Moisturizing shampoo and olive oil can be used to moisturize dry hair. Hair should be washed and conditioned three times weekly and treated with an olive oil mask once a week. An olive oil mask can be left on overnight to moisturize very dry hair.
- Wash hair
Use a moisturizing shampoo three times a week to wash hair. Do not wash hair too often to avoid washing away the moisturizing oils in the hair.
- Apply olive oil and conditioner
Mix 1/2 cup olive oil with 1/2 cup water, and pour the mixture over hair. Allow the mixture to remain for 5 minutes, then rinse. If necessary, follow with a moisturizing conditioner to detangle hair.
- Apply deep conditioning treatments weekly
Wet hair with warm water, then pour about 1/2 cup of warm olive oil onto hair to saturate it. The oil can be warmed by placing the container in a dish of very hot water before applying it to the hair. Allow the olive oil to remain on hair for at least 1 hour, or cover hair with a shower cap and leave the olive oil on overnight. Wash hair as usual to remove any excess oil. Deep conditioning treatments with olive oil can be completed twice a week if hair is very dry.