Many times people apply the hot oil treatment right before they wash. You feel as if it is a good time to do it, it works almost like a pre-treatment, right? No, it is quite different from a pre treatment. Your hot oil treatment is for mainly one reason, moisture! Your tresses are dry, lifeless, no luster at all, and not to mention your scalp. For this reason I wouldn’t want to let this be my first step, why?