Olive oil is a great moisturizer for dry, damaged hair, but it can also be difficult to remove especially if you've applied a little too much. There are a number of ways to remove olive oil from hair if hair is still too oily and greasy after treatment. A few simple home remedies will easily solve this problem.

Use about a cup of apple cider vinegar to wash out the olive oil from your hair. Vinegar contains neutralizing agents that will surround the oil and strip it out of your hair.

Use an oil-fighting dishwashing liquid. A dishwashing liquid that is strong enough to remove grease and cooking oil from dishes will also be strong enough to remove olive oil from hair. Just make sure you moisturize with a conditioning treatment afterward to keep hair from drying out.

Use a clarifying shampoo. A regular shampoo may not be enough to remove olive oil from your hair. But a clarifying shampoo is specifically designed to strip hair of impurities. Lather once, rinse then repeat.

Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with water until you have created a paste. Apply all over damp hair, and let sit for about 15 minutes. Rinse out with warm water. Baking soda is a potent oil-removing substance that will help remove olive oil from hair.

Rinse hair with a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice. The acid in the lemon will break down and remove the olive oil from hair. Apply one or more rinses as needed.

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Maggie Hira has been writing professionally since 2006. She has written for numerous websites and print publications, including "LA.Direct Magazine" and The Budget Fashionista. Hira holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.