Olive oil is good for conditioning your hair. I use it every now and then to give my hair a health boost
I've tried EVOO and Grape seed oil as hair treatments a few times now. My hair feels incredibly soft and tangle free afterwards but for some reason it looks dry-regardless of how soft and healthy it feels. My ends look really wiry after this treatment and my freshly trimmed hair looks like it needs a few inches cut off.
I warmed the EVOO slightly in the microwave then poured small amounts into my hands and ran my hands through dry hair. I put it in a bun and left it for a few hours while I did some housework then washed it out and conditioned as normal. EVOO is hard to wash out so a piece of advice-put the shampoo on your hair BEFORE wetting it! Shampoo twice then condition the ends.
Half the reason I used this was to try strip some henna out of the ends of my hair-this actually worked.
I think I'll keep trying this because everyone else has given it rave reviews. I might experiment with adding some essential oils or coconut oil and see if that helps with the wiry look this leaves my ends in.
For a product that most people would probably already have in the cupboard, this is worth trying.
I used to put in my hair during childhood when I used to have
a fantastic healthy hair . now my hair is bleached & very dry
so this stuff will not work as it used to be . also
I think most oils couses hair to be darker so I am no
longer putting oil into my hair however I use oil only
to nourish scalp & hair roots continued >>
Everyone should use extra virgin olive oil!!
I use it for everything
-exfoliant (olive oil and salt)
-put it on cuts
-hot oil treatments for hair
-put on dry patches of skin
-put in bath water
-use as lip gloss or a lip chap
-mix olive oil, coconut oil and a drop of lavender oil together for a moisturizer
-under eyes after washing face
Amazing. It comes in all price ranges and you can do everything with it
I have been using olive oil my whole life thanks to my mom and grama preaching the benefits.
How I use olive oil:
- I fill up a little bottle with olive oil and essential oil (lily of the valley or lavender) and squirt a bit into my bath water. I also use it as a shaving oil or slather it on wile im in the shower before i get out and towel off instead of a moisturizer.
- Overnight hair oil treatment. I leave it on in my hair up in a bun then wash it out and condition in the morning.
- cuticle oil
- Makeup remover. I put it all over my face and then wipe off with a hot facecloth.
I personally recommend using jojoba or argan oil instead of olive oil. I know olive oil is great and has lots of benefits but its so HARD to get out of hair!!! Especially when you use sulfate-free shampoo! I started using an argan oil called Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan oil that I got online at Beyas and I've been loving it so far because argan oil is supposed to be really good hair food. It also tones down the frizzes and makes hair nice and shiny, plus it's not greasy AT ALL and smells great! So no more olive oil for me, and if this is too greasy for anyone else then use ARGAN OIL INSTEAD:
I do an occasional olive oil mask because I like the way it makes my hair feel and look. For me, since I wash my hair every day, I would say the effects last a couple days or so. However, I don't use it all the time because it is so messy and it is difficult to wash out. Normally I use a very small amount of shampoo, but when I do an olive oil treatment, it seems like it takes two or more shampoos to get the greasy feeling out. However, the day I do it, I always get compliments on how shiny and "perfect" my hair looks. So, I would definitely advise trying it, and if you find it time consuming like I did, save it for special occasions.
Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil mimics human sebum more closely than any other oil, for that reason it conditions and moisturizes better than most other products you'll find. Not only does it condition, but it cleans as well as like dissolves like. Oil can carry away other oils as well as impurities, dirt, and dead cells leaving you squeaky clean and soft. Though you need to get cold pressed oil, otherwise the heated process damages the structure of the lipids so that they no longer resemble the structure of human sebum and it will clog your pores.
I bought some cold pressed extra virgin olive oil at the store for $8 for a huge bottle and I use it for everything. I use it on my skin, I use it in my hair. It's wonderful. People may have problems with this if they are not using it properly. I bleach my hair white white, and the lady that cuts my hair always tells me how soft my hair is. She says that my hair is softer, shinier, and healthier than my sister's hair who does far less to her hair than myself.
I always use a mix of EVOO and deep conditioner a day before I dye my hair, and right after I dye my hair. I mix the EVOO into my leave in conditioner and sleep with it in after covering it with a plastic bag and a warm towel. When I wake up in the morning I wash the mix out with shampoo and let air dry. My hair is so soft afterward even after all the damage that should have taken place through the processing. I use the treatment before I bleach because even though bleach will cut through oil like nothing, the oil protects the scalp and roots. I don't know what ppl are talking about with the smell. I use EVOO all over my body and I don't smell like EVOO ever. Are you washing it off afterwards? Washing the mix out of your hair with soap will more than easily take care of any excess oil.
You seriously get so much product for so cheap when you buy cold pressed EVOO and as long as you wash it off you'll be fine. I'm in the army and I was just recently on an 11 day field exercise out in the sun, wind and cold covered in mud, dirt, gun powder, and pore clogging cam paint. Getting home and mixing up a big batch of olive oil to clean myself in was heavenly. Baking soda with olive oil for my skin, olive oil and leave in conditioner for my hair. I went from a dirty, dry, flaky mess to being soft, clean, and wonderful feeling.
Cold pressed EVOO is hands down my favorite thing to use ever. I fully recommend it to anyone. I naturally blonde hair that is bleached blonde/white, it's very fine in texture, yet very thick. I have dry hair naturally, but people with oily hair can benefit from EVOO as well as overdrying an oily scalp will only make it produce more oil. Using EVOO as a leave in treatment if one has oily hair can make your scalp produce less oil as it won't feel to the need.
Wow... so after seriously damaging my hair with products, heat, and hair dye, I tried several things. I have a good portion of the Kerastase line (the $80 hair mask), shampoo, conditioner, elixir, etx. I've tried coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and a few other things. I toallok to trimming the really bad split ends on my hair but realized even after cutting off the bad part, since the hair was so damaged it would just keep splitting on up. So I finally tried regular olive oil. I warmed it up on the stove, dipped my end into the pan with the oil and then combed thoroughly through my entire head. I placed a shower cap and let it sit for about 4-5 hours. Washed twice with shampoo. What a difference!! My ends are usually very dry within a few minutes of getting out of the shower but they stayed evenly wet with the rest of my hair. I thought maybe I hadn't gotten all the oil out in the wash. This morning I woke up to a cloud on my head! SUPER soft hair, my ends are amazing!! Obsviously still split but they're no longer dry and rough and look much healthier than they did yesterday. I'll be doing this treatment 2-3 a week since I want to repair the damage and then once a week after to maintain. I'm so excited I found the holy grail of hair treatments and it only costs $5-7 for a bottle that'll last ages!
I do not use this straight up. That is, I always mix it with something. I only use this on my hair for deep conditioning sessions after hair bleaching sessions (the day after).
I usually use three parts coconut oil to two parts olive oil in my treatments. I cover with a plastic bag (yes yes, I know! Ghetto) and a towel, and wait an hour.
Now, I already know that coconut oil is hard to get out. But olive oil is EVEN. HARDER.
I swear, I was scrubbing my head over and over again. In the end, it worked out. I have tried it on it's own and it just doesn't give the same result that the mix has. It's easier to wash out on it's own, however.
On a scale of one to ten, do I need it? Maybe a three, I know that my hair is better with it in the mix than without, but it just won't kill me not to have it.