Does Emu Oil Really Thicken The Hair?
I have had so many struggles and successes with my hair over the years. I have been through the ringer with my hair in a myriad of ways. Years ago I had extreme hair loss, which grew back. That was followed by thinning at my crown area, which has also been resolved. When I was trying to find a solution to my hair loss back then, I came across emu oil as a possible remedy. I tried it and I will tell you about my results. But first, let’s talk a little about emu oil.
Just What is Emu Oil Anyway?
Emu oil is made from the fat of a bird that is indigenous to Australia. It is usually marketed for skin treatments, such as burn relief, wrinkles and renewing the skin. Emu oil is able to penetrate the epidermis and reach levels of the skin that few topical products can, due to the fact that the molecules in emu oil are very small. It can be used as a transdermal delivery system, carrying other products in with it. The benefits of using emu oil by itself are numerous as well. The oil is very light, non greasy and cloudy in color.
The Correlation Between Emu Oil and Hair
Studies have shown that emu oil, which is rich in linoleic acid, can promote healthy hair growth. It promotes skin cell regeneration and awakens the follicles. It is touted as a hair thickener and as a hair growth product. Women use emu oil on their scalp in hopes of have long thick flowing hair.
So What Were My Results?
Seeing as how a small bottle of emu oil cost me $16, I used the oil for reasons besides my hair. I wanted to make sure that I got my money’s worth and used the product. A little goes such a long way and by the oil being so thin in consistency, I would put the oil on my face and on a wound that I had. One thing I can attest to for sure, is that emu oil works wonders on the skin and burns. I noticed how well I healed and without a dark scar. I used the oil on my crown area and hairline for two months and there was a surprise and a disappointment. My crown area did not get thicker from using emu oil. That was disappointing, but what was surprising to me was the fact that my frontal hairline and the small “baby hairs” as people call them, grew in abundance. As a matter of a fact, they grew in so well, that they are still growing today. I have not used emu oil in a number of years. I have concluded that emu oil is better for restoring small amounts of lost hair, rather than thickening up existing hair as it is rumored to be good for.
It was worth the cost of the oil, and I would recommend anyone to use it for a bald spot or to regain the small wispy hairs that make your hairline look thicker and lower. Some women
have a thick hairline already, but due to constant weaves and wigs, the feminine shape has eroded because the shape of the hairline is almost one straight line. Emu oil will help you out in that regard. I purchased a generic brand of emu oil, so there is no specific brand to buy that works. It has been my experience that emu oil is good for the hair, but just not for hair thickening.