Olive Oil Hair Treatment

February 27, 2009

Olive Oil

If your hair needs a quick “pick me up”, try using this Olive Oil Hair Treatment for combating dry hair. Don’t waste money on expensive vials of hot oil treatments when you can use something that’s actually in your kitchen cabinet that has the same benefits.

What you need: 1/4 to 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1 plastic cap.

Directions: Heat oil in the microwave until warm. Be careful not to get the oil too hot. Next, apply the oil to your hair and focus on the driest part, which is usually your ends. For easier application… you can use a spray bottle to apply the hair treatment.

After you have applied your oil, cover your hair with the plastic cap… And if you don’t have one of those, a plastic grocery bag is a great substitute. I usually leave the mixture on for about 10-15 minutes. If you need a deeper treatment, wrap a hot towel around the plastic bag and let it sit for an hour. Rinse well when finished.

{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

jasmine March 25, 2009 at 11:08 am

i tried this and lawvd the effect it had on ma hair..

Dani March 29, 2009 at 1:54 pm

I’m glad it worked for you Jasmine! I love it… so much that I started adding olive oil to my weekly deep conditioner too.

Shelley Brent-Charette May 21, 2009 at 11:08 am

Is it okay to mix coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, soybean oil, and rosemary leaves as a hot oil treatment?

Dani May 21, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Shelley, I think it’s perfectly fine to mix the above ingredients as a hot oil treatment. I just did one with olive oil, jojoba, castor oil, and almond oil last week and it came out great. I’ll try your above mixture next time I do one :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Rhonda Rankhorn June 16, 2009 at 7:11 pm

The Olive Oil Treatment sound like it will be great for my grandson’s hair.
I don’t know how to say what I am need to know. I am a white grandmother and I have never had to work with African American hair. My grandson has beautiful hair it is long down below his ears and has rows of curls. I need to know what I need to get to keep his hair looking like this I want let them cut it off he had that done once and when his hair started to grow out it would just stick straight up and I just didn’t like that. What kind of Shampoo and Conditioner do I need to use and is there anything else that I need to do to his hair. Any information would be helpful.

Rhonda Rankhorn

Dani June 16, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Rhonda, I think it’s great that you want to learn how to care for your grandson’s curls. I was set to write a long post with my recommendations but I found someone else who explains it better and with pictures :)

The link is:
Teri does a great job of explaining how to take care of all curly hair types and I’m sure her suggestions will help you out with your grandson’s hair.

Another site you may want to check out is
I can’t vouch for or recommend the products they suggest, but there is tons of information on this page that will help you too.

I hope that helps you out and if you need anything else you can contact me from the link at the top of the page or via my comment section. Good luck and thanks for stopping by.

Tammie October 24, 2009 at 6:39 pm

my 7 year old has very very dry scalp. i can wash it two days later you will see so much dandruff. i use vitamin E on her scalp. I don’t know what else to do. what would you recommend

Fanta Tonkara November 7, 2009 at 5:52 pm

My hair is damaged in the fron on the side and i wanted to know if this olive oil treatment would help repair my hair and make it grow.

Dani January 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm

@ Tammie – I believe I placed a dry scalp recipe up a few months ago. Check it out, or you may want to take your daughter to a trichologist (hair doctor) if the problem persists. Good luck!

@ Fanta – No, this recipe will not repair damage that has already occurred within your hair or grow your hair… But it will help to combat dry ends and help with your hair retention.

Dani B October 29, 2010 at 10:19 am

i want to try this but my microwave died on my last week and was wondering if i could do this on the stove on like low?

bailey-bernice April 14, 2011 at 4:15 pm

hi…m south african and i have never in my life had hair till my shoulder(and please i m not dramatic…m dead serious)..it hurts considering its short and i am still a teenager..m 17 n it hurts not to have long beautiful hair!(about to cry) please help.i have googled till i go crazy!thanx

shannon May 2, 2011 at 8:01 am

i am a black woman and i am relaxing and trying to grow my hair but i was wondering if this treatment will grow my hair quickly. also what else will help grow my hair!

tahishia May 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm

hey shannon i remember my relaxed days. the most important things to do most of all. is deep conditioning. remember that our hair needs a balance of moisture. when i was relaxed i didn’t shampoo so heavily to strip the hair of its natural moisture. everytime you wet your hair in the shower preferably dont feel as though you have to lather so much. but always deep condition. i don’t think that olive oil is going to make your hair grow faster. it will help aid your locks to be lubricated and strong and that is important. you should really practice protective styling to protect your ends. i saw alot more in lenghth that way. now that i am natural its so much easier my hair is so stronger than ever. i only shampoo every other week using only a dime size amount diluted then a conditioner wash. shannon wow but good luck on your journey sister many blessings.

