Massage warm olive oil into the scalp to relieve a dry scalp due to permed hair. Olive oil is rich in vitamins A and E, which reduce the damage caused to the scalp and hair by chemical-based hair products. It softens hair, deeply moisturizes it and adds strength to hair.
- Warm the oil
Use 1 cup of olive oil for this deep-conditioning scalp massage. Warm the oil in the microwave. Ensure that the oil is not too hot to apply to the scalp.
- Apply the oil
Dip your fingertips into the oil. Massage the oil into your scalp with your fingertips. Alternatively, wet your hair prior to applying the oil to your scalp. This will keep the oil from spreading to your hair when you apply it to your scalp. Use a cotton ball soaked in olive oil to apply the oil to your scalp.
- Cover the head
Cover your head with a towel or a shower cap. Leave the oil on your scalp for 20 to 40 minutes. Leave it in place overnight for better results.
- Wash hair
Shampoo your hair. Rinse thoroughly with warm water to remove residual oil from your hair and scalp. Follow with a conditioner.