How to Make Olive Oil Hair Conditioner

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

How to Make Olive Oil Hair Conditioner. If you struggle with dry, brittle or frizzy hair, you've probably wondered if those expensive products promising silky, shiny locks are worth the price. With a simple product like olive oil, you can spot-treat frizziness and condition your hair--for a beautiful, healthy mane that doesn't cost a fortune.

Items you will need

  • Olive oil
  • Towels
Step 1

Warm about 2 tsps. of olive oil. Test the oil's temperature before applying it to your scalp; the oil should be warm to the touch, but not scalding. Warm oil penetrates more deeply into the hair shaft to repair the damaged cuticles that cause dryness, frizziness and breakage.

Step 2

Massage the oil into your hair, beginning with your scalp and working your way to the ends of your hair. Be gentle with your hair; rough treatment causes breakages that can increase frizz and flyaways.

Step 3

Wrap your hair in a warm towel and let the oil saturate your hair for up to 30 minutes. Sitting in a steamy bath can increase the oil's penetration of the hair shaft (resulting in deeper conditioning) and can also prevent messy oil spills around the house.

Step 4

Wash your hair with a mild shampoo at the conclusion of this treatment and rinse your hair thoroughly. As you rinse, use cool water, which seals the hair shaft, locking in shine and preventing damaged ends.


  • Try this treatment up to once a week to keep your hair soft, silky and manageable.


  • Don't let olive oil sit on your skin. To prevent breakouts, wash your hands and face well after applying the conditioner. Don't expect instantaneous results. Dry hair usually means damaged hair. Making an olive oil conditioner is a step toward healthy hair, but it can't erase the history of bad habits in one session. If you condition with olive oil too often, you can cause breakouts on your scalp and forehead, so use this product in moderation.