I recently was looking up how I can grow my hair faster and almost everything I read said to use warm olive oil and massage it into your hair, and it will grow 2-4 inches in one week. I’m not the sort of person who believes everything they read, so I decided to try it out for myself.
Note: Try to time this week-long experiment for a week you won’t be going many places. You might not get all the oil to wash out at first!
Heat up your olive oil. I don’t use a pan on the stove to heat it (although you could), but I fill up a sink with warm-to-hot water and put my small jar in that for a few minutes.
Pour out a small-ish amount (about the size of a quarter) of the warm (not hot) olive oil on your hand then rub them both together. Begin working the oil through the scalp area (you don’t need it on your ends), until your whole head is greasy. Use more oil if you need to.
Now flip your head upside down for 4-5 minutes and massage, going in a circular motion the whole time. Once the time is up, slowly flip your head back to normal position. If you start feeling dizzy before the time is up, you either need to stop altogether, or slow down how fast you’re massaging. You want your massage to be relaxing…not stressful.
Now leave the olive oil in for about 1-2 hours. Of course, you don’t want greasy hair getting on your clothes, so I do a dutch braid down the back of my head and then clip the ends up. If you have long hair, I would suggest doing it in a bun.
Once the 1-2 hours is up, wash the oil out! This might take a while, but take your time. You don’t want greasy hair after you’ve tried to wash it. Condition the ends with conditioner.
This is for the brave ones–not the faint of heart. As you rinse out the conditioner, turn the water colder, colder, colder, and colder until you almost can’t stand the freezing water.
Then turn the water off, and towel dry your hair.
And remember, be gentle with your hair! I once read: “treat your hair as if it was spun from gold.” That’s good advice!
Do this every day for one week.
Now, the moment of truth: did my hair grow 2-4 inches in one week?
Survey says: NO! YES! Well, sort of. It didn’t grow 2-4 inches. But surprisingly, it grew 1/2″! Now that is fast for only one week. 😀
Usually hair only grows 1/2″ in one month.
Remember, only do this once a month. It isn’t good for your head to be upside down all the time! 🙂
But don’t just take my word for it. Give it a try yourself!
And be sure to leave a comment telling me if it worked for you or not!