The effectiveness of hair care depends to a large extent on what cosmetics we choose. Let’s take a closer look at how natural fruit oils work. Is it worth looking for them in hair products? What are the benefits of apricot kernel oil?
Oils are usually extruded from the seeds that are hidden in nuts. However, among hundreds of oils used in cosmetics, a large part are those that are pressed from pulp or fruit kernels. The most popular fruit oils are: apricot oil, raspberry seed oil, avocado oil, marula oil, grape seed oil or fig leaf oil.
How does apricot kernel oil work in comparison to other fruit oils?
Apricot kernel oil [Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil] is a rich source of valuable vitamin B17, the so-called amygdalin; it is very similar to almond oil. These two oils are also similar when it comes to the scent – apricot kernel oil smells fruity, but with a delicate note of almonds. Some may use apricot oil as a substitute for argan oil as it does not sensitise people allergic to nuts.
What are the properties of apricot kernel oil?
Before we decide to buy a product containing apricot kernel oil, let’s get acquainted with the properties of this component. It is best known as an oil that destroys tumour cells. However, we are more interested in its other properties connected with skin and hair care. It turns out that apricot kernel oil exhibits a very wide potential of skin and hair beneficial properties.
- Has an excellent moisturising effect,
- Its light consistency allows it to be used on a variety of skin types,
- Keeps the balance of humidity and nutrition,
- Delays signs of ageing, such as wrinkles,
- Soothes irritations and provides antibacterial properties
- Stimulates hair growth and strengthens the roots,
- Adds glow, softness and elasticity.
In cosmetics, apricot oil is used quite often, although it still has not beaten the popularity of argan oil. You can find it in facial creams, hair conditioners or cosmetics where rapid absorption is important. It is also worth looking for in hair oils. Why is it so necessary?
It is a very interesting ingredient of many cosmetics, however, cosmetic brands tend to prove that it is not irreplaceable. As it turns out, other oils are often used instead.
The best hair care cosmetics composed of fruit oils:
NANOIL FOR MEDIUM POROSITY HAIR
An innovative oil for frizzy, weakened and brittle hair care. One oil of a series of three elegant products Nanoil, each designed for different hair porosity. It works on the surface and inside hair. Additionally, it can be applied to the scalp.
How does it work? Nanoil Hair Oil strengthens hair bulbs, inhibits excessive hair loss, boosts hair growth, reduces frizz, facilitates combing and styling, protects against high temperatures, provides sun protection, regulates pH balance, prevents split ends, adds shine, enhances natural curl of hair.
What does it contain? Six natural, especially selected oils, that contain the majority of omega-7 and omega-9 fatty acids, necessary for medium porosity hair. Those are: macadamia oil, argan oil, marula oil, jojoba oil, maracuja oil, coconut oil (all reinforced by a set of vitamins, minerals, germ extracts and silk).
L’OREAL MYTHIC OIL
Moisturising oil from the Mythic Oil series. It is a professional cosmetic, based on natural oils, developed by L’Oreal Professionel. One of the less expensive but elegant propositions for hair care.
How does it work? It helps hair regain natural energy and beautiful look, take care of the appearance and proper hydration of your strands. Also, it regenerates damaged fibres, strengthens from the inside, tames, and restores shine to dull hair.
What does it contain? Unfortunately, there are many silicones and artificial substances, but also, two fruit oils: avocado and grape seed oil.
BAMBOO SHINE SILK-SLEEK
Cream hair conditioner from the organic line of hair care products Bamboo shine. The combination of natural ingredients for damaged, colour-treated and curly hair. The product provides Colour Hold technology.
How does it work? First of all, it provides hair with incredible shine and healthy appearance. It prevents frizz and static, enhances natural curls, supplements the natural level of lipids, smooths, nourishes and revitalises hair.
What does it contain? The most important components are organic bamboo shoot extracts, kendi and amla oil. The conditioner also consists of sunflower oil, castor oil, moringa oil, carrot extract, wasabi and fennel.