Homemade Olive Oil Hair Serum

 Homemade Olive Oil Hair Serum

4.1

115 reviews

83% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

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Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$

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Olea Europaea Oil (Olive Fruit Oil)

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Whoever started this thread has been my lifesaver. I wish I could meet you and give you a hug. I screwed up my hair with the newfound rice water treatment. I did it once and loved it so much that I just kept putting rice water in my hair And sometimes putting it in and not rinsing it out. I have been experiencing much hair loss and to me this was my saving grace. I ended up with protein overload and I about died. My brain has not been working the last couple of weeks because of my hair loss. I have no idea why I did not read about protein overload, nor did I realize that it was going to damage my hair.

I am Hispanic, part black and have curly hair with a medium texture. When I was very young my hair was so thick that I had to thin it out constantly. At that time it was short so I just had a fluff ball on the top of my head. I even bought my own thinning shears to thin it out whenever it got crazy. My hair was short for a very long time until I was in my 20s and started growing it long. Now I am 51 and my hair is part spiral and part S curls. I have been experiencing hair loss since 2016 from massive weight loss due to not eating, stress and depression. My life got better in 2017 but then went downhill again in 2018. My hair loss wasn’t that extreme in 2017 as I gained more weight and was very happy with my life. Here I am once again trying to figure out how I can stop my hair from falling out. So when I heard about that rice water treatment I jumped on the bandwagon.

After my last rice water treatment, I washed my hair and when I came out of the shower it was like straw. I realized what I had done and could not believe it. My shed was so intense that I was shaking uncontrollably and cried for hours. While I was trying to stop my hair from shedding and hoping that it would grow faster with this treatment I messed it up even more. I started searching for ways to fix it and became very very scared until I found this thread.

I read about clarifying shampoo and not using any products with protein in them. I then started looking at the ingredients on every single product that I own and found protein after protein after protein. I always wondered why my hair was so dry all the time and I was using so many different products. It wasn’t until this nightmare happened that I really learned a lot in a few days about protein and moisturizing hair. I literally spent at least eight hours a day reading everything I could on the Internet about how to fix my hair. I now realized that I have needed more moisturizing this whole time than protein. I have always used Argan oil, creams and even baby oil in my hair to add moisture. I just learned about petroleum and mineral oil products and how they’re not moisturizing at all, so I ditched those as well.

I spent about 2 1/2 hours at Sally’s today looking at so many different kinds of moisturizing conditioner’s and treatments. EVERYTHING has some sort of protein, silk, coconut and silicones in them. I also learned through this nightmare that coconut oil can act as a protein. How ironic is it that I just bought a whole tub of organic coconut oil thinking that it was going to do my hair some good.

While I was at Sally’s, I settled on a clarifying shampoo from Ion Purifying Solutions and The Mane Choice Accomplished Triple Layer Leave In cream that contains several different kinds of oils. I read on another blog about getting Suave Naturals Shampoo and conditioner as they don’t contain protein, but I could not find it in any stores near me so I settled on Aussie Moist S/C. I also purchased the Aussie Three Minute Miracle and a bottle of GEM EVOO at Walmart (it was inexpensive). I came home and clarified twice per the instructions on another blog, put in the 3 minute miracle mixed with a fork in a bowl with EVOO. I applied it to my hair and left it on for about 40 minutes. I wrapped my hair in a damp microwaved towel. I microwaved the towel a few times. I rinsed my hair out and finally used the Aussie Moist conditioner only and rinsed it quickly. I prayed so hard these few hours. When I let my hair down, I knew immediately that it was way better than it was before. I was able to comb through it with a wide tooth comb and I sprayed my Infusium leave in treatment that I have used forever and added The Mane Choice cream, Argan oil, more EVOO directly to my strands and lots of prayers.

Upon my hair beginning to air dry, I knew it was cured. I didn’t have as much surface frizz and the texture even when wet was so much better and not strawlike. It’s about 90% perfect and so much better than before I started. I am going to use more moisturizing hair products and staying away from all of the proteins that I have been using. I am so glad to be a part of this blog to share my experience and pray that no one has to go through what I went through these last couple of weeks. Thank you to whoever mentioned using EVOO because I would have never thought of that. It was my saving grace. Hugs to everyone 🥰

Update 2-5-19

I took a better look at the Infusium spray leave in conditioner and it is chock full of amino acids so DO NOT USE if you’re having protein overload!! I have taken this out of my hair diet (hee hee). Yesterday I washed my hair with the Aussie Moist shampoo twice, added the Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Deep conditioner mixed with EVOO, showered and shaved then rinsed out. Followed with the Aussie Moist conditioner and when I got out, my hair was like SILK!

I still have a tiny bit of surface frizz in the area that I fried pretty bad and know that I am still in repair mode, but I am definitely going to call Aussie customer service and let them know that their products are my saving grace!!

UPDATE 2-16-19

My hair is getting silkier and silkier with the Aussie, The Mane Choice, Argan and EVOO products!!!!

