Lots of people think that only young people can have long, healthy hair, but this isn’t true at all! It just takes the right combination of nutrients to keep your locks strong and healthy, which is exactly what olive oil provides! Here are three reasons you should drink olive oil every day if you want long, luxurious hair…
What is it?
The secret to long, healthy hair might lie in your pantry. It’s true! Olive oil is a great conditioner that makes hair soft and shiny. While olive oil doesn’t have as many proteins as coconut oil or as much moisture-locking hydrators like shea butter does, it does have a few advantages that make it an ideal conditioner for your hair. It absorbs into strands well and seals in moisture that keeps hair hydrated but not greasy. You can use olive oil every day—just apply two tablespoons of olive oil while still warm and wrap your head with a shower cap (or plastic wrap). Leave on for at least 15 minutes before washing off with shampoo and conditioning like normal. Your hair will be silky smooth!
How can you use it?
Now here’s something you probably didn’t know about olive oil—it can help with hair growth. Yes, you read that right. Olive oil contains a chemical called oleocanthal that stimulates follicles and helps promote hair growth. You can find oleocanthal in extra virgin olive oil or olive leaf extract if you prefer to get your nutrients from an all-natural source. However you choose to get it, don’t forget to apply olive oil every day after showering!
Will it actually help your hair grow longer?
Some studies have found that applying olive oil to hair might help it grow longer. Researchers at Middlesex University in London discovered that massaging a mixture of olive oil and lavender onto ponytails helped hair grow faster. We found that application of massage olive oil on human scalp enhanced hair growth, said Professor Massimo Piero Dolci. It’s important not to get your hopes up just yet, though: The study only included 10 volunteers (who were paid £200 each) and was only eight weeks long. In addition, there’s some evidence that fatty acids in certain oils—including olives—can kill cancer cells in a laboratory setting; however no long-term clinical trials have been conducted on humans so far.
Where can you buy olive oil shampoo?
Olive oil is a great alternative to standard shampoos. Not only does it leave your hair soft and shiny, but olive oil also naturally nourishes your scalp as well. You can purchase shampoo that has added olive oil or buy pure olive oil from a store and add it to your regular shampoo. When purchasing pure olive oil for use in your hair care routine, make sure you go with organic quality for optimum results. If you don’t want to purchase two types of shampoo, you can try using just a few drops of organic quality olive oil as a rinse after using your normal shampoo. This will help lock in moisture and shine into your hair without changing the composition of your current product routine.
How to use it daily basis?
Research suggests that consuming olive oil could prevent hair from thinning out and falling out as much—in fact, it’s been shown to promote thicker hair growth. The video below explains how exactly you can use olive oil for your hair: First off, always try to purchase extra virgin or cold-pressed (both unrefined) olive oil. Apply by rubbing 1-2 tablespoons into your scalp before bed and leave it in overnight. For maximum results, wash your hair once a week using only baking soda and apple cider vinegar with a pH of 4.0 or lower.