View Full Version : How many times a week should I use olive oil for hair treatment

June 29th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Hi everyone I am just wondering if I can use olive oil daily overnight or every other night
I need to dye my hair one last time to my natural color due to my roots,
My hair been long for a while and now is the start of bsl, and just wondering how will olive oil treatment help my hair. I do have some split ends I always did and I think I always will. Just some advice for those who use olive oil
Thanks in advance

June 29th, 2012, 05:26 PM
Personally, I think it's a question of balancing out how many oil treatments you do vs. how often you'll have to wash. Most people agree that the less you wash your hair the better, but it's difficult to go about with a head full of oil for days on end. So I usually do one or two deep oil treatments a week and CO wash them out the next day. This, combined with very sparse oilings right after I wash my hair, works for me.

June 29th, 2012, 05:36 PM
My hair doesn't really get oily if I go 3 days without washing it won't get oily much, I don't like waiting to wash my hair I wash everyother day, my hair isn't straight it's wavy and if I don't use heat my hair just is a mess and I actually cut out using heat last week I got addicted to it for couple months and I am depressed lately about my hair and really wanna get it back in shape. Just not sure how many times to do olive oil Maybe 3 times a week is good

June 29th, 2012, 05:58 PM
I was every 5 days

June 29th, 2012, 06:25 PM
I do a WO wash six days a week and follow this with a very very light oil. I do a full oil followed with a shampoo and condition and that same very very light oil. My hair is only mid neck length and I use just a dab of my oil mix (on my page under hair care section). . Just because it works for me does not mean it would work for anyone else. I also do WO on my 1 year old DD her hair is light so her oil does not have coco in it.

June 29th, 2012, 06:35 PM
So every night wouldn't be good I'm guessing

June 29th, 2012, 06:38 PM
Might be a bit much for a heavy oiling, S&D your splits cause they aren't going anywhere no matter how well you treat your hair, that way you don't loose much length but get the splits gone.

June 29th, 2012, 06:48 PM
I put two capfuls of olive oil in my shampoo & conditioner. And I use a spray bottle with four capfuls of olive oil & water. I spary it on, wait eight minutes then shampoo.
It really makes your hair soft.

June 29th, 2012, 09:38 PM
There is a possibility of over-conditioning (hair gets stretchy and needs more protein) if you do this every day or every other day. Olive oil is very heavy. I wouldn't do this more often than once or twice a week. It's just too much work and the law of diminishing returns starts kicking in.

June 30th, 2012, 10:47 AM
What does s & d stand for

June 30th, 2012, 10:57 AM
S&D = search and destroy, go through your hair with really sharp hair only scissors, and any hair with a split on it get's trimmed just above the split to stop the split from traveling further. Rather than doing a full trim and loosing inches however it can make your hemline less even so you kind of have to keep track of it.

June 30th, 2012, 10:59 AM
What does s & d stand for

S and D means Search and Destroy, a method of removing damage from your ends, or along the hair strand.

There are different methods:

1) take a thin section of hair and twist it gently. The damaged hair sometimes will pop out and you can snip off the split or white dot. Always be sure to use SHARP shears, or you'll just be creating more white dots.

2) take a few strands of hair and search down the length for any damage

3) some people braid their hair loosely and snip off any damage

If you have too many splits at the bottom of your hair, then a small trim might be more effective.

July 4th, 2012, 12:56 PM
i do it almost two three time a week. and when it dries i put a drop on my palm and run my palm through my hair.

heidi w.
July 4th, 2012, 01:22 PM
Most people who oil use way too much oil at first. I only oil once after a hair wash, and don't oil again til after the next hair wash. I use very little oil.

I am not super pro olive oil oiling. I prefer Coconut Oil. I use the brand made by Spectrum Natural, under their Beauty section, not the salad oil dressing. This version says specifically on the outside of the jar "for use on skin and hair."

Why am I against Olive Oil? I find it's a bit on the heavy side as an oil, and it's higher in acidity than other actual carrier oils.

Remember, a little bit of oil goes a long way. If you're curly haired, spritz on while the hair is still wet/damp; if straight haired, you can oil your hair once it's fully air dry, which is what I do. I made a youtube video showing how little I use and how I actually oil and distribute the oil. ETA: I stated a few times in this video that I used a bit more oil than I usually do because I had carried my pot of oil to my videoing location, and it melted a bit from the outdoor heat. END ETA

Here's a link in case it's of interest to you.


heidi w.

August 24th, 2013, 04:34 AM
Hi Serina :) I also would like to know what S&D stands for? also is WO meaning with oil? is there a shorthand thread on here to get new members up to speed? ha I need it.

August 24th, 2013, 04:36 AM
just read on about s&D all good:)