Olive oil is an amazing product widely used in cooking, folk medicine and cosmetology. For example, this "liquid gold" can be used for hair care.
Olive oil is a source of valuable elements. It is rich in polyphenols, fatty acids, phosphatides, sterols, carotenoids, tocopherols, vitamins, and other biologically active substances. Thus, polyphenols have antioxidant properties: they protect cells from destruction, which means they prevent hair loss. Vitamin A contained in "liquid gold" is responsible for the silkiness of the curls and their luxurious shine. But the sterols present in olive oil strengthen the hair from the inside and prevent stratification. Phospholipids are excellent at fighting skin inflammation and soothing irritated scalp.
Thanks to such a diverse composition, olive oil provides optimal moisture and nourishment of the hair, fights dry skin and dandruff, prevents hair loss, restores it, and also gives it a healthy shine.
Rules for using olive oil for hair
When caring for hair, it is recommended to use natural cold-pressed olive oil. To enhance its healing properties, "liquid gold" should be slightly warmed up in a water bath before use. If olive oil is used to stimulate hair growth, apply it to the scalp using gentle massaging movements (fingertips). But when treating split ends with “liquid gold”, only the ends of the hair are covered. To make the hair shine with a luxurious shine, the hair is evenly covered with this healing elixir.
Apply olive oil to dry hair before washing. To enhance the effect of a one-component mask, put a plastic bag or a rubber cap on your head and hold olive oil for at least an hour, and then wash off with warm water and shampoo. It is better to rinse the hair with chamomile (fair-haired girls) or nettle (if the hair is dark) decoction. The recommended frequency of using olive oil for hair is twice to three times a week. The course lasts 10-12 procedures.
Cosmetic blends based on olive oil for hair
To stimulate hair growth, use a mask prepared from the following components:
- 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice;
- 200 ml of olive oil.
A slightly warmed mixture is applied to the strands for 1-1.5 hours twice a week.
A cosmetic product will prevent hair loss, the recipe for which is as follows:
- 100 ml of olive oil;
- 100 ml of pepper tincture.
The oil warmed to a comfortable temperature is mixed with the tincture and the composition is applied to the root system. After 25-27 minutes, the nutrient mass is washed off with water and shampoo. This mask is contraindicated for skin diseases.
A cosmetic product that contains the following ingredients will strengthen lifeless hair:
- 2 chicken yolks;
- 4 tablespoons honey;
- 200 ml of honey;
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice.
Mix the components and cover the hair with the composition, and after 30-37 minutes wash off with water and shampoo.