Olive Oil Hair Growth

Every one loves to have healthy, thick hair. But, hormonal changes, over processing of hair, lifestyle habits, stress, aging, pollution, lack of sleep, poor diet, genetic problems, certain medications take a toll on the hair health, causing early hair loss. Read on to find out how this olive oil can help treat hair loss and grow hair stronger.

Best Ways to Use Olive Oil for Hair Growth
Olive oil has got amazing properties that help in nourishing the scalp, promoting healthy hair growth and also prevent hair loss and hence Olive oil can be used as an effective hair growth treatment.

Is Olive Oil good for Hair Growth?

The best ways to treat hair loss and thinning problem is to neutralize the above bad effects by using natural remedies. Olive oil is one of the best ways to handle such issues. Olive oil home remedies not only makes your hair softer and more manageable, but also helps the hair grow faster, much thicker and denser.

Benefits Of Olive Oil For Hair Growth

Since the time of ancient Romans, olive oil has been used as a hair care natural product. Hair experts claim that olive oil not only promotes healthy skin, but can also helps in making your hair healthy and strong.

(i) One of the prime reasons for hair loss is the production of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DTH). This hormone infects the hair follicle and weakens it, causing hair loss. Regular use of olive oil on hair obstructs production of the said DTH hormone, thereby helps reduce hair fall.

(ii) It contains various nutrients, including mono-unsaturated fatty acids that decrease the hair loss by strengthening your hair from roots to tips. It thickens hair strands as well. Its rich content of omega-6 fatty acids condition and strengthen the hair shaft, thus protect your hair from snapping off.

(iii) Massaging your scalp with olive oil will help to boost blood circulation that stimulates the follicles to grow thicker hair strands.

(iv) It improves level of oxygen supply to the scalp and balances pH levels of the scalp as well, both of which promote hair growth.

(v) It contains antioxidants, which help in promoting scalp and hair health and so save them from getting damaged. Free radicals are unstable molecules that cause cell damage. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals and thereby prevent damage.

(vi) It works as a natural conditioner on your hair, thus it nourishes and moisturizes your scalp.

(vii) It’s an effective natural remedy to heal the dry and flaky scalp, which in turn makes the hair look soft and shiny.

(viii) It has ability to penetrate deep into the hair shafts and seal in the moisture, so moisturizes and nourishes your hair to get healthier.

(ix) It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that help soothe an aggravated scalp, treating issues such as itching, dandruff and clogged follicles. Dandruff and clogged follicles are the leading causes of hair loss.

(x) It cleanses the scalp to remove buildup of dust, dirt and other impurities.

Using Olive Oil For Hair Growth – Methods, Tricks And Recipes

1. Olive Oil Basic Recipe: Use this method to remove impurities and sebum build-up, which otherwise will impede your hair growth.

(i) Warm extra virgin olive oil a little bit. Apply and massage it gently for a few minutes on the scalp and hair thoroughly, using your fingertips at nighttime. Massaging will ensure that the oil is well spread and absorbed.

(ii) Wrap your hair in a warm damp towel or cover with shower cap.

(iii) Let it sit on your scalp and hair for a few hours or if you like you may leave it on overnight and wash it off with your favorite shampoo the following morning.

(iv) You can use this remedy twice a week.

2. Olive Oil With Egg White And Honey For Faster Hair Growth: This method is great for hair growth and to make hair grow faster, longer and healthier.

Egg white is a rich source of high quality protein and packed with other hair friendly nutrients such as sulfur, iron, zinc, iodine and phosphorous which all combined help in spurting new hair growth. The honey is a natural humectant, which acts as a conditioner and helps in retaining moisture. This mask works equally well for oily hair.

You will need:

(i) Egg Whites: 2

(ii) Olive Oil: 1 tablespoon, extra virgin

(iii) Honey: 1 tablespoon, organic

Method:

(i) Take 2 eggs, separate their whites, and mix in the oil and honey with the egg whites. Whisk them in a glass bowl thoroughly until they combined well and form a mixture of uniform consistency.

(ii) Apply the mixture onto your scalp and all over your hair.

(iii) Once your scalp and hair are fully covered, cover your hair with a shower cap to avoid mess. Let the mixture sit in for about 20 minutes.

(iv) Wash your hair with cool water, using a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

(v) Use this remedy once a week.