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Used this because my hair felt dry and damaged. I put a lot on all through my hair and it didn't all wash out so I used shampoo and it still didn't wash out. Washed it the next day as my hair was full of oil and it all washed out and my hair felt good so I'm thinking I didn't wash it out well enough the first time


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I can't believe I haven't tried this before! I leave this over night in my hair (I also chunk a lot in my hair) and rinse it out in the morning followed by a little shampoo if I've gotten a lot of oil in my roots (but I try to avoid shampoo in the length of my hair) and then follow with protein mask and deep conditioner + conditioner. My hair is ah-mazing!!

Highly recommend this. And it is also a cheap (and also better) alternative to oil masks you can buy in store!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


on 6/8/2016 6:19:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I use every morning, even if I want go to office make my hair smoothly.. Love it


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This was good, but I liked coconut oil much better. I use it pre-shampoo because it's way to greasy afterwards.

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on 11/5/2015 2:10:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

EVOO is a staple for culinary and beauty/body care uses, but for my baby-fine, middle aged, color treated hair? It just is way too greasy.

I can only use a wee bit on the ends.

I respond better to commercial preparations loaded with 'cones.
Or jojoba.

But 100% EVOO or 100% coconut oil just won;t work for me. Sigh.

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on 11/5/2015 1:49:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I am trying to get my hair to recover from protein overload and I think doing olive oil treatments is a good way to go about it. I was using coconut oil pre-shampoo treatments for a while. It felt good at first, then it made my hair kinda crunchy at the ends. It was only recently that I found out that coconut oil actually acts as a protein so there's that...

Anyway, olive oil is so much better than any high end treatment you can buy at the salon. It's a perfect pre-shampoo treatment. I like to coat my hair with it, focusing on mid-lengths and ends, and let it sit for a few hours before I shampoo. After shampooing with my L'Oreal Ever Rich shampoo my otherwise uber tangly, fine hair is so tangle-free that I can run my fingers through it (!!!). I still use conditioner afterwards though. Definitely recommend it for dry, coarse hair.

Rumour says it can be used as an anti-frizz serum on dry hair but I haven't yet dared to try.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 10/12/2015 5:00:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I know the trendy push right now is coconut oil for deep conditioning hair, but I prefer olive oil. I have long, light brown hair and my ends were bleached for just a couple of minutes several months ago for a subtle ombré. I like using the olive oil on my hair from my ponytail point to the ends for a deep moisture treatment. It gives a warm golden tint to my lightened ends and makes my hair shiny and softened. As I like I having long hair and only get cuts about twice a year, I think using the oil once every month or two has been (one of) the things that has helped me prevent breakage and dried out ends.

I prefer olive oil to coconut and/or avocado for my hair, as far as pantry treatments go, but your hair may differ. Give it a try, though! You will probably have to shampoo about three times to get it all out but it won't leave you greasy and weighed down, nor does it smell unpleasant. I use about two tablespoons each time I do it, wrap my hair into a bun, and then leave it for about 45 minutes before showering. If you want to boost this treatment, put on a shower cap and blast a little warm air from your blow dryer over your bun.

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on 3/22/2015 7:41:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I've been slopping olive oil on my hair both both as a serum and as a pre-shampoo treatment ever since having my color stripped with bleach two days ago. It's been drinking it up like mad, and from the first use I could get a brush through my hair with far fewer snarls. I went back to the salon today for the second corrective color and the hairdresser was surprised by my hair's condition and asked me what I'd used.

I've used olive oil as a pre-shampoo in the past and found it a bit overkill on relatively healthy hair, so bear in mind that you might want to go with a lighter oil unless your hair really needs a coating, emollient oil (a good clue is if coconut oil makes it crunchy). That said, this stuff rocks the house more than anything else if your hair is stripped after a chemical service and/or seriously thirsty.

7 of 7 people found this helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have long, straight blonde hair that I highlight every few months. The last year or so it has gotten really dry and tangly. Very difficult to brush through and my ends looked fried even though I rarely blow dry or curl my hair. I've tried Sebastian Drench conditioner, Potion #9, It's a 10, and several other products to put the moisture back in my hair and nothing has worked. Until olive oil. This stuff is awesome. I have naturally oily hair so I put it on the bottom half only while it was dry concentrating on my ends. I left it on for a few hours then showered making sure to put the shampoo in my hair before wetting it. After showering, I could comb through my hair easily, which has not happened in a long time. However, once it dried, it was still very oily. I put my hair up and went about my day. That night, I coated just the ends in olive oil again and slept with it in all night. The next morning I showered again and this time used a clarifying shampoo first, then my regular shampoo the second time around (Wella Brilliance, which is fantastic for color treated hair by the way) and finally a bit of conditioner. This time combing through it was not as easy as the first time, but after it dried, it was not oily at all and looked amazing. It is super soft and I can't stop touching it! Have gotten several complements today. I was planning on having it trimmed soon because my ends looked so terrible, but now it doesn't even look like I need it! I would not recommend as a serum if you have hair similar to mine because it will just make it look oily and you may need to shampoo twice after using it, but it's definitely worth it. I will probably continue to use this once a week on the bottom half of my hair.

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