It is difficult not to get lost in all the variety of products offered by the cosmetic industry to preserve the beauty of hair. But before spending the budget on the purchase of fashionable novelties, it makes sense to recall the old, much more affordable recipes, the reliability of which has been tested by time. These include masks with burdock oil, the benefits of which for the hair are invaluable.
Useful properties of burdock oil for hair
The range of use of burdock oil is very wide, first of all, it is a wound-healing and antimicrobial agent. It is valuable for hair due to its composition, in which fatty acids are present in excess, as well as vitamins of groups A, E, B and C. This complex, together with essential oils, promotes hair growth, improves their appearance, and gives them shine.
With the help of burdock oil, the activity of the sebaceous glands is also regulated, blood flow to the hair follicles is activated, and the flavonoids and tannins present in the oil relieve irritation, itching and help fight dandruff. Therefore, burdock oil for hair can be used both as a therapeutic and as a prophylactic agent.
Burdock oil is obtained not from of burdocks, as it suggests from its name and from the rhizome of the plant known as common burdock.
How to apply burdock oil for hair
The easiest and most versatile recipe is to rub oil into the scalp 30-40 minutes before washing it. But you can try more complex and useful masks. For dry dandruff, a mixture of burdock and nettle oils, taken in equal amounts, will help. To stimulate hair growth, burdock oil is mixed with castor oil.
A nourishing mask for any hair type will be a mixture of a tablespoon of honey, egg yolk and a teaspoon of burdock oil. For hair loss, a tablespoon of dry red pepper is added to burdock oil and this mixture is rubbed into the roots of the head for a quarter of an hour.
Masks must be done twice a week for a month. Then the hair should rest for two weeks and the course should be repeated again.
Burdock can be done independently, but it is much easier to buy it at the pharmacy because the processing of roots and directly obtain a source of raw materials is quite time-consuming.
What else do you need to know
In the complex of procedures with burdock oil, rinsing the hair with a decoction of burdock root is equally useful. To do this, it must be brewed with boiling water and kept in a water bath, a decoction taken in a proportion of 1 part of dry matter to 15 parts of water for a quarter of an hour. After straining it, it is necessary to dilute it with boiled water to a volume of 500 ml and rinse the already clean hair, then dry it with a towel.
For the period of the course of burdock oil masks, you should abandon hair dyeing, perm or other procedures that injure the curls. It is also advisable not to use a hair dryer or tongs during this time, and then in a month the hair will acquire a much healthier look.