Hair loss can happen because of various reasons such as heredity, genetics, diseases etc but mostly commonly the reason for hair loss is pollution, poor diet, frequent coloring, misuse of hair care products, etc.? This is one of the hair problems that many of the people are suffering and all of them are looking for ways to make hair look thicker and fuller.
One of the easily found ingredients that can help in hair growth and hair loss prevention is Olive oil. Olive that can be easily found at home has been use since ages for hair growth as one of the home remedies for hair growth. It has got amazing properties that help in nourishing the scalp and also prevent hair loss and hence Olive Oil can be used as an effective hair loss treatment.
Benefits of Olive Oil for hair growth
How Olive oil promotes hair growth?
Olive oil promotes hair growth and prevents hair loss because it prevents the production of DTH hormone that causes hair follicle shaft to narrow and hence causes hair fall. Using the Olive Oil on hair scalp can help you hold hair for longer. Also, it fights the bacteria and fungi that causes hair damage and hair loss and thus promotes hair growth.
Why Olive oil is best for hair nourishment?
Olive oil also nourishes the hair and prevents damage. Damaged hair means that the moisture balance of the hair is disrupted and that can cause hair fall. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants that nourish not only the skin of the scalp but also the hair, by making the hair look shiny and soft.
How to Use Olive Oil for Hair Growth?
Only high quality virgin or extra virgin olive oil should be used for oil as these are the only types that have been processed without chemicals.
Ways to use Olive oil on hair for hair growth-
Hot Olive Oil Treatment
Take the olive oil and heat it up to lukewarm. Then apply the olive oil on the scalp to the hair ends. Massage the olive oil on hair using the finger tips for about 15 minutes. Make sure that your nails do not touch the scalp as any type of scratching is damage to the healthy scalp. Olive Oil massage can help in improving the blood circulation of the scalp, which stimulates the hair follicles to produce thicker strands. After you have massaged, wrap your hair in steaming hot towel. This will help in locking the moisture in the hair and nourishment of the scalp.
Olive Oil Hair Mask
Beat an egg yolk and mix that with 2 table spoons of Olive oil. Apply this mixture as a mask on hair and keep it for 15 to 30 minutes on hair and then wash off with cold water using a mild shampoo. Use cold water to wash off the mask because hot water can cause the egg to stick on hair.
Egg Yolk also promotes hair growth as it contains fatty acids, Lecithin, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1- B2- B3- B5 and Vitamin D that helps in fighting dandruff and flaky scalp, promotes hair growth, repairs the hair damage cause by UV rays.
Take Olive Oil Orally
Olive oil can be consumed orally as well. You can either use it as cooking oil or drink it after mixing one spoon of olive oil in 1 glass of water with a dash of lemon. Not only it will be beneficial for hair growth but also it will help in improving digestion, making teeth and hair stronger, and skin clearer.
With all of these Olive Oil hair loss treatments, you should protect your hair from further damage by covering them under the sun and pollution.