Olive oil is a natural ingredient that offers benefits when consumed, and when applied on the skin and hair. When olive oil is used as a mask and allowed to soak into the hair, it improves its look, feel and manageability. Olive oil is a rich emollient that conditions the hair and makes it easy to comb. It also adds shine and prevents breakage. When the olive oil mask is massaged into the scalp, it may reduce hair loss. Olive oil is beneficial for all hair types and ethnicities.
Some of the best treatments for hair can be made at home using olive oil. The immediate results of such treatments are more manageable and healthier looking hair. At the same time, your scalp will be much cleaner after an olive oil hair treatment. It moisturizes the hair and gives it some added shine. It repairs hair, which has been damaged due to various reasons.
Using olive oil regularly can add moisture and shine to your hair. Shampoo your hair and massage olive oil into your hair instead of your regular conditioner.
Another way to incorporate the rich benefits of olive oil into your hair is through scalp massage. Scalp massage not only stimulates root growth, promoting activity and increased circulation, it also helps distribute the scalp's natural oils through the shaft of the hair, increasing moisture content.
One of the main causes of dandruff is a dry scalp. Massage olive oil into your scalp once or twice a week during your regular shampoo to provide extra moisture to the skin.
Split ends and dry hair can make your hair feel less than soft. Increase the softness in your hair by adding a deep conditioning treatment with olive oil each week.
Reduce Split Ends
Although olive oil will not cure split ends, it can be a temporary solution for the frizziness caused by this problem. After you dry and style your hair, use a very small amount of olive oil on the ends of your hair to temporarily "glue" the ends together.
Being More Manageable
If your hair is unmanageable and impossible to style due to being dry, you can add an olive oil treatment to make your hair more manageable. Massage olive oil into your hair and leave it in for 30-45 minutes before washing it out.