Did you get it on a website, or is it available at Whole Foods? And yay for the Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose – I love this conditioner!

  7. pittsburghcurly said

    I got the oil treatment from CurlMart

    I do love me some Aubrey!

  8. pittsburghcurly said

    No problem! I can’t believe I forgot!

  9. masa_inn said

    I wonder what did you use to rinse your DT off? Did it require some ‘poo action?

  10. masa_inn said

    I wonder what did you use to rinse oil off your hair? Is co-washing enough? Thank you in advance.

    Love you blog!

  11. masa_inn said

    sorry about the double-posting, cookies were off for WordPress.

  12. pittsburghcurly said

    Actually, a co wash qorked quite well fo rme, and I had no heavy, oily residue. Some with finer hair might need a low-poo. But, I seemed to do fine.

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