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Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:58 am      Reply with quote
Hi guys,

my hairdresser reccommended putting olive oil in my hair as a treatment although i forgot to ask her how to do it, i know this sounds simple but do u put it onto wet hair or dry hair, do u put it on before or after shampooing (i know u need to shampoo it out) and does the hair still need a conditioner after shampooing it out and lastly how much do uu use???

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Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:25 am      Reply with quote
I apply to dry hair. If it's long use a pad of cotton wool to just get it on the scalp area and then massage through. If you use too much, you have to use tons of shampoo getting it out and then stripping your hair in the process. wrap hair in hot damp towels for as long as poss (I keep it in for a day usually, but half an hour will work as well) and then wash out, preferably with a sodium laureth sulphate free (SLS free) shampoo.

It makes hair really soft and silky and helps clear up itchy flakey scalps (but not dandruff)

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Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:29 am      Reply with quote
Many thanks Gupagirl for the quick reply - really appreciate it as i am gonna do it tonight - i will remember not to use too much as i am one of those people who when i use products usually saying to myself "a bit more wont hurt!" and end up with chip-shop hair!!!

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Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:16 am      Reply with quote
Hi Nicola -

Looks like Guapa Girl got you all squared away with application details, but I wanted to pass along a slight variation to olive oil hair treatment which I cut & pasted from the ~~~ DIY Skincare Recipes ~~~ sticky thread....
carekate wrote:
Homemade Hints for Hair Care:

Deep Conditioning Treatment: Mix a couple tablespoons of olive oil (for super-long hair, you might need as much as a 1/4 cup) with an equal amount of honey and work it through your hair. (For a special treat, you can even combine the olive oil and honey in a microwave-safe bowl and nuke it for about 12 seconds to warm the mixture to make it a true “hot oil treatment”!)

Put on your "moist heat" cap or the shower cap/heated towel trick and leave it on for at least 60 minutes (over night is even better!) then wash the mixture out of your hair with a gentle shampoo.

FYI - Honey is a natural moisturizer and humectant, so when it's mixed with a deep conditioner, somehow it makes it even more effective and nourishing for your hair, and it also helps impart an incredible glossy shine and during styling, somehow it pumps up the hair shaft to give you incredible volume and body....
I do this every weekend and my hair is in fabulous shape, iffen I do say so myself! Very Happy

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Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:34 am      Reply with quote
Out of curiosity, and ever so slightly O/T Embarassed , have you guys tried Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Hair Treatment? It's quite cheap (though not as cheap as the DIY obviously!) but I like it because it's readily available in my shower (don't need to think ahead - not my strong point when I'm tired Smile) and is less messy I guess.

Ingredients are: Vegetable Glyceryn, Olive Oil, Oat Protein, Avocado Oil, Orange Oil, Lanolin, Sweet Almond Oil, Water, vitamin E, Nettle extract, Rosemary extract, fragrance.

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Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:00 am      Reply with quote
Hi Carekate

many thanks for that variation - i have just this minute printed out ur method and am gonna buy the olive oil and honey after work. I spend a fortune on beauty mags and i dont need to the guys here on this forum know tons more stuff than they ever could and are unbiased definately the best forum a girl could ask for!

Mabsy - no i havent tried the Burts Bees stuff but i wil certainly give it a go inbetween the oil treatment - must have a web search to find a supplier. I had recently purchased the NeXXus shampoo and conditioner and it left my hair like a grease pit and i have dry hair so was disappointed about that - at the moment using the swartzkoff (sp) Bonacare stuff and it is quite good.

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Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:57 am      Reply with quote
When I do an olive oil hair treatment I heat the oil first, apply it to dry hair, wrap in a towel and leave on overnight. Messy, but great effect.

Any I have tried Burt's Bees Avocado Butter. It's wonderful!!!
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Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:16 pm      Reply with quote
i haaate oliveoil....I aplied a half coffecup... and had a whole week hair like if i tooked a bath in it...Ive tried evrything,but nothing did help,so i said it were just wet-look-hair...javascript:emoticon('Confused')
Confused never do this again..
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Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:04 pm      Reply with quote
Sweety Smarty wrote:
i haaate oliveoil....I aplied a half coffecup... and had a whole week hair like if i tooked a bath in it...Ive tried evrything,but nothing did help,so i said it were just wet-look-hair...javascript:emoticon('Confused')
Confused never do this again..


Did you try a clarify shampoo? Suave's clarifying shampoo is really cheap and works. Also, there are DIY clarifying recipes that use vinger that strips the hair of oils and dirt.

Did you dump the entire 1/2 c on your head?
Maybe give olive oil treatment a try but use less than 1/2 cup but rather pour into a bit into your hands appply that way you are in control of how much saturation is going on.
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Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:56 pm      Reply with quote
Sweety Smarty wrote:
i haaate oliveoil....I aplied a half coffecup... and had a whole week hair like if i tooked a bath in it...Ive tried evrything,but nothing did help,so i said it were just wet-look-hair...javascript:emoticon('Confused')
Confused never do this again..


Carrie's post said that you need two tablespoons and as much as 1/4 of a cup if your hair is super long. I haven't tried this treatment but reading what Carekate suggested I think you really overdid it with the 1/2 cup...

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Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:30 pm      Reply with quote
I used to use A LOT of whatever deep conditioner at a time and have realised that pure oils are so highly concentrated by their nature, you really only need very little. I think mixing a bit of olive oil in with a fav conditioner and leaving it one would be a great alternative to just using pure oil.

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Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:33 am      Reply with quote
it was more a few trops,not 1/2...yes id tried a clarify shampoo.But now,i will never use oliveoil again...javascript:emoticon('Rolling Eyes')
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Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:29 am      Reply with quote
I actually tried this too, but it didn't work for me either... I used a very small amount, warmed it beforehand and left it on for an hour, rinsed it out, and washed my hair. Then I had to blow dry it (I was running late for a wedding), and my hair was so greasy it would just stick up as I dried it!! I had to jump back in the shower & wash my hair 3 times to get the oil out.... maybe I did it wrong, I really wanted this to work as my long dark hair can get *dull* looking, but it just made my hair greasy. Maybe i did something wrong? Should I not have put any oil on my scalp at all? I only used about 1 tablespoon alltogether...
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Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:35 am      Reply with quote
I think it might depend on your hair type. My hair is pretty dry. Naturally curly, but I have a straight perm and highlites. I soaked my hair in olive oil, about 1/4 cup, and had no problems with greasiness. I also added olive oil to my conditioner and it is really helping in summer with the humidity.

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