View Full Version : Olive Oil Users.............

07-25-2003, 11:00 AM
What's the diff. betw. extra virgin and the regular olive oil?

Is there a significant diff. when it comes to use in our hair?
Thanks in advance,

07-25-2003, 11:30 AM
extra virgin - oil that has been extracted by first press only. Its very heavy and crude.

olive oil from med weight to light - oils that have been broken down by extraction over and over again.

the first press has more nutrients than the second.

but some people like the light oil because it does not feel so sticky.



07-25-2003, 01:38 PM
I have dry hair generally speaking.....so i use olive oil for hot oil treatments every other week, and I add it to my daily oil mixture (jojoba, rosemary, lavender, tamanu and olive oil). I started using the Pompeian (or however you spell that) Virgin Olive Oil....but was not very happy with the results. On a whim, I bought some Spectrum Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil....and I am now in love!!!! My locs have never been this soft or sheeny....even with my other favorite - Virgin Coconut Oil.

07-25-2003, 02:44 PM
I have some extra virgin olive oil, but I'm going to switch to the regular olive oil b/c I read somewhere that the extra virgin can cause allergies over time.

07-25-2003, 10:51 PM
Thank you Nappies
This info is very enlightening!!!
I usu. buy extra virgin out of habit (that's what my Mom always got :) )
So now I'm informed :rainfro: