How to do it1/4 cup hemp oil (you may need more if your hair is thicker or longer than mine)
That's it! Heat it in a microwave or in hot water until it's almost too hot to touch. Wet your hair under hot water and towel dry. Slather the oil in to your damp hair. Concentrate on the scalp, massaging the oil gently in.
Cover your head with plastic. Cover with a hot towel. I heat my towels in the dryer. That seems to work really well. Leave the oil on your head for an hour or so and let it do its thing.
Here's the thing about that, though. It almost never comes all the way out on the first try, so don't do this right before you have to do anything. It takes me two washes, at least, to get it all out.
What it doesHemp oil has a high linoleic acid content. This thins the sebum and allows it to behave normally, rather than clogging the follicles.
ResultsMy hair is still oily, but my scalp feels really clean and moisturized.
Two days later and after a second wash, my hair is soft and oil free. My scalp feels very clean.
End note: I read today that Polysorbate 80, an emulsifier and surfectant, is good for thinning hair. People generally say to rub it into the scalp and let it sit for 5 minutes before shampooing. I'm going to do some more research on that and get back to you. I'm wondering if it would be good to add this stuff to the hemp oil for my next hot oil treatment. Not only would it treat my problem, but it would emulsify the water and oil, allowing it to rinse out much much more easily!