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Olive Oil????????????

i have heard a few people say this....i have a few questions about olive oli in my hair:

-Will it make my hair oliy?

-Have you ever done this?

-How much do i put?

-When do i put it in my hair (right after shower ect.)??

-How long do i put it in my hair for?



thanks for all your help and advice!!!!!!!

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  • AmazinnaturalAmazinnatural Posts: 755Registered Users
    i have heard a few people say this....i have a few questions about olive oli in my hair:

    -Will it make my hair oliy?

    -Have you ever done this?

    -How much do i put?

    -When do i put it in my hair (right after shower ect.)??

    -How long do i put it in my hair for?



    thanks for all your help and advice!!!!!!!


    It doesn't leave MY hair oily, I usually do it after a conditioning of my hair, put bout 2-4 small drops in your hand and rub thru your hair, leave it in for about 10 minutes then rinse out! I hope this helps!



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  • ReekyReeky Posts: 1,323Registered Users
    i use it two ways, i either mix it with conditioner (&sometimes honey) when i deep condition, or put it on damp hair under my leave in.. for an extra layer of moisture.

    if you use too much of course it can be oily, but nothing that cant be washed out.

    i usually am pretty generous, id say i section my hair in two and put a quarter sized amt on each half (my hair is porous, but fine & it dosent weigh it down) this is on freshly washed damp hair.. then i apply my leave in.

    i like this combo better than i like a leave in AND moisturizer, because like i said my hair is fine.. this adds extra moisture where my leave in is lacking, but still allows it to be lightweight.
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  • DerbyCityNaturalsDerbyCityNaturals Posts: 422Registered Users
    I apply to wet hair after a shower or spritz with water to seal in moisture.

    When trying to determine how much always start with a small nickle-sized amount and add more if necessary.

    No need to rinse out. Re-apply when hair feels dry daily or every other day.
  • pjjosephgisspjjosephgiss Posts: 643Registered Users
    Sadly, olive oil leaves me kinda crispy. It feels moisturizing at first, but then later on in the day- not so much! I was using it in a bottle with water and condish for a spritz, and also putting on before my LI condish.
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  • imgonnastartawarimgonnastartawar Posts: 237Registered Users
    Sadly, olive oil leaves me kinda crispy. It feels moisturizing at first, but then later on in the day- not so much! I was using it in a bottle with water and condish for a spritz, and also putting on before my LI condish.

    does it leave you crispy in the spritz or before leave in conditioner or is it just rispy when you put it seperate.....(I dont want this to happen to me:()
  • nezumikiriqnezumikiriq Posts: 149Registered Users
    If you put it on wet, does the smell bother you?

    can you notice it?

    i don't know if it would be a problem for me because i never smell stuff on my hair unless i straighten it, and i'd use a garnier fructis as a leave in over it, and i have this spray made from vanilla and water........

    would it work?
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  • pjjosephgisspjjosephgiss Posts: 643Registered Users
    Sadly, olive oil leaves me kinda crispy. It feels moisturizing at first, but then later on in the day- not so much! I was using it in a bottle with water and condish for a spritz, and also putting on before my LI condish.

    does it leave you crispy in the spritz or before leave in conditioner or is it just rispy when you put it seperate.....(I dont want this to happen to me:()

    That happened to me whenever I used it, though not so much with the pre-poo. I find that olive oil in creamy formulations like Qhemets AOHC is fine, but the straight oil is a no-go for me. Sadly, I have moved the bottle to my kitchen....:goofy:
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    LI/RO-Curl Junkie rehab, Shescentit Avocado condish, Oyin Hair dew
    DT-KBB Luscious Locks, Curl Junkie ANYthing, Shescentit Avocado condish
    Style- UFD, Camille Rose, Hello Curly, Kinky Curly
    Sealant- Jamaican Black Castor and Avocado oils, Qhemet Biologics Honey & Olive Hydrating Balm
    Will try any CG product at least once.
    Proud to be a PJ!
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  • allme89allme89 Posts: 34Registered Users
    i love evoo! i dont rinse u dont need alot mositurizer your hair first then put a little in your hand and rub it together and apply all over as a sealant. some use this as a grease. i use evvo as lotion, in my bath sometimes, to strenghten my fingers nails.
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  • taltaltaltal Posts: 614Registered Users
    Hi imgonnastartawar, some answers to your questions :

    -Will it make my hair oliy?
    If you use too much it will. One way to avoid using too much is to measure the amount you intend to use.

    -Have you ever done this?
    I use olive oil on my hair quite often.

    -How much do i put?
    I use between 1 teaspoon and 1 tbsp.

    -When do i put it in my hair (right after shower ect.)??
    I've found it's best to apply oils to wet hair. Many times I add olive oil to my conditioner, use it as a main ingredient in my deep conditioners, and also as an oil treatment before washing my hair.

    -How long do i put it in my hair for?
    Depending on what it's being used for, it can be left on for any amount of time.
    I often use olive oil as a leave-in as well.

