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How to Add Olive Oil to Shampoo

author image Gryphon Adams
Gryphon Adams began publishing in 1985. He contributed to the "San Francisco Chronicle" and "Dark Voices." Adams writes about a variety of topics, including teaching, floral design, landscaping and home furnishings. Adams is a certified health educator and a massage practitioner. He received his Master of Fine Arts at San Francisco State University.
How to Add Olive Oil to Shampoo
How to Add Olive Oil to Shampoo

Olive oil, prized for centuries for its health and beauty benefits, is gentle and effective for treating a baby's scalp, according to CNN Health. An olive oil shampoo made with castile soap, which also includes olive oil, is included in Los Angeles County's list of alternative products as one of many options to reduce the use of chemicals in the home. Adding olive oil to your shampoo will leave your hair silky. With the aid of a kitchen funnel, add olive oil to your favorite shampoo for an instant boost to your hair care regimen.

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Step 1

Insert a funnel into the neck of an empty shampoo bottle.

Step 2

Measure 1 cup of shampoo and pour it into the funnel. Making a small batch allows you to adjust the proportions of shampoo and olive oil to suit your hair type.

Step 3

Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil if you have normal hair. Use 1 tablespoon for oily hair or fine hair. This will give you the conditioning effect of olive oil without the risk of making your hair oily or weighing it down. For dry hair, add 1/4 cup of olive oil to your shampoo. The larger amount of olive oil will also help condition dyed, permed or swimmer's hair.

Step 4

Close the bottle securely and shake the olive oil shampoo gently to mix it.

Step 5

Keep your olive oil shampoo in a cool, dark place such as a lower bathroom cabinet, to help keep the olive oil fresh.

Step 6

Shake the olive oil shampoo gently before using. Shampoo your hair as usual and rinse with warm water.

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