DIY Beauty Hack: Great-Looking Hair is as Easy as Visiting Your Pantry

Published Friday, October 7, 2022

Sometimes, the best life hacks are the simplest.

Like using this common ingredient that everyone has.

Seriously, this is one of the oldest “beauty hacks” around, but for centuries was only a Mediterranean thing. But social media has taken care of that, and no longer do Italian and Greek women have this secret to themselves.

Why Olive Oil?

Ever wonder why many Mediterranean women have thick, luxurious, shiny hair well into their golden years? Now you know their secret: Olive Oil.

Olive Oil is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, which is serious health food for your hair. Its unique properties moisturize and improve the texture and appearance of your hair. It even helps keeps scalp healthy and prevents dandruff!

Best of all, it’s really simple to use.

Here’s How to Use Olive Oil on Your Hair

We recommend Extra Virgin or Refined Olive Oil – they have the best mixture of composition and minerals. They are both easy to get at any supermarket.

To use it on your hair, simply pour some oil into a small bowl. If you wish to warm it up in the microwave for a few minutes, feel free, but it’s not necessary.

Using your hands, work it deeply into your hair, making sure to coat it all over, and massage your scalp as well.

Then, wrap your hair in a warm towel (fresh out of the dryer is nice), and leave it there for 30 minutes.

Once done, wash it out in the shower, and shampoo thoroughly.

That’s it. Do this once a week, and you’ll begin to see a big difference in your hair.

Note: we’ve seen some information that says to leave it in overnight. We’re not big fans of this, as it can get a little messy. As long as you work it in good, a half-hour is fine.