…With Olive Oil!
That’s right… you don’t need expensive chemical laden products to get smooth and shiny hair. Here in the Philadelphia area, we have hot and humid summers. Today is a perfect example. We are supposed to hit around 100 degrees, with about 9 thousand percent humidity. What does that mean? It means that when I step outside, the air feels soupy…damp..and hot. In short, it’s gross. You get that all over sweat-wet feeling after you’ve just had a nice shower and felt all clean. Growing up here, I’m used to it, but it can definitely mess with your hair! Weekends at the beach can also leave your hair looking frizzled, frazzled and fried! Olive oil is a sure fire way to keep your hair looking fabulous no matter what the weather. Olive oil nourishes, conditions, and improves the strength and elasticity of your hair, while the couldn’t-be-easier process is both stress-reducing and health-promoting.
So what do you do? I take a quarter cup of Organic, first cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil. I heat it until it is warm to the touch. I stand over the sink (either in the kitchen or the bathroom)… I start with the ends of my hair and literally dip it into my little cup of olive oil. (I do this with dry hair) The ends are usually the most damaged part of your hair (also the oldest) and have taken the most beating from the elements and styling, so that is where I start. I work the rest of the olive oil through my hair, slicking it back into a ponytail and then wrapping it into a bun to trap the heat. You can do this and leave it on for at least 30 minutes to an hour while you do things around the house or, you can go the more comedic route, do this before bed and wrap your hair in plastic wrap or a towel (to trap the heat) and sleep that way! You can also use a plastic bag and tie it or clip it with a large hair clip. When you wake up in the morning, take a shower, rinse your hair well and shampoo and condition your hair as usual.
I let my hair air dry for at least 10 to 15 minutes before I use a hair dryer on it… this also keeps damage from heat and styling tools down to a minimum.
Your hair will be silky smooth, frizz and frazzle free, and sexy as all heck. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you didn’t cover your hair in chemicals and it’s super easy!
You can do this once a week if you need to, but give it a try and see how it works for you! Some may wish to do this more frequently than others depending on the condition of their hair.
Keep your hair looking Raw and Sexy all year round with Olive Oil!!!