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At Home Spa Treatment: Moisturize Dry Hair

We all know olive oil is a healthy fat that is essential to our health, but it's not just for salads and warm bread. You can use it to nourish your dry and fuzzy hair. I've tried leave-in conditioners and deep conditioning treatments, but they don't seem to work. Here's something I do about twice a month, but you can do it once a week if your hair is really thirsty.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil (you may need more or less depending on how long and thick your hair is)
  • plastic grocery bag

Here's what to do:

  1. Rinse your hair with warm water.
  2. Pour about 1 tbsp into the palm of your hands, rub them together to warm up the oil, then using your fingertips, gently massage it into your scalp and hair.
  3. Continue doing this until your hair is covered evenly with the oil, making sure the ends of your hair are treated too.
  4. Now place the plastic bag over your hair, tying the ends in a knot or securing it closed with a hair clip or clothespin.
  5. Keep the oil on your hair for at least 30 minutes. Then rinse, shampoo and condition as usual.

That's it. Your hair will look and feel shiny, soft, and smooth. It's especially good if you have thick and curly hair, but it's also great to do in the summer when the sun and saltwater can really dry out your hair. Try it and let me know what you think.

Fit's Tips: If your hair is NOT dry, do not try this treatment - your hair will end up looking really flat and greasy.

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Mary-J-27 Mary-J-27 3 years
Thanks for sharing! I actually prefer argan oil instead of olive oil because it has more benefits and it's super light on my hair, not greasy. I use Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan Oil hair treatment instead and my hair is shinier, healthier and stronger :)
Laura2795214 Laura2795214 3 years
Thanks for sharing! I actually prefer argan oil instead of olive oil because it has more benefits and it's super light on my hair, not greasy. I use Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan Oil hair treatment instead and my hair is shinier, healthier and stronger :)
cia88 cia88 4 years
Wow, i have seriously ruined my hair by starightening it with straightening irons for the past 5 years then i recently dyed it, two weeks later got it professionally relaxed, then three weeks after that doing an at home chemical starightening and OMG i was so lucky to have the straw-like hair that i had left. I tried the oil and mashed an avocado in it and it was absolutely a life saver. Its not completely normal but honestly it feels like I have hair again!!! Loving it!! Thank you so much for posting that, you are a life saver!
sailing-chick sailing-chick 8 years
Definetly going to try this over summer - I swim and sail alot and spend lots of time in the sun so generally have dry hair thanks fit
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 8 years
Hmm, interesting. It seem like it would make my hair so greasy. But hair can get pretty dry so I think I'll try it anyway.
minnie minnie 8 years
i wish i had dry hair so i could try this!
Seraphim Seraphim 8 years
OOooo i'm trying this and with the avacado too thanks FIT and Danni :) i'll especially concentrate on my ends ;)
Seraphim Seraphim 8 years
OOooo i'm trying this and with the avacado toothanks FIT and Danni :)i'll especially concentrate on my ends ;)
redsugar redsugar 8 years
I just saw this done on tv. It's great for swimmers. Instead of a shower cap, pop on your swim cap and swim your laps. Condition you body and your hair at the same time.
melda melda 8 years
my hair is dry so i may try this
z0mbieFck z0mbieFck 8 years
i told a friend about this like, 6 months ago, she thought i was crazy, and one night i was at her house and i did it on her hair and she was shocked that it worked, she dyes her hair a lot and she didn't know how to make it nice and soft again, it also got rid of split ends
mtx mtx 8 years
you can also add banana, yogurt, and a little bit of baking soda (to remove shampoo residue). i did this about a month ago and while it was hard to get the olive oil out (i shampooed like 4 times - i have long hair) it was well worth it. my guy friends asked me if i had done something different with my hair. that was amazing.
Danni99 Danni99 8 years
If you mash up an avocado along with the olive oil and the do the shower cap thing, it's even better!
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