Pecan oil treatments can help improve hair density over time. Hair density refers to how closely your strands of hair are packed together.
You can determine your hair density by counting how many strands you have per 1-inch section.
If you have low-density hair, then your hair will appear to be thin. This doesn’t mean your hair is unhealthy though.
You can improve this density and boost volume by incorporating pecan oil into your hair treatments for 3 – 6 months.
What is Pecan Oil?
Pecan oil is extracted from the nut of the pecan tree. Pecan nuts are lightly roasted, then ground before the oil is expeller-pressed out of the paste.
Pecan oil has a high smoke point of 470 degrees and can be used safely with heat.
Pecan oil is rich in essential fatty acid oleic acid, which helps reduce bad cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease.
Pecan oil is a pale yellow lightweight oil. It has a mild nutty flavor and blends well with any oil it’s combined with.
Olive oil is one of the suitable oils you can combine with pecan oil.
Pecans come in various sizes ranging from enormous to medium to extra-small.
Pecans can also be used to produce pecan butter. Try Guidry Organic Farms Pecan Butter.
Benefits of Pecan Oil Treatments for Hair
1. Pecan Oil Strengthens Hair
The nutrients in pecan oil strengthen the hair from inside helping each strand of hair grow smoother and thicker.
2. Rich in Iron and Amino Acid
Pecan oil contains iron and the amino acid L-arginine, which help strengthen hair and aid in faster hair loss recovery.
Iron deficiency anemia is one of the internal conditions that can cause hair loss.
3. Pecan Oil Treatments Improves Hair Color
Mixed in with the right oils recommended below, pecan oil can improve the natural color of your hair and promote glossy hair.
4. Pecan Oil is Rich in Vitamin E
Pecan oil contains a high amount of vitamin E. Vitamin E is great for nourishing hair and the scalp. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
5. Ideal for Dry Hair Treatments
Pecan oil treatments help improve the appearance of dry and dull hair over time with the high vitamin A and E content.
Pecan Oil Glossy Hair Recipe
- 5 tablespoons of pecan oil
- 5 tablespoons of hazelnut oil
- 5 tablespoons of kukui nut oil
- Mild shampoo such as Renpure Originals Argan Oil Luxurious Shampoo & Davines Momo Shampoo for Dehydrated Hair
- Moisture-rich conditioner like Davines OI Deep Conditioner
- Mix the pecan oil, hazelnut oil, and kukui nut oil together and heat over a bowl of boiling water.
- Dampen your hair, then apply it to the scalp and length of your hair.
- Cover with a disposable cap and leave in for an hour then wash out with one of the shampoos above or a similar mild shampoo.
- Whip your deep conditioner together then apply and deep condition your hair.
Repeat this treatment 1 – 2 times a week over 3 – 6 months to experience glossier stronger hair, and improve the density of your strands.
This pecan oil treatment recipe is also great for colored hair.
Raw pecans can also be consumed as a snack, sprinkled over desserts, and used as an ingredient in confectionery such as biscuits, pies, and cakes, in combination with the above regimen.
If stored incorrectly, pecan oil can go rancid quickly so refrigerate once you open it. This will not affect the quality or taste of the oil.
Where to Buy Pecan Oil?
Pecan oil can be difficult to locate locally because it’s a specialty oil but it’s readily available online. Below are two top recommendations for pecan oil:-
Can You Cook with Pecan Oil?
Yes, you can cook with pecan oil. Pecan oil is lighter than olive oil and can be used in baking, pesto, sautéing, and much more.
You can get the benefits of pecan oil when you use pecans in your dishes. Below are some yummy pecan nut recipes from around the web:-
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You may want to check out How to Grow Hair Healthy & Long with Natural Oils.
The book is a comprehensive compilation of over 40 natural oils for hair.
It goes in-depth into which specific oil (s) works for each hair issue for optimal length and health. Learn more HERE.