An olive oil hair treatment is one of the best things you can do for your hair! There are so many ’hair mask recipes’ out featuring olive oil because olive oil is a tried, tested and proven ingredient. It’s even scientifically proven: olive oil contains the highest percentage of a substance called squalane.
Squalane and other hair conditioning ingredients in olive oil:
Squalane penetrates all the way through the hair shafts, creating a lightweight barrier that prevents moisture loss from inside the hair shaft. No oiliness or heavy residues. Just soft, shiny, healthy hair!
Highest quality, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil is the best way to get the benefits of squalene and olive oil’s other magic ingredients. This means best results with less oil. It also means that home-made hair treatments and masks, using the best olive oil, beat shop bought products hands-down!
Hot Olive Oil Hair Treatment:
Warm a tablespoon or 2 of olive oil (or 3 if you have long hair). Test the temperature against your wrist. When the oil is warm (but not hot enough to burn), massage it through your hair and into your scalp, working it down to the ends of your hair. Leave it on for 20 minutes before washing it out with a gentle shampoo.
Tip 1: Wrap your hair in a plastic bag to keep the heat in while the oil works its wonders. This will help the oil penetrate the hair shafts all the way through, ‘locking in’ the squalane and moisture.
Tip 2: Give your hair a final rinse with cold water – as cold as you can stand it. This flattens the hair shaft. This will increase softness and shine even more.
Yummy Olive Oil Hair Treatments Galore:
You can mix olive oil with essential oils and other ingredients from your kitchen, such as honey, to make delicious hair conditioning treatments. Get inspired! Get a pen and a notebook and Google ‘olive oil hair masks’. You’ll be busy for hours. Best of all – they will all be ‘home-made’ recipes.
Make sure you have quality, extra virgin olive on hand, and have fun transforming your locks!
Use essential oils mixed with olive oil to provide fragrance and additional benefits for your hair