Aborigines in Australia have been using Emu oil for centuries to treat a variety of ailments with much success. Pure emu oil is composed of oleic acid, linoleic acid, vitamin E and vitamin A. Emu oil is highly penetrating possibly due to it its non-phosphorus composition.
According to pharmacist and oil researcher Allen Strickland, “our skin is phospholipids deficient. In other words, there’s no phosphorus in our skin. If you put anything on your skin that has phosphorus in it, your skin is ‘programmed’ to keep it from penetrating. Anytime you put anything on your skin that is phospholipid deficient, or has no phosphorus, it penetrates right through.”
Applying emu oil to your hair and scalp conditions, revitalizes and protects dull hair. In particular, when applied to the scalp, it can trigger cell renewal, which promotes hair growth and also thickens up new growth. Research has shown a mixture consisting of emu oil and coconut oil would greatly enhance the properties in both oils.
The Good Stuff about Emu Oil
- It’s anti inflammatory.
- It acts as an emulsifier.
- It has a long shelf life.
- There are no known side effects.
- It’s a non-comedogenic oil.
- Excellent anti aging properties.
The best way to use the emu/virgin coconut oil combination is to mix equal parts into a container, then massage into the scalp and leave in overnight then wash out the next morning. You will discover your hair is so soft, you may not even require a conditioner.
For thinning hair, apply a few drops of emu oil mixed with rosemary to the affected areas and massage gentle until absorbed. For a dandruff ridden or flak scalp, mix emu oil in with an anti-dandruff shampoo, which is natural.
As with all remedies, consistent use is crucial in order to see any progress. With emu oil, you should notice a difference within 3 months. It is also recommended to combine this with a hair, skin and nails vitamin. However, it doesn’t work for everybody and if this turns out to be the case, you can try other oils for thinning hair – Castor Oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Burdock Root Oil.
Always make sure the emu oil you choose is pure and correctly processed!