How To Use Olive Oil For Hair Care?
A staple in the Mediterranean diet, organic olive oil is said to be one of the richest sources of nutrients and fatty acids. Made from pressing the fruits of the olive tree, it is also an excellent emollient for our skin and hair.
The oil contains essential fatty acids, triglycerides, tocopherols, carotenoids, squalene, and various phenolic compounds that make it a superfood for your hair. You can use cold pressed olive oil for hair growth, deep conditioning, and making your hair more manageable.
Can Olive Oil Help Improve Hair Growth?
Cold pressed olive oil penetrates into our hair shaft easily and supplies it with essential vitamins, antioxidants and bioactive compounds to keep it well-nourished. Since it is an abundant source of antioxidants such as tocopherols, carotenoids, and phytosterols, organic olive oil can scavenge free radicals that attack healthy cells and cause oxidative stress.
A study found that polyphenols called oleuropein present in olives can induce the anagen phase of hair growth when applied topically. Hence, 100% pure olive oil supports your hair growth process by keeping your scalp and hair follicles nourished and damage-free.
How Is Olive Oil Used To Make Hair Stronger?
One of the best ways to use cold pressed olive oil for hair growth and for making your hair stronger is to massage it directly on your scalp as a hair oil. The quantity to be used depends upon your hair length. After applying the oil, make sure to gently massage the scalp for a few minutes to boost blood circulation.
Using organic olive oil keeps your hair and scalp moisturised which reduces hair fall during the hair wash process. You can also use hair oil blends that contain organic olive oil, along with natural shampoos that are made with saponified olive oil for best results.
Olive Oil Benefits For Hair Care1. Moisturises Dry Hair -
Due to high amounts of fatty acids, especially oleic acid, cold pressed olive oil has a deep conditioning effect that softens and moisturises dry hair and scalp.2. Tames Frizz -
It nourishes the cuticle layer of your hair strands to reduce moisture loss and tame frizzy hair.3. Protects From Damage -
The antioxidants present in organic olive oil protect your hair from environmental stressors and damage caused by styling.4. Soothes Scalp -
Organic olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties which provide relief from itching and irritation.5. Improves Scalp Health -
The phenolic compounds oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol in organic olive oil have antimicrobial properties that prevent scalp acne, lice and infections.6. Reduces Hair Fall -
Regular use of cold pressed olive oil can strengthen your hair and prevent hair fall, split ends and hair breakage by preventing moisture loss and making it easier to detangle your hair.7. Adds Shine -
Using cold pressed olive oil for hair adds shine by enhancing softness and making your hair more manageable and soft.
How To Use Olive Oil For Hair Care?
There are different types of olive oils available in the market. For hair care, we recommend using extra virgin olive oil since it is the least processed and is extracted without solvents. It also retains the highest amount of nutrients since it is extracted by the cold-pressed method. Here are some ways to use extra virgin olive oil in your hair care routine -1. As A Conditioner -
Massage a generous quantity of organic olive oil on your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes or overnight and wash it off with a mild shampoo.2. As A Hair Serum -
Take a few drops of organic olive oil and apply it on damp, towel-dried hair post shampoo as a frizz-control serum. Allow your hair to air-dry afterwards.3. As A Hair Oil -
You can use cold pressed olive oil for hair growth and dandruff control by using it as a hair oil. You can also include a few drops of organic tea tree essential oil and rosemary essential oil for added antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Note - If you are taking 100 ml olive oil, make sure that the concentration of essential oils does not exceed 1 ml. Also, remember to patch test DIY recipes before using them.
Juicy Chemistry Products Enriched With Organic Olive Oil
- Organic olive oil is the very first ingredient of our Marula, Argan And Lavender Hair Oil. It is a nourishing hair oil that controls hair loss and deeply conditions your hair.
Neem Butter, Pumpkin And Ginger Hair Mask is a pre-shampoo hair mask that soothes scalp irritation, provides intense nourishment and controls dandruff.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will olive oil suit my scalp?
Yes. Cold pressed olive oil is suitable for all scalp and hair types. However, we recommend conducting a patch first to rule out any sensitivity or signs of irritation.
How often can I use olive oil for my hair?
You can use organic olive oil or olive-oil based hair care products in your routine 2-3 times a week or as often as needed.