Did you know that sunflower oil is one of the most commonly used base oils in various hair oils? – You may find that it is used in a variety of different hot oil treatments as the base oil.
Why is Sunflower Oil Good for Your Hair?
Sunflower oil contains a variety of nutrients that are very beneficial for your hair. Again, like most good oils it is very rich in vitamins A, B, C and E and makes your hair healthy, shiny and strong. Depending on the amount of sunflower oil that you purchase, you are likely to find that it also contains omega fatty acids which are excellent for preventing as well as battling hair loss and brittleness. It is well-known that sunflower oil is an essential and very important in maintaining healthy hair, which highlights its importance for encouraging hair growth. Also, when your hair is exposed to the sun, sunflower oil is great for protecting the hair against ultra violet rays as it acts as an emollient, not only for your hair but also for your skin is applied onto skin.
How to Apply Sunflower Oil on Your Hair:
First of all, sunflower oil works excellently when mixed with a good conditioner. It is also recommended to be applied on both the hair and scalp for great results. Below is a guide to prepare your very own at home hot oil treatment.
You will need:
- Sunflower Oil – 2/3 cups
- Peppermint Oil – 8 to 10 drops
- Lavender oil – 8 to 10 drops
- Jojoba oil – 8 to 10 drops
- Vitamin E oil – 2 teaspoons
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Hot water in a bowl
- Plastic bag with a seal – 1
STEP 1: Take a resealable plastic bag and add the sunflower oil, the essential oils, honey and vitamin E oil into it.
STEP 2: Seal the bag and shake it so that the ingredients mix thoroughly.
STEP 3: Take the hot water in a bowl and place the plastic bag in the water, until the oil/honey mixture inside the bag gets warm. When it gets warm, take the bag out and apply the oil on the scalp and onto the hair.
STEP 4: Cover your hair with a shower cap and wrap it with a warm towel. If you have a dryer you can sit under it also for up to 20 minutes to half an hour.
STEP 5: Apply a good shampoo to the treatment and then wash it out together. Follow this by a deep conditioning treatment for up to 30 minutes with a good conditioner.
Do you have a hair issue that involves dry or brittle hair? – Try sunflower oil as part of your regimen and it may just work for you too!