Thursday, 11 April 2013

The Wonders Of Olive Oil

I have been struggling with the condition of my hair for a while now. This is to do with moving to the city and bathing in water which contains more chlorine that I’m used to. Basically it leaves me with an itchy scalp and very dry hair. I have tried big brands that promise to rid one of dry scalp and hair such as Head and Shoulders and T Gel as well as various other shampoos and conditioners but to no avail. My beautician suggested I tried Olive Oil. 
 At first I was reluctant to try this. It just didn’t seem right to smear oil in my hair.  However, I thought I would give it a go. It worked! For me, Olive oil is the perfect alternative to moisturising shampoos and conditioners. 

How I Use:
I put it into the area I want moisturised the most first. At the minute this is my scalp. I rub it in slowly massaging my scalp at the same time to spread the oil evenly throughout my head. Then I spread it through the ends of my hair.
I then wait 30 minutes, after this, I shampoo and condition my hair as normal. 
It’s as easy as that. Once I’ve dried my hair it feels like it has a whole new lease of life. 
I use it once a week, although I could use it more.  I find that it makes my hair more ‘heavy’ so it doesn’t hold its natural curl as well. Usually when I use it I straighten my hair until I wash my hair again. 
One last thing! 
I find that if I leave it in longer than 30 minutes, say an hour or so, my hair actually gets lighter by about a shade. I don’t think it’s a permanent change but take this fact into consideration if your thinking about using it on coloured hair.


  1. Thanks for this, I'd heard Olive oil was good as a hair mask but I wasn't sure how to apply it- how long to leave it on for etc. Will definitely be trying this out! :)

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  4. AnonymousMay 22, 2013

    I use olive oil on my skin but didn't know it was very effective for hair as well! This sounds like a great idea.

    Kathryn x

    1. Yeah and its not a bad price and completely natural as well :) x

  5. olive oil on hair is amazing! thanks for sharing

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