Homemade Olive Oil Pre-Poo
Another way to treat your hair to the benefits of olive oil is with a pre-poo treatment. A “pre-poo” is usually an oil treatment applied to hair prior to shampooing or conditioning. Here's our tutorial for how to mix and apply a pre-poo.
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Dry or Wet Hair?
Some women prefer applying olive oil treatments to wet and recently conditioned hair while others want their hair to be dry. If your hair is wet and conditioned, it will lock in the moisture and additional nutrients when the olive oil is applied.
The downside is that olive oil is already slightly more difficult to apply due to the hair’s slipper nature. If you apply olive oil to dry hair, it has a similar effect, but many argue it doesn’t lock in as many nutrients as the wet treatment. Even so, it’s less of a mess than the wet method.
Many users also recommend hopping in the shower and letting the steam do its thing to enhance the effects of the olive oil on the hair. Once you’ve washed it out, watch your step since the floor will be slick with oil.
Olive oil penetrates the hair cuticle so that the necessary moisture and nutrients are absorbed, leaving your hair not only smoother, but shinier and healthier as well.
Popular Olive Oil Hair Products
Because olive oil is such a well-known ingredient it's really easy to find, but if you're in the market for olive oil hair products here are a few of our favorites.
- Carol's Daughter Olive Oil Infusion Set
- Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Conditioner
- MYHoneyChild Olive You Deep Conditioner
- Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Incredibly Rich Moisturizing Hair Lotion
- Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo
Do you use oils to enhance the health of your hair? What is your favorite oil for your hair?