Emu oil is derived from the fat found on the back of mature emu birds, which are native to Australia. The bird is aka dromaius novaehollandiae. 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.
6 Excellent Properties of Emu Oil for Hair
- 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.
How to Use Emu Oil for Hair
The best way to use the emu/virgin coconut oil combination is to mix equal parts in a container, then
massage into the scalp and leave in overnight then wash out the next morning with a mild shampoo. You will discover your hair is so soft, you may not even require a leave in conditioner.
Emu Oil for Thinning Hair
Emu Oil for Dandruff
For a dandruff ridden or flaky 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.
Always make sure the emu oil you choose is pure and correctly processed! The emu oil I personally use is Silky’s Garden Emu Oil. Supplier is in Australia and her emu oil is 100% pure. Other recommended brands include Leven Rose Organic Emu Oil & Naturals New Zealand Pure Emu Oil.
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