Hair oil treatments are a luxurious way to make your hair look and feel its best. It's even better if you can make them yourself using natural, raw ingredients, including macadamia oil.
Macadamia oil shampoo is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people come to understand the benefits of using natural oils in their hair.
Read on to discover the benefits of macadamia oil treatment, plus a recipe for you to try!
What is Macadamia Oil?
Macadamia oil is a carrier oil, meaning it is used to dilute essential oils to reduce the potency of essential oils, as well as being a powerful ingredient in its own right. Similar to essential oils, carrier oils are made from plants — in this case, the Macadamia integrifolia — and are often used in homemade skin and hair care products.
Macadamia oil is extracted from the nut meat of the Macadamia integrifolia, the tropical evergreen macadamia tree native to Australia. The oil extracted from the cold-pressed process is light amber in colour and has a soft nutty scent.
Macadamia oil is a favourite ingredient of many, not least due to its lightweight, non-greasy nature and the fact it can easily blend with other raw ingredients.
What Are the Benefits of Macadamia Oil?
Have you ever wanted to level up your hair care game by creating your own shampoo? Making your own hair care products gives you complete control over the ingredients, allowing you to customise a formula that specifically meets your needs.
Not only can you tailor a recipe based on your individual hair type, but this recipe-making method also ensures you have complete control over the ingredients, ensuring your shampoo is free from sulphates and artificial chemicals.
You'll not only be able to enjoy shiny-looking hair, but you'll also have a truly guilt-free shampooing experience, knowing each ingredient was consciously chosen and customised for your specific needs.
In the case of macadamia oil, many people find that adding it to their homemade shampoo recipe results in improved-looking hair.
What Does Macadamia Oil Do for Hair?
Everyone wants to achieve healthy-looking hair, but there are so many factors that can interfere with this goal. If you're suffering from thin or frizzy hair, you may want to consider adding macadamia oil to your homemade shampoo.
Curly hair may be more prone to frizziness than other types of hair. Your environment can also play a role — generally speaking, frizzy hair is caused by a lack of moisture. In addition, if your hair has been damaged by dye or extreme heat, it may be particularly frizzy.
Some people have reported that adding macadamia oil to their shampoo may increase its sheen and appearance.
Does Macadamia Oil Help Hair Growth?
Hair growth is dictated by a number of factors, including genetics, diet, and topical products — shampoos, conditioners, and serums applied to your hair.
Many people wonder whether essential oils, including macadamia oil, can help stimulate hair growth.
There is no conclusive answer to whether macadamia oil can help stimulate hair growth, given the fact that your rate of hair growth is affected by multiple external factors. However, knowing what ingredients you are applying to your hair will help you identify whether they are helping or hindering growth.
A quick glance at the ingredient list of store-bought shampoo, and you'll notice countless chemicals you've never even heard of. With so many artificial ingredients, it can be difficult to tell exactly what is contributing to or hampering the growth of your hair.
By creating homemade shampoo and conditioner products, you will know exactly what is being applied to your scalp and can tell if macadamia oil will assist your specific hair type.
How to Use Macadamia Oil for Hair
Macadamia oil is a carrier oil. Generally speaking, carrier oils can be applied straight to your skin without the need for dilution. However, there are always exceptions to this rule, meaning you should spot-test the first time you use it. If you notice any irritation, discontinue use immediately and contact your doctor. Macadamia oil for skincare is only intended for external use and should not be ingested.
There are a number of different ways you can apply macadamia oil to your hair.
While there is no conclusive evidence that it will improve the thickness or appearance of your hair, adding a few drops of macadamia oil when massaging your scalp can elevate the whole experience.
Deep conditioning treatment
If your hair looks particularly dry or damaged, a deep conditioning treatment might be exactly what you need to lift and improve its appearance. Creating your own deep conditioning treatment full of natural raw ingredients, including macadamia oil, may help restore a natural shine to your hair.
Sometimes, your hair just needs a few drops of oil to help give it a stylish, polished finish. If you struggle with flyaways, simply dab a few drops of the oil at the end of your hair styling routine for a smooth final look.
Macadamia Oil Hair Care Recipes To Try
Thinking of making your very own macadamia oil-inspired hair care products? Here's a recipe to get you started!
Before applying any of these ingredients to your scalp or hair, do a spot test to ensure you do not experience an adverse reaction. If irritation or inflammation does occur, seek medical advice.
- 3 tablespoons sweet almond oil
- 2 ½ tablespoons macadamia nut oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons hemp oil
- Combine each ingredient in a saucepan over low heat.
- Mix well until all the ingredients, particularly the coconut oil, are well combined.
- Apply the mixture to your hair and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it sit for up to three hours.
- Use a shampoo and conditioner to remove the mask.
Shop for Macadamia Hair Oil at N-Essentials
N-Essentials stocks a comprehensive range of essential oils, carrier oils, fragrance oils, and raw ingredients. We're driven to help our customers access the products they need to create their own skincare, haircare, and household products.
With macadamia oil for hair available in sizes ranging from 100mL to larger wholesale bulk sizes, we sell to individual customers and wholesale suppliers.
Browse the complete product collection available on our website and contact our team if you have any questions.