3. Olive Oil, Yogurt and Egg Hair Mask For Stronger Hair:

 You will need:

(i) Egg: 1 whole egg (if your hair is dry or normal); 1 egg white (for oily hair).

(ii) Plain yogurt or curd: 2-3 tablespoons, use fat free yogurt for oily hair and whole milk yogurt for dry hair.

(iii) Olive oil: 2 teaspoon, extra virgin

Method:

 (i) Mix all the above ingredients together thoroughly. You will have to whisk the ingredients to get a mixture of uniform consistency.

(ii) Apply the mixture onto your scalp and massage your scalp gently for few minutes. Apply the remaining formula, working down all along your hair till tips of the hair. Massage gently.

(iii) Cover your hair with a shower cap to avoid mess and let the formula work its magic for a couple of hours.

(iv) Rinse your hair thoroughly with water and then wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

Note: If you are allergic to eggs, then you can use above formula without using egg.

Apply this remedy twice a week.

4. Olive Oil And Cayenne Pepper To Improve Hair Growth: Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin that helps in stimulating your scalp to improve the circulation of blood. With improved blood circulation your hair tend to grow faster.

Method 1

You will need:

Olive oil: 1/2 cup, extra virgin

Cayenne peeper powder: 1 teaspoon

(i) Put the olive oil in a pan and heat it slightly on a low flame. While heating add in the cayenne powder and keep stirring to avoid clumping.

(ii) Remove the pan from heat. Let it to cool down. Apply it onto your scalp for few minutes while it’s still warm. Take care that it’s not hot to burn your scalp.

(iii) Gently massage the mixture into your scalp, leaving it there for about 2 hours. If you desire you can let it sit overnight. Wash it off with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

(iv) Apply this remedy 2-3 times a week.

If you don’t have enough time, simply mix 1 tablespoon of cayenne powder with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin oil. Massage gently the mixture onto your scalp, leaving it there for about 20 minutes. Wash it off with cool water. You may use a mild sulfate-free shampoo for washing your hair.

Method 2

You will need:

Mustard powder: 1 tablespoon

Cayenne pepper powder: 1 tablespoon

Olive oil: 2 tablespoon, extra virgin

Water: 2 tablespoon

Egg yolk: 1

(i) Mix all the above ingredients together thoroughly. You will have to whisk the ingredients to get a mixture of uniform consistency.

(ii) Apply the mixture onto your scalp and hair, and massage gently.

(iii) Cover your hair to avoid mess and let the mixture work its magic for about 30 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

(iv) Apply this remedy twice a week.

5. Olive Oil And Garlic Hair Mask For Healthy Hair: It contains antimicrobial properties that help strengthen hair follicles, while keeping the scalp healthy. Plus it has many minerals, which are essential for hair growth. It is also a rich source of vitamin C, which is known to accelerate the rate at which hair grows.

Method 1:

You Will Need:

Garlic: 10 cloves, fresh

Olive oil: 1/4th cup, extra virgin

(i) Peel the garlic cloves and blend them with the olive oil until you get a smooth paste. Put this paste in an airtight container. Keep the container in a cool, dark place.

(ii) When you want to use, take about 2-3 tablespoon of this paste in a glass bowl for the application.

(iii) Apply the paste onto your scalp. Work it through the rest of your hair. But, make sure that you focus most on your scalp.

(iv) Let the mixture sit on your scalp and hair for about 45 minutes. First rinse your hair with cool/lukewarm water thoroughly and then use a mild sulfate-free shampoo to wash your hair.

Method 2:

You will need:

Garlic: 5 cloves, fresh

Olive oil: 3 tablespoons, extra virgin

(i) Crush the garlic cloves and add the crushed garlic to the olive oil in a pan.

(ii) Heat the mixture on a low flam until the cloves turn slightly brown.

(iii) Remove the pan from heat and let it cool down.

(iv) Massage the mixture gently into roots of the hair follicles while it’s still a little warm.

(v) After about an hour rinse your hair thoroughly, followed by washing your hair with a mild sulfate-free herbal shampoo.

Use this remedy 2-3 times a week.

Method 3:

You will need:

Olive oil: 1/2 cup,

Garlic: 4 cloves, fresh

(i) Chop or crush the garlic. Put both the crushed or chopped garlic and the olive oil in a glass container. Close the lid keep it aside for 12-15 days.

