by Sunshyne of Hairliciousinc.com

Why is EVOO So Amazing?  

Have you tried Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) in your hair regimen? If not, wait no longer! When used on the hair, extra virgin olive oil can nourish, condition and improve the strength and elasticity.

Due to it’s ability to penetrate the hair shaft, this rich moisturizing oil can reach the cortex of the hair, allowing the hair to feel conditioned, nourished, and healthy with each use.

Extra virgin olive oil contains antioxidant vitamin E, vitamin A and helps heal dry flaky scalp, also known as dandruff.

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How to Use Olive Oil in Your Natural Hair Regimen: 

  1. Pre-Poo treatment – Add 2-4 tbsps of EVOO to your dry unwashed hair. Apply to the ends first. Use the rest in your scalp. Cover your hair with a plastic cap for 15-20mins (with or without heat). Wash and condition as usual.
  2. Hot Oil Treatment – Add 2 tbsps of EVOO to a applicator bottle. Place bottle in warm water to heat up. Test on wrist until desired temp is reached. Apply to the scalp and massage for 10-15 mins. The oil will help dandruff and dryness and the massage will promote growth.
  3. Leave-in – You can use a dab of EVOO over your leave-in conditioner to lock in moisture thus helping to retain a proper moisture balance.
  4. Mixed into your deep conditioner – Add 1-2 tbsps of EVOO to your desired deep conditioner for soft, conditioned, smooth hair. This is my favorite method!

CurlyNikki commenter Dana uses it as a pre-poo by mixing it with sweet almond oil and jojoba:

And commenter Yazzy has her own DIY EVOO Deep Conditioner. Just mix 1/4 cup of EVOO, 1/4 cup of honey and a 1/4 cup of conditioner.


    Are you an EVOO girl? How do you use it? How often?

    This article was originally published on July 10th 2013 and has been updated for grammar and clarity.