jevine May 18, 2011 at 5:46 pm

im 19 and my hair is fine but i hve hair loss at the side really need it to grow back but dnt kno what to use is olive oil good for that, its short and i also need it to grow back wasnt like this all the time, HELP ME

avianna June 12, 2011 at 4:10 am

im 15 and my hair used to be almost to my butt i am black and white and in going to go nuts because of the fact that my mom made me put a relaxer in my hair. what can i do to it that it will make it to start growing better… im not all they way chicken head but im getting there

thanks !!

Brittany August 3, 2011 at 2:16 am

Wow! I must say that everything I read here is EXACTLY what I have been feeling for years! I am about to do this treatment AS SOON as I wake up! My hair is dry and breaking on the sides and in the front! I can hear my hair screaming for some moisture! “Brittany I am so thirst!” I have product after product stored in my bathroom. But now… I am desperate! HOPEFULLY pray to the lord this works. I am a black 19 year old but have very different hair. It’s like black and mixed hair… MIXED TOGETHER! ugh! So frustrating.

Dijonay August 16, 2011 at 10:35 pm

For a colored lady, my hair is usually dry and damaged. I do not enjoy using gels, hairsprays and/or other chemicals in my hair, so tonight was the very first time I tried Extra Olive Oil and honey, to heat treat my hair.

Now, the only problem or issue I have with this remedy, is I hate the sticky feeling that the honey leaves the hair, even after washing it out several time, it still feels sort of sticky.

Anyways, my other major problem or issue, is that after I shampoo and condition my hair, it becomes so tangled, that large amounts of hair is left in the brush and comb.

Any solutions for these two problems, I would be much apprecative if someone could help me with these matters.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

niharika December 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm

my hair have bcum dry, frizzy.. Lost der natural colour… I jus wanna knw dat whether dis olive oil treatment will be helpful for me to get long, smooth, shiny, black hair…
Waiting for ur reply…!! :)

nisha December 29, 2011 at 8:03 am

hi myself nisha i want to know that is it possible to grow hair groth again my hairs are very long and shinny and very heavy til college age but some years before my hairs are become so thin that its too short kindly suggest me

Char January 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Hi! I am going to be trying this treatment tonight and have been doing some research. So far yours seems to be the best and receive the most positive reviews. I have seen some treatments add honey along with the olive oil for the treatment. What do you think about that?

Amber January 29, 2012 at 5:44 pm

To the coloured lady that ends up with bunches of hair on her comb and brush after shampooing and conditioning, try using “dark and lovely” cholesterol (with avec, a detangler) as a conditioner, leave it in your hair for about 15 minutes the wash it out. Also try to comb your hair GENTLY when its damp with a wide toothed comb (not a brush) and not while its still wet because that causes your hair to stretch and snap which is why you getting bunches of it on your comb and brush. I swear by that cholesterol by dark and lovely and its the only thing I use as a conditioner for my hair, in South Africa it costs about r55 -r60 for the 500ml tub and is available almost every where.

genesis February 2, 2012 at 10:20 am

Hi, I tried the olive oil treatment. Except it wasn’t heated up, I just put it in my hair and then placed a shower cap over it. I left that on for about 10 min, and then washed it out with shampoo. Once my hair dried it looked way worse then before. Did I just possibly do it wrong? I have super curly hair.

Nakia February 15, 2012 at 12:44 am

My hair was use to be down my shoulders and then my left side broke off, So I am on a hair journey back to long hair. I was wondering mix this olive oil treatment w. my Dr. Miracle Deep Conditioning Treatment?

Ebony February 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I’ve actually been doing olive oil treatments weekly/biweekly for a co hair couple of years now. I have sisterlocks that come to the middle of my back and they’ve always been thick, but at 1 point they weren’t healthy because I wasn’t conditioning and moisturizing enough. I have very dry scalp…always have. So once my hair locked, I started trying to wash my hair weekly. Most of the time it ends up being 2 weeks and I wash with dandruff shampoo from my local dollar store. Anyway, after every wash, I apply olive oil generously to my scalp and locks and massage it in. I tie a plastic bag on my head because I can’t find a shower cap long enough to hold my hair. Sometimes I sleep in the bag…I call it roasting my scalp. But my hair is awesome since I’ve been doing this. It looks healthier and thicker now than it did a few years ago. Even when i have a lot of new growth, after a wash a treatment its shiny and wavy instead of bushy.

