Sea buckthorn oil is a generally recognized medicinal product successfully used by official and traditional medicine. Sea buckthorn is widely used to treat a variety of diseases and is recommended by doctors as a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent that promotes healing.
Sea buckthorn oil has been recognized by cosmetologists around the world as a face and body care product due to its rich composition. Sea buckthorn contains a multivitamin complex (vitamins A, F, E, K, C, B1, B2), carotenoids, phospholipids, phytosterols, palmitic acid.
Trichologists also paid attention to this miracle berry, so sea buckthorn can be found not only in skin care products, but also in hair care products. Sea buckthorn oil nourishes and heals the scalp, promotes cell regeneration, thereby accelerating the restoration of damaged hair, increases the activity of hair follicles, deeply nourishes the hair.
With regular use of sea buckthorn oil, the hair seems to come to life, become obedient and silky.
It is worth remembering that before starting treatment for hair and scalp, it is better to consult a doctor, especially if you decide to take the oil inside. There are also a few simple tips that will help make the procedures more effective.
- The first tip is to slightly warm the oil before use. So the active substances of sea buckthorn will begin to “work” faster, but you should not heat the oil to too high temperatures, use it in a bath or sauna, due to the fact that with strong heating, sea buckthorn oil loses its healing properties.
- The second tip – to enhance the effect of using sea buckthorn oil, it is recommended to rinse your hair with a decoction of chamomile, linden or acidified water.
- The third tip is to wrap your hair with a towel or put on a special cap after applying the mask to your hair and scalp. As in the first tip, we are talking about the optimal temperature for the active action of nutrients.
Masks with sea buckthorn oil for hair
Sea buckthorn goes well with other oils and herbal infusions, so there are a huge number of folk recipes that include sea buckthorn oil. In the article we will give examples of the most effective and popular hair masks.
For the treatment of dandruff
Mix 1 tablespoon of sea buckthorn oil with 5 tablespoons of olive oil. Apply to hair roots for 45-50 minutes. Wash away. Repeat the mask at least two and no more than four times a week. After a couple of months, dandruff will completely or partially disappear.
For oily hair
Mix two tablespoons of sea buckthorn oil with one tablespoon of castor oil, then add 2 raw yolks, apply the resulting mask on the scalp, rinse after 30-40 minutes. Repeat at least 1 time per week.
For dry hair
Wash your hair with regular shampoo, intensively massaging the scalp. On slightly dried hair (only possible on the hair roots), apply a mixture of sea buckthorn and castor oil in equal proportions. After 35 minutes, rinse your hair and rinse with linden infusion or ammonia solution.
For the treatment of alopecia
Rub sea buckthorn oil into the hair roots daily, keep at least two hours. Wash off with regular shampoo. For greater effectiveness, it is recommended to combine masks with oil intake by mouth, 1 teaspoon, twice a day.
To protect hair in winter
Mix sea buckthorn oil with eucalyptus and castor oil in equal proportions. Heat the mixture in a steam bath and apply on the scalp, wrap your head with a towel, hold for 2 hours. Then rinse, rinse your hair with herbal infusion of chamomile or nettle.
Obtaining sea buckthorn oil at home
In conclusion, I would like to talk about obtaining sea buckthorn oil at home and its proper storage.
The simplest recipe for obtaining oil is considered to be “defending” sea buckthorn juice. You will need fresh sea buckthorn berries. Rinse and dry the berries well. Then you need to squeeze the juice from the berries, which is easiest to do with a juicer. Next, the sea buckthorn juice must be poured into a wide glass container and put away in a dark place for one day. After 24 hours, oil should form on the surface of the juice, it will be visible to the naked eye. Carefully collect the oil with a teaspoon and pour into a pre-prepared glass bottle, tightly close the lid.
The second way to get oil is more complicated, but it is also suitable for home conditions. You will need sea buckthorn berries and any refined oil, such as olive oil. After washing the berries, dry them in the oven over low heat, make sure that the berries do not burn! After that, you need to grind the berries to the state of flour, it is best to use a coffee grinder for this. Next, move the flour into a jar and pour warm vegetable oil, close the lid and put it in a dark place for 6-7 days. Shake the container daily. After the expiration date, strain the liquid through a fine sieve, put the already clean oil in a dark place for another 2-3 days, after which it is ready for use. In the finished oil, the content of sea buckthorn oil is about 15%.
For successful treatment, it is very important to know how to properly store sea buckthorn oil, because if stored incorrectly, the oil can lose its properties. Glass containers and a dark cool place are best suited for storing oil, it is also sometimes recommended to store oil in the refrigerator.