Rich in antioxidants makes for a great asset to hair and here’s why: “Antioxidants are extremely beneficial in the prevention of hair loss as well as stimulating new, healthy hair growth,” says Sheri Román of Román Salon in Los Angeles.
The sun, smoke and pollution cause oxidation or changes to cell makeup that causes cell death. The antioxidant neutralize free radicals and end up keeping our strands healthier and strong. In a nutshell, the cherry blossom extract along with the plum vinegar extract of cherry blossoms have much to offer our tresses and the smell of it ain’t bad either!
The Camellia Oil
Not to be confused with Tea tree oil*, this tea seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the tea plant. This oil sometimes also gets confused with the Camellia Japonica oil or Tsubaki oil but the chemical composition and nutritional value is very different between those two oils*.
Camellia oil is a treasured beauty secret of the geisha and comes from the plant Camellia Sinensis and grown in the mountains of South East Asia. This oil has been revered for being highly restorative and rejuvenating for skin and hair. It is very similar to olive* and grapeseed* oils* because of its unsaturated fats and therapeutic healing properties.
The power of this oil lies in its makeup, with Linoleic acid or Omega-6 that will condition your hair while unblocking pores to your scalp. It will stimulate hair growth and controls water loss in your strands. It is swarming with Omega-9 or Oleic acid which also controls water loss and makes your hair more pliable or softer.
With Stearic acid for protecting and conditioning the hair, and Palmitoleic acid for combating dryness, this oil is a great moisturizer for your tresses. This oil has anti-inflammatory properties (reduces inflammation in the scalp); anti-microbial properties (aids in fighting fungal scalp issues); an antioxidant (prevents hair loss and boosting hair growth); an emulsifier, and a great hair conditioner.
This oil is magnificent as a hot oil conditioning treatment and has been used as such since ancient times in China. Pairing it with an essential oil and some distilled water and you can create a quite effective and scalp soothing hair mist that would be great for after work-outs or just to refresh your coils and curls.