    HTH
  • *Marah**Marah* Posts: 8,032Registered Users
    Olive oil is a great sealant and it doesn't make my hair greasy. I used to use it alone. Now, I actually mix olive oil and castor oil in a clear squirt bottle as my main sealant.

    I use about 3-4 teaspoons (I have thick-dense hair). I just rub it in my hands and smooth it though wet, well conditoned hair, and let it air dry. My hair never dries greasy (I couldn't tolerate that), my curls are bouncy, shiny, and are very soft.

    I leave it in until I wash my hair..and well since I wash my hair pretty much everyday it always get rinsed out but I put more fresh oil in daily after my hair wash.
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  • jenny curljenny curl Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    Olive oil is a great sealant and it doesn't make my hair greasy. I used to use it alone. Now, I actually mix olive oil and castor oil in a clear squirt bottle as my main sealant.

    I use about 3-4 teaspoons (I have thick-dense hair). I just rub it in my hands and smooth it though wet, well conditoned hair, and let it air dry. My hair never dries greasy (I couldn't tolerate that), my curls are bouncy, shiny, and are very soft.

    I leave it in until I wash my hair..and well since I wash my hair pretty much everyday it always get rinsed out but I put more fresh oil in daily after my hair wash.

    I do this sometimes as well.

    Marah, your avatar is very pretty. Kinda looks like my hair, only with my hair it will get thinner at the ends and I cannot figure out why :( It is very depressing. My hair looked great for awhile and then it seems like one day some strands will thin out at the ends (about an inch or so). I've been CG for 7 months now....and you're hair reminds me of mine....
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  • NaturalReviewNaturalReview Posts: 91Registered Users
    If you don't plan to rinse it out, you definitely don't want to use much.


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  • Vera_ewashVera_ewash Posts: 32Registered Users
    I just started using EVOO a few weeks ago and all I can say is..YES!! I was using coconut oil to seal with, but noticed my hair becoming drier. I next tried whipping the coconut oil with shea butter and cocoa butter, but still was getting drier and so hard to detangle (I use my fingers). Finally, I ordered the evoo and I couldn't be happier. It has definitely become a HG!

    I noticed an improvement instantly and my curls are very hydrated, soft and shiny! From my understanding Olive Oil is one of the few oils that actually penetrate the hair, rather than sit on top and I gotta agree on that wholeheartedly. I finally got my moisture back:thumright:
    I've used it as follows:
    ~Mixed in my spray bottle at about 1/4c to 1/2c GF Fortifying Cream Conditioner and filled the rest of the way with water (8oz bottle). I spray this on immediately after co-washing.
    ~Before going to bed at night, I give it a light spritz and sometimes follow with a little straight evoo on the ends and put it about 10 twists if maintaining a twist-out or bun up and wear my satin scarf.
    I baggied with it overnight once last week and again a few a few nights ago...super soft and completely abosorbed.
    I stopped twisting it for about a month while I was going through this tangled, overly dry and wiry hair spell. I figured out that the coconut oil was doing me more harm that good and that I must be protein sensitive....coconut oil prevents protein loss from the hair. After 3 weeks of switching to the evoo and doing the above, my hair is completely turned around and so touchable! Now I just need to keep my hands out of my hair LOL!:laughing2:

    I have super thick, porous 3c-4a hair. This is my hair today after co-washing last evening, followed with the spritz. Once it was about 75% air-dry I poured just a bit into my hands and sealed. This a.m. I took it down and put it into 2 curly afro puffs.
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  • CurliesFTW_xoCurliesFTW_xo Posts: 111Registered Users
    i have heard a few people say this....i have a few questions about olive oli in my hair:

    -Will it make my hair oliy?

    -Have you ever done this?

    -How much do i put?

    -When do i put it in my hair (right after shower ect.)??

    -How long do i put it in my hair for?



    thanks for all your help and advice!!!!!!!

    Olive oil is amazinggggg. Makes my hair soo soft :)
    It wont make your hair oily as long as you dont over use it.
    You only have to use a little bit.
    I have done this but i use only a little bit on my ends.
    you use it after a shower
    and leave it in as loong as you want.

    you can also use it as a deep condition on weekends like i do.
    i put LOTS in it, and leave it in for hours. then jst CO wash it off :)

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  • CalypsoCalypso Posts: 142Registered Users
    I started using olive oil last month and I'm not sorry I did! My hair never felt so soft before. When I use to use shampoo and conditioner, it left my hair feeling so dried out whereas the oil does not. I've even tried co-washing my hair and even that makes my hair feel awful whereas the oil does not.

    I've put it on when my hair is try as well as wet and I can't speak for others but I've never been bothered by the smell either way. When I first put it on my hair, I do faintly smell it but then it's gone.

    I use Extra Virgin Olive oil and the total amount I use it about a tablespoon because my hair is quite thick. After I've oiled up my hair, I wrap it up in a towel and leave it sit for 30 minutes. After that, I wash it out.

