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How To Buy Olive Oil For Your Hair

How To Buy Olive Oil For Your Hair

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People of color from many other parts of the world have been applying olive oil to their hair as a pre-wash or deep conditioning treatment.

Olive oils is also applied directly to the scalp, for a light oiling in between washing and as a sealant for the ends.

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One of the keys to achieving the very best treatment results require knowing how to buy olive oil for your hair.

It's not as easy as it may initially seem.

Go to any large store where olive oil is sold and you will most likely be amazed by dizzying array of options.

Olive Oil To Consume Versus Olive Oil For Hair Treatments

The vast majority of people who study the Truth In Olive Oil, are buying it to consume it.   In that scenario, olive oil because much like wine.

When food is being consumed, some believe it's more important to be extremely selective about the oil selected than when it's being purchased for the hair or other beauty treatments.

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I personally don't agree with that logic since anything you apply to your scalp, hair or skin is instantly absorbed by your body.  You may not be eating the oil, but it will still be impacting your body.

With that thought in mind, taking the time to learn as much as you can about olive oil from California Olive Oil Times, Tom Mueller's book and on the Internet seems prudent.

Once you have done your research you can make informed choices about what is best for you, your hair, body and your budget.

Know Your Olive Oil Terminology

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Not all olive oils are created equal.  Most fans of olive oil hair treatments will recommend utilizing extra virgin olive oil, known simply as EVOO.

Is EVOO really the best olive oil to use on your hair?

Some hair experts believe there are better compositions, some don't.

Ultimately it's important to do your own research and homework on olive oils .  It's important to know what oils might be best for you, your hair and your budget.

Olive Oil Rated According To Fatty Acid

Olive oil is rated according to the amount of fatty acid content it contains.

The order of olive oil excellence is ranked from the highest to lowest in fatty acid content:

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Extra virgin olive oil — less than .8%

Virgin olive oil — between .8% and 2%

Pure olive oil — between 2% and 3.3%

Corrupt Liquid Fat Fraught With Fraud & Laboratory Interventions

Tom Muller has written a fascinating book, {{asin=0393343618,text=Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil}} which provides a shocking, explosive expose of the inferior quality control and outright fraud rampant among today's olive oil producers around the world.

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Muller explains clearly in his book how the road from olive tree to the grocery store is fraught with corruption, fraud and even laboratory interventions of the liquid fat.

Olive Oil Selections Can Be Complicated

The olive-oil selection at the grocery store can be out of control.  There are so many selections, and every bottle seems to be labeled "extra-virgin," "cold-pressed," and "made in Italy."

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The price of olive oil varies widely.  The range on olive can will retail for less than $10 or over $50.

There are 700+ different kinds of olives, which results in thousands of different kinds of oil.

Asking “what’s the best olive oil?” is like asking what's the best chocolate.  The answer?  It depends on individual needs.

Olive oil experts advise always reading the back label carefully.  Buying olive oil in the US is even trickier since only 2 percent of the world's olive oil is produced here, but we're the third largest consumer.

That means a lot of inferior oils are sold in this country made with unwanted surplus olives.

Olive Oil Facts To Know

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For great information in how to pick the very best olive oil for your hair, visit Truthinoliveoil.com.

Listed below are some of the olive oil facts which are important to know:

1. Experts suggest buying olive oil labeled “extra virgin,” since other categories, pure, light, olive oil or pomace olive oil may have undergone chemical refinement.

2.  Extra virgin olive oil is perishable. It begins to deteriorate within a few months of milling.

3. EVOO's decline accelerates when the oil is bottled, speeding up significantly when the bottle is opened.

4. Bitterness and pungency are usually indicators of an oil’s healthfulness.

5. Sweetness and butteriness are often not a good indicator of oil's healthfulness.

6. To ensure freshness,  look for bottles with a “best by” date, or better still a date of harvest.

7.  Buy closest to the best by date pr date of harvest as possible.

8. Purchase olive oil in darkly tinted bottles instead of clear ones.  Light causes oil to pho oxidize.

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9.  A label may say made in Italy when it was only processed there with olives from other locations.

10.  The more specific the label is on the origin of the olives, the better.

11.  Keep olive oil away from heat.

12.  Never store olive oil in a refrigerator.

13.  Store in a cool, dry location.

14.  Always smell it before use to make sure it hasn't gotten rancid.

Summary - How To Buy Olive Oil For Your Hair

If you believe in the benefits of utilizing olive oil for your hair, you may or may not care about the overall quality of the oil.

People who consume the oil as part of their meals do have more concerns, although any oils applied to the scalp, hair or skin is also absorbed instantly by the body.

Buying a quality olive oil product will definitely make a difference in the total benefits.

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