Hair loss affects millions of men and women around the world. Despite being a common experience it is highly distressing, so it isn’t surprising that people will try almost anything in the hopes of regrowing their hair. Recently, there has been a lot of buzz around an ingredient that many of us already have in our kitchens – olive oil. Could this staple of the Mediterranean diet really be the secret to preventing baldness and restoring your hair?
What is olive oil?
Olive oil is made by pressing the fruits of the olive tree, Olea europaea. The liquid fat is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and can help to prevent heart disease when consumed as part of a healthy diet.
How can olive oil help your hair?
Many people recommend applying olive oil directly to your hair and scalp as a conditioning treatment. It is said to improve shine, improve texture, prevent damage and even stop hair loss. Studies into the use of olive and other plant oils for hair health have shown that there may be some benefits to hair condition. The oil’s hydrating properties can help to keep hair looking smoother and reduce tangling. However, some hair types find that it weighs down their hair and makes it look greasy. It is also important to note that olive oil residue left on the scalp could lead to irritation. As for whether olive oil can cure hair loss, there is no evidence of this whatsoever.
What can I use instead of olive oil to treat my hair loss?
The experts at Vinci Hair Clinic say that although olive oil will not stop your hair falling out or regrow it, there are several other solutions that can do just that. Medication, dietary supplements, LLLT, PRP therapy, mesotherapy, and FUE or FUT hair transplant surgery have proven to offer great results for men and women who are struggling with hair loss. The best treatment depends largely on the person’s hair loss condition and their aims for hair restoration. Vinci Hair Clinic aims to make the choice as easy as possible by providing clear, honest advice on which treatments, or combination of treatments, will work best for their client’s needs.