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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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8:24PM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

Thanks

10:45AM PDT on Jun 8, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

1:01PM PDT on Jun 6, 2014

I recommend using coconut oil, heated just at tiny bit, because far too many of the so-called "olive" oils have proven not to be.

1:55PM PDT on May 29, 2014

Interesting idea - thanks.

10:02AM PDT on May 29, 2014

i have experienced rubbing olive oil helps reduce hair fall in 2-3 times, often put oil and leave overnight, w/ towel on my pillow & then use mild suave shampoo. No conditioner as oil was the deep conditioner overnight.

I have used coconut oil in hair for years, but it solidifies in winter, needing microwave. Thats when olive oil becomes easier.

8:52AM PDT on Apr 8, 2014

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8:56PM PDT on Mar 16, 2014

Interesting, one can always give this a try and see how it works out as I have never done this before.

11:49PM PST on Feb 25, 2014

Thank you for the advice.

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