There’s no shortage of oils and serums out there that claim to help encourage hair growth. But you don’t need to look far to get some of the best results. Olive oil—yes, the very same stuff in your kitchen—actually has several properties that make it a fantastic choice to add to your hair care routine. What can olive oil do for your hair? How do you use olive oil for hair growth? We’ve put together a handy guide to outline what you need to know.
What Does Olive Oil Do For Hair?
- Nourishes and conditions
Olive oil is a great moisturizer and helps to keep your hair from getting dry and brittle. It contains a wide range of nutrients that will help your hair to reach the heights of nourishment and conditioning.
- Soothes your scalp
Olive oil can significantly soothe your scalp thanks to the antibacterial and anti-fungal properties it possesses. The above-mentioned moisturizing effect helps reduce itchiness, dryness, fights dandruff, and can help to unclog any blocked hair follicles. These last two symptoms are some of the most common factors that can contribute to hair loss.
- Reduces DHT production
DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is a hormone that is well-known to lead to hair loss. DHT attacks healthy hair follicles and leads to damaged hair that is more likely to fall out. Olive oil can prevent the formation of this hormone at the site of your hair follicles.
- Prevents damage
Olive oil is a great source of several antioxidants that promote hair growth. These can prevent hair loss by keeping it from getting damaged in the first place. Olive oil can help to reduce or even reverse the damage done to hair by free radicals.
- Reduces breakage
The final benefit of olive oil that I want to mention is that it helps to keep your hair thick and voluminous by helping to prevent breakage. The strengthening and conditioning effects of olive oil on your hair and scalp help to improve your hair’s texture and complexion. Olive oil is rich in omega fatty acids which keep breakage and dryness at a minimum.
How Do I Sue Olive Oil In My Hair?
Usign olive oil in you hair is a very straight-froward process that can be done inn just a few simple steps.
The first thing you need to do is measure out how much olive oil you’ll need. If you’re only going to be using it to treat split ends, you won’t need any more than a tablespoon. However, if you want to condition your entire scalp and hair (or if you have very thick hair) you may need as much as a quarter-cup.
Next, just massage the oil directly into your hair and/or scalp for up to three minutes. Be sure to cover your hair evenly and not leave any excess residue pooled on your scalp. For best results, let your hair sit, undisturbed, under a shower cap for at least 15 minutes.
Lastly, you simply need to rinse your hair. Before washing, comb your hair with a wet, wide-toothed comb to get as much oil out as you can. Then shampoo as normal. If you used a lot of oil, or if you have very thick hari, it may be necessary to wash twice.
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