June 16, 2016

Try One of These Olive Oil Masks to Restore Dry, Damaged Hair

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by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

Olive oil has been used for centuries as a tool for beautiful hair, skin and nails. Olive oil is often used for hair care because of its natural conditioning and hydrating properties and is especially helpful in repairing damage to dry, brittle hair.

While the smell can be quite off-putting, the one downside pales in comparison to the several benefits it brings to dry, thirsty strands. This is a great natural oil for dandruff and dryness and ideal for hot oil treatments. If you suffer from dry hair – then these 3 hair masks are perfect for you.


Avocados are rich in healthy fats, which make them very useful in treating dry, damaged hair. When combined with olive oil, avocados add moisture and bring life back to severely dry hair.

-1 small, very ripe avocado
-1/4 cup milk
-2 tbsp. olive oil
-Plastic shower cap
-Hand mixer (optional)

Peel and remove the seed from the avocado. Place the peeled avocado in a mixing bowl and blend thoroughly. Be sure to mash the avocado very well to remove any chunks and small pieces. Add the milk to the avocado a little bit at a time in order to achieve a smooth, thick consistency. You may not need to use the entire ¼ cup of milk.

Next, add the olive oil and mix well. Apply the mixture to the hair, paying close attention to areas that are very dry and damaged. Cover the hair with a shower cap and let the mask sit for at least 30 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

While rinsing, comb through the hair to make sure all traces of avocado have been removed.


Eggs are an excellent source of protein and while the proteins are too bit to penetrate the hair shaft, it is still a widely used ingredient in popular hair masks. This hair mask uses eggs and olive oil to give your hair added shine and moisture.

-1-2 eggs (depending on the length/thickness of your hair)
-2 tbsp. olive oil
-¼ cup milk
-Plastic shower cap
-Hand mixer (optional)

Crack eggs into a mixing bowl and mix well using a whisk or an egg beater. Add the milk and olive oil to the bowl and whisk well. Apply the mixture to the hair, working in small sections. Massage the mask into the scalp and make sure that your ends are thoroughly coated.

Cover the hair with a shower cap and then wrap your head in an old towel to catch any leaks or drips. Let the mask sit on the hair for at least 20 minutes before rinsing with cold or lukewarm water. Don’t use hot water – it will cook the eggs into your hair, which isn’t good. After rinsing, cowash your hair and comb through to remove any traces of egg.

Olive oil alone packs enough conditioning power to treat and repair even the most dry, damaged hair. For this mask the only thing you’ll need is a bottle of your favorite virgin olive oil and a disposable shower cap.

Begin by applying olive oil to clean, damp hair. Be sure to work in small sections and make sure that every part of the hair is thoroughly coated with oil. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let the oil sit for at least 30-45 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Are you harnessing the power of olive oil for your hair? Share your favorite olive oil hair mask recipe.

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