4 Ways (+4) Olive Oil is the answer to all your Haircare needsLeonardo Olive Oil June 29, 2015 Benefits of Olive Oil 1425 Views
If there is one thing healthy hair needs more than anything else, it’s hydration.
Although hair oiling is quite a common practice in India, when hair cries out for help, many people head to the salon for expensive treatments and deep conditioning spas.
Here’s a secret! You may have the answer to repairing distressed hair right in your kitchen. Olive oil has been used for centuries as a natural conditioner and to treat many hair problems.
Below are 4 unbelievable ways (and 2 more) in which it’s the one stop solution you’ve always wanted to all your hair care needs:
Fight the Frizz
Heat 1/2 cup olive oil short of the boiling point, and then liberally apply it on your hair. Wrap your hair in plastic, and then a towel, and let it set for 45 minutes, then shampoo and thoroughly rinse.
Dry hair is brittle hair and even just brushing split ends that turn your hair into a frizzy mess. Olive oil helps it to (re)gain its shine and softness, and to remove split ends. For extremely curly hair, just apply a teaspoon worth on the body of the hair to get your shine on.
Bonus Tip: A hormone called DTH is the culprit in many cases of hair loss, as it causes the hair follicle shaft to narrow. Olive oil actually stops this from happening, which means you can hold onto your hair for longer.
Treat the Treated
Heavily processed hair —that’s been treated with relaxers, perms, flattening irons or bleach — especially benefit from extra moisture. Always wait at least 72 hours after the initial treatment before you apply olive oil, then wash out with a shampoo you’ve been told to use.
Do keep in mind though that if you’re using olive oil on bleached hair, test a strand to make sure the oil doesn’t leave a trace of its green shade behind- unless that sounds like something you’d like.
Bonus Tip: Olive Oil helps to improve scalp health; since it’s loaded with antioxidants, which can keep the skin of your scalp in better shape. It can even reduce the damage done by hair care products or overuse of styling products.
Dandruff is usually caused when the scalp becomes dry and flaky, causing those unsightly white flakes. Olive oil, being a natural moisturiser, calms the itchy scalp and reduces occurrences of dandruff and hair loss.
Massage your scalp with olive oil every evening for 8 days. Leave the oil in overnight and cover with a plastic shower cap to protect your pillow while you sleep. After that, use the treatment as often as needed until the problem resolves itself.
Bonus Tip: Dandruff, head lice and other adverse conditions can reduce the quality of your hair. Fortunately, olive oil fights off all of these things, helping keep your hair healthier.
For extremely unruly tresses, take a tablespoon each of olive oil, honey and egg yolk and mix them together. Apply the paste on your hair and let it remain on your hair for 20-30 minutes followed by normal hair wash. If you’re weary of the smell, replace egg with curd.
For long term repair, make it a habit to nourish your hair with a hot olive oil hair massage before you bathe. Keep in mind though that if olive oil is heated too much, it loses its benefits, so make sure you don’t boil it.
Bonus Tip: Olive Oil can help immensely with hair removal; use it as a lubricant before you shave to replace shaving cream and after you’ve shaved to keep skin smooth.
Besides these benefits, here are 19 more things you didn’t know you could do with Leonardo olive oil. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself some good ol’ olive oil!
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