Hair oiling has a long history dating back thousands of years and is a practice that has been passed down through generations in various cultures. Here's a brief overview of the history of hair oiling:
Ancient civilizations: Hair oiling has roots in ancient civilizations such as Egypt, India, and Greece. In ancient Egypt, both men and women used hair oils made from a blend of plant-based ingredients to nourish and condition their hair. In India, Ayurvedic practices involved the use of hair oils, known as "tel" or "thailam," which were based on traditional herbal formulations.
Traditional Ayurveda: In Ayurvedic medicine, hair oiling is considered an essential part of a holistic approach to hair care. Ayurvedic hair oils are prepared using various botanical ingredients, including herbs, roots, and oils, chosen for their specific properties and benefits for the hair and scalp. Hair oiling in Ayurveda aims to promote hair growth, strengthen the hair, prevent scalp conditions, and maintain overall hair health.
Eastern traditions: Hair oiling practices have been prevalent in Eastern cultures such as China and Japan. In traditional Chinese medicine, hair oils containing herbal extracts and natural oils have been used to nourish the hair, stimulate circulation in the scalp, and improve hair health. In Japan, camellia oil has been a popular choice for hair oiling, known for its moisturizing and conditioning properties.
Modern times: Hair oiling is just starting to become popular again as continues as a resurgence of interest in natural and organic hair care. Many people are beginning to incorporate hair oiling as part of their hair care routine to nourish and condition their hair, enhance shine, improve manageability, and address common hair concerns such as dryness, frizz, and breakage.
Hair oiling connects us to ancient wisdom and the natural care of our hair. This is where our Heal All Oil comes in.
Our Heal All Oil is pressed from the fruit kernel of the Callophyllum inophyllum botanical, better known as the Tamanu Nut Tree. The plant receives its name from the Latin term meaning “beautiful leaf,” hence another popular nickname for the century-old remedy. Also referred to as Foraha Oil and Green Gold. It takes over 220 pounds of tamanu fruit kernal to create only 11 pounds of cold-pressed oil, making this liquid green-gold both labor-intensive and very expensive to produce.
Heal All Oil is rich and dark green with a pleasant floral aroma and a complex make up. It has the following fatty acid composition: Oleic acid 49%, linoleic acid 21%, palmitic acid 15%, steriac acid 13%, linolenic acid 0.3% and eicosanoic acid 0.9%. Besides these, Tamanu Oil contains calophyllic acid, a unique fatty acid, lactone, a novel antibiotic and calophyllolide, a non- steroidal anti-inflammatory,
When used on the scalp, encourages stronger, longer, and healthier hair growth, addresses hair loss, hydrates the strands, brings out hair’s natural sheen, and helps with easier manageability. It also works to soothe inflammation and eliminate fungal infections on the scalp.
LINOLEIC ACIDS (OMEGA-6) are known to:
- Moisturize hair and promote its growth and moisture retention
OLEIC ACIDS (OMEGA-9) are known to:
- Maintain the softness, suppleness, and radiance of skin and hair
- Stimulate the growth of thicker, longer, and stronger hair
PALMITIC ACID is known to:
- Soften hair without leaving a greasy or sticky residue
STEARIC ACID is known to:
- Condition and protect hair from damage without diminishing luster or making it feel heavy
- Have exceptional cleansing properties
Try this conditioning hair oil treatment:
The night before you plan to wash your hair, saturate your scalp from roots to ends, massaging it into the scalp and bringing the oil all the way down, so that your entire hair gets the nourishing treatment. You can also use a comb to help aid in getting it through the strands down to the ends. Leave it in for 10-15 minutes before showering in order to allow the oil’s hydration to take effect. This also allows it to penetrate the hair shaft to create a protective barrier against the potentially harsh effects of shampoo and water. After the shower, hair will be left feeling smoother and softer and will thus be more manageable. For optimal results, this hair regimen can be repeated 1 or 2 times each week.
For a deeper nourishing Heal All Oil hair treatment, that enhances hair growth and restores the hair’s luster, apply as explained above, then tie your hair up in a bun and place a scarf on your head to protect your pillow case and to help keep everything in place. Leave it on as an overnight mask then wash as usual in am. This hair treatment regimen can be repeated once every week.
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