olive oil
Olive oil

A diet that works for
your hair!

The Mediterranean Diet's main ingredient, olive oil, is much more than just a way of eating fresh and healthy... it's also a hair care tactic!

The benefits of olive oil

The Mediterranean Diet is no new concept, but recent studies continue to support its incredible health benefits. The fresh diet includes plenty of olive oil, fish, fresh fruits and veggies, yogurt and nuts that can work together to help lower cholesterol, promote weight loss and prevent heart disease. For years, health experts have praised olive oil as a primary element of this uber-healthy Mediterranean cuisine because it can help prevent heart disease and stroke. Now, it is believed by many beauty and health experts that the benefits of olive oil aren't limited to just food.

Share it with your hair

New York hair salon owner Meri Stafa, an Albania native, says the Mediterranean Diet superstar, olive oil, can benefit your hair and your overall well-being.

Stafa grew up eating a diet that largely included olive oil, and says that her mom used to treat her hair with olive oil at least once a week. She now swears upon the restorative capabilities of olive oil treatments on hair and offers them to her clients at her salon. She encourages clients to use the oil on their hair and also encourages them to drink some too.

These simple treatments using the nutrient-infused olive oil can help restore even the most damaged hair and help it become glossy and strong.

If you don't get a chance to make it into her New York salon for an olive oil treatment, you can try it at home!

What to do:

  • Massage two or three tablespoons of olive oil (depending on your length) through your hair, as you would with a normal conditioner.
  • Clip up your hair and let the oil soak into your scalp for about 30 minutes.
  • Run a comb through your hair to spread the rejuvenating oils, massage your hair for a minute or two.
  • Wash out the oil in the shower.
  • Repeat two times per week for maximum shine.

In this situation, it's OK to have oily hair — as long as you remember to wash the oil back out once your treatment is done. Follow these simple steps to reach your healthy hair potential!

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