Olive oil for hair fall
Are you disheartened to find clumps of hair coming away with the brush? You might have tried a bunch of products that sound promising. But are those working for you? If not, there is something else you can try – olive oil! Read on to find out olive oil benefits and how it can help in hair fall treatment.
Olive oil benefits
The production of dihydrotestosterone is one of the biggest reasons for hair fall. This attacks the hair follicle and weakens it, leading to hair fall. Olive oil contains oleic acid that prevents 5-alpha reductase. It is an enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT, the high levels of which can cause hair fall. (Source: PubMed) The regular use of olive oil helps block the production of DHT and reduce hair fall.
Olive oil nourishes the hair follicles with essential nutrients and unsaturated fats. It helps seal moisture in the hair shaft. It prevents dryness and makes hair more manageable. (Source: NCBI)
Olive oil helps soothe an aggravated scalp and treat problems like itching and dandruff. (Source: NCBI) Dandruff and clogged follicles are the foremost causes of hair fall.
The topical application of oleuropein, a constituent of olive oil can induce hair regrowth. (Source: Public Library of Science) Apply olive oil and massage the scalp to improve blood circulation, which, in turn, promotes hair growth.
How to use olive oil for hair growth?
This pack helps regularize oil production while nourishing your scalp and hair with essential proteins for hair regrowth. (Source: NCBI) You will need 2 egg whites and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. In a bowl, whisk the egg whites and the oil. Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Do this 1-2 times a week.
Cinnamon helps improve blood circulation. In combination with honey, it gives healthy hair. You will need 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mix the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth, consistent mixture. Apply this to your hair, starting from your scalp and working it down to the tips of your hair. Leave the mask on for about 15 minutes. Rinse your hair out with cool/lukewarm water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Do this 1-2 times a week.
Studies show that garlic can be a rapid and efficient alopecia areata treatment. (Source: Research Gate) You will need 10 fresh garlic cloves and ¼ cup olive oil. Peel the garlic cloves. Blend them with olive oil. Take about 2-3 tablespoons of this paste. Apply the paste to your scalp and hair. Focus most on your scalp. Leave the mix on for around 45 minutes. Rinse your hair with cool or lukewarm water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Store the remaining mixture in an airtight container. Store the container in a cool, dark place. Apply this mix 2-3 times a week.
Ginger can stimulate hair growth. A study showed that a herbal gel comprising ginger can promote hair regrowth. (Source: Research Gate) You will need 1 tablespoon ginger paste and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mix the ginger paste with the olive oil in a bowl. Massage this mixture onto your scalp with your fingertips. Massage for 5 minutes to boost blood circulation. Work the remaining oil through your hair. Leave it in for 30 minutes. Wash the oil out with cool/lukewarm water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Do this 2-3 times a week.
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