Originally published June 19th, 2013 by HairOilReviews.com
Sea Buckthorn oil is derived from a thorny shrub that is cultivated mainly in China but grows abundantly throughout Asia. It thrives near water and grows in sandy soils. It has long been valued in Asian countries as a medicinal plant with a multitude of healing properties.
The medicinal benefits of this plant are in fact too numerous to mention and not required in this study but they cover anything from reducing high blood pressure to lowering cholesterol and healing stomach ulcers.
For our purposes however, it enough to say that the oil produced from Sea Buckthorn is nutrient rich and contains many anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids. This powerful concoction as a hair oil makes a wonderful nourishing oil and moisturiser. It is also effective in treating skin conditions and as such is useful as a scalp treatment for dandruff and other irritations that can afflict the scalp.
The oil absorbs easily and does not leave any greasy traces on the hair or skin. Because it is so nutrient rich and also so easily assimilated into the skin and hair follicles it is an oil that is very beneficial for the hair.
It has a reasonable shelf life of one year and as we always say with the hair oils, where possible buy the cold-pressed organic brands in order to get an oil that has been processed as little as possible thereby retaining the maximum goodness and benefits.
Needless to say that Sea Buckthorn is an oil to look out for and one that is worth its weight in gold for the conditioning and health of our hair.