Olive oil has been used to thicken hair and boost shine for decades and was screen siren Rita Hayworth’s top tip for lustrous locks.
Rita would shampoo her hair with hot water, saturate it with oil and wrap it up in a towel for 15 minutes to allow the oil to works its magic.
To finish she would rinse her hair with hot water and lemon juice to get rid of any oil residue.
Why does it work? Well Olive oil is rich in vitamins A and E and is packed with antioxidants. Italy helps to support the keratin in the hair and seal in moisture by penetrating the hair shaft.
In addition it helps protect tresses from free-radical damage caused by exposure to sunlight and pollution