Sydney Rea - Oct 19, 2015

How to: Use Olive Oil on Hair

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Use Olive Oil on my hair? YES! Revive, rejuvenate and repair damaged hair with an olive oil deep conditioning treatment because your hair needs olive oil, too! 

Top 3 reasons I use olive oil to treat my hair:

  1. The fatty acids found in olive oil coat hair protecting it from harsh chemicals found in most hair products (think mousse, pomade, hairspray)

  2. It stimulates hair growth (because who doesn't want long, luscious locks?)

  3. It helps promote a healthy scalp (and keeps dandruff at bay)

how to use olive oil on hair

Your hair can be damp or dry before starting. For normal hair, we recommend this treatment once a month. For dryer/more brittle hair, try once a week for maximum results.

  1. Take 1-2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and work into scalp in circular motion.

  2. Slowly massage down to tips of hair.

    How do you use olive oil for hair growth? Find out here!
  3. Leave in for 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how much time you have. The longer you leave it in, the deeper the treatment.

  4. Double shampoo afterwards in the shower to rinse the oil out completely. 

I explained the benefits of a straight extra virgin olive oil hair treatment above, but if you want to go a step further, adding a few drops of essential oils to your extra virgin olive oil can help alleviate specific symptoms you may be experiencing. I recommend the these oils for the following issues with your hair or scalp:

What do you think? Will you give this natural treatment a try?
Let us know in the comments below!

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