People are fonder of applying hair products and spending time in the nail bar for some nail treatment. But if you are allergic to the range of products used or want to stay away from all those chemicals in favour of natural remedies, there are actually a number of oils that woould nourish your hair and nails:
- Macadamia nut oil
Macadamia nuts are great for snacks and as an addition to bakes, and its oil benefit you even further. Macadamia nut oil is healing, regenerative and rich in omega-7, vitamins A and E and protein. The oil even provides UV protection from the sun, prevents hair colour oxidation and minimizes chemical damage.
The oil is easily absorbs into skin, scalp and hair. As it is light and non-greasy, you won’t feel messy or uncomfortable using the oil on your hair. Massage one tablespoon of oil into the hair and scalp, wrap with a warm towel or shower cap for 15 minutes. Follow up with a light shampoo before finally rinsing off the oil and shampoo with cool water.
- Coconut oil
Coconut oil is often referred to as “the healthiest oil on earth.” Coconut oil fights wrinkles, and tightens the skin while nourishing healthy hair. Coconut oil is easily absorbed by the body, strengthening your skin’s connective tissues and thus also promoting a healthy scalp. Coconut oil also reinforces lacklustre hair strands caused by sun, heat and chemical damage. Massage in one tablespoon and then wrap with a warm towel and shower cap for 15 minutes. Follow with light shampoo and a cool rinse.
- Grapeseed oil
Grapeseed oil is derived from the seeds of a grape and is a very light non-greasy antioxidant that works as a great conditioner for the scalp, hair and nails. Due to the flavonoids, essential fatty acids (EFA) and proanthocyanidins (a powerful antioxidant with known preventive actions on diabetes, cataract and large bowel cancer) contained, grapeseed oil enhances the production of collagen and maintains the elasticity of the skin.
- Sweet almond oil
Another oil derived from nuts is the sweet almond oil. It contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E, is an all-natural beauty treatment for all skin, scalp and hair types. Vitamin B6 is known to stimulate and rejuvenate the scalp by promoting healthy hair growth, its fatty acids, magnesium, iron and unsaturated triglycerides (the fat found in your blood) provides nourishment to the hair. Pamper yourself by slowly massaging small amounts over skin for a fresh dewy glow. Rub into the scalp and hair for 10 minutes, then rinse well and shampoo.
- Argan oil
Argan oil is an oil made from the kernels of the argan tree. Argan oil is a natural antioxidant loaded with vitamins A and E, omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids which can revitalize stressed skin, dry hair and brittle nails on contact. It also works well on split ends or to add instant shine to dull hair. Massage in one or two drops of oil into the scalp and hair daily as a skin moisturizer or a leave-in hydrating treatment.