Our hair is our crowning glory. As much as hair enhances our outer beauty, it is also an expression of our internal health. This is the reason why all of us crave for long, lustrous, smooth locks. But these days our hair goes through a lot. Environmental pollution, natural elements like scorching heat & humidity of summer or extreme dryness of winter take its toll on our hair. Plus the chemicals present in hair styling products and the ‘torture’ of hair styling tools! Result? Dry, damaged brittle hair! Expensive salon treatments are always available to treat dry hair. But why ignore the natural cure? Olive oil is one such natural ingredient that has amazing qualities to treat dry & damaged hair. So let’s check out my post on ‘Is olive oil effective for dry hair’.
Hot oil treatment For Dry Hair
Olive can be used as hot oil treatment to restore moisture to very dry hair. Take some olive oil in a bowl and warm it slightly. Apply the hot oil over your scalp and hair and massage the scalp gently with your fingertips for around 10 minutes. Now cover your hair with warm towel and wait for at least 30 minutes. It is best if you can leave the oil on your hair overnight. Finally shampoo your hair and follow it up with conditioner.
If your hair is extremely dry, then you can try this alternative hot oil treatment for your hair. Put ¼ cup of olive oil in the blender and add ¼ cup of boiling water. Blend until the oil and water emulsified. Now apply this warm mixture on your scalp and hair and wait for 30 minutes. Wash off with shampoo.
Oilve oil shampoo For Dry Hair
Today lots of shampoos are available in the market that contains olive oil or extract of olive leaf. Get one of those shampoos to rejuvenate and moisturize your dry & damaged hair.
Also read : Dabur Vatika Henna & Olive Shampoo Review
Olive oil for conditioning Dry Hair
Conditioning is extremely important for dry and damaged hair to get back its strength and moisture. According to hair experts, using olive oil as a conditioner can be very effective for dry hair because olive oil easily penetrates the shaft of the hair and nourishes the hair from within.
- Take ½ cup of olive oil and add some lemon juice & an egg yolk to it. Mix well and apply the pack on the hair and wait for 30 minutes before you wash it off with shampoo. This hair pack adds softness and natural sheen to the hair.
- Take some oil in a bowl and warm it slightly. Add honey and cinnamon powder to the warm olive oil and make it a paste. Gently massage your scalp with this paste and then wash off after 20 minutes.
- Mix olive oil, one egg and some water. Apply this mixture on the roots of hair. Leave on for 20 minutes and shampoo your hair.
- Add two tbsp of olive oil with a mashed ripe avocado and mix well to make it a thick and smooth paste. Now wash your hair with a herbal shampoo. Apply this paste on your hair and wait for 30 minutes. Finally rinse off. This pack strengthens hair and adds replenish dry hair.
Also read : Olive Oil Hair Mask
Combat the frizz with Olive oil
Take a very small amount of olive oil on your palm and rub your hands together. Now run your fingers through your wet or dry hair to control frizz. It also adds a gorgeous sheen to the hair.
Also read : Beauty benefits of olive oil
Searching good Olive oil then try below one and read its review for more :
So friends, what are you waiting for? Start using olive oil today for hair care and see the difference yourself.