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5 Benefits of hazelnut oil for healthy hair and scalp

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Candlenut oil is popular in the world of beauty. This is the benefits of hazelnut oil for hair and scalp health.

Candlenut is known as a kitchen spice. In fact, hazelnut is also widely used in the world of beauty.

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It is no secret that hazelnut which is processed into oil has many benefits for hair health.

Yes, the benefits of hazelnut oil for hair are indeed numerous, and it’s not just a myth considering that this ingredient is good for the scalp.

Candlenut (Aleurites moluccanus) is the fruit of the candlenut tree that grows in tropical climates such as Indonesia.

The shape of the hazelnut fruit is similar to walnuts so that many people also refer to it as Indonesian walnut.

Candlenut should not be consumed raw because it is poisonous. Candlenut must be processed (cooked or made into oil) first so that humans can feel the benefits, for example to relieve asthma, digestive ailments, to strengthen hair.

In general, candlenut is widely processed into various health products. Candlenut oil is widely used to treat joint pain, heal burns, cut wounds, sunburns, to increase the work of the immune system.

The benefits of hazelnut oil for hair and scalp are also numerous. Here are some of them:

1. Prevent dry hair

The first benefit of hazelnut oil is to moisturize the hair because it is rich in amino acids and essential fatty acids that can penetrate deep into the layers of the scalp.

This makes hazelnut oil make hair look healthy and not dry.

2. Make hair shiny

Candlenut oil also contains gamma-linoleic acid which acts as a natural conditioner for hair.

Its function is the same, namely to restore moisture to the hair so that the hair will look shiny.

3. Grow hair

The benefits of hazelnut oil for hair can also be felt by those who experience hair loss or lead to baldness.

The reason is, hazelnut oil has properties to prevent hair loss and stimulate new hair growth.

4. Strengthens hair

Candlenut oil can also be used as a hair mask which has a hair-strengthening effect.

The benefits of hazelnut oil for hair are still related to the content of linoleic and linolenic acids in hazelnut oil, which is able to coat, nourish, and moisturize hair, and even repair split ends.

5. Prevent dandruff

The ability of hazelnut oil to moisturize hair not only nourishes the scalp, but also prevents dandruff.

Overcoming psoriasis symptoms When the scalp is dry, various skin problems can occur.

One of them is psoriasis, which is characterized by the appearance of scaly, itchy skin and hair loss.

To overcome this, you need at least a scalp moisturizer that can relieve inflammation and itching at the same time. Candlenut oil can actually do the job.

However, research reveals that hazelnut oil can only reduce psoriasis symptoms on a small scale.

How to make hazelnut oil for hair

Candlenut oil has been widely sold in the market under various brands. However, there is nothing wrong if you want to make it yourself, especially how to make hazelnut oil for hair is quite easy.

The only ingredients that must be prepared are candlenuts that have come off their shells (they can be easily purchased in the market). The more candlenut that is processed, the more hazelnut oil is produced.

Here are some ways to make hazelnut oil for hair that you can practice at home:

Burnt: Candlenut seeds are burned until black, then blend or crushed using a mortar until the oil comes out.

Filter with a wire filter or clean cloth to separate the oil from the hazelnut dregs.

Disangrai: roast (cook in a frying pan without oil) pecan seeds until blackish, then mash or blend until they release the oil.

Filter with a wire filter or clean cloth to separate the oil from the hazelnut dregs.

Dioven: heat hazelnut seeds in the oven for up to 15 minutes, then remove and let it sit at room temperature. Mash the hazelnut seeds, then put them in a glass jar. Dry in the sun until the hazelnut oil comes out (maximum 2 weeks), then store in the refrigerator.

Without heating: The clean hazelnut seeds can be immediately grated or blended by mixing a little water (so that they are easy to blend). Then cook the hazelnut mixture with the water to produce hazelnut oil.

Candlenut which is heated before crushing will produce blackish oil.

Meanwhile, how to make hazelnut oil without heating it will produce a clearer final result, but the quantity is less. (Wisnubrata)

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