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5 reasons why olive oil is just excellent for hair growth

Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, you can use olive oil for hair growth and also reap its other amazing benefits that range from strengthening to nourishing.
olive oil as a lube
Olive is oil is great for providing that extra lubrication. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
Chetna Pattnaik Published: 3 Sep 2020, 18:48 pm IST
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As you sow, so shall you reap. When it comes to our hair and skin, however, most of us end up sowing seeds of damage due to our busy schedules that barely allow us to indulge in self-care. Neglect combined with external stresses such as pollution does not make the situation better. The damage might have been done but it can be fixed right at home with a single powerful ingredient which is olive oil.

Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, olive oil has a unique chemical composition obtained naturally by pressing olives. Light yellow or green in colour, this oil is known to strengthen your hair follicles, have a soothing impact on the scalp and even stimulate hair growth.
So, let’s take a look at how olive oil can do wonders for your tresses:

1. It nourishes and conditions your hair
Olive oil acts as a great moisturizer and prevents dryness. It contains all the necessary nutrients that are required to provide your hair with the right nourishment and conditioning.

Olive oil for hair growth
Olive oil nourishes and conditions your hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. It soothes the scalp
Olive oil has a very soothing effect on your scalp, thanks to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Its moisturizing effect helps reduce itchiness, deals with the dryness, fights dandruff and unclogs the clogged follicles. These clogged follicles and dandruff are one of the major contributing factors to hair loss. Hence, they must be dealt with if one wants to avoid hair loss.

Olive oil for hair growth
Dandruff is one of the major reason for your hairfall. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. It reduces DHT production
The production of dihydrotestosterone, a hormone, is one of the major reasons behind hair loss. It attacks the hair follicles and weakens the hair. Olive oil blocks the production of this hormone which helps reduce hair fall, promoting healthy hair growth.

4. It prevents damage
Olive oil is rich with a substantial percentage of antioxidants that promote hair growth. They prevent the loss of hair and save it from getting damaged. The damage cause by free radicals is reversed by olive oil.

Olive oil for hair growth
The reasons for hair loss could be many, but olive oil is your one stop solution for it. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. It reduces hair breakage
Yet another benefit of olive oil is that it keeps your hair voluminous and thick by keeping a check on the breakage. Its strengthening and conditioning effect on the hair as well as the scalp helps improve the texture and complexion of it. It is rich in omega 6 fatty acids which keep breakage and dryness at

So, you’ve got enough reasons to include this magical oil to your haircare routine!

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About the Author

Understanding fitness the hard way, Chetna has finally learnt to strike a balance between her protein shake and her beer and making room for her writing desk and her gym at the same time. ...Read More

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