As a Hair and Scalp Moisturizer: Apply directly to the scalp for scalp treatment. Put a very small amount in the palm of the hands, rub the hands together, and distribute on the entire head of hair to moisturize hair. Style the hair as desired. As a Hot Oil Treatment: Before shampooing, apply liberally to scalp. Massage gently. Cover with plastic cap and sit client under warm dryer for 5-15 minutes. Shampoo hair with Essations shampoo of your choice.