Thursday, January 6, 2011
Oils That Can Be Used On Hair And Their Benefits
**Treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn and rosacea. The essential fatty acids in flaxseed oil are largely responsible for its skin-healing powers. Red, itchy patches of eczema, psoriasis and rosacea often respond to the EFA's anti-inflammatory actions and overall skin-soothing properties. Sunburned skin may heal faster when treated with the oil as well. In cases of acne, the EFAs encourage thinning of the oily sebum that clogs pores.
Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.
Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.
Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like coconut oil or almond oil for best results.
Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium provide good nourishment for the hair.
Rosemary herbal oil - This oil is commonly used for flaky unwanted dandruff on the scalp.
Almond oil - Almond oil helps to repair and strengthen your hair.
There are some oils you can prepare at home by combining 2 different oils or other ingredients. One of the good recipes of hair oil for lustrous hair is - mix few camphor balls in 200 ml of coconut oil, add a handful of hibiscus leaves and boil this oil for 20-30 minutes.