Earlier this year, as I was seated at my desk, a colleague mentioned that my hair parting was getting very thick. With further observation, I noticed while looking in the mirror at home that I had a bald spot right in the crown of my head. Was I balding, I asked myself with dismay.
Thinking back, I find it quite funny that it was what led me to use olive oil in the first place. It was not my hair; I using it for it was my forehead. Cooking olive mixed with aloe vera, of all things, well, at least it did smell good, but I had an army of pimples the next day on my forehead…
After the whole charade with the cooking olive oil, I was at Supermarket’s skincare section. There placed on the shelf within my arm’s reach was a bottle of Ginvera Bio-Pure Olive Oil 150ml. I thought to myself, what the hell, and grabbed a bottle to try my luck with reducing the lines on my forehead; the product indicated that it could be used as makeup and cleans the skin without drying it out.
The oil in Ginvera Pure Olive Oil is formulated with pure olives from Spain, where the weather is the optimal climate for the growth of olives. The extra virgin oil is nourishing and has an anti-ageing benefit to the skin. With a non-greasy formula, it is quickly absorbed by your hair and skin. It also works as a makeup remover leaving the skin clean and moisturised.
Using Olive oil for hair growth and benefits – Ginvera Pure Olive Oil is also a natural conditioner that helps to promote healthier and stronger hair. Olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties and contains a modest amount of vitamins k and e and antioxidants. It is said to prevent greying hair treat dry and dull hair, and prevent split ends.
Effects of using olive oil on hair for a few weeks- After soaking my hair and scalp in olive oil once a week for a few minutes, I noticed that my hair started to grow back, and my “bald patch” was more minor. It relieves my scalp from feeling itchy, perhaps because my scalps were dry, and I needed the olive oil to revitalise their condition. The best part is I need not worry if oil trickles onto my face as it can also be used as a makeup remover. I am glad to report there weren’t any pimples popping acne while using this product, phew.
I am still amazed that such a simple and affordable product can be used in so many ways; I heard it can even be used as a massage oil emollient that prevents friction during massages while moisturising the skin. Some even use it on a baby’s skin. The Ginvera oil range also comes in many different formulas, pure olive oil, Lite Beauty, green tea, extra virgin oil, olive coconut oil, and olive argan oil. I can’t wait to try the other from the range of olive oils and reap the benefits of these specially formulated oils for glowing skin and healthy hair.