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How to Repair Your Hair with Olive Oil

How to Repair Your Hair with Olive Oil

After a long winter’s exposure to dry indoor heat, our hair needs some nourishing relief! Here’s the simple solution. This easy hair treatment will result in healthier, more manageable hair and a really clean, invigorated scalp. Olive oil nourishes, conditions, and improves the strength and elasticity of your hair, while the couldn’t-be-easier process is both stress-reducing and health-promoting.

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INGREDIENTS (enough for 1 or 2 treatments, depending on the length and thickness of your hair)

cup olive oil
5 drops frankincense essential oil (others may be substituted, if you wish)
1 plastic bag that can fit over your hair

1. Pour olive oil into a jar with a lid, then add essential oil. Put lid on jar and shake well to disperse the essential oil. Let sit for 24 hours in a cool, dark place. Shake again before use.

2. Rinse hair with warm water. Warm 1 tablespoon of oil treatment in the palms of your hands. Using your fingertips (not nails), gently massage the oil into the scalp in a circular motion. Repeat until the entire scalp has been massaged. Rub the ends of your hair with the remaining oil.

3. Place a plastic bag over your hair, secure by tying or with a hair clip or clothespin, and allow the oil to remain for at least a half-hour.

4. Rinse well, then shampoo as usual.

Find more olive oil beauty tips here. For other ways to repair dry hair, try coconut oil or this great avocado-based recipe.

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Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998).

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Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998). Copyright (c) 1998 by Greta Breedlove. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.

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7:16AM PDT on May 23, 2015

Thank you

9:52AM PDT on Mar 21, 2015

Thanks

9:51AM PDT on Mar 21, 2015

Thanks

10:47AM PST on Feb 23, 2015

Thanks for the article.

1:27PM PST on Dec 28, 2014

Thanks. I'll look up argan oil.

2:25AM PST on Dec 5, 2014

ty

6:19PM PST on Dec 4, 2014

THANK YOU. I will try this.Does this help so I wouldn't be loosing so much hair?

9:44AM PST on Dec 4, 2014

You can do the same with almond and Argan oil. Smells better too. 😄

4:35AM PST on Nov 13, 2014

Beneficial to both our body and environment

5:03AM PST on Nov 7, 2014

noted

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