Burdock hair oil


One of the most famous hair care products at home is burdock oil. What problems it helps to solve and how to apply it, we will tell in this article.

Modern cosmetology offers a huge selection of a wide variety of hair care products. However, despite the assortment of professional cosmetics presented on store shelves, many still prefer to take care of their hair using shampoos, balms and masks prepared on their own from natural ingredients. Often, such an approach, no worse than industrial cosmetics, helps to solve many problems of the hair and scalp, and also allows you to save a lot.

There are many recipes for «homemade» hair care products. Popular bases for home cosmetics are honey, clay, herbal infusions, eggs and … burdock oil. What exactly this tool has earned its popularity and to solve what problems, in addition to hair care, it is used, we will tell in this article.

What is burdock oil?

Burdock oil is an oil obtained from the roots of burdock. In the common people, this plant is better known as burdock. Burdock oil can be prepared at home, but this process is quite complicated. It is much easier to buy a product at a pharmacy or in a cosmetic store — the prices for this type of oil do not «bite». A package of 100 ml will be enough for you for quite a long time (depending on the scope of application).

Oil application

Due to the rich chemical composition (vitamins, mineral salts, proteins, natural inulin, palmitic and stearic acids, tannins), burdock oil is an excellent cosmetic product. In addition, this oil is an excellent «medicine» in the treatment of a wide range of diseases. The most popular areas of application of this tool are:

Hair care

This application will be discussed in more detail below.

Skin care

It is used both in pure form and as part of masks and creams for skin prone to acne, acne, inflammation. It can also be effectively used as a prophylactic against skin aging.

Nail care

By rubbing a few drops of burdock oil daily into the base of the nail plate, you will not only strengthen brittle, brittle nails, but also restore their natural elasticity, smoothness and shine.

Eyelash care

Burdock oil can be used as a strengthening and growth stimulant for cilia. To do this, lubricate the eyelashes with oil at least once a day and you will see the result in 1-2 weeks.

Therapeutic use

Burdock oil is used as compresses and lotions to accelerate wound healing, as well as to treat eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and other skin diseases.

Rubbing with burdock oil helps with sciatica, relieves muscle pain and speeds up recovery from injuries.

Burdock hair oil

The most familiar and popular use of burdock oil is hair care. Regular use of this remedy is a wonderful prevention against hair loss and drying. In addition, the use of burdock oil will help get rid of such problems as:

  • Dandruff
  • Itching, dryness, irritation of the scalp
  • Damage to the hair structure (rehabilitation after such types of chemical exposure as dyeing or perm)
  • Section and fragility of hair
  • Loss of shine and elasticity of hair

By making masks from burdock oil, you can strengthen the hair roots, give the curls the necessary nutrition and improve blood circulation in the surface layers of the scalp.

Ways to use burdock oil

Burdock hair oilBurdock oil can be used both in its pure form and as part of natural masks. A pure oil compress should be performed as follows:

1. Rinse your hair with warm water without shampoo.

2. Blot your hair with a towel.

3. Rub burdock oil into the hair roots with massage movements, trying to evenly distribute it along the entire length of the hair.

4. Put on a plastic cap and wrap your head in a towel. Leave the compress for 1-3 hours (the final result depends on the duration).

5. Then wash your hair with shampoo. Apply conditioner or hair mask. Rinse with water.

6. It is better to dry your hair naturally or with a hair dryer set to a weak, not hot mode.

For treatment: The procedure should be performed 1-2 times a week. The minimum course is 10-12 procedures.

For prevention: The procedure should be performed 1 time in 1-2 weeks as needed.

You can also use masks that include burdock oil. You can view recipes for natural hair masks here.

Whatever method of use you choose, we recommend purchasing a special cosmetic burdock oil for hair. Its composition is lightweight and specially prepared for use on the hair, which makes it easier to wash out and does not allow curls to quickly become greasy in between treatments.

Attention! Owners of blond hair should pay special attention to the degree of purification of burdock oil. If the oil in the tube has a green tint, it may stain your hair. Choose one that has no color (transparent or slightly yellow).

Let your hair be beautiful and healthy!

Author: Natalia Kay

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