If you take a look at most shampoos, you would usually see that they contain certain essential oils. Most shampoos even brag about having certain essential oils in its package label. This just goes to show that Mother Nature knows what’s best for us!
In this day and age, many of us have forgotten about the wonderful treasures that Mother Nature holds. Did you know that essential oils or oils extracted from plants are a key to get that manageable, soft and silky hair?
Here are some great oils for the hair that we need to thank Mother Nature for!
- Argan Oil
Beauty experts often refer to the oil as liquid gold. This is because of the beauty benefits the oil holds. Argan oil is an extract of the Argan nuts. It holds numerous antioxidants such as Vitamin E, Carotenoids, Polyphenols and Ferulic acid. These antioxidants help repair cellular membrane of the hair that has been damaged. The antioxidants also protect the hair from the damaging effects of free radicals. Another crucial component of the oil is its essential fatty acids. These fatty acids nourish the hair by strengthening its protein bonding structure. With regular use the hair becomes stronger and less prone to breakage. Both Vitamin E and essential fatty acids have moisturising properties therefore keeping the hair well-hydrated and silky smooth. Another component of the oil that keeps the hair moisturised is Sterols. Sterols lock in moisture to the hair which results to a smooth and manageable crowning glory. The oil is also believed to promote healthy hair growth because of its essential fatty acids and Vitamin E.
- Almond Oil
You must include Almond oil in your hair care regimen if you want to have long and lustrous locks. Almond oil contains numerous hair loving vitamins such as A, E, D, B1, B2 ad B6 which all play a role in banishing dry and flaky scalp. It helps maintain hair growth because of its magnesium and it also has iron which help strengthen the hair.
- Coconut Oil
Coconut oil will help keep your locks shiny and healthy. Coconut oil has the ability to minimise protein loss in the hair therefore keeping the hair strong and healthy. The oil is also know to repel water therefore protecting the hair from the damaging effects of free radicals and other damaging agents. The oil also seals in moisture to the hair effectively!
- Babassu Oil
Have you heard of this oil? Many are not familiar with Babassu oil. This oil has quite a starking similarity with coconut oil. The Babassu oil is extracted from Babassu palm tree found in Northeastern Brazil. If you are suffering from dry and frizzy hair then this oil may just be what your hair needs. Babassu oil holds lauric and myristic acids which both effectively tackle frizz and moisture issues. The great thing about this oil is that it won’t clog your hair pores!
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