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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 1 year 41 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 4 years 32 weeks
Thanks for this tip...
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 4 years 41 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 4 years 50 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 4 years 50 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.