How to Deep Condition the Hair With Olive Oil

Olive oil is a cheap way to hydrate your hair.

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If your hair is in need of some pampering, treat it to a deep conditioning treatment. You don't have to make an appointment at the spa or spend mega cash on store-bought deep conditioners. Just look in your kitchen panty, and you probably already have the perfect deep conditioner -- olive oil. This is a natural, inexpensive deep conditioning treatment that will moisturize your mane. So ditch the salon visit and save your cash for that new pair of shoes you've been eyeing. Slap some warm olive oil onto your locks, and your hair will be moisturized in 30 minutes.


Pour ½ cup of boiling water into a glass jar. Add ½ cup olive oil.


Put the lid on the jar and give it a good shake. Wrap a washcloth around the jar while you're shaking so you don't burn your hands.


Take the lid off and wait a few minutes for the mixture to cool down enough to touch. It needs to be hot, but not scalding hot. You don't want to burn you're scalp, do you?


Once it has cooled down enough, massage the hot oil into your dry hair. Really work it into your hair using the pads of your fingers.


Wrap your locks in a warm, damp towel for 30 minutes. Shampoo and condition your hair as you normally would.

Things You'll Need


1.Glass jar with lid


5.Shampoo and conditioner

2.½ cup olive oil



Tips & Tricks


Deep condition your hair with olive oil up to once a week.


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