Extend the branch

 Here I sit on a Monday morning looking out the window at more snow when all I can dream about it warm sun and blue skies. No doubt hot and humid days are coming, but right now I can’t get enough moisture and I am willing to bet the same goes for you. Winter and the dry air that comes with it does a number on our skin and our hair. Do you have some Extra Virgin Olive Oil in your house? It is a great home remedy for dry hair, scalp and even for hair that is falling out or not growing!



 Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants. This is a perfect home remedy for your dry hair and scalp. I recommend doing this once a week or as needed and it is so simple and easy to do. You will need at least 1/4 cup of oil for short to medium hair and around 1/2 cup for longer lengths. Warm the olive oil in the microwave before applying it to your hair roots to ends. Grab a shower cap, or plastic wrap after you have saturated your hair and scalp and leave it to work its magic for at least 30 minutes. I even suggest sleeping with it in your hair overnight and rinsing and shampooing it out in the morning.  You can’t over use it by leaving it in too long. However, you need to allow it the 30 minutes in order to be effective.

    Another wonderful thing about olive oil is that it is shown to help with the all-to-common problem of hair loss. Because olive oil is rich in antioxidants and acts as an astringent is known to remove impurities including DHT (a hormone, found on the scalp,  known to cause hair loss).  Using olive oil for regrowth of hair is suggested for every day use. Put a small amount in a dish (preferably warm) and use your fingertips to massage the oil into your scalp. I would suggest doing this at night before bed and shampooing in your morning shower.

Olive Oil is known to cure many scalp issues, so why not give it a try. You definitely have nothing to lose and potentially a whole new head of shiny, healthy, thick, long hair to gain.

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