An amazing jojoba plant grows in desert and arid regions of Mexico and the southeast of the USA. Of its fruits are the oil, the healing properties of which have been known and used since ancient times by the tribes of Indians who lived in these places. They admired jojoba oil "liquid gold" with admiration, because it was a real panacea for the treatment of skin diseases, sore throat and eyes, and also served as a wonderful cosmetic.
The modern cosmetology industry has appreciated jojoba oil and today's beauties are happy to use it when caring for their appearance. So what is the secret of this unique natural product?
Jojoba oil is a real storehouse of valuable amino acids, vitamins and minerals for the body. Especially a lot of it contains vitamin E, which is a natural antioxidant and has a powerful anti-inflammatory and regenerating effect. Jojoba oil is quickly absorbed and penetrates into tissues, saturating them with useful substances. When applied to the skin of the face and body, it perfectly smoothes wrinkles and effectively fights against cellulite . But nevertheless, above all, jojoba oil is an excellent hair care product.
The use of jojoba oil for hair is obvious. So, when rubbed into the scalp, it perfectly cleanses it of excess sebum, which clogs the hair follicles and normalizes metabolic processes. As a result, hair loss ceases and their growth accelerates, such unpleasant phenomena as dandruff and itching of the scalp disappear. When applied directly to the hair, jojoba oil envelops them with a kind of moisturizing protective film that protects from the negative effects of environmental factors, which nourishes and restores the structure of the hair, without making them heavier. The curls become smooth and elastic, acquire a lively natural shine and are much easier to tolerate temperature contrasts, scorching sun rays, wind, and perm , staining and stitching with hot scissors. Based on the above, we can conclude that jojoba oil is a universal tool for any type of hair, but it is best suited for the treatment of high fatty hair , as well as for very dry, dull, damaged and weakened hair.
Jojoba oil for hair can be used both as an independent product, and as part of various home masks . In this case, it is ideally combined with other vegetable oils and does not interrupt the aroma of other constituents, since it has no odor.
You can buy jojoba oil in the cosmetic department of a pharmacy or hypermarket. Do not put it in the refrigerator, because under the influence of low temperatures there is a thickening. Store jojoba oil in a dark place at room temperature. So it for a long time will retain its healing properties and will not rancid.
1. Use in the pure state
a) As an independent mask: slightly heated on a water bath jojoba oil rub with massage movements in the roots of the hair and then evenly distributed throughout their length. Top with plastic wrap on your head and wrap it with a warm towel. After 1.5 hours rinse with warm water and shampoo. This mask perfectly nourishes and restores the hair. The recommended course of such procedures is 2-4 times a week for a month.
b) As an additive to shampoo: add 1 tablespoon to your favorite shampoo. jojoba oil and wash the hair with its use. Regular washing perfectly solves the problem of hair loss and stimulates their growth.
c) When combing the hair : apply jojoba oil and 5-7 drops of essential oils of lemon , chamomile, orange or ylang ylang (to nourish and restore hair, give them shine) or the same amount of essential oils of pine, cedar , eucalyptus or ginger (with hair loss) and 2-3 times a day comb out the curls.
2. Nourishing mask with jojoba oil, honey and yolk
In a mixture of 1 egg yolk and 2 tbsp. honey add 3 tablespoons. jojoba oil for hair and mix thoroughly until smooth. If desired, you can add 1 tsp. cognac or alcoholic tincture of propolis. Mask the hair on top, wrap it with plastic wrap and warm it with a towel, leave for 30-40 minutes, then rinse with warm water and shampoo. The recommended course is 2-3 times a week for a month. The mask perfectly nourishes the damaged and weakened hair, prevents their loss.
3. Moisturizing mask of jojoba oil with vegetable oils
Mix in a ratio of 1: 1 jojoba oil and olive oil (can be burdock, castor or almond ). For medium length hair, take 2 tablespoons. of each oil. Depending on the length of the hair, the amount is proportionally reduced or increased. Stir the oil, heat a little on a water bath and rub into the roots of the hair. Cover the head with a plastic wrap and warm it with a towel. After 40-50 minutes rinse with warm water and shampoo. The recommended course is 2-3 times a week for 2 months, then take a break for 3 months.
4. Strengthening mask of jojoba oil, vitamins and essential oils
In a small container, stir 2 tablespoons. preheated jojoba oil, 5 drops of oil solutions of vitamins A and E, 3 drops of essential oils of orange and grapefruit and 2 drops of essential oil of chamomile. The resulting composition is rubbed into the scalp and spread over the entire length of the hair, from above to insulate. After 40-50 minutes rinse with warm water using shampoo. This mask should not be performed more than 2 times a week.
5. Mask for shine hair with jojoba oil, cocoa and cognac
In a small container, pour 1 tbsp. jojoba oil and cocoa butter . Slightly warm in a water bath, then add 1 teaspoon to the mixture. cognac. Apply to hair for 15 minutes, then rinse with water and shampoo.
6. Mask for oily hair with jojoba oil, avocado and lemon
Flesh 1 avocado carefully mash with the juice of half a lemon, add to the resulting cereal 50 ml of jojoba oil and aloe vera gel. Apply to damp hair, warm, leave for 1.5 hours, then rinse with warm water and shampoo and rinse with cool water, acidified with apple cider vinegar.
7. Mask with jojoba oil, avocado and olive oil for dry curly hair
1 Ripe the avocado fruit, remove the stone and grind it in a blender. Add 1 tablespoon to the resulting gruel. jojoba oil and 3 tbsp. olive oil. Mix thoroughly until smooth. Using gentle massage movements, apply a mask to dry hair, dividing them into strands. Top on your head put on a plastic bag and wrap it with a towel. After 30 minutes, rinse with warm water and shampoo. Such masks effectively do every 3-4 days for 1-1.5 months.