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Can I use Safflower oil for my hair? Same as olive oil?
(10 Apr 2008)

Hair Care with Oil

Oil massage to the scalp and hair is very essential for their good health. It enhances the hair growth due to increase in blood circulation. Different oils such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil and almond oil are used for head massage. Your question is that can safflower oil be used for hair just like olive oil? The answer is yes, you can. Safflower oil is derived from the safflower seeds. It contains high amounts of oleic acid. It protects, nourishes and firms the hair. It is the incredible choice for hydrating skin and hair. The flavorless safflower oil can easily penetrate the skin due to its light texture. It contains more polyunsaturated fatty acids than other oils. This oil is exceptionally rich in essential fatty acids and can be used for hair care to structure the sensitized hair. You can use it for hair massage because of its great moisturizing qualities. Safflower oil is found to be effective for dry, color treated or permed hair. It is used in shampoo or conditioners. Shampoos made with safflower oil are effective, hypoallergenic and mild to scalp and hair. It is believed that safflower oil applied to the scalp works as a vasolidator which can dilate the blood vessels. It results in more nutrients supply to the hair follicles through blood circulation and creates the environment for hair regrowth.
answered by P W on 21 May 2008, 11:27:48


Benefits of Hair Oils

It is possible to make your hair healthier by using any kind of oil to it. The point behind applying oil to your hair is to condition it. Oil is an excellent conditioner, especially for dry and breaking hair. The reason oil is applied to hair is to nourish the roots. The oil will stay on the hair shaft as well as the scalp and will reach deep inside the skin and help to prevent dryness. This will enable healthier and richer hair growth at a much faster pace than normal. Oil also has the added benefit of adding strength to hair strands and thus preventing excessive breakage of hair. Any oil is good to use on the scalp, including safflower oil.

Some sorts of oils are highly recommended for use on hair because they have certain properties that will encourage hair growth in addition to all these benefits. Coconut oil has the property of thickening your hair, which makes it the most highly recommended oil for hair care. Olive oil is known for its properties of healing. It will heal any dryness on the scalp effectively and will also add to length and strength of hair. Almonds are very highly recommended for good hair growth. They are very rich in vitamin A, which is necessary for great hair growth. Almond oil is one of the most highly recommended for hair growth. It is tricky however, to find a pure form of this oil.

answered by G B on 17 Apr 2008, 8:07:13


Alternative Oil for Hair

You can certainly use safflower oil for your hair, but the best hair oil is probably coconut oil. As cooking oil, safflower oil has many health benefits similar to sunflower oil, primarily with relation to