Take a look at camellia oil: Types & effect on hair
Camellia oil is obtained (as the name indicates) from seeds of camellia. Apparently, there are several dozens of this plant. Fortunately, for the cosmetic use are only few of them. In cosmetics for conditioning can be found either vegetable extracts or natural camellia oil. Why should you look for cosmetic with large amount of it in the composition?
The answer to problems with hair lies in the nature. You just need to reach for camellia oil to significantly improve hair health. Not only to strengthen them on the inside, but also to take care of their beautiful appearance. What should you know about camellia oil before you decide to use it in everyday care? Read below!
Types of camellia oil
Camellia oil is extracted from a plant called camellia. Unfortunately, there are quite few variations of this plant and so in cosmetics you can find camellia oil in various versions:
- Camellia Japonica Seed Oil
- Camellia Kissi Seed Oil
- Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil
- Camellia Sasanqua Seed Oil
- Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil
The most popular is camellia oil obtained from Camellia Japonica Seed, which is used in traditional, Japanese recipes. The second common is Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, also called Rose of winter. Frequently camellia oil is mistaken for tea seed oil, because this plant is very similar to tea shrub.
Benefits of camellia oil for skin & hair
Natural camellia oil, free of redundant supplements can be used in skin and hair care. It is often used to enrich natural cosmetics due to fact that it is one of the best absorbing oils with strong action. It contains about 85% valuable to skin and hair, oleic acid from omega-9 group.
Content of fatty acids and other nourishing ingredients is responsible for the properties of camellia oil. Its main features can be summarised in few points:
- Takes care of right hydration level in hair and skin.
- Protects skin and hair against water loss and excess dryness.
- Strengthens hair and prevents hair loss.
- Calms irritations and eliminates dandruff.
- Nourishes hair with particular attention to the hair ends.
- Protects against harmful factors, including UV radiation.
- Prevents fly-away hair.