6 Amazing Benefits of Olive Oil for Hair

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6 Amazing Benefits of Olive Oil for Hair

Oh, how we all love our hair! Healthy, shiny hair is something we are proud to flaunt. Other than the conventional remedies and oils, which are well-documented, here’s an ingredient that may prove to be the one that transforms your hair from dull and dry to drop dead gorgeous. OLIVE OIL!

Benefits of Olive Oil for Hair and How to Use it Efficiently :

  1. DANDRUFF CONTROL
  2. PREVENTS SPLIT ENDS
  3. PROMOTES HAIR GROWTH
  4. BUILDS STRENGTH AND SHINE
  5. PREVENTS LICE
  6. PROVIDES SOFTNESS
  1. DANDRUFF CONTROL

    Dandruff is a product of dryness of the scalp. Hence, olive oil provides the required hydration and moisturisation of the scalp preventing dandruff. As olive oil is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins A & E and other vital nutrients it helps in preventing most hair and scalp problems like dandruff. A massage with olive oil effectively locks in the moisture and gets rid of unwanted dead hair cells. It’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties help make the scalp clean and hair softer.
    • Olive & coconut oil massage

       
       
       
      Combining the two powerhouse oils, which deep condition and moisturize the hair and scalp, results in giving you stunning & beautiful hair.

      Ingredients:
      • 2 tbsp Dabur Vatika Enriched Olive Hair Oil
      • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
      Method:
      • Mix olive & coconut oils together and warm them
      • Allow the oils to cool for a few minutes and apply them on hair and scalp
      • Massage on the scalp for 10-15 minutes and leave the oil to rest in your hair overnight
      • Next morning, wash with a mild shampoo and repeat the process twice a week
    • Olive oil & Honey

      Honey has amazing anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties and hence when combined with olive oil works wonders for your hair. The mixture treats dandruff by providing the required moisturisation to the scalp keeping problems of dryness, itchiness and flakiness miles away.

      Ingredients:
      • 1 cup olive oil
      • 2 tbsp honey
      Method:
      • Warm olive oil and mix it with honey.
      • Let the mixture cool down, then apply on scalp and hair
      • Gently massage the mixture and leave on for 10-15 minutes.
      • Wash off with herbal shampoo and repeat the process once a week
    • Olive oil and apple cider vinegar

      If you suffer from dandruff, there is nothing better than a combination of olive oil and apple cider vinegar that wears off the itchy and dry scalp, making hair healthy from roots to tips.

      Ingredients:
      • 1/2 cup olive oil (warm)
      • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
      Method:
      • Mix half a cup of warm olive oil with two teaspoons apple cider vinegar
      • Let the mixture cool and then apply on scalp and hair tips
      • Leave the mix in the hair for 30 minutes and thereafter wash with cold water
      • Repeat the process once a week for best results
      Learn more about home remedies on dandruff removal .
  2. PREVENTS SPLIT ENDS

    Split ends mostly happen due to dryness and breakage in hair follicles. Olive oil, apart from being an ideal conditioner, also rejuvenates dull and lifeless hair. Olive oil not only protect your hair from the oxidation of keratin protein, it also nourishes it with vitamins A, B-1, B-2, C, D, E and K and iron; thus keeping them soft and beautiful.
    • Olive oil & egg mask

      Eggs and olive oil are a great way to get rid of split ends permanently. The fatty acids and proteins in egg help strengthening follicles and hence less breakage happens. They also smoothen hair, reduce tangles and enhance resistance to rupture.

      Ingredients:
      • 1 egg yolk
      • 2 tbsp olive oil
      • 1 tbsp honey
      Method:
      • Whisk an egg yolk and mix in it two tablespoons olive oil and one tablespoon honey
      • Apply the mixture on damp hair and leave it on for half an hour.
      • Rinse off with a mild shampoo like Dabur Vatika Split Treatment Shampoo
      • Repeat the process once a week.
    • Avocado & olive oil mask

      Apart from health benefits, avocado also works as an excellent conditioner that helps boosting hair shine. Loaded with protein, folic acid, vitamins A, D and E, avocado stimulates hair growth hereby reducing the risk of split ends.

      Ingredients:
      • 1 avocado
      • 1 tbsp olive oil
      Method:
      • Mash one ripe avocado and mix two tablespoon olive oil in it
      • Apply this mask on hair and leave it for at least 30 minutes
      • Gently massage so that the mask spreads evenly across the hair
      • Wash with a mild shampoo
      • Repeat the process weekly
    • Olive oil & beer

      Beer is known to end the reign of split ends by providing the necessary nourishment to the hair follicles. It not only works as a conditioner but boosts volume and shine in the hair.

