Emu oil is one of my absolute favorite natural oils for hair. It has many benefits for healthy hair care.
It’s also one of the most formidable ingredients when it comes to recovering from hair loss and helping hair grow to its maximum potential.
A lot of people wonder where emu oil is from as it’s not as popular as the usual suspects like coconut oil, olive oil, etc.
Emu oil is extracted from fat on the back or rump of the emu bird. The emu bird is native to Australia, where it’s also the national bird.
Emu birds are large and don’t fly. The emu is the second largest living bird and is a close relative of the ostrich. You can find out more about the emu HERE.
This article is going to cover the following frequently asked questions about emu oil:-
- Benefits of emu oil
- Best organic emu oil
- Emu oil hair growth recipes
- Emu oil hair growth before and after pictures
- Where to buy the best emu oil for hair growth
Is Emu Oil Good for Your Hair?
Emu oil is fantastic for hair. When I was suffering from severe hair loss and trying everything under the sun, emu oil was one of the things that actually worked.
It is featured prominently in How to Grow Hair Healthy and Long with Natural Oils.
The guide outlines how to choose the best oils for your specific problem (s) and combine them effectively for the best results.
Emu Oil Composition
Emu oil is comprised of myristic, palmitic, stearic, palmitoleic, oleic, linoleic, and linolenic essential fatty acids.
What Are the Benefits of Emu Oil?
1. Emu Oil Has Antiinflammatory Properties
Emu oil contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which can help eliminate scalp issues inhibiting healthy hair growth such as dandruff, eczema, dryness and itchy scalp.
2. Emu Oil Triggers Hair Growth
Emu oil helps trigger cell renewal on areas of the scalp with dormant follicles. These dormant follicles make it look like hair has stopped growing completely in those areas.
3. Stabilizes Product Shelf Life
Emu oil helps stabilize the shelf life of products due to its emulsifying and antioxidant properties.
4. Emu Oil is Non-Comedogenic
Applying certain products to your scalp can lead to clogged pores in the long run. Emu oil is a non-comedogenic oil. It won’t clog pores when applied to the scalp.
I also use emu oil to treat acne. Read more about this at Emu Oil for Acne.
5. Emu Oil is Hypoallergenic
Emu oil is one of the gentlest oils to use on the hair and scalp. It’s hypoallergenic and suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
6. Vitamin E Content
Emu oil has high vitamin E content, which leads to softer and shinier hair.
7. Highly Penetrating Oil
Emu oil is a highly penetrating oil due to its non-phosphorus composition. Your scalp readily absorbs and utilizes its benefits.
How Long Does Emu Oil Take to Work on Hair?
The length of time it takes to see results from using emu oil depends on the extent of damage, what other hair growth products you’re using as well as how often you use it.
Based on my experience, you should start to see results within 3 months with consistency and eliminating unhealthy hair care practices.
For more on effective combination with other oils, check out How to Grow Hair Healthy and Long with Natural Oils.
Emu Oil Hair Growth Recipes
For some excellent emu oil hair growth tips and recipes, read Grow Your Hair Long with Emu Oil.
The article shares two excellent emu oil hair growth recipes as well as other hair growth oils you can combine them with for even better results.
Emu Oil Hair Growth Before and After Pictures
Below are a few of my before and after pictures while using emu oil for my bald edges.
Note, I combined it with other hair growth oils as well as other hair growth techniques.
What is the Best Emu Oil to Buy for Hair Growth?
You must purchase the right kind of emu oil in order to see results. The final color of emu oil depends on the diet of the bird as well as the processing method used.
The most common color is off white but it can also be pale yellow or something in-between. Oil viscosity also varies based on these factors.
Where to Buy Emu Oil?
There are many adulterated brands of emu oil on the market so be careful when buying. The best emu oils for hair growth include:-
FAQs About Emu Oil
Below are answers to the common questions I receive about using emu oil for hair growth:-
Does Emu Oil Have a Smell?
Emu oil has a strong but not unpleasant smell, which is dissipated quickly upon application. If you mix it with other oils, the smell will disappear completely.
Can You Take Emu Oil Orally?
Emu oil can be taken internally and is supposed to lower bad cholesterol and reduce inflammation in the body.
Is Emu Oil Good for the Face?
Will Emu Oil Clog Pores?
No, emu oil will not clog pores. This is one of the best properties of emu oil and part of what makes it suitable for bald spots and thinning hair.
What Are the Side Effects of Emu Oil?
Emu oil is hypoallergenic and very gentle. It should be fine to use externally. However, if you have any major health concerns, you should check with your physician before you start using emu oil.
Should Emu Oil Be Refrigerated?
You don’t need to refrigerate emu oil. Just keep it in a cool, dark area and it will be fine. Read the Shelf Life of Natural Oils.
If you have any more questions about emu oil, ask in the comments section.