I always recommend moisturizing with water and then sealing with an oil. The water is absorbed by the cuticle layer of your hair strand and the oil will seal in the moisture.
About Olive Oil
Olives are rich in polyphenols. Polyphenols are water soluble substances, which have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which is great for hair!
Is Olive Oil Good For Hair?
YES! The reason is that some of the best treatments for hair can be made at home using olive oil. The immediate results of such treatments are, more manageable and healthier looking hair. At the same time your scalp will be much cleaner after an olive oil hair treatment.
Olive oil for dry hair or curly hair with dreadlocks work very well. It smoothens out dry and frizzy hair, at the same time there is no grease build up, which is normally seen with other hair oils. There are times when the most silky hair too becomes difficult to manage. On such days, you can opt for an olive oil hair conditioning massage for about half an hour. At times, olive oil is very heavy for a hair massage, you can therefore mix it with some other oil like coconut oil in the ratio 1:1 and then massage your hair with it. Not only will your hair get conditioned, olive oil will also remove the static and frizz from your hair. There are people who make use of olive oil as a serum. Take very small quantity of olive oil on your hand. Rub your hands together and then run them through your hair.
Olive Oil for Hair Growth
Extra virgin oil is rich in high levels of mono-unsaturated fatty acids and Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, which is good for hair growth. Both mono-unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E are good for moisturizing, protecting and nourishing hair. Olive oil makes hair grow stronger. Olive oil has emollient properties, due to which olive oil for hair loss, is often recommended. Olive oil for hair care is great, for another reason. It helps in battling dandruff, which can be one of the reasons for hair loss. But olive oil doesn’t re-grow your hair, it just makes the existing hair stronger, so they don’t break easily.
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Sources: “Is Olive Oil Good For Hair” Buzzle.com
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Jenell Stewart, formally known as BlakIzBeautyful is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Kinky Curly Coily Me. Jenell has a MS in special education and dedicates her time to educating and uplifting women with kinky, curly, coily hair. She big chopped on March 26, 2010 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.View all Jenell posts.