Our hair is made up of protein, fats, and lipids. While protein is the lifeline of hair, lipids and fats also play a vital role in hair growth and strengthening. Cholesterol has been studied to influence hair growth. In fact, the now-popular cholesterol hair treatment has been around for decades.
Cholesterol treatment helps in repairing and restoring moisture to damaged and dehydrated hair. This treatment has been used by African communities for decades to restore softness and moisture after repeated styling processes.
Cholesterol deep conditioning is the most widely used hair treatment by hair professionals. Here’s how to do it. Let the conditioner stay on your hair for 15 minutes. Make sure your hair is covered with a plastic cap. Later, you can wrap your head with a warm towel or sit under a hooded dryer. If your hair is severely damaged, leave the conditioner on for about an hour. While some cholesterol deep conditioning treatments contain olive oil, if you want better results, add a little amount of olive oil. It has been reported that this treatment makes the hair silky and smooth.