Styling products can leave a film that both saps moisture and dulls shine-but this easy hair treatment will result in healthier, more manageable hair and a really clean, invigorated scalp.
People have used olive oil for haircare for thousands of years. Advocates claim that it adds shine, body, softness, and resilience. This is because its primary chemical elements are oleic acid, palmitic acid, and squalene. These are all emollients, which means they have softening qualities. In fact, many shampoos, conditioners, and pomades contain lab-made versions of emollients.
½ cup olive oil
5 drops frankincense essential oil (other may be substituted, if you wish)
1 plastic bag that can fit over your hair
These ingredients are enough for 1 or 2 treatments, depending on the length and thickness of your hair.
Take a jar with a lid, and pour the olive oil into it. Then add essential oil. Put the lid on the jar and shake well to disperse the essential oil. Leave it for 24 hours in a cool, dark place. Shake it again before you use it.
At first, rinse your hair with warm water. Warm up 1 tablespoon of the oil treatment in the palms of your hands. By using your fingerprints (not nails), gently massage the oil into the scalp in a circular motion. Repeat this until the entire scalp has been massaged. Rub the ends of your hair with the remaining oil.
Then place a plastic bag over your hair, secure it by tying or with a hair clip or clothespin, and allow the oil to remain for at least a half-hour.
Rinse well, and then shampoo as you usually do.