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Hair Care Tip: Long hair body and shine

submitted by Pamela, Northamptonshire, England

Tip description / details:
I am in my forties and have waist-length fair hair. I know people think I should wear it shorter now that I'm older, but the way I see it is as long as it's in great condition and looks good ... why should I? Coming from an Italian family I learned this hair care from a variety of female relatives with long shining tresses. Firstly I gently warm about 250ml of virgin olive oil and work it completely through my hair then wrap my hair up in a warm towel. After 20 minutes I wash my hair with a mild baby shampoo. It takes a while to get rid of the oil! Then I rinse well and make sure the final rinse is cold, and then use a really good quality volumizing conditioner which I leave on for at least 10 minutes before rinsing - again making sure the last rinse is cold. I only do this about once every 3 or 4 weeks, but I end up with the softest, shiniest hair...with body and bounce! Try it and see!

Virgin olive oil; baby shampoo; volumizing conditioner.

How to prepare:
Gently warm the oil, warm a bath towel.

How to use:
Cover the hair completely from root to tip with the oil.

Results (observed by submitter):
Soft, shiny hair with volume and bounce.

Costs involved:


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