How To Use Olive Oil For Hair Care
It is known by now that olive oil has numerous health benefits from disease and illness prevention to immune system strengthening. But did you know that olive oil has also been used for hair care for thousands of years? People who used it have claimed that it adds shine, body, softness, and resilience.
Olive oil’s primary chemical elements are oleic acid, palmitic acid, and squalene. These are all emollients, which means they have softening qualities. In fact, many shampoos, conditioners, and pomades contain lab-made versions of emollients.
How Does It Work?
Here’s how it works. When olive oil penetrates the hair shaft, it preserves moisture and could add softness and strengthen the hair. The shine said to come from olive oil may be due to the oil smoothing the outer cuticle of the hair.
If that’s the first time you try using olive oil to condition your hair, check out the following steps to get started:
For your first treatment, start with a tablespoon or two of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The amount of olive oil you should use depends on how deeply you want to moisturize and where. If you have long or very thick hair and are looking to treat your entire head, you might need ¼ cup of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Massage the oil deeply into your hair for a few minutes. To get the most effective results, wrap your hair in a shower cap and let the oil soak in for 15 minutes or more.
Comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb before you shampoo the oil out. Then shampoo your hair and dry it to see the results. You might need to shampoo twice.
Now you might be wondering who should use olive oil for hair care. Is it recommended for everyone? Not everyone has the same hair type, and some hair types retain oil for longer than others. Our bodies also naturally produce oil through glands attached to hair follicles, and this oil tends to travel faster down thin and straight hair than it does down coarse or curly hair. Olive oil is most beneficial for dry, thick hair, processed hair and can help smooth the broken or burned ends of your hair.
If you consider trying Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil for hair care, you might end up doing some experiments before finding the best routine that works for your needs. And keep in mind that there is nothing harmful about conditioning with olive oil! You can do it once a week or less often for the best results.