There are 3 scientifically proven benefits of using SuperFood extra virgin olive oil on your hair:
- Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Researchers discovered a natural anti-inflammatory nutrient in freshly pressed, extra virgin olive oil that may soothe an irritated scalp.
- Antioxidant Properties: The abundance of antioxidants in extra virgin olive oil leaves the scalp healthier and may reduce the damage done by hair care products.
- Conditions the Hair and Scalp: Olive oil has been used for centuries as a natural conditioner. By locking in moisture and preventing dryness of the scalp, it can make your hair soft, smooth and shiny.
Pour a small amount of oil into the palms and massage the oil onto the scalp all the way down to the ends of the hair. Keep your hair wrapped in a towel or shower cap for half an hour to allow the oil to penetrate the strands and follicles. Simply wash and condition your hair afterwards as you normally would. Or you can heat the oil and turn it into a deep conditioner. Simply microwave the oil for ten seconds to make it warm—not hot. Feel free to add other SuperFoods to your paste, such as a drizzle of honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon and massage into your hair. Then shampoo, condition and style as usual.
Extra virgin olive oil is a SuperFood due to the synergy of health-promoting compounds including monounsaturated fat, vitamin E, and polyphenols (which are antioxidants). Extra virgin olive oil comes from the first press of olives. It has more polyphenols and a low acid content compared to other olive oils. While EVOO is more pricey than regular olive oil, it’s much cheaper than hair products that aren’t as natural and effective.