In part 1 of our HU Healthy Hair – LIVE style Changing Hair & Scalp Oil blog we went over the basics of healthy hair. Now we’ll discuss the key ingredients that offer endless benefits in our new HU Healthy Hair and Scalp Oil.
Not only is our HU Healthy Hair and Scalp Oil a result giving oil, but its ingredients also provide moisture, hydration, and fertilizing scalp benefits. The list of benefits are endless. But here are a few of the key ingredients our latest HU Healthy Hair product contains.
Argan offers high content of antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamin E. Not only for hair though. Argan oil is a great way to moisturize skin and protect it from the sun.’s harmful UV rays For hair, argan oil:
- adds shine
- reduces dandruff
- increases elasticity
- protects hair from frizz and breakage
Camphor Seed Tree Oil
Camphor seed oil is loaded with natural goodness that increases blood circulation in the scalp and increases hair growth. This amazing oil:
- strengthens hair follicles, preventing hair breakage and hair falling
- prevent dryness by moisturizing the scalp and hair
- enhances hair texture and reduces rough hair
- controls split ends and hair breakage
- acts as a scalp detoxifier
- decongests the scalp and increases blood flow naturally
- when massged into the scalp, camphor oil elevates hair growth and thickness
Scalp stimulation works wonders for hair regrowth, and camphor for hair has much to contribute.
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedwarwood essential oil:
- promotes hair growth and reduces hair loss by balancing the oil-producing glands in the scalp
- has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which can treat different conditions that may contribute to dandruff or hair loss
- helps cleanse and rebalance the natural oils in your hair
- combats fungal or bacterial infections
Coconut oil is great for SO MANY THINGS – from the bathtub to the kitchen.
For your hair’s overall health coconut oil is another winner because it heals damaged hair by softening, hydrating, and strengthening those brittle, broken strands. It also strengthens hair cuticles, which protects your hair from environmental toxins, giving it a healthy touch and look.
Coffee Oil for Healthy Hair Benefits
Coffee oil is great for healthy hair and skin. Some key benefits include:
- strengthening hair
- adding more shine
- making hair softer
- hydrating your skin
- retaining elasticity in skin thanks to antioxidants
- stimulating blood vessels beneath your scalp
Studies on caffeine show it enhances hair shaft elongation, prolonges anagen duration and stimulates hair matrix keratinocyte proliferation. A 2012 research study found that caffeine can even help suppress male pattern baldness in the laboratory environment.
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO): Pour on the Healthy Hair Benefits
EVOO is the highest olive oil in quality. It has natural antioxidants, and vitamin E and phytosterols delivers the oil health benefits. Its fatty acids can seal in moisture and protect your hair from environmental stressors, while its antioxidants can protect against damage. There are two major compounds in EVOO that are great for hair.
Oleic acid is the primary monounsaturated fat found in olive oil and is a natural cleansing agent (surfactant). Artificial surfactants can be found in many shampoos and conditioners.
Monounsaturated oils also penetrate through hair better than other oils, protecting your hair from damage while softening hair. Oxidative stress may contribute to scalp health, hair graying and hair loss. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a good source of the antioxidant’s vitamin E and oleuropein, which can reduce the impact of oxidative stress on hair.
Grape Seed Oil
Grapeseed oil can be used as a natural remedy for baldness. As an excellent source of Vitamin E and antioxidants, it treats damaged hair cells. The oil also:
- contains Linolenic acid and stimulates hair growth
- aids in keeping hair frizz-free
- increases blood circulation to the scalp
- stimulates hair follicles
- rejuvenates the scalp
Hemp Seed Oil: Healthy Hair Benefits In Each Drop
Hemp seed oil comes from hemp plant seeds (cold-pressed from hemp seeds and does not contain cannabinoids). The extract of hemp oil is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Your body is able to make all the fats except two polyunsaturated fats: alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid, and linoleic acid (LA), an omega-6 fatty acid. The only way to get these fatty acids is through your diet or supplementation. And now in HU Healthy Hair & Scalp Moisturizer.
Since your body doesnt make these fatty acids and you intricately need them for normal bodily functioning, like making up the membranes of cells, regulating blood pressure or controlling inflammation, these fatty acids are deemed essential. When it comes to your manes, these omega-3s and omega-6s may help manage hair loss and help maintain the thickness of the hair shaft (the part that you see above the scalp), and support hair density.
