Olive oil is not just important for cooking purpose it is also very useful in hair treatment. It conditions hair and is very useful for dry and brittle hair. Not only for conditioning olive oil can also be used effectively for treatment of dandruff and lice. Massaging scalp with olive oil is one of the best ways of pampering hair. In addition to massaging the scalp with the oil, one can also combine it with other easily available kitchen ingredients and prepare some very effective hair masks which can help overcome different types of hair problems. Mentioned below are the recipes of few such olive oil based hair mask for hair treatment.
Olive Oil And Water Hair Mask
This is a very simple hair mask which can be used very effectively in the treatment of extremely dry hair.
One fourth cup olive oil and one fourth cup water
Boil the water and add it to the olive oil. Blend the mixture in a blender till you get an emulsion. Apply this mask to damp hair and cover the hair with shower cap. Leave it for half an hour. Wash hair with mild shampoo. This olive oil emulsion can be applied to the hair every alternate day.
Olive Oil And Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties and protects the scalp against infections. It also penetrates deep into the scalp and prevents hair damage.
One cup of raw organic coconut oil and half cup of olive oil
Microwave the raw organic coconut oil so that it liquefies. To this add the olive oil and mix well. Apply this oil mask to the hair and cover the head with a cloth or shower cap. Leave the mask overnight and wash with mild shampoo next day in the morning. This treatment can be done twice every week.
Olive Oil, Honey And Vitamin E Hair Mask
Honey helps seal moisture in the hair and also has antimicrobial properties which helps prevent scalp infections. Vitamin E nourishes the hair and also has a soothing effect on the scalp and repairs damaged hair.
Half cup of olive oil, one fourth cup of organic honey and 2 vitamin E capsules.
In a mason jar add the olive oil and honey and mix thoroughly. Squeeze the vitamin E capsules into the mixture. Again mix well. Apply the mask to the hair and cover the head with a plastic cover. Wait for two hours. Now wash hair with mild shampoo and warm water. Follow the remedy once in a week.
Olive Oil, Banana And Honey Hair Mask
Bananas contain pectin which helps in the moisturizing of hair. They also contain important minerals and vitamins which help in nourishing the hair.
One ripe banana, one cup of olive oil and one fourth cup of honey
Mash the ripe banana in a bowl. To it add the olive oil and honey and mix. You can form a smooth mixture and mixing in a blender. Apply this mask to the hair and cover the hair with a shower cap. Leave the mask for one hour. Wash hair with warm water. It gives smooth and beautiful hair. You can apply the mask once in a week.
Olive Oil, Avocado And Honey Hair Mask
The vitamins and monosaturated fats in avocado are useful in deep moisturization of hair. This mask is particularly useful for dry and curly hair.
One ripe avocado, one cup of olive oil and one fourth cup of organic honey
Take the pulp of one ripe avocado. Add the olive oil and the honey and mix in a blender. Apply the mask to damp hair and cover the hair with a cloth. Now apply heat using a hair dryer at the lowest possible setting for 10 minutes. By applying the heat this mask becomes more effective and penetrates deep into the scalp. After one hour wash the hair with warm water. Follow the remedy once in a week.
Olive Oil, Egg And Cucumber Hair Mask
Eggs contain protein and hence help in nourishing and fortifying the hair. Cucumber has a cooling effect and also helps control the oiliness.
One egg, one cucumber and half cup of olive oil
Peel the cucumber and blend it to a puree. Take the egg in a bowl and beat it well. Add the cucumber puree and olive oil and mix well. If required blend it again in the blender to form a smooth mixture. Apply the mixture to the hair and wash hair with mild shampoo and warm water after 15 minutes. You can use this treatment once in a week.