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Olive oil and your hair

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I sit looking out the window on a damp and cold spring day when all I can dream about is warm sun and blue skies. No doubt hot and humid days are coming, but right now I can't get enough moisturizer in my skin or my hair, and I am willing to bet the same goes for you. Winter and the dry air that comes with it does a number on our skin and our hair, but today I have a solution for you - and you don't even have to leave the house to try it. Do you have some extra virgin olive oil in your house? It is a great home remedy for dry hair, scalp and even for hair that is falling out or not growing.

Olive oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, making it a perfect home remedy for your dry hair and scalp. I recommend doing this once a week or as needed and it is so simple and easy to do. You will need at least 1/4 cup of oil for short to medium hair and around 1/2 cup for longer hair. Warm the olive oil in the microwave before applying it to your hair roots to ends. Grab a shower cap or plastic wrap after you have saturated your hair and scalp, and leave it to work its magic for at least 30 minutes. I even suggest sleeping with it in your hair overnight and rinsing and shampooing it out in the morning. You can't overuse it by leaving it in too long. However, you need to allow it the 30 minutes in order to be effective. 

Many women struggle with female hair loss; I am one of them. I recently discovered that olive oil has been shown to help with the all-to-common problem of hair loss. Because olive oil is rich in antioxidants and acts as an astringent, it is known to remove impurities including DHT (a hormone found on the scalp known to cause hair loss). Using olive oil for regrowth of hair is suggested for everyday use. Put a small amount in a dish (preferably warm) and use your fingertips to massage the oil into your scalp. I would suggest doing this at night before bed and shampooing in your morning shower.

Olive oil is known to cure many scalp issues, so why not give it a try? You definitely have nothing to lose - and potentially a whole new head of shiny, healthy, thick, long hair to gain.

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