Olive Oil For Hair Growth

olive oil for hair growth

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This article is one of ten in a series titled “The 10 Best Oils For Hair Growth“. To discover the other nine best oils to promote healthy hair, hit the orange link.

It’s been widely known for generations that olive oil is healthier to cook with than other vegetable oils, but did you know that it can be even more beneficial when massaged onto your hair and into your scalp?

Containing powerful antioxidants, olive oil rids the body of the build up of free radicals that poison our cells. This protects the hair follicles from being killed off. Olive oil also acts as a first line of defense against the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the hormone largely considered to be the main cause of male pattern baldness. The oils ability to prevent DHT from strangling the hair and decreasing the follicle size not only promotes the natural growth of hair, but also aids in the reversal of hair loss.

The best application technique for olive oil on the hair with a soothing head massage. Not only does the massage work the oil into the hair and skin, the motion of the massage stimulates the circulation of blood through the skin. Good circulation is beneficial in the absorption of nutrients into the scalp and hair.

Hair health isn’t the only benefit of olive oil. Olive oil is also excellent for the treatment of dry skin, stretch marks and external inflammation due to infection or injury. Soaking your nails in olive oil promotes strong nails and softer cuticles. For ears, olive oil works as a wash to ease the pain of infection and ear wax.

Ingesting olive oil is good for your health. It boosts the metabolism and helps lower LDL cholesterol while maintaining healthy HDL cholesterol levels. Substituting olive oil for butter, margarine or vegetable oil during cooking is a simple way to take advantage of the health benefits. Countries with high consumption levels of olive oil have a proportionately lower incidence of cardiovascular disease.

A teaspoon of  olive oil aids in digestion and helps relieve many abdominal issues such as nausea, heartburn, constipation and flatulence. The oil contains a mild, vegetable mucilage which helps to protect and soothe the digestive tract.

There are several types of olive oil on the market: Olive oil, virgin olive oil and extra virgin olive oil. The best type of olive oil to use is extra virgin. This signifies that the oil comes from olives harvested fresh, without chemicals, and is cold pressed. The greener the oil is, the better it will be for you. For your hair as well as your health, make sure to always keep a couple bottles of olive oil within reach.

To experience the intense moisturizing properties of olive oil, try one of these olive oil hair products.

Organic Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo

Organic Root Stimulator Conditioner

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Comments

  1. I recently started attempting to grow my hair longer due to the fact that I cut it into a bob this summer because it was so hot and long. During this process I have been researching and I know the only successful way for me to re-grow my hair to his previous mid-back length will be to properly care for my short hair. I started a hot olive oil treatment today and can already tell a HUGE difference in my hair and scalp! I can even feel tiny little new hairs growing from my scalp. I think it is very important even more important for people to realize that scalp health is as much if not more important as regular trims!!! I think our poor scalps get so mistreated and neglected but thats where the hair is coming from! Conditioning the scalp and massaging it can help stimulate the hair growth process and by using olive oil I am sure to have my long locks back in no time! Good article! Thanks!!

  2. I am black and I,m looking for a product that will grow my hair and show improvements in a matter of months. Can you help me with that ? Would you send me a samples and something that will tell me all about the ingredans ?

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