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The olive oil hair treatment for healthier result

Updated on February 7, 2013

Is olive oil good for your hair?

The olive oil treatment is one of the most effective uses on hair. Besides for cooking, uses of olive oil have been recognized by many hair experts to cure some problems on human scalp.

When you applying olive oil on your hair, it will get soften, shiny, and stronger roots. How effective olive oil hair treatment going to be?

First we need to understand how the oil will work on your hair and how to apply them the right way.

About extra virgin olive oil vs olive oil. What are the differences?

Before we continue with our hair treatment using olive oil, let’s first get to know a little more on what makes olive oil has different grade or quality.

The highest quality you can get from extracting fresh olives to extract olive oil should be no longer than 48 hours after being harvested. In the process, you need to use granite or steel base grinder to get what is called First Cold Press production.

The olive oil batches that come out from grinder for the first time are what we know as Extra Virgin grade, and the second batches, the Virgin olive oil.


The pomace olive oil

After squeezed first, you get extra virgin and virgin grade from the second squeeze.

Would there any oil left in the olives or fruits?

That's correct! The olives fruit has to be treated differently to get more oil out after you get extra virgin and virgin. In this case you need to use hot water, and squeeze that oil leftover out off the olives.

How would you name these final products?

Have you ever heard the name pure olive oil, refined, and extracted? Do these names sound familiar?

Try pomace olive oil, yes all these names created due to the lower quality of olive oil produced and to differentiate themselves from Extra virgin olive oil, and virgin olive oil.

Now, what is the difference between extra virgin olive oil, and extra light?

The appearances of course, the lighter the color, the brighter, and the name becomes extra light, as simple as it looks.


Using olive oil for hair will help to solve some general problems

Do you want to have healthy and thicker hair? Just rub olive oil on your scalp on regular basis and get beautiful hair to grow gloriously.

No one ever doubts the health benefit of olive oil, because of high monounsaturated fat content, the good fat as opposed to saturated fat, the bad one.

As you know, mono-saturated fat can regulate cholesterol, oxidation that can reduce inflammation, prevent hypertension and protecting you from heart disease.


The olive oil benefits for hair

  • Preventing hair fall – You can use olive oil for hair growth, and prevent hair loss.Due to mono-saturated fat content, antioxidant, as well as vitamin E, those key ingredients that nourish and strengthen your hair’s roots which automatically you get to avoid hair loss.
  • Scalp cleanser – olive oil can clean your scalp, preventing DHT hormone to grow which responsible for thinner hair grows.
  • Hair softener – the natural softener quality of olive oil has been widely used by Industries to produce better conditioners.
  • Flea exterminator – using olive oil for hair will help you to kill both flea and bacteria growing on scalp.


Simple olive oil hair treatment

The better way to apply olive oil on hair is simply by heating process.

  • First pour about half a cup of oil into aroma-therapy burner and turn on the heat. Let the oil to reach warm temperature, touch it with your fingers, if warm enough then they are ready to be applied on your hair.
  • Get a little of those heated olive oil onto the palm of your hand, and rub into your hair with a little massage movements with the tip of your fingers.
  • After massaging cover your hair with shower cap. Covering your hair will help the oil to penetrate into the hair’s pores. Let your hair covered at least one to two hours, and then rinse with shampoo.

Using olive oil regularly, you’ll see how your hair will look more shiny, smoother, and healthier.



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      greeneryday 3 years ago from Some tropical country

      Hello princess, you don't need to apply olive oil and leave it overnight, all you need is to leave it for couple hours and rinse your hair with shampoo. I hope this time will work the way it should be. Cheers

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      greeneryday 5 years ago from Some tropical country

      Hi healthylife2 , I think it'll work just like what other people have said this olive oil has many benefits, one would be giving your hair healthier... thank you for the vote :)

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      Healthy Life 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I will have to try this on my hair. I used it on my eyebrows when I wanted them to grow back and really think it worked. Voted up!

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      greeneryday 5 years ago from Some tropical country

      KoffeeKlatch Gals, I am glad that you enjoyed reading this hub, thank for the vote...

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I enjoyed your hub. You've explained clearly and concisely how to use it, how it is madeI loved the background work you put into it. Up and awesome.

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      greeneryday 5 years ago from Some tropical country

      MarleneB, thank you for reading this hub and leave a comment, so you also use olive oil on skin? that's good, cheers...

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      What a wonderful explanation of how olive oil helps the hair and scalp. Olive oil has so many uses. I even use it as a skin softener.

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      greeneryday 5 years ago from Some tropical country

      carol7777 , hello thank you for reading this hub, for the comment and the vote...

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Well I use olive oil for cooking, why not my hair. I had no idea of all these great benefits. I guess you just rub a bit into the scalp everyday. Well today is a good day to start. Voted UP and shared.