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Olive oil has many uses in the kitchen, but it is also a natural deep conditioner and treatment for hair. The problem, however, is how to get olive oil out of your hair once you put it in. Olive oil is naturally heavy and stubbornly clings to hair even after it's finished its job. However, there are ways to remove the tough olive oil from your hair after a particularly heavy treatment with a few common household ingredients.

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Rinse the hair thoroughly with warm water. Apply liquid dishwashing soap and work throughout the oily hair. Rinse the soap from the hair.

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Sprinkle baking soda throughout hair and mist with water. Rub until the baking soda becomes thick like a paste and work from root to tip.

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Wrap hair in a towel and wait 15 minutes. Remove the towel and rinse hair thoroughly with warm running water. Repeat until all olive oil is removed.


Wash hair with apple-cider vinegar. Mix Epsom salts with your regular hair-cleaning method.


Do not apply olive oil to wet or damp hair.

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