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Olive Oil Treatment For Hair Growth

Tips on using olive oil for beauty and healthy hairMain menuSkip to primary contentSkip to secondary contentPost navigation← PreviousIf you are concerned with hair loss, you could try using these home-made olive oil treatments. Besides the Hot Oil Treatment mentioned in the earlier article, the following are 3 options of using natural extra virgin olive oil to revitalise your hair, keep them growing strong and healthy.1. Olive Oil and Tea Tree Oil Overnight RepairTo every 3 tablespoons of olive oil, add 8 drops of tea tree essential oil.Blend well, apply it to your scalp.Cover your head with a shower cap or towel, leave this on overnight.Shampoo your hair like normal in the morning. This is especially effective against dandruff, and it smells wonderful.2. Olive Oil Egg Yolk Hair MaskMix half a cup (120ml) of olive oil with one well-beaten egg yolk.Squeeze a quarter wedge of lemon for the juice.  (Optional: Add lavender oil if you like a better scent.) Put this mask on your head, let it sit for 15 minutes.Rinse it out, shampoo and condition your hair as usual.3. Cinnamon-Honey Oil Olive Oil MixtureHeat up two tablespoons of olive oilAdd ratio of 1 tablespoon of honey to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the warm olive oil. You may increase the mix of the honey-cinnamon by proportion if you have longer hair.Apply it to your hair, leave it on for 15 minutes.Rinse it thoroughly and shampoo your hair. Benefits of Olive Oil Hair Products can only be FeltWe have looked at the most popular brands and the natural olive oil treatment with simple steps to follow, all targeting at providing the moistures and protection for hair. One can only get the results of soft, smooth, shiny healthy hair by trying them out!Causes of Hair Loss Besides the presence of DHT mentioned earlier, that initiates a process of follicular miniaturization, where hair becomes thinner, and its overall volume is reduced, eventually the follicle goes dormant and ceases producing hair completely.Studies have shown that poor nutrition, limited food intake, and deficiencies in certain nutrients can cause thinning. These include deficiencies of biotin, protein, zinc and poor human iron metabolism, a diet high in animal fats (often found in fast food) and vitamin A is also thought to have an effect on hair loss.Mental and physical stress has been shown to restrict the blood supply to capillaries, inhibiting oxygen and nutrient uptake of hair follicles and inhibiting hair growth, in an effect similar to that from having poor circulation. Unhealthy scalp environment such subjecting to air and water pollutants, environmental toxins, conventional styling products and excessive amounts of sebum have the potential to build up on the scalp also are causes of hair loss.Therefore it is important to have a balanced diet and proper lifestyle (well managed stress), keeping proper hygiene to prevent premature hair loss and using the appropriate hair products to take care of the conditions of the hair.
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