    I use to use a bit of shampoo to remove the oil from my hair but just last week, I decided to not use any shampoos or conditioners. I just used the oil and my hair never felt so good. I think I'll probably just use the olive oil when washing my hair from now on.
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    Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Conditioner
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    Styling: Homemade FSG with Lavender EO & AVJ/water mist spray containing Epsom Salt, Lavender EO

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  • JujubeJujube Posts: 6Registered Users
    I love, love, LOVE olive oil as a deep conditioner. I use it when I start to notice my canopy curls not curling as well (my canopy is the straightest part of my hair, so when that starts to go, I know it's time). I fill one of those "travel size" bottles (the disc-top kind?) about 3/4 of the way with olive oil, which ends up being about 2 oz, I think. Then, I just go nuts and start coating my hair with it until all of my hair is just about sopping wet with olive oil. I probably could do with using less, but I like to know that I'm not missing any sections. Make sure you do this when your hair is dry, since water repels oil and it won't penetrate your hair. Then, I clip my hair out of the way and sometimes cover it w/ a plastic bag or shower cap. I generally do this about 8pm and leave it for 3 hours or so.
    Then, right before I go to bed, I lean over the shower and do a quick rinse to get the excess oil out so I don't drip all over my pillow. This won't get all of the oil out, so you'll be leaving the perfect amount overnight to really get in there and moisturize your hair.
    In the morning, I wash my hair (this is the ONLY time I ever use shampoo. I have L'Oreal EverPure right now, which is supposedly "sulfate-free" even though it lathers.) really quickly to get the oil out and then condition with my fave conditioner. My curls are so much softer, more manageable and the frizz is banished!! I also feel much better knowing that I'm not putting any extra chemicals on my head.
  • pharaohpharaoh Posts: 156Registered Users
    Not for hair but use olive oil to take off your makeup at night. You will be amazed! Even takes off my waterproof mascara. LOVE!
  • littleirishcurlylittleirishcurly Posts: 38Registered Users
    This is what I do:
    I pour about a handful of olive oil in my 2nd day hair, and rub it in. Then I comb it through with my fingers, until my hair is mostly saturated. Then I wrap it in a t-shirt and go to bed. When I wake up, I wash the oil out, put the products in, and I have soft shiny curls. My curls are not oily after this either. I guess how much olive oil you use depends on how long and thick your hair is. (mine is past my shoulders and very thick.) Good luck :cyclops:
  • nana_banananana_banana Posts: 735Registered Users
    Olive oil does not make my hair greasy. Your hair may be different, so the tips I'm giving might not work for your hair.

    I use olive oil in the following ways:

    -At night, on my dry hair, I put a couple of teaspoons on my hair. I've noticed an improvement in my hair's health since I've started oiling nightly.

    -After putting my leave-in conditioner when styling my hair, I'll add some oil to seal in the moisture.

    -When I'm done styling my hair, I'll smooth down some oil (just a touch) if I have any frizzies or extra dry bits. Or I'll use some oil to "refresh" my style after a few hours.

    -When deep conditioning my hair, I'll usually add oil to my conditioner to make it extra delicious. I normally detangle after deep conditioning, so the oil makes everything extra slippery.

    -I will mix olive oil with shea butter to make a great moisturizer/sealer.

    -I might apply oil to my ends before shampooing.
    Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!



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  • curledlovecurledlove Posts: 444Registered Users
    I use olive oil both as a sealer and as an oil treatment. For treatments I just slather it on my hair until I feel I have enough. If I over do it, it does drip, in which case I just blot it off with a towel. I like to leave it in for at least an hour but often leave it on longer. I use shampoo on my hair so oilyness is not a problem. When I use it as a sealer I just rub a few drops between my hands and put it on my ends. Olive oil HG for me!
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  • famus_darlingfamus_darling Posts: 85Registered Users
    Curledlove, thank you for reviving this thread. Love reading what everyone does with evoo. I've used evoo for sometime, but I fell in love only a few months ago when I started using it as a sealant on my daughter's hair after I spray it with leave in. I do this nightly before putting a plastic cap on for the shower. It was great for their hair for about six months, but then I started noticing their hair was dry in the morning. The oil locks in the moisture so it's still there the next day.
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    Leave-in: GVP CD, TJ tea tree, and grape seed oil
    Styling: HETT and castor oil
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  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    Does olive oil leave buildup? Can CO wash it out?
  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    -Will it make my hair oliy?
    It depends on how much you put.

    -Have you ever done this?
    Yep.

    -How much do i put?
    A good rule is just enough on your hands to make it shine rubbed together.. Savvy? (I feel like a Jack Sparrow xD)

    -When do i put it in my hair (right after shower ect.)??
    When it's wet to seal the moisture in. I heard putting it on dry hair can actually dry hair out.. I think?

    -How long do i put it in my hair for?
    However long you want.. Some do oil rinses, hot oil treatments, overnight, or at least 30 minutes, it depends on your hair

    Sorry, I'm not much help!