Olive Oil for Hair

by Sharon Hopkins

Constant and intense exposure to dry air and heat can cause the hair to become dry and brittle. For a simple and nourishing relief, apply olive oil for hair. An olive oil hair treatment makes the hair more bouncy, makes it more manageable and brings about a clean and refreshed scalp. Olive oil for hair growth helps to nourish condition and improve the strength and elasticity of the hair while helping to reduce stress and promote health in the scalp. Although the use of olive oil is seen in a number of Greek and Mediterranean foods, its health benefits have made it as one of the top nutrition providers among health conscious people. Olive oil is also used widely in soaps and skin applications.

In order to have beautiful, shiny, glossy, satiny and dandruff-free hair, olive oil for black hair is the best choice among a wide range of hair oils. Olive oil for dry hair is a wonderful moisturizing solution that helps to make the scalp supple and hydrated. You can make your own hair and scalp treatment out of olive oil and other ingredients with the help of a few techniques. Here is how to make your own preparation of olive oil for hair care: take half a cup of olive oil and add five or six drops of essential oils of your choice such as frankincense or lavender and blend it thoroughly. For the right blending technique, pour the oil into a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Add the essential oil to the olive oil and put the lid on the jar. Shake the glass jar well in order to disburse the essential oil into the olive oil. Allow the jar to sit for 24-hours in a cool and dark corner. Prior to using the blend, shake the jar again before use. Rinse the hair with tepid water. Measure 2 tbsp of the olive oil and essential oil and warm it gently. With the help of your fingertips and not your nails, dip the fingers in the olive oil and massage into the scalp in circular motions. Doing so, continue to repeat the procedure until the entire scalp has been gently massaged. The remaining oil can be rubbed to the ends of the hair.

Cold pressed olive oil for dry hair is highly recommended for hair care, owing to the superior quality of the oil; this is because cold pressing of olive oil does not destroy the nutrients present in the olives such as vitamins, enzymes, minerals and other essential components found in the fruit.

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