Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mediterranean diet - for your hair!

From Hellomagazine.com
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From Hello Magazine

We've heard time and time again that olive oil is good for our health, but there's more to it than that. It's also a useful beauty ally. And if you're looking for a quick and easy trick to improve dry hair, you need look no further.

At least thirty minutes before washing your hair, apply a little warm olive oil on the hair shaft and comb down, making sure to reach right down to the ends, where damage Is usually most noticeable.

Leave the oil to do its work, penetrating and nourishing the hair fiber for half an hour or so, and then wash twice with warm water and use your usual conditioner. 



Home-made deep treatment recipe 

If you want to go further, you can create your own deep treatment cream using avocado and olive oil. Simply mash an over-ripe avocado with oil to make a cream, and apply, smoothing all over your hair and scalp. You need to leave it to act for at least an hour, so it's a good idea to pop on a disposable shower cap to keep things clean. This has the added advantage of concentrating the heat and enhancing the effect. Wash as above.

Don't forget: wash your hair in warm water.

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