      Ingredients:
      • Two tablespoon olive oil
      • 1 cup beer
      Method:
      • Mix a cup of beer with two tablespoons of warm olive oil.
      • Apply the mixture evenly on damp hair
      • Massage for 10-15 minutes so that the mixture spreads evenly
      • Let it sit on for another two to three minutes
      • Wash it off with a mild shampoo
      • Repeat the process once or twice a week
      Learn more about home remedies for split ends .
  3. PROMOTES HAIR GROWTH

    Apart from hormonal changes, certain medical issues, hair coloring, stress, lifestyle habits, pollution, poor diet and many other components add to the problem of hair breakage. Hence hair growth either gets stalled or one loses hair frequently. Being a natural conditioner, olive oil helps in promoting hair growth by boosting hair health.
    • Olive oil with egg whites

      Egg with its natural proteins, zinc and iodine helps in boosting hair health and thus combining it with olive oil works wonders, giving you long and shiny hair.

      Ingredients:
      • 1 egg white
      • 1 tbsp honey
      • 1 tbsp olive oil
      Method:
      • Break an egg and separate the whites from the yolk.
      • Add a tablespoon of raw honey to the egg white.
      • Warm a tablespoon olive oil and add it to honey and egg white mix.
      • Let it cool down and thereafter apply the mix to damp hair.
      • Massage it gently on the scalp and keep it on for 30 minutes
      • Wash with cold water & mild shampoo like Dabur Vatika Hair Fall Treatment Shampoo
      • Repeat the process once a week for better results
    • Olive oil & cayenne pepper

      Cayenne pepper helps in boosting the health of hair. Thereby helping them grow long and strong. Cayenne contains capsaicin that enhances blood circulation and makes the hair roots and follicles stronger.

      Ingredients:
      • 1/2 cup olive oil
      • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
      Method:
      • Add half a cup olive oil to one teaspoon cayenne pepper in a bowl and heat the mixture
      • Allow the mix to cool for a few minutes and apply on the scalp
      • Leave the mix on the scalp overnight
      • Next morning, rinse off hair with a mild shampoo
      • Repeat the process twice or thrice a month for effective results
    • Olive oil & garlic mix

      Garlic when mixed with olive oil not only boosts hair health but also helps them grow long, strong and voluminous. Garlic also helps in regenerating new hair follicles and hence is helpful for people looking for hair growth.

      Ingredients:
      • 4-5 garlic cloves
      • 3 tbsp olive oil
      • 3-4 pods of cloves
      Method:
      • Crush four to five garlic cloves in a bowl and add to it three tablespoons olive oil.
      • Transfer the mix to a pan and warm it.
      • In a separate pan, take three to four pods of cloves and roast it slightly.
      • Crush the cloves as well and add it to the garlic and olive oil mixture
      • Let the mixture cool down slightly and apply on the scalp, gently massaging with fingers
      • Keep the mix on for another 10-15 minutes and thereafter rinse with cold water and mild shampoo.
      • Repeat the process once or twice a week.
      Also you can combine the ingredients by warming them and store them in a jar. You can apply the mix once week on the hair.
      Learn more about hair growth tips for long & healthy hair.
  4. BUILDS STRENGTH AND SHINE

    Olive oil has long been used as a natural conditioner for hair. Its potent moisturising and cleansing properties help nourish the hair, from roots to tips and make it soft, shiny and healthy. Permanently replacing your everyday conditioner with olive oil will not just help bring moisture to hair but its regular use will also make it healthy-looking and shiny. Olive oil is rich in vitamins A, E and antioxidants, which help protect the keratin in hair and help to seal in moisture. Olive oil can also help remove the buildup of sebum that hinders hair growth, thus making it a great oil to use for increasing hair growth.
    • Honey, avocado and olive oil hair pack

      Avocado is a rich source of vitamins and other essential non-saturated fats that help restore the natural moisture and pH balance of the scalp, thus giving you beautiful and shiny tresses.

      Ingredients:
      • 1 ripe avocado
      • 1 tbsp honey
      • 1 tbsp olive oil
      Method:
      • Mash a ripe avocado and mix with it one tablespoon each of raw honey and olive oil
      • Blend the mixture well and apply on the hair, gently massaging for 10-12 minutes
      • Leave the mix on hair for another half an hour and thereafter wash with cold water and a mild shampoo
      • Repeat the process weekly to see change in hair texture
    • Olive oil & banana mix

      Bananas help in strengthening the roots, retaining moisture and providing the much needed hydration after chemicals usage and intensive coloring. The fruit is also high in nutrients like vitamins A and E and antioxidants that foster and boost hair health.

      Ingredients:
      • 1 ripe banana
      • ½ cup olive oil
      Method:
      • Peel and mash a ripe banana in a bowl.
      • Add slightly warm olive oil in the mash and let it cool
      • Apply the mix on hair and scalp and gently massage for 10-12 minutes.
      • Wash it off with herbal shampoo
      • Repeat the process once a week for desired results
    • Olive oil & vitamin E

      Vitamin E capsules work like magic for strengthening and boosting hair health. They not only repair the damaged follicles but its anti-inflammatory properties soothe the scalp as well.

