Your hair is, naturally, made up oils, nutrients, and proteins.
Healthy, beautiful hair is the result of having these three things in
perfect balance. Unhealthy or damaged hair can be caused by many
different factors, including a lack of moisture and essential oils. An
easy way to improve the condition of your hair and add moisture back into
your hair is to use a
What is a Hair Oil?
A Hair Oil is any hair product that contains a naturally derived oil and is left in the hair to coat and condition the hair. There are lots of different Hair Oils on the market today. You can choose from oils derived from nuts, fruits, flowers and/or other plant parts. Each different type of hair oil claims do to, essentially, the same thing: improve the quality of your hair, add shine and moisture, smooth frizz and protect your hair.
The most beneficial Hair Oil product is a Hair Oil Serum or Hair Oil Treatment. These types of products are applied after shampooing and conditioning the hair and are left in until your next shampoo. These types of hair oils are most effective because they are left in the hair, allowing the product to fully penetrate to the core of the hair shaft, and they protect the hair from further damage.
Benefits of Using a Hair Oil
A hair oil can do a lot for your hair. Applying a leave-in hair oil instantly adds moisture and shine to your hair, as well as the essential oils and nutrients your hair needs to be healthy. The oil works to coat the outer layer of the hair, making it smooth and shiny while taming frizz and making it easier to comb or detangle your hair. By coating the outer layer of your hair (the cuticle), the hair oil helps protect your hair from damage from combing, the elements (sun, pollution), and heat. The naturally derived oil also heals from within, strengthening the core of the hair shaft and repairing damage. While everyone can benefit from the use of a hair oil, it is especially important for people with dry or damaged hair to use a hair oil. With continued, regular use, a hair oil will improve the quality and health of your hair, making it easier to style and making it healthier, helping it to grow longer.
Homemade Hair Oil
We do not consider a homemade hair oil to be a beneficial way to improve the quality of your hair, nor do we consider it to be a true hair oil. The olive oil in your pantry, for example, or straight coconut oil is not considered a Hair Oil. A true Hair Oil product is specially formulated in laboratories and combined with other essentially ingredients to deliver essential oils, vitamins and nutrients to your hair. The molecules are broken down to a very small size, which allows them to fully penetrate the hair shaft. The molecules in non-hair products, like your cooking olive oil, are not specifically formulated for hair care; they are too large to fully penetrate the hair shaft. These homemade hair oils will only coat the outer layer of your hair, making you think you're doing your hair some good, when it's only superficial and does not actually work to heal the hair.
Also, a fake hair oil treatment, like a homemade olive oil treatment, will require you to shampoo your hair, probably multiple times, after you've applied it. This does even more damage to your hair! Oiling your hair before shampooing won't do anything. Any goodness your hair may be getting from the oil is washed away when you shampoo. Save your hair and save yourself a lot of time, by using a specially formulate Hair Oil. You simply wash and condition your hair like you normally would, then apply the hair oil to your damp hair and that's it!
Hair Oil for Hair Growth
Many people are looking for a miracle hair oil that will cause their hair to grow super long, super fast. The sad truth is that there is no product that exists that does this! Hair grows, on average, one-half inch per month. The growth rate of your hair is dependant upon your hair getting all the things it needs to grow, like vitamins and nutrients, and your basic rate of metabolism. Using a hair oil will help protect your hair from breakage, which will help your hair grow. Hair oil will also help keep your hair moisturized and healthy, which is a sure way to maintain hair growth. Using a hair oil to keep your hair healthy will help your hair realize it's full growth potential, but don't expect your hair to grow three or four inches in one month, it simply isn't possible.
Moroccan Oil comes from the Argan Tree, which is found in Morocco. Morocco is found just south of Spain across the straight of Gibraltar. The Argan Tree only grows in South West Morocco, where we find the Western Sahara Desert. What makes Argan Oils (or Moroccan Oil) so special is that it contains unsaturated fatty acids and is also rich in Vitamin E. Argan oil works to renew cell structure and restore shine to your damaged, moisture starved hair. Argan Oil is native to Morocco and is rare and difficult to obtain. Known as "liquid gold" to Moroccans, it has been used by locals for hundreds of years for its beneficial uses in skin, hair, nail, and therapeutic treatments. Learn more about Argan Oil Treatments. Argan Oil can be found in Vanish Argan Oil, and Marrakesh Argan Oil.
Green Tea Oil
Green Tea neutralizes free radicals and reduces sun damage and photo aging caused by UVA and UVB exposure. Green Tea is a rich source of Vitamins C and E and helps soothe stressed hair. Green Tea is also a natural source of the pro-vitamin B, also known as panthenol. Panthenol is used to condition the hair and helps prevent split ends from forming. View a list of Green Tea Hair Care Products.
Jojoba Oil comes from the jojoba plant which can be found in Mexico, Arizona and California. Because jojoba is so similar to the natural oil, sebum, that is produced by the sebaceous glands in the scalp, it is a fantastic hair conditioner and moisturizer. Jojoba oil can be used with any hair and skin type. Extremely damaged or breaking hair will benefit from the healing qualities of jojoba oil. This truly is one of the best essential oils for hair loss due to breakage.
Kukui Nut Oil
Kukui Nut Oil is one of the secrets known to the ancient Hawaiians: The Kukui Nut Oil Lipids penetrate the skin and hair, replacing lost moisture, while smoothing, protecting and adding incredible shine! Linoleic and linolenic fatty acids in Kukui Nut Hot Oil replenish luster and elasticity to dry hair! This lightweight non-greasy formula replaces moisture content, naturally, without lifting hair color! Ideal for chemically treated hair. Puts the luster back into dry brittle hair. Replaces the moisture and humectants that sun removes from your hair and helps remove saltwater. Kukui Nut Oil can be found in Paul Brown Hawaii's Kukui Nut Oil Treatment or on the Paul Brown Hair web pages.
Lavender Oil is great for soothing the scalp and calming the hair. Lavender is a soothing aromatic agent. It's calming scent helps to calm the nerves, soothe migraines, headaches and relieve emotional stress. It removes nervous exhaustion and restlessness and increases mental activity. Lavender also helps to disinfect the scalp. View a list of Lavender Hair Care Products.
Macadamia Nut Oil
Macadamia Oil is widely revered for its incredible benefits to hair, skin and overall health. For thousands of years, the macadamia nut has been eaten by the Australian Aborigines for its high nutritional value and health promoting benefits for radiant skin and shiny hair. View Macadamia Nut Oil Products.
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Obliphica is a rare fruit, which grows in the Himalayas and Siberia. For thousands of years it has been used in medicines & cosmetics. Now, the magical healing properties of the Obliphica Plant are used to repair damaged hair, restore natural beauty and immediately rejuvenate tired, colored-treated hair. The Obliphica fruit is considered a super-fruit due to an incredible concentration of natural vitamin C, more than 15 times greater than in oranges. That places Obliphica among the best sources of vitamins and phytonutrients in the world! Obliphica Oil can be found in the Obliphica Hair Products
Olive Oil isn't just for salads anymore! The healing and nourishing benefits of olive oil are being discovered and harvested by hair product creators world wide. This oil comes from the Mediterranean Region and has been ranked among the top nutrition providers. It can be found in a number of skin friendly, mild soaps. Return moisture, softness and health to your hair with hair oil treatments containing olive oil! Olive oil can be found in Wild Growth Hair Oil.
Orchid oil extract restores moisture, shine, elasticity and softness to hair that has become damaged from chemical treatments, and thermal stress. White Sands’ interest in Orchids for hair is inspired from studies that have shown the orchid’s mysterious capacity for longevity, beauty, and its versatility to adjust to different environments with vibrant color. Orchid oil is very light weight, unlike most other oils it does not affect the hairs ability to perform when styling. (as seen on the Hair Matters Winter Conditioning Treatment page) Orchids oil can be found in White Sands Orchids Oil.
Rosemary Oil is an essential oil that works great for dry hair and dandruff as well as itchy scalp! Rosemary helps stimulate follicles and helps to grow hair longer and stronger. It can help slow down or even permanently hold off premature hair loss and gray hair. Rosemary helps to eliminate dryness. It soothes and conditions dry, flaky scalps. It can also help to clear dandruff. View a list of Rosemary Hair Care Products.
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