A large part of the world didn’t know about Manuka until it was featured in various health programs and advertisements in the US.
First to become popular is Manuka honey. But if people are benefiting from the bee-processed nectar of Manuka flowers, then the tree itself in the form of oil should be beneficial as well.
Medical and health experts have in fact discovered the many health benefits of Manuka oil. One area where it is noted to be effective is on hair care.
How Manuka oil can help your scalp and hair
There are three general ways as to how this oil can help improve your hair:
- It cleans and gets rid of fungal and bacterial infection. Manuka oil has excellent antimicrobial properties meaning it combats common scalp problems like fungi and bacteria. So if you are suffering from a persistent hair and scalp irritation which causes problems like dandruff and itchiness, this oil is an excellent addition to your hair care regimen.
- It improves the texture and physical appearance of your hair. As an essential oil, it can be used as a moisturizer which helps keep your hair look lustrous and healthy. It has been used traditionally as the natural solution for hair dryness, breakage, and to keep the hair’s strength.
- It has promising effects in hair loss treatment. Manuka oil is also used in the treatment including prevention of hair loss among men and women. One of the contributory factors to hair loss is fungal and bacterial infection.
People suffering from severe dandruff problems for example may notice that the number of falling hair is more than the usual.
Hence, if the hair or the scalp is kept clean, hair loss can be minimized or prevented and can permit the growth of new and young hair.
But when used for hair loss treatment, you will notice that Manuka oil is not alone. Oftentimes, it is only a part of the active ingredients or mixed with several other extracts like coconut oil, Aloe Vera, jojoba, lavender, etc.
Simple tips on how to use Manuka oil
For the greatest ease in preparation and application, you can simply purchase a shampoo or hair lotion containing Manuka oil and use it as directed.
But if you are going for the pure Manuka oil, you can add several drops to your shampoo and massage it to your hair and scalp during bath time.
To get the best hair moisturizing and nourishing results, dilute two or three drops of Manuka oil in a tablespoon of coconut oil and massage it to your hair and scalp leaving it at least 30 minutes before rinsing or taking a shower.
Are you ready to reap the benefits of this all-natural, wonderful hair care product?