Hot Olive Oil Hair Treatment
This hot hair oil treatment is easy and effective in treating damaged and dry hair.
Restores strength and shine
Olive oil hydrates hair and delivers a dose of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids to restore strength and shine. If your hair is colored or damaged by heat, resulting in a dry, straw-like appearance, olive oil is the ultimate solution.
Its omega-3 fatty acids can penetrate the hair shaft, providing moisture from within to prevent breakage and ensure hair remains strong and silky. Some say this can also help with hair growth, among other hair benefits.
Contains emollient squalene
It also contains squalene – a hot skincare ingredient right now. In addition to being amazing for the skin, squalene also helps nurture healthy, silky hair. Of the vegetable oils available, olive oil contains the highest concentration of squalene. Squalane is an incredibly unique molecule because it is lightweight yet so emollient for hair and skin. This means it does a great job of moisturizing hair and making it shiny without weighing it down.
All of these super emollient abilities of olive oil add up to a sure hair and scalp nourishing recipe for gorgeous, healthy hair.
5 Benefits of a warm olive oil treatment
Silky, strong hair
First, heating the oil to a lukewarm temperature helps it penetrate the hair shaft. Making it easier for the oil to condition each hair from the inside out means your mane will be stronger, silkier and more manageable.
Boost scalp circulation
Another benefit of a hot oil treatment is the enhanced circulation to the scalp, thanks to the combination of hot oil and massage. Increasing local circulation is key to healthy hair growth – it ensures that each hair is healthy and strong, starting at the root. A scalp massage can also stimulate new hair growth, resulting in thicker and fuller hair over time.
Minimize color & heat damage
Many of us rely on heat styling tools to style our hair, and on top of that, we may color our hair as well. Doing this several times means that the hair shaft breaks and loses moisture and shine.
Get rid of dry scalp
A warm oil mask using olive oil can help soothe an irritated scalp, especially if the cause is dry, itchy skin. Olive oil moisturizes the scalp while adding an essential oil such as rosemary, peppermint or tea tree oil targets all causes of dandruff.
Prevent split ends
Over time, frequent use of a warm olive oil treatment nourishes and protects your hair from damage such as split ends and breakage. These two hair problems are often caused by a lack of moisture.