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Olive Oil Hair Treatment

I discovered the benefits of olive oil hair treatment after I read the label on what  used to be my favorite  hair treatment shampoo. I did it after many years of using the products that I thought came from herbal essences and I did not like what I found. I further checked the labels on other supposedly natural hair treatment products and found among the top 5 ingredients they contain water, sodium chloride (every day salt) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). SLS (and its cousin SLES) are derivatives of sulfide acid, known to have side effects such as eye and scalp irritation, swelling of face and arms and hair split.

The hair is the richest ornament of women. Martin Luther
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran

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Olive oil hair treatment benefits

Woman hairYou certainly do not want a material like SLS on your scalp. True, SLS will dissolve the greasy substance off your scalp just like it does in many car wash detergents but at the same time it will also render your scalp skin dehydrated. The result – your scalp will produce even more sebum! What you really want is a good oil, like extra virgin olive oil that will supplement your scalp with the necessary ingredient, will not irritate your skin and will make your hair soft and shiny. As you will see bellow, extra virgin olive oil hair care have more advantages in store for you and it can reverse the bad effects of hair care products you used in the past.

Hair loss and DHT

DHT, (Dihydrotestosterone) is a male hormone (also present in female bodies). DHT plays a major role in hair loss, more in males than in females. It impacts the hair follicles, the affected follicles shrink and their ability to produce new hair is lessened. Also the life of existing hair is shortened. Bottom line is hair loss and less regeneration of hair. Applying extra virgin olive oil on the scalp and hair prevent the DHT hormone from affecting the follicles and it a real savior to the scalp and really effective in slowing down hair loss.

Scalp condition and antioxidants in olive oil

Extra virgin olive oil is rich in antioxidants and other nutrients such as vitamins E and A. These nutrients can help to reverse the harmful effects that were caused by chemical based hair care products and to pave the way for a better future for your hair. Olive oil hair treatment was the best known hair care method for millenia.

Olive oil shampoo and hair conditioning effect

Olive oil will make your hair smooth, shiny and soft by restoring its inherent vitality.

Olive oil fights bacteria, fungus and lice

Olive oil exhibit antibacterial properties, acts as a natural anti lice agent (great for kids’ scalps) and its application if done properly is very relaxing. 

Olive oil hair treatment procedure

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The procedure is simple, relaxing and cost effective. You can do it once a week, or if your time is scarce less frequently. Warm 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the microwave (or more for long hair) for about 15 seconds. Apply it using the palm onto the hair and onto the scalp, rub and message the oil until you feel it managed to moisturize your hair all the way through. Then, put on a plastic cap or a towel on your hair for 30 minutes and let the warmth do its miracles. Then rinse the oil using lukewarm water. This miraculous treatment will cost you a fraction of what “prestigious” hair care products will cost you, yet it will make a big difference in the way your hair looks like.

Olive oil based natural shampoos

Opt for true and genuine natural extra virgin olive oil based shampoo that includes true herbal essences and no artificial ingredients. It can be found in nature stores and on the Internet. Read the label to see what are the ingredients and look for reviews that can be found on the Internet for the product you want to buy. Once you decided to buy a specific product buy it and see how it works for you.

There are many formulas for home made olive oil shampoo and for olive oil conditioner. One conditioner example is to mix vigorously half a cup of extra virgin olive oil with one egg yolk and one teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Then apply it to your hair and rinse well after 10 to 20 minutes.

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