How Do You Moisturize Dry Hair?

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.