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​How to use emu oil for hair and scalp health

Posted by Mia Murphy on

How to use emu oil for hair and scalp health

Itchy scalp driving you crazy? Hair so fried that birds keep trying to build nests in it? Or is it your lack of hair that’s worrying you? Whatever your hair or scalp concern, nourishing, natural emu oil is a great treatment option. Here are four amazing ways emu oil can help your head.

Dry, damaged hair

Chemical treatments, harsh shampoos, alcohol-based styling products, heated styling tools, and exposure to sun, wind, chlorine and salt water can all strip moisture from your hair. Use emu oil shampoo and conditioner regularly to restore hydration, and a few drops of pure emu oil as a nourishing leave-in treatment when needed. Not only does this wonder oil have incredible penetrative and moisturising qualities, it’s also chock-full of powerful antioxidants that can protect your hair from further environmental damage.

Thinning hair

While there are no miracle cures for hair loss, there’s some evidence to show that emu oil may stimulate dormant hair follicles to grow hair again. Rub a few drops of oil into your scalp every night before you go to bed.

Itchy scalp

The harsh chemicals that are found in most commercial hair products can irritate the scalp, causing dryness, itchiness and flaking. Look for emu oil shampoos and conditioners that are free from substances such as SLS, parabens, petrochemicals, alcohol, glycerol and silicon. The natural formulation will be gentle on your scalp while the emu oil delivers moisture deep into the epidermis and calms irritation thanks to its potent anti-inflammatory properties.

Scalp psoriasis

This skin condition is characterised by raised, reddish, scaly patches on the scalp that can sometimes spread to the forehead and neck. In severe cases, it can cause intense itching and scratching that leads to infections or hair loss. The best line of defence against scalp psoriasis is a total emu oil regimen to calm inflammation and irritation. Cleanse with emu oil shampoo and conditioner, rub pure emu oil onto your scalp, and take emu oil capsules to treat the condition from within.