(ii) When you want to use, shake the mixture and warm it up.

(iii) Gently massage the mixture into your scalp and hair.

(iv) After about an hour rinse your hair thoroughly, and then wash with a mild sulfate free shampoo.

6. Olive Oil And Vitamin E Oil Hair Pack: Vitamin E has antioxidant properties, which play a good role in encouraging growth of hair. Olive oil itself is an excellent source of vitamin E. To reinforce it further, an easy way is to add in extra vitamin E oil to promote fast hair growth.

You will need:

(i) Vitamin E capsules: 2

(ii) Olive oil: 2 tablespoon, extra virgin

Method:

(i) Take the capsules, make a small hole in each capsule using a needle. Extract the vitamin E gel and mix in 2 tablespoons of a little warm olive oil.

(ii) Before applying, stir the mixture well. Massage it gently onto the scalp.

(iii) Let the mixture stay on your scalp for about 45 minutes. Rinse your hair with water first, and then wash using a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

Use this remedy 2-3 times a week.

7. Olive Oil And Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil helps in removing dead cells, unclogging the hair follicles and moisturizing your hair. Moreover, it helps in treating bacterial and fungal infections. Olive oil when combined with tea tree oil, their combination becomes an effective treatment for head lice, hair loss, itchy scalp, and dandruff. This combination is quite good for improving hair growth.

You will need:

(i) Olive oil: 3 tablespoons, extra virgin

(ii) Tea tree oil: 10 drops

Method:

(i) Mix well the two ingredients.

(ii) Apply the mixture to your scalp and massage it for few minutes.

(iii) Wrap your head with a hot towel to open up all the clogged pores.

(iv) Allow it to stay on your head for a couple of hours or if you like let it sit overnight.

(v) Rinse your hair with water thoroughly, and then wash with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

You can use this remedy twice a week.

8. Cinnamon, Honey, And Olive Oil: Cinnamon is a potent natural ingredient that helps stimulate blood circulation, so can make your hair grow fast. When combined with honey, it improves hair health and also strengthens the new hair growth.

You will need

(i) Cinnamon: 1 tablespoon

(ii) Honey: 1 tablespoon, organic

(iii) Olive oil: 1 tablespoon, extra virgin

Method:

(i) Mix the ingredients in a glass bowl, until you have a smooth mixture of uniform consistency.

(ii) Apply the mixture starting from your scalp and working it down to the ends of your hair. Massage your scalp for a few minutes, leaving the mask on for about 25-30 minutes.

(iii) Cover your hair with a shower cap to avoid mess.

(iv) Now rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water and then wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

You can use this remedy twice a week.

9. Rosemary And Olive Oil Hair Mask: This hair mask is a good treatment for oily hair. Whereas rosemary helps manage oil production, the olive oil conditions your hair without weighing it down. Too much of oil production can clog the pores, which consequently leads to hair-fall. It also stimulates your scalp and encourages hair re-growth.

You will need:

(i) Olive oil: 2-3 tablespoon, extra virgin

(ii) Rosemary essential oil: 3-4 drops

Method:

(i) Mix the two oils in a glass bowl, and your rosemary-olive oil blend is ready.

(ii) Just warm up the oil mix a little bit, and gently massage it onto your scalp for 5 minutes.

(iii) Once your scalp is fully covered, work the oil into your hair till the ends of your hair so that it is fully covered.

(iv) Allow the oil mix to sit for about 30 minutes.

(v) Rinse your hair with cool/lukewarm water thoroughly and then wash with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

You can use this remedy twice a week.

10. Ginger And Olive Oil For Hair Loss: Ginger contains linoleic acid and other potent ingredients that improves blood flow, so can promote hair growth. Bonus point is that it also helps treat dryness and soothes scalp issues such as dandruff.

You will need:

(i) Ginger paste: 1 tablespoon, fresh

(ii) Olive oil: 1 tablespoon, extra virgin

Method:

(i) Mix well the two ingredients in a glass bowl.

(ii) Gently massage this mixture into your scalp using your fingertips.

(iii) Once you’re through massaging your scalp, continue massaging for an additional 5 minutes to boost blood circulation.

(iv) Work the remaining oil through your hair and leave it in for 30 minutes.

(v) Rinse your hair with cool/lukewarm water thoroughly and then wash with a mild sulfate-free shampoo

Apply this remedy twice a week.

