Why is olive oil so good for hair growth?
Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, and also in vitamins A and E. Antioxidants are great for keeping all of the cells in the human body healthy, and therefore they are ideal for ensuring that hair follicles are supplied with all of the nutrients that they need to produce strong, thick, and healthy hair.
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for hair growth, and so olive oil will boost your hair's richness, particularly in conjunction with a diet filled with iron and vitamins C, D and B12.
Vitamin E is great for skin, hair and nails. This vitamin promotes the growth and repair of cells, so it will help to prevent hairs from breaking as well as nourishing hair follicles to ensure that your hair grows strong and healthy in the first place.
How can olive oil be used for hair growth?
Olive oil can either be consumed as part of your diet or applied directly to your hair.
Cooking with olive oil, rather than fatty butters or vegetable oils, has been shown to be good for lowering cholesterol and promoting a healthy heart as this oil contains plenty of good vitamins and very low amounts of saturated fat. Drizzle this oil over salads, incorporate it into cakes and breads when baking, and use it to baste meats that you are roasting. Remember though, that olive oil still does have a substantial fat content (though it is generally thought, like avocado, to be a 'good' type of unsaturated fat), so it is important not to overdo this!
Another option for using olive oil for hair growth is to apply the oil directly to your hair. You can simply take some virgin olive oil between your fingers and massage it right down the length of your hair before shampooing and conditioning as normal.
Alternatively, you can create an olive oil hair mask. This can be done in a variety of ways, though a popular one is to mash olive oil with banana or avocado and add some honey before working the paste into your hair, wrapping your hair in a towel for 20 minutes or so and then washing it off with clean warm water. If you want to concentrate on stimulating the growth of new hairs, then make sure to massage the mask into your scalp too.
What are the results of using olive oil for hair?
Whether you incorporate it into your diet or apply it straight to your hair, the vitamins and antioxidants in olive oil will tackle split ends and breakages and make your hair soft, shiny, luxurious and healthy. Healthy hair follicles will produce abundant hair, and a healthy scalp will ensure that those hairs do not fall out too easily. For the best updates on home remedies for hair loss you can follow NaturesBestCure's Facebook page and Twitter.