03 November 2012

Hair Oil series - Olive Oil

Hi guys,
I decided that I want to do a post on hair oils but not hair oils that are by particular brands but natural oils. I don't use alot of hair oils by brands (though I do try them at times).
Normally, I use oils like olive oil, mustard and coconut which have done amazing things to my hair.
I oil my hair twice a week or if I am lazy only once but even that will do. I've been using natural oils for my hair since I was very young and I do thank my mum for that! And I think it's because of that my hair is very thick. 
I wanted to do a series of posts on my 4 favorite types of hair oils. So first up is Olive oil and its benefits. I love eating olives! I don't use olive oil on a regular basis, maybe twice a month because I do alternate with the others. I don't want to keep these posts too long so I'll stop rambling on. 

Olive Oil and its benefits 

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So olive oil has been around for YEARS! It' so beneficial in so many ways. Olive oil is actually one of the top emollients there are and is known to penetrate the hair better than any other. This means that it nourishes and conditions your hair as well as improving the elasticity and strength of your hair far better than other essential oils. I can tell you that this is true. Whenever I use olive oil for my hair, after I wash it it feels so nourished and conditioned. If you suffer from dry hair try this because it softens your hair alot. 

Another thing that I know about olive oil is that it's actually anti-inflammatory. This means that it  promotes scalp health and prevents dandruff and calms an itchy scalp. I usually take some olive oil and warm it for about 30 seconds and massage it into my scalp because during winter I am very prone to dandruff. You would want to always warm the oil because after its warmed up it becomes thin and almost room temperature in some cases which means it'll be absorbed into your roots or hair follicle much faster. After leaving it in for about an hour, shampoo your hair. Keep doing it for about 2 weeks or so and it will reduce the dandruff alot. To make it even ore effective  you can also leave the oil in overnight and then shampoo in the morning. Don't not use conditioner because the oil is a conditioner in a way. 

I like olive oil because its so light unlike certain oils which are alot heavier and greasier. When you massage it into your scalp it actually relaxes you as well as helping to promote your memory! In some cases it also prevents hair loss.You can get a bottle of olive oil from any shop. I got a huge one from Tesco for £2 and it's gonna last me for ages!

I know we are talking about hair but olive oil is great for your skin as well. I could do a post on that too if you guys would like me too! 
Next in this series is another favorite and very effective oil!
I hope you guys liked this post and do let me know!
I love writing and reading posts like these because they are so informative and so budget friendly.
Hareem x

28 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post! I have heard great things about using oils in your hair. I wanted to try coconut oil because I recently purchased a bottle for cooking and I LOVE how it smells. Now because of this I'm leaning towards olive oil for my hair :)

    Anyway, this was a very informative post. I have a huge container of olive oil and now I want to try this out. Do you apply it on dry hair or damp hair? Which one works best? Sorry if that's a silly question.

    xoxo

    Azu

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    1. your welcome! :D
      I will be doing one about coconut oil as well. Its so good!
      Not silly at all! I usually use it in dry hair but I know people have used it in damp hair too. Buy dry hair works best for me because then I can just shampoo :)

      Hareem xx

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  2. I love this post! I just started using coconut oil for my hair and I love it! I have been wanting to use olive oil as well!

    That's so Fletch


    xo, Jay

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    1. coconut oil is amazing! I am going to be doing a post on that too :)
      try it because its really nice :)
      hareem xx

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  3. I'd never even thought of using olive oil on my hair! I know that it's what Romans used to use to bathe with but somehow I just never thought about it going on hair. I think this is a great affordable hair oil option and I love that's it's all natural, I always worry about overdoing it with chemicals. Lovely post, I'm already looking forward to the next one :)

    Angelica x

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    1. Its really great for your skin! I might just do a post on that too :)
      Im all for natural products because they are the best to be honest :)
      hareem xx

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  4. My mum used to put Olive Oil on my hair when I was a kid, I stopped using it in favour of hair products but to be honest nothing really has made a big difference, Maybe I need to go back to this! My friend uses it on her face daily too xx

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  5. My friend uses natural products on her hair and does masks which contain oil and avocado but I couldn't imagine putting it on my hair. X

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  6. never thought of using olive oil on my hair, i've been using Moroccan Oil for a week or 2 now and have already noticed such a difference. Might try this, same principal really. great post :D x

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  7. I love that you're doing a hair oil series! I've never used olive oil in my hair before, do you find it ok to wash out? I've been using mustard, amla, coconut and almond oils for over a year now and my hair is growing like crazy and has never been better!

    Orla xx
    http://hallofmirrorsblog.blogspot.com

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    1. I am so glad that you like it! :)
      Yeah its okay. if you find it too oily add some water to it which should thin it down and I personally shampoo twice which gets every thing out :)
      I LOVE mustard oil! its my favorite and the hopefully the next in the series! :D I actually use all of the ones you use! :D xx

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    2. Thanks for writing back! I love mustard too but it's a bit smelly however I find it gives the best instant effect! Have you ever tried cactus oil? I have it but haven't used it yet x

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  8. This has astounded me, I will definitely be trying it out! Does it make your hair more greasy though? My hair's naturally quite oily anyway. xx

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    1. hey Jasmine :)
      hahaha you have to try it! I'll be doing 3 more soon so maybe you'll find another one ;)
      I have quite naturally oily hair too so what I do is shampoo twice which gets all the oil and grease out and olive oil is the lightest one so it shouldn't really :) another thing you can do is add a little water to it which should thin it down more :)
      xx

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    2. Ahh, thank you for the help! I must to do it soon! xx

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  9. Olive oil is the bombdgity!! I used it once & it made me hair feel soo soft, I don't know why I ever stopped
    Thanks for reminding me how good it is & thankyou for all the facts! <3

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    1. haha its amazing! and so great for your skin as well! Your very welcome :D xx

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  10. Hey gorgeous, I am currently having a giveaway over on my blog at the moment, I would love for you to check it out :)
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    xxxx

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  11. I'm going to try this really soon - could save me a fortune on hair products! Thanks for the tip! x

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    1. do try it! Natural is always the best and much cheaper too :) xx

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  12. Fancy that - I've only just started looking at hair oils! I actually tried a hot oil treatment with almond oil but don't think it made much of a difference, although I've heard you need to do them often to get the benefits.

    http://missandreascarlet.blogspot.com

    x

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    1. Yeah you have to use it for a while to see a difference. Give this one a go and see how that works :) x

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  13. What a great post, so interesting!

    sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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    1. thankyou so much, glad you liked it :) x

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  14. Love olive oil too!! I use it for everything. It's a miracle product!

    X

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    1. Its great for you face too! haha I love it so much :D x

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  15. Wow! I will definitely give this a try! Please post the others soon and I would love to see a post on how I can use it on my skin too.

    Rachel x
    Lost In Lipstick

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    1. try it and let me know how it went! The other one is up now :) xx

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