How Does Extra Virgin Olive Oil Help Your Hair?

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There are so many health and beauty products out there on the market these days that it can quickly become overwhelming – and expensive! But there might be something you have in the kitchen cupboards that could do wonders for your beauty regime… and that’s extra virgin olive oil for your hair.

Olive oil has, in fact, been used for hair care for centuries, with aficionados praising it for adding softness, shine and body to their luscious locks… so if you’ve been looking for a new conditioner and don’t want to spend lots of money on products that may not be that effective, why not give olive oil a go first?

Start off slowly and only use a couple of tablespoons to see what kind of effect it has on your hair. If you have very long or thick hair, you may need to use a bit more but it’ll be trial and error to a certain extent until you know what works for you.

But what is important to remember is that you can’t damage your hair by putting olive oil on it, so you can do your research without having to worry.

Massage it gently into your hair and scalp, then comb it through before shampooing it out. You may well find it’s easier to style your hair afterwards, as well. If you want a really intensive treatment, apply the oil and wrap your hair up in a towel or use a shower cap for 15 minutes before washing out.

Find out even more on the Glamour magazine website.