Peanut oil’s nutrient profile makes it enriching for hair care. From vitamin A, D, and E to essential fatty acids, the oil is base for many skin-care and baby products. The oil has a strong nutty flavor and is thick in consistency. Let’s go into the benefits of peanut oil for hair:
Peanut Oil is fortified with vitamin E, it nourishes the hair in all possible dimensions. Vitamin E has natural moisturizing properties which help to keep the scalp hydrated. This in turn prevents scalp dryness and eruptive conditions manifesting there from. The vitamin is also a good antioxidant scavenging on the free radicals, which cause cell damage. Free radicals can also lead to hair-loss and premature graying. Thus, peanut oil boosts hair health through its vitamin E power.
The vitamin A or retinol present in peanut oil, aids in cell-recovery and rejuvenation. Research has proved that the vitamin A helps in a good “turnover” of cells. Vitamin A is also a good antioxidant and its deficiency can lead to dry scalp and brittle hair. So applying peanut oil on the hair fortifies the strands with the Vitamin A advantage.
Peanut oil reduces protein loss, thickens the hair, adds moisture to split ends and regenerates damaged hair. It also reduces flaking of the scalp.
The chain of essential fatty acids (EFA), is what creates a binding between “peanut oil and hair.” These EFAs include oleic acid (omega 9 fatty acid), linoleic acid (omega 6 fatty acid). Both oleic and linoleic acid, are important for critical cell functions and the deficiency of either of these can lead to brittle or dry hair. Both these fatty acids are also important for the optimal functioning of the omega 3 fatty acids. The EFAs promote hair-health apart from being good moisturizers.
Peanut oil is also a good source of Vitamin D, which has been found to promote healthy and lustrous hair. Vitamin D supplements are generally prescribed for hair-loss problems.
HOW TO USE PEANUT OIL:
This is not hard to do at all! You can use peanut oil as a hot oil treatment, which is excellent for dry, dull, brittle, damaged hair, or you can add it to your deep conditioning treatments as well. This oil is on the thick side, so if your DIY: Deep Conditioner seem to be too runny this oil, as well as a little bit more conditioner or your conditioning base, will help thicken it up.
To see a list if DIY: Deep Conditioners that you can make yourself click here. For whatever recipe you choose, you can just add up to 1 TBSP.