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Dry Brittle Hair? Olive Oil to the rescue!

Do you have dry frizzy ends?  Don't want to spend $$$ on name brand oils for hair?  There is a little known wonderful quality of olive oil.  In the Middle East, they have used olive oil for centuries on their hair.  Drizzle a tiny tab of olive oil in your palms and rub together gently.  Apply to ends of hair and comb through with a wide tooth comb.  I do this on a day when I am not working and just let it moisturize all day.  Your ends will be much healthier and shinier! 

Mary-J-27 Mary-J-27 2 years 51 weeks
I used olive oil for my hair and it did make it shinier and softer but thicker....not really. I only really got stronger hair and less hair loss after I started using argan oil. It was called Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan oil, I ordered it online and I still use it but for frizz and to keep my hair soft :)
bellaswan79 bellaswan79 5 years 42 weeks
Thanks for this tip...
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years 50 weeks
I have naturally super-curly dry hair. For the first half of my life I just pulled it into a pony tail and ignored it! For a while I washed it everyday and moussed the hell out of it. Not any more! Big sexy hair is a hassle but I love it. I've been using L'oreal Nature's Therapy Mega-Moisture Nurturing Creme for a few months and it's worked wonderfully! I get it at Sally's. I wash my hair only two to three times a week, and when I do I shampoo first, towel dry, then put the conditioner in. I apply heat- this is weird but it works- by throwing a bath towel in the dryer til it's hot, then wrapping a plastic grocery bag around my hair and the towel around that. This has really made a huge difference- my hair is so much more manageable. I will definitely try olive oil and see how it works. I'll let you know!
blondeyy blondeyy 6 years 7 weeks
Thank you! It is really good for your hair! There are all sorts of new olive oil shampoos, conditioners, etc., at the salons, but if you read the ingredients - not much olive oil in them at all - just chemicals. AND, you don't have to spend any $$$.
Lori-Gragg Lori-Gragg 6 years 8 weeks
What a great and inexpensive idea,I am definately going to try this,I have naturally curly hair,not real curly,but with frizzy dry ends,and I don't want to cut it because my hair takes forever to grow back, so thanks for the inexpensive tip.