So last week I told you about the yummy, wonderful, amazing, and STUPENDOUS benefits of oatmeal for your hair.

I mentioned how it delivers shine, moisture and damage repair in just one use.

Are you ready to learn how to incorporate it into your hair care regimen?

Of course you are!

Below is a quick and easy way to start getting oatmeal into your hair diet ASAP.

1. You need your oatmeal made into a fine powder. If you’ve got oatmeal (NOT the instant stuff) sitting in your cupboard that’s great, but you’ll need to get the oatmeal into super tiny pieces so you don’t risk getting visible pieces of it stuck in your hair.

Use your blender, coffee bean grinder or food processor to grind ¼ cup (approximately 2 oz) of oatmeal until it becomes a very fine powder.

To make sure what you’ve made is fine enough see if 1 tsp will dissolve in 8oz of water. The water should turn a tan color and the oatmeal should not settle at the bottom. If it does, get on the grind 😉

Or you can buy oatmeal in grinded up form. Go to any drugstore or market and look for “colloidal oatmeal”. You’ll easily find in the bath section of the store (near the Epsom Salt) advertised as a soothing bath time skin enhancing ritual.

Aveeno brand sells colloidal oatmeal in a box packaged in little square packets or you can go the cheap route (as most students would- like myself) and choose the store brand version (i.e. CVS brand which costs like $6 for a box of 8 packets) of colloidal oatmeal.

2. Add ¼ of a cup of powdered (colloidal) oatmeal to an empty pitcher then add 2 quarts of warm water while stirring. Make sure there are no clumps of oatmeal in the water.

3. Pour the mix into you hair after you have washed and conditioned it making sure to get every strand and even your scalp (especially if you suffer from dry and itchy scalp)

4. Cover you hair with a plastic cap to allow your colloidal oatmeal and water soaked hair to reap all the benefits of the treatment. Let it sit for 10-20 minutes.

5. Rinse thoroughly and enjoy the feeling of beautiful, soft healthy, oatmeal fed hair!

You can modify the oatmeal mix by adding 2 tbsp of olive oil for extra oomph.

When do you plan on trying this oatmeal treatment?