11. Olive Oil And Coconut Oil: Coconut oil contains lauric and capric acid along with other essential fatty acids that bind the proteins present in hair; thereby your hair is saved from breakage and hair loss.

Method 1

You will need:

Coconut oil: 2 tablespoon, pure without additives

Olive oil: 1 tablespoon

(i) Mix the two oils together in 2:1 ratio.

(ii) Gently massage the oil mix onto your scalp for a few minutes, leaving it on for few more minutes.

(iii) Wash your hair using mild, sulfate-free shampoo.

Method 2

You will need:

Olive oil: 2 tablespoon, extra virgin

Coconut oil: 2 tablespoon, pure without additives

Honey: 2 tablespoon, organic

Egg: 1, whole

(i) Warm the coconut oil and mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl. Whisk the mixture so that you get a mixture of uniform consistency.

(ii) Apply and massage the mixture gently onto your scalp for a few minutes. Work the mixture down to you hair until the tips of your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap to avoid mess.

(iii) Wait for about 2 hours, and then wash your hair with cool water using a mild sulfate free shampoo.

Method 3

You will need:

Coconut milk: 1/2 cup

Olive oil: 3 teaspoon, extra virgin

(i) Mix the two ingredients thoroughly in a glass bowl.

(ii) Apply and massage the mask gently onto your scalp for a few minutes. Work the remaining mixture down to you hair until the tips of your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap to avoid mess.

(iii) Let the mask sit for a couple of hours then wash it off using a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

You can use the above three olive oil hair masks twice a week.

13. Olive Oil, Castor Oil And Lemon Oil Hair Mask – Over Night Treatment To Grow Hair:

 You will need:

(i) Olive oil: 2 tablespoon, extra virgin

(ii) Castor oil: 1 tablespoon

(iii) Lemon essential oil: 3 drops

Method:

(i) Mix the olive and castor oil together in a glass bowl, and warm the oil mix a little bit. Add in lemon essential oil and stir the mixture.

(ii) Apply and massage the mixture onto your scalp and hair for about 5 minutes at night. Cover your hair with towel.

(iii) Leave on the hair mask overnight. Next morning, apply freshly squeezed lemon juice.

(iv) Rinse your hair thoroughly with water and then wash it with a mild herbal shampoo.

You can apply this hair growth formula twice a week.

14. Olive Oil, Aloe Vera And Honey: Aloe vera gel contains various essential fatty acids, zinc, vitamin A, C and E and iron, etc. These nutrients together make your hair grow stronger.

You will need:

(i) Olive oil: 2 teaspoons, extra virgin

(ii) Aloe vera gel: 2 teaspoon

(iii) Honey: 1/2 teaspoon, organic

Method: Mix well all the ingredients. Apply and massage the mix onto to your scalp & hair, leaving it on for about an hour and then wash your hair as stated in above methods.

Note: You can add in egg and whisk the mixture to make this mask more effective.

You can use this mask twice a week.

15. Olive Oil, Egg And Lemon Juice Mask To Condition And Help Your Hair Grow Faster: Egg is packed with super quality protein. Protein is essentially needed to strengthen and grow your hair. Lemon is high in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 and C. It also contains antioxidants, which help in improving circulation and stimulating healthy hair growth.

You will need:

(i) Egg: 1 whole egg (for normal to dry hair) or 1 egg white for oily hair.

(ii) Lemon juice: freshly squeezed from 1/2 lemon

(iii) Olive oil: 1 tablespoon

Method:

(i) Mix the ingredients and whisk until you get a mixture of uniform consistency.

(ii) Apply this mask on the hair and scalp. Massage gently your scalp for few minutes.

(iii) Cover your hair with a shower cap and wait for about 30 minutes.

(iv) Rinse and wash your hair as stated in above methods. Use cool or lukewarm water. Hot water can cook egg in your hair.

Apply this home remedy twice a week. Here is an olive oil and egg yolk hair mask recipe for dry hair.

Natural Beauty Tips:

(i) For skin and hair care always use extra virgin olive oil.

(ii) Avoid scratching your scalp.

(iii) Try these olive oil diy hair masks.

Along with using the above remedies, eat a nutritional diet, relax, stay hydrated, cover your hair with hat or scarf when you go out to protect your hair from the harmful sunrays and avoid using chemical based hair styling products.

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