What Is Kukui Nut Oil And It's Benefits For Hair

Have you ever hear of Kukui Nut Oil? I hadn't.

Kukui Nut Oil is a non-penetrating natural oil I had never heard of until I started researching natural oils that I could use on my relaxed hair. From my research, I've found that it's an up and coming oil growing in popularity. Kukui Nut Oil is starting to show up in ingredient lists for shampoos and conditioners because of the many benefits it provides.

Kukui nut oil for hair | A Relaxed Gal

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A semi-clear to yellow oil in color, Kukui Nut Oil comes from the cold pressing of the Candlenut tree which is the state tree of Hawaii. You can see what the nut looks like here.

Like many other oils made from nuts, it contains the essential fatty acids linoleic and linolenic which have anti-inflammatory and moisture-retentive benefits.

When used on relaxed hair this Kukui Nut Oil can assist with
  • Alleviating a dry and itchy scalp
  • Keeping the hair moisturized when used as a sealant
  • Softening and detangling hair
  • Adding shine to the hair
  • Healing heat-induced burns that could come from a heat styling tool

To incorporate this oil into your relaxed hair regimen you can use it like you would any other natural oils. It can be used as a sealant, for scalp massages, or you can add it to your conditioner or shampoo.

Some things to note when using Kukui Nut Oil on your relaxed hair.
  • It shouldn't be heated and should be kept at room temperature
  • It can stain clothes
  • It has a shelf life of 12-18 months

You can find kukui nut oil in health food stores and online.

Have you ever used kukui nut oil by itself seen it as an ingredient a hair care product?

References: http://howskinworks.com/the-benefits-of-kukui-nut-oil/, http://www.naturaloilsforhair.net/2013/09/hair-conditioning-moisturising-with-kukui-nut-oil.html