      Ingredients:
      • 3 vitamin E capsules
      • ½ cup olive oil
      Method:
      • Pierce three vitamin E capsules and add them to slightly warmed olive oil in a bowl.
      • Mix it properly and apply to both the scalp and hair roots and tips
      • Keep the mix on overnight and wash with cold water followed by a mild shampoo the next day
      • Repeat the process once or twice a week for quick results.
      If for some reason you are unable to find vitamin E tablets, you can prepare the same mix with 2 tablespoons of Dabur Almond Hair Oil.
      Learn more about How to Get Shiny Hair .
  5. PREVENTS LICE

    Olive oil has anti-bacterial and antifungal properties, making it an effective and natural way to get rid of lice. Olive oil helps in suffocating the insects and making the follicles strong to recover from the damage done by lice.
    At home, one can just douse olive oil in hair and smother the lice. Once the lice are combed out of the hair, apply more olive oil to the scalp and hair and cover overnight. Sleep with the olive oil treatment on the hair to kill any remaining lice and get rid of them forever. There are many other masks as well that prevent lice from reproducing and damaging hair.
    • Olive oil with camphor

      Camphor with its anti-septic properties helps in killing lice and healing the scalp, which gets filled with sores. Camphor can also be used as an alternative to chemical-laden shampoos.

      Ingredients:
      • 1/2 cup olive oil
      • A pinch of camphor
      Method:
      • Take half a cup of olive oil and warm it slightly. Then cool it to room temperature
      • Add a pinch of powdered camphor to it and mix well
      • Apply the mix liberally to roots and massage gently, leaving it on overnight
      • Next day, wash hair with cold water and herbal shampoo and repeat the process twice a week for positive results.
    • Olive oil & fenugreek

      Fenugreek or methi seeds are very potent with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and hence work rigorously in seeding out lice from the hair. Ingredients:
      • 1/2 cup fenugreek seeds
      • ½ cup olive oil
      • Water
      Method:
      • Soak half a cup of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Next day, make a fine paste and to it add half a cup olive oil.
      • Mix it together and apply the paste generously on the scalp.
      • Allow it to stay on for 30-45 minutes and then rinse with cool water
      • Repeat the process once a week to get rid of lice
    • Olive oil & almonds

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      Almonds along with olive oil helps get rid of lice permanently. Almonds, when crushed, help suffocate lice and nourish hair, while also killing their eggs.

      Ingredients:
      • A handful of almonds
      • Few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice
      • 2 tbsp olive oil
      Method:
      • Take a handful of almonds and soak them overnight. Next day, crush them to form a paste and add to it two tablespoons olive oil.
      • Thereafter, add two teaspoons lemon juice and mix it properly
      • Apply the mix on the scalp and leave it on for 30-40 minutes
      • Wash off with cold water and repeat weekly
  6. PROVIDES SOFTNESS

    Olive oil is the best therapy to soften hair and seal brittle ends. It is a natural conditioner that helps to prevent dryness, bring back shine and make the tresses look and feel soft. Olive oil is an all-in-one solution for bringing softness and shine to both your scalp and hair.
    • Olive oil & gooseberry

      Gooseberry or amla is a powerful natural ingredient that provides softness and improves hair texture even in one use.

      Ingredients:
      • ½ cup amla powder
      • ½ cup olive oil
      Method:
      • Mix half a cup of amla powder to an equal quantity of olive oil and make a paste
      • Apply the paste on scalp & hair and massage gently for 10-12 minutes
      • Keep it on for another 40-50 minutes and wash with herbal shampoo
      • Repeat once a month
    • Olive oil & mayonnaise

      Mayonnaise is a little unusual yet pretty effective way to provide softness and shine to the hair.

      Ingredients:
      • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
      • 1 tbsp olive oil
      • Few drops lemon juice
      Method:
      • Add two tablespoons mayonnaise to one tablespoon olive oil along with few drops of lemon juice to make a mixture
      • Apply the mix on damp hair and leave it on overnight
      • Rinse with cold water and repeat as required
    • Olive oil & milk

      Milk is a super conditioner that helps add bounce and moisture to the hair.

      Ingredients:
      • ½ cup milk
      • ½ cup olive oil
      Method:
      • Mix half a cup milk with fat to same amount of olive oil and put it in refrigerator to make it thick.
      • Apply the mix on scalp and hair and keep it on for 20-30 minutes.
      • Wash with cold water and feel soft and lustrous hair.

Learn more about how to get soft hair at home naturally.
Also to learn more about how to use olive oil hair fall and olive oil for hair growth read our blogs

Note: The remedies given below recommends the use of Vatika Enriched Olive Hair Oil . Fortified with natural olive & aloe vera extracts and almond proteins; the hair oil moisturises the scalp from deep within and keeps the hair damage free. Added advantage of pampering your tresses with it include keeping you hair looking healthy and beautiful, always.


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