Sea Buckthorn oil is highly prized due to its great abilities to grow hair, heal damaged skin and reduce symptoms of skin and hair conditions. This oil is dark and beautifully rich. It contains beta carotene (contributes to its orange-red pigment), tocopherols (vitamin E), essential fatty acids (such as: linoleic, Oleic, Palmitic, Stearic) and phytosterols. Just like coconut oil, it solidifies and liquefies depending on the temperature. It is highly concentrated so a little goes a long way. Never use it straight. Although it is a not an essential oil it is best to treat it as one. Simply diluted in another carrier oil and it is ready to use.
Sea Buckthorn Benefits
-Encourages hair growth
-Deters split ends
-Reduces hair loss
-Increases hair elasticity
-Moisturizes dry skin
-Soothes itchy/ dry scalp
-Nourishes the hair follicles
-Keeps hair frizz free
-Wonderful for those that suffer from eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis
Rich Sea Buckthorn Hair Mask
2 tablespoons of carrier oil of choice *
1 teaspoon of coconut nectar or vegetable glycerin
1 teaspoon of sea buckthorn seed oil **
1 cup of full fat greek yogurt
4 tablespoons of raw aloe gel
2 tablespoons of rose powder (optional)
4-6 drops of peppermint essential oil
* Common carrier oils are grapeseed oil, extra virgin olive oil, unrefined coconut oil, etc...
**it is very concentrated that's all it takes
-Blend all ingredients together in a bowl.
-Apply to damp or dry hair from root to ends.
-It is great for detangling the hair due to it having tons of slip.
-Wrap hair and leave the mask in without heat for 20-30 mins.
-Rinse well with lukewarm water.
-Do final rinse with cool water.
You will notice your hair will feel stronger and softer with each use. It does not need to be used weekly. It is a great biweekly or monthly treat for the hair and scalp.