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Macadamia Nut Oil for Hair
Macadamia oil is made from the nuts of the macadamia tree. Macadamia nuts are credited for being a great source of naturally occurring fatty acids. The fatty acids in macadamia oil may provide moisture to the hair and scalp, among other benefits. Macadamia oil is also rich in magnesium, oleic acid, calcium, and antioxidants.
Most macadamia oil used in beauty and hair products is pure, cold-pressed oil. There can be additional health benefits from increasing your intake of macadamia nuts, as well as topically applying the oil anyone with medium-coarse or dry, damaged hair. Those with curly hair will also benefit from the hydrating factor of macadamia oil.
Macadamia oil is not safe for anyone with a nut allergy, as it may trigger an allergic reaction.It’s safe to use up to two times a week topically and there can be additional benefits to your hair health by adding macadamia nuts to your well-balanced diet.Steam treatments to maximize the benefits of macadamia oil for hair. The addition of heat helps with the absorption of macadamia oil in low-porosity hair.Macadamia oil penetrates hair more efficiently than some other oils, like mineral oil. Mineral oil can build up on your scalp. Over time, it can make your hair feel heavier and look duller.
BENEFITS OF MACADAMIA NUT OIL FOR HAIR:
- Regulates oil production
- Hydrates the scalp
- Regenerates scalp skin
- Tames dry, frizzy hair
- Aids in restoring damaged hair
- Prevents oxidative stress
- Macadamia oil can smooth hair
- Adds Shine