If you think that the merits of olive oil are limited to the kitchen; you’ll be happy to know that introducing this miracle oil to your beauty regimen has more benefits than you can imagine. From kicking dandruff out the window to putting an end to split ends, olive oil does wonders to your hair.
Maintaining your mane is no easy feat, we agree. While some have to deal with dry and brittle hair, others may have major dandruff and greasy hair concerns. So, how do you put an end to all your hair woes? Olive oil is the answer! Olive oil works to make your hair softer and stronger. Being a rich emollient, it helps in conditioning your mane, improving the quality of dull hair and preventing breakage. If you’re looking for some nourishing hair treatments with olive oil being the hero ingredient, read on...
Olive oil + honey
To prepare this hair mask, all you need to do is mix 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon honey. Whisk until the mixture is smooth. First, wash your hair with your regular shampoo and let it air-dry. Once your hair is completely dry, section it and apply the mixture all over, making sure to cover all your hair from roots to tips. Let the mask sit for 30-90 minutes before washing off with shampoo and following it up with conditioner. With its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, honey helps restore dry hair and repair and reduce split ends.
Olive oil + banana
Take a ripe banana and throw it into a blender. Next, blend until smooth and add some olive oil, and blend again. Wash your hair with a shampoo to clean out any dirt or buildup. While your hair is still damp, section it and start applying the mask. Cover all your hair, concentrating on the ends. Let the pack sit for about 30 minutes. Wash off with shampoo in cool water and condition. This hair mask will help moisturise dull and damaged locks and strengthen the hair shaft. Rich in antioxidants, banana helps prevent hairfall and minimizes the loss of moisture.
Olive oil + avocado
To prepare, take 1 ripe avocado, scoop out and mash it until there are no lumps in it. Next, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and mix until the texture is smooth. Start by washing your hair with shampoo to remove any dirt or grime. While your hair is slightly damp, section it by using a wide-tooth comb and apply the mask all over; concentrate on your roots and ends. Cover your hair with a hot damp towel or shower cap and let the mask sit for about 45 minutes. Lastly, wash your hair with shampoo and follow it up with conditioner. This hair mask will help ease tangles and nourish your hair, making it soft, shiny and manageable.
Olive oil + egg
If you have dry hair, use 2 egg yolks to prepare this mask, whereas, for oily hair, use 2 egg whites. Depending on your hair type, make the mixture by adding a few drops of olive oil to the hair mask. Start with washing your hair with shampoo and while your hair is still damp, apply the mixture all over, concentrating more on the tips. Tie your hair in a bun and let the mask sit for about 20 minutes. Rinse your hair with shampoo and cold water and let your hair air-dry. Packed with proteins and nutrients, eggs help boost the health of your hair and add an instant shine to your mane.
Olive oil + mayonnaise
To prepare the mask, stir 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise with olive oil. Wash your hair with shampoo and let it air-dry. Once it’s dry, apply the mask and pay more attention to the roots. Leave the mixture on for about 30 minutes and lastly, wash off with shampoo and follow it up with conditioner. The goodness of eggs and fatty oils in mayonnaise will help remove all dandruff, dirt and grime from your hair and nourish dry hair.