Hair Oil: Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil For Hair

Hair Oil: Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil For Hair

 

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Today we’re discussing Olive oil, usually light yellow or light green in color, is the oil that’s naturally extracted by pressing olives. It’s typically imported from the Mediterranean region — especially Spain, Greece, and Italy.

Olive oil is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants. It’s unique chemical composition is part of why some cultures have used it to improve the texture and appearance of hair for centuries

There’s even some evidence to suggest that olive oil can soothe your scalp, strengthen your hair follicle, and potentially stimulate hair growth. We dive into the research behind using olive oil for stronger, longer hair.

In a 2015 study on mice, researchers found that applying olive-tree derived ingredients stimulated hair growth. However, this study certainly doesn’t tell us everything we need to know about olive oil and hair growth. 

First, we don’t know if the results would extend to human hair. Second, we don’t know if olive oil would have the same effects as the other elements of the olive tree. 

We do know this: Olive oil is the fruit of a tree called Olea europaea, and a fat called oleic acid makes up much of olive oil’s composition. Oleic acid has antioxidant qualities, which might help slow the effects of hair loss.

Olive products may also have antibacterial properties, which could potentially play a role in a healthy scalp.

Olive oil has shown potential for helping to reduce and prevent split ends.

So while we may not have concrete evidence that olive oil promotes hair growth, we know that it has protective and nutritional qualities that might make your hair look and feel healthier. 

Those qualities may give the illusion that your hair is growing faster, even though there is no evidence to suggest that olive oil can actually increase hair growth.


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