It’s no secret that extra virgin olive oil is great for our health – but did you know that there are a number of hair benefits too?
People have used olive oil for hair care for thousands of years, as it adds shine, body, softness, and resilience.
Olive oil contains antioxidants that fight environmental damage, as well as an ingredient called squalene, which is extremely hydrating. Add eggs that are packed with nutrients such as vitamins D, B, and A, iron, and protein, along with yogurt which is a rich source of milk fat and lactic acid, and you have yourself a top-quality hair mask.
These ingredients work together to boost growth and will keep your hair moisturized, clean and well-conditioned. The yogurt will help to regulate excessive oiliness and the protein and calcium from the egg will leave your hair remarkably shiny. Pairing it with olive oil will add that extra softness and strength to your hair as it preserves its natural moisture.
Using just a few staple ingredients, free from any harsh chemicals, you can say goodbye to a dry scalp and hello to rejuvenated locks.
Olive Oil Hair Mask
1 cup yogurt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
Separate the egg whites and yolk. For oily greasy hair use egg whites and for dry brittle hair use egg yolk. Use the whole egg for normal hair.
Add yogurt and olive oil and mix the ingredients together. Squeeze in lime juice and use an egg beater to mix thoroughly.
Massage the mask into your scalp, starting from roots to the hair ends. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes with a disposable shower cap to avoid any drips.
Rinse thoroughly with cold or lukewarm water as many times as required. Follow up with a cleansing wash with shampoo and conditioner.