Monday, December 20, 2010

A super simple and cheap DIY hair mask! :D

I thought i'd switch Masking Mondays up a little and do a DIY hair mask post instead! Still hair mask is still mask right?? :D

I've been doing this from my high school days! :D I've read all about the wonders of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, whether as a skin moisturizer, hair mask or makeup remover, so being the curious cat that I am, I HAD to try it out! :D

I can still remember the first time I tried this clearly - it was after a bad episode of DIY hair straightening (remember those days when broom-straight hair was all the rage?? I couldn't be that old!!! :P), my hair was dry and scraggly and smelt horribly of ammonia! I couldn't afford a salon treatment then, so I thought of this! :D

I literally drenched my hair in it and covered my hair with a shower cap. By the time i rinsed it out an hour and a half later, my hair was soft and shiny again! How I wished I took a picture back then to show you all!! A dear friend of mine will remember this always because we both used the same thing (same stupid DIY hair straightening product, same marvelous Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and both of us experienced this amazing transformation! :D

Fast forward to now! Although I've found (and thoroughly enjoy) the joy of a salon pampering session, I still do this once in a while when I'm feeling poor I feel that my hair is in terrible shape. This never fails to give me soft and managable hair again!

Ok, enough grandmother's story for now. Lemme show you what am I using currently:



Basso Extra Virgin Olive Oil! This should be easy to find, and cheap too (less than RM15 per bottle)! I personally do not see a difference between an expensive EVOO and a cheaper one when used as a hair mask, but there is definitely a difference if you use just plain ol Olive Oil versus an Extra Virgin one (the latter softens much better)! :)

The method is simple - just saturate your hair with the oil. If you have an oily scalp, you may want to apply the oil only to the hair from your shoulder length and below. I personally apply it from root to tip and have no problem washing it off or it greasing up my hair! :) Massage the oil into your hair and leave it on for at least 30 minutes - I always leave it on for at least 1.5 hours. Then shampoo and condition as usual.

The result? Soft, shiny and "thicker" (feels that way anyway for me :P) hair! Simple right?? :D

I'm still a little iffy about applying this oil onto my face. But I've heard sooo many success stories of how this oil really moisturizes the skin, i'll have to admit that i'm quite tempted to just throw caution to the wind and try it for myself!! :P Will definite report when I do! Till then, it stays on my hair! :D

Have you tried this before? Or incorporated this into your beauty regime?? Do share with me!! :D

15 comments:

  1. you can use it on your face just be sure not to put too much.i pour some on a cotton pad and smooth it on my face and i pat my face a lil bit and tadaa really really really dry skin gone!don't know if it works for your skin though

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  2. Thanks for the recommendation! :) I totally would do this since my hair is always in need of hydration :)

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  3. i have tried squeezing lemon juice on my scalp to reduce oil production too, did help a bit bit :P

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  4. Hmm... does it leave your bathroom floor oily? I might want to try this :) As for oil on the face, broke me out something awful! And if you eat it, yes there's a difference between expensive and cheap EVOO ;)

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  5. Oh.. My parents would freak out if I leave an oily mess on the bathroom floor lol Not worth the risk.. Since even normal hair treatment and conditioner does that x.x

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  6. I love oils! Im using it for body, and hair:)
    Isabel - using oil you wont leave any mess. When you are using body moisturizing do you leave a mess?? If no, so with oil is the same;DDD

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  7. Nadhrah: Thanks for sharing!! :D Hopefully it works as well on my face! :D

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  8. Rainy Days and Lattes: you're most welcome! Do lemme know how it fares for you!! :D

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  9. xin: ohhh!! interesting!! Did it lighten your hair?? I heard some people do that to lighten their hair! :D

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  10. Paris: No it doesn't thankfully!! :D :D Lemme know how you find it ya?? :D Thanks for the skin warning!! Sounds scary!! >.<

    Yeah, if its for consumption then it definitely makes a difference! :D

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  11. Isabel: Oh dear!! Mind sharing what hair products are you using currently?? :(

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  12. Supergirl: Ohhh!! Glad to hear that!! :D Yup oils can do wonders for us!! :D

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  13. tried coconut oil or coconut milk too as recommended by Jojoba of mymakeupreviews. thats not too bad either. else, have been using EVOO since young to get jet black shiny hair. blessed christmas Jenn!

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  14. hello..im currently using EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) too and i love it very much.I use it twice a week by doing deep oiling. I put it on my hair for a night and wast my hair on the next day.It will be much easier to wash all the oil if u put the conditioner first before u let your hair get wet. Let the conditioner be on your hair for few minutes then wash with water and shampoo your hair. Hope this could help you.Btw, the amla oil is very good as well.

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  15. i use extra virgin olive oil of borges and costad oro on hair, alternating between the two.Now i cannot live without this oil...Sometime ago i stopped using this oil due to exams and my hair got so dry and lacked lustre but when i started using it again,they got all well again and very shiny from roots to tips, i have very thick and long hip length hair and olive oil is all i use to condition my hair,no conditioner!!just yesterday i used mayonise and lemon juice on my hair,left it overnight and then washed hair!!!my hair were sooooooperr soft...mayonise is better than a lot of expensive treatments in the market... It is made of a lot off eggs and i think we all knoe eggs are so so beneficial for hair.

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