Dani February 25, 2012 at 6:24 pm

@ Ebony – Thanks for the tips!

Katrina March 2, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I came across this blog/site and I thank you for the wonderful questions and information posted. My son is biracial and I do not know how to take care of his hair. He would like to grow it out though we keep it short for that reason.So I. Extremely give you thanks for the help!

Ann April 26, 2012 at 11:56 pm

OMG! this is REAL…… Its working wonders on my hair.

April May 4, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Im natural what can i use help my edges grow back???

Laura July 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Thanks for sharing! I actually prefer argan oil instead of olive oil because it has more benefits and it’s super light on my hair, not greasy. I use Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan Oil hair treatment instead and my hair is shinier, healthier and stronger :) SO much better than before, no frizz or anything! I got it online, I saw it on rylees but I got mine from beyas.ca

Love September 23, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Can it help repair African hair? Like real African hair cause im African.

Annie October 1, 2012 at 7:42 am

Hi! I stated using hollywood beauty olive oil on my biracial daughters
hair and it made it so soft, I was shocked. But it’s too expensive for me, so I was looking for ways to use straight olive oil. can’t wait to try this . But I really just need to rinse the oil out, not shampoo? It won’t get stinky? I like the idea I read about adding oil to the conditioner too!

daysy October 16, 2012 at 1:54 am

how long can i do this treatment for ? & will my hair continue to grow if i keep on applying it?

Rachel November 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Should you do this alot? or only sometimes?

TABBS December 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm

hey i have a few questions .im a cosmetologist, well im attending school for it now. and i have actually never herd of putting olive oil in your hair. my hair is so fried when its wet it turns to rubber and it wil just break off, i no you cant repair damaged hair all you can do is cut it off, but its already so short. and also i cant stop using my straightener because i have a stacked hair cut and i dont know what else i can do to fix it? someone please help!!!

Alyssa January 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Can you do the treatment with out warming it up

Amudj February 19, 2013 at 7:33 am

Hi is olive oil is best to stop hair fall and to regrow

sushi February 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Dear ,
i wanted to ask you about Olive Oil .
does it make hair darker ? coz i have like really light hair shade and i dont wanna lose the color .

Niama Cathey March 4, 2013 at 11:57 am

what kind of oil do you use & can i use extensions in my hair while i’m treating it

rachel March 20, 2013 at 4:37 pm

should my hair be wet or dry when doing this..? like idk if I should shower before and after applying the oil? HELP

Mary Space April 4, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Morrocan Oil is ok, but I just love Shielo’s new Shine Restore Oil!

After shampooing and conditioning, I part dry my hair, add one pump of the Shielo Shine Restore Oil then comb with a wide tooth comb, and either blowdry or airdry depending on my mood.

My hairdresser recommended part drying your hair first as it seems to help the oil sink in rather than just slide off with the water on your hair.

The Shielo Oil leaves me hair incredibly soft and silky with no flyways (though I didn’t have many to start with) and cuts down drying time. I love how shiny it makes my hair.

I had to go without for a month on my honeymoon recently, and boy did I miss it! My hair felt awful by comparison, and I found myself washing it more frequently just to try to make it feel soft. Was so glad to have it back when I got home!

Yes, it’s expensive, but considering how little you use and how amazing it will make your hair feel, it’s totally worth it.

Dez'Zanae May 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm

I’m 15 and I recently just took some extensions out of my hair . Now my hair is very thin and damaged it was already short before . How can I use the olive oil treatment to help ?

amanda m. May 19, 2013 at 8:46 am

Can you still do the hair treatments even if you have micros?

Ediana Berhane June 30, 2013 at 7:25 pm

I heard if you put olive oil and microwave it for 30 seconds and put it on your hair(scalp) for about 15 minutes it will start getting longer within a week. Is that true?

Temiah September 22, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Hey guys! I just permed my hair and it made my ends so terrible! It was such a bad idea. I use the brand Olive Oil hair lotion and it does wonders to I decided to use REAL olive oil. The hot oil treatment is sitting in my hair right now and it just feels amazing. Thanks for all the help!!

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