Studies, suggest that hemp seed oil can help relieve pain in itchy skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis. A 2018 study found that hemp seed oil could help in reducing inflammation and acne.
Hemp oil can be an important addition to your hair care routine to improve hair smoothness, shine, and luster. It helps soothe scalp and nourishes and strengthenes hair strands in and out. Suggested benefits of hemp seed oil for hair may be due to its positive effects on the skin, including the scalp. A healthy scalp equals healthy hair benfits.
Jojoba plant is a shrub native to the southwestern United States. It grows in the desert regions of Arizona, southern California, and Mexico. Jojoba oil is a botanical substance, and its makeup is remarkably like the sebum oil that the HUman body naturally produces. Your skin can barely tell the difference. This makes for less likely skin/scalp build up and clogging of your pores, leading to fewer breakouts and less severe acne meaning it acts and functions like the sebum (oil) that your skin already produces.
Jojoba is rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish hair, including vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin E, copper, and zinc. Thus, strengthening hair aids prevention of hair loss and helps promote hair thickness. The oil moisturizes the hair follicles, which prevents dryness that leads to hair loss. Jojoba:
- stimulates circulation in the scalp
- nourishes and strengthens the hair follicles to grow
- promotes hair growth and thickness.
Frequent topical application of lavender oil:
- strengthens hair follicles
- promotes hair growth
- improves hair texture by conditioning the hair follicles
- reducies frizz
- aids in hair fall control
This fragrant oil also helps avert hair loss by treating dandruff and reducing pattern baldness and can speed up hair growth. Knowing that lavender oil has properties that can generate the growth of cells and reduce stress, researchers found that lavender oil was able to generate faster hair growth.
Menthol, the main component in peppermint oil and what causes its stimulating therapeutic cooling sensation, which soothes itchy scalp, has been shown to increase blood flow to the scalp (area where applied). This positively impacts blood vessels, stimulating regrowth and follicle depth, for thicker, stronger hair strands. Studies suggest that peppermint oil promotes hair growth and performs better than minoxidil.
A study in Microvascular Research, found that a 4 percent menthol solution caused blood vessels to widen, which increases blood flow. Though not linked directly to hair growth, better blood circulation to the skin could, in theory, encourage more hair to grow in the applied/affected area.
Pine oil is derived from the needles of the Pine Tree. As relates to hair care, pine oil:
- strengthen the hair roots
- aids growth
- prevents hair loss
- exhibits antimicrobial properties that cleanse, remove bacteria as well as a build-up of excess oil, conditioner overload, dead skin, and dirt
- helps prevent inflammation, itchiness, and infection, which in turn enhances the hair’s natural smoothness and shine.
In therapeutic cosmetology, the antibacterial properties of pine nut oil is widely considered to eliminate chronic dermatological disorders of the scalp: eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis lesions. When applied to hair, pine essential oil is highly regarded to cleanse, enhance the hair’s moisture, and protects against dandruff as well as lice.
More on Pine Oil
Hair is composed of proteins — collagens and keratins internally — while outside it is covered by scales forming the cuticle; the scales protect the inner keratin bundles from damage and brittleness. The damaged scales of the cuticle are a symptom of diseases of the hair. Pine nut oil restores the damaged cuticles of the hair shaft because of its covering properties and results in the elimination of split ends and the hair becoming soft and elastic.
When applied to the scalp and hair, pine nut oil is absorbed well, it improves the circulation where it is applied, and the wholesome substances of the oil are absorbed and assimilated by the roots of the hair, which starts the active process of regeneration. For that reason, the oil is suitable as a remedy for dandruff and reducing the increased production of sebum on the scalp. It also may cut the risk of balding. Arginine, found in pine nut oil, is an amino acid, which is responsible for the stimulation and activation of the process of hair growth. It is actively used to strengthen the hair roots and growth, aid cure/prevent hair loss.
Stay tuned for part 3 of our Hu Health Hair blog series, where we’ll discuss three more key ingredients before wrapping up this 4-part series on getting and mane-taining healthy tresses.