Damaged hair, dry, ruined by summer heat and saltiness? Follow all our tips to make the best use of Macassar oil for shiny and beautifully shaped hair
Important to take care of your body and your well-being … from head to toe. Yes, because even the hair between pollution and daily stress is affected by what surrounds us. There are many highly healthy natural products for our hair: one of these is Macassar oil, known for its nourishing and beneficial properties that make hair strong and vigorous, giving it shine and making it beautiful to caress and to see. Let’s find out more.
Macassar oil: what is it?
A cure-all for hair, increasingly widespread and used in Europe and Italy, Macassar oil is extracted from the flowers of the Cananga Odorata plant native to Indonesia. The flowers are those used to produce two different oils, different from a chemical point of view. In particular, in the first two distillations of the plant the specific ointment is extracted, which at the sight is light or amber-colored tending to red. The Massacar oil is extracted from the first, second and third distillation, while with an extra distillation you get that of Ylang Ylang.
The properties of Macassar oil make it an excellent natural remedy for hair, light and non-invasive, able to act in depth, penetrating into the hair fiber. In fact, the extract of pure Macassar oil is a nourishing and healing ointment that is able to give brightness and radiance to brittle and parched hair.
How to use oil?
Macassar oil can be found both in the pure state and in the form of shampoo or conditioner. To restore radiance and softness to dry hair, it is recommended to make a compress or a natural mask made from Macassar oil. The product must be dosed from the root to the tips in a homogeneous way and left to rest for at least thirty minutes. Afterwards, you should proceed with a normal hair wash to remove any oil residue.
Macassar oil guarantees maximum protection even from possible damage caused by the sun and sea water. In fact, by applying a small amount on the entire length of the hair before exposure to sunlight, it is possible to limit the harmful effect that makes our hair dry and brittle. The same benefits are obtained against the unwanted effects of saltiness, which tends to weaken the hair and make it less voluminous, thus facilitating the formation of split ends.
Macassar oil: how much does it cost?
On the websites we find many offers regarding Macassar oil, but if you prefer, you can buy it directly in herbal medicine, as a natural product to take on holiday.
When spread, its consistency is very dense and gives off a particularly pleasant aroma. Depending on whether it is shampoo or pure oil, the price can vary from 2 to 15 euros/dollars per pack. The effects and benefits of Macassar oil have been known since the Victorian era where it was smeared almost daily on the heads of the ladies.
However, despite being a product of plant origin, it could harm those who have delicate and sensitive skin. So, if you have never used it, we recommend for the first time, to use a small amount. If you find no negative effects, you can begin to apply it daily.
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