Say Goodbye To Bad Hair Days with Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil is one of the best oils for dry hair. It’s rich in oleic acid, linoleic acid, and sesamol (AKA sesame oil) an antioxidant that may help neutralize free radicals that can damage the hair and scalp. Sunflower oil is packed with high amounts of essential nutrients including Vitamin E and reduces bacteria that contribute to product build up and dry scalp. It may also help mitigate or reverse thinning hair and early hair loss in men and women. Sunflower Oil’s soothing, anti-inflammatory properties will calm a dry and irritated scalp, also aiding in getting rid of dandruff flakes.
Oleic acid, also known as Omega 9 acid is an essential nutrient that stops breakage and stimulates healthy hair growth. Sunflower Oil helps to reduce frizz and friction in the hair, which in turn reduces the amount of breakage in the hair. This can make your hair seem to grow faster, since the ends aren’t constantly breaking off.
Dry climates, especially during the winter, are harsh on your hair because your hair loses moisture quickly to the environment. Sunflower Oil helps to replace that moisture and adds instant shine and softness throughout your hair.
Sunflower Oil is a light emollient that prevents water loss. Because of its light texture, it works to easily penetrate the hair shaft to lock-in and retain moisture without making hair greasy or weighing it down. With its deeply moisturizing properties it will improve your hair's manageability and diminishes the look of frizzy, unruly hair regardless of your hair texture.
Sunflower Oil can be used as a scalp treatment, hair mask, and conditioner and is found in many of Morrocco Method’s products.
DIY Sunflower Oil Scalp Treatment
For a quick, one-ingredient treatment massage a quarter-sized amount of sunflower oil into your scalp with either damp or dry hair. Comb it through your hair from root to the tip. Wrap your hair in a warm towel and leave the oil on for 20-60 minutes. When you shampoo after an oil treatment, use full-strength MM shampoo and scrub it thoroughly in your hair and scalp before getting your hair wet. This will help wash the excess oil out most effectively.