Macadamia Nut Oil

Love Your Color semi-permanent hair dye is enriched with Macadamia Nut Oil. This oil is what leaves your hair looking shiny, healthy and not over processed if you use the dye. But the real question is what is Macadamia Nut Oil and how does it benefit my hair?

What is Macadamia Nut Oil?

Macadamia Nut Oil is an essential oil extracted from the nuts of a macadamia tree. It is used in many skin and hair care products as well as for cooking.  This oil differs from others because it doesn’t leave the scalp greasy and is easily absorbed into the scalp and hair shaft. According to wiseGEEK.com, “This product is made by extracting oil from the macadamia nut which grows on a macadamia tree. Although this tree originated in various parts of Australia, many locations throughout the world have become home to the macadamia tree. The chemical make-up of this product is similar to oils that the human body produces which makes macadamia oil for hair easy for the body to absorb.”

Benefits of Macadamia Nut Oil on Hair

  • Increase Strength: The stronger your hair is the less damage and breakage you will have. When Macadamia Nut Oil is applied to your hair, (including the roots) it can increase the strength of your hair and make it strong and smooth.
  • Repairs Dry Hair: Macadamia nut oil is very light compared to other oils such as olive oil. It is easily washed out can contains important vitamins and minerals that are essential in treating dry and damaged hair. Examiner.com says, “The high absorption and deep penetration of the hair and scalp means both obtain the proper moisture they need to stay healthy. The vitamin E contained in the macadamia oil helps hair to soften and rejuvenate. Even thick, coarse hair is able to soften up. The proteins help to strengthen and promote healthy hair.”
  • Eliminates Frizz: The essential fatty acids and vitamins found in macadamia nut oil are what eliminate frizz. Buzzle.com says, “It is capable of moisturizing and strengthening rough, dry, frizzy and limp hair. This is because unlike coconut oil which penetrates the scalp, this oil coats the hair follicles and scalp, thereby preventing loss of moisture.
  • Say bye bye breakage: Macadamia Nut Oil is easily absorbed into hair, as I said before; it coats the hair and makes it stronger. When your hair is stronger you won’t have to deal with breakage. Livestrong.com says, “macadamia nut oil helps to prevent against hair breakage by penetrating the scalp and hair follicles to improve hair strength and elasticity.”

Application of Macadamia Nut Oil

According to wiseGEEK.com, “One of the most common applications of macadamia oil for hair is to warm the mixture in the microwave or on the stove and distribute it equally throughout the hair including the scalp. Most product directions suggest that the client leave the oil on the hair for up to two hours before rinsing and styling as usual.”

DIY Hair Mask

For this mask you will need 2 avocados that are peeled and pitted and 1 tbsp of Macadamia Nut oil. You can either mix them in a bowl together or put them in a blender. You should apply this mask after you shampoo your hair in the shower. Rub and massage the mixture all over your hair. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then wash out. Your hair should feel soft so you don’t need to use conditioner as well.

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