Seems like everywhere you go these days there’s another new and exotic- sounding hair oil out there. It’s hard to keep track of all the surprises from one week to the other.
The fabulous and successful Argan (alias Moroccan) oil is actually the old-timer now in department and drug stores and we all love it and use it on a regular basis. So the introduction of all these new oils begs the question, “Are they even better than Argan?”
Here’s a not-so-sneak-preview of what a few of these new oils have to offer.
Macadamia oil is made out of the rich macadamia nut. An excellent treatment for dry and damaged hair, this omega-packed oil will pamper those frizzy ends and tamp them right down. It is so nourishing it is widely used in ready-to-use-hair masque products. Think macadamia oil if your hair needs quick life and repair from over-processing and over-use of hair dryers.
The new kid on the block, this oil can now be seen in many up-scale department and natural health stores. Marula has lots of anti-oxidants to keep hair healthy and is also anti-microbial to fight dandruff. It also provides cell regeneration- which is good news for scalp. It’s rich and nutritious for skin and hair alike and will impart a beautiful shine for all hair types.
Another newbie in the exotic hair oil market- kukui oil delivers shine and managebility to hair without the weight. It is found in the Candlenut Tree in Africa. Its gentle, lightweight consistency make it excellent for cradle cap on babies and seborrheic and itchy scalp conditions as well. It will add nourishment without an oily residue and is terrific for all hair types, including oily hair.
Tamanu oil comes from tropical Southeast Asia and has been used for centuries as a healing oil for many skin disorders. But its efficacy in softening and moisturizing also extends to the integrity of the hair and scalp. Its high antioxidant value and regenerative properties make it the perfect rescue product for damaged hair and even common scalp disorders. This exotic oil does some heavy duty work on both skin and hair.
If you really want to go on an exotic hair-oil safari you will find other oils and butters with great sounding names and good promises. But beginning with these few will definitely start you on the road to being a hair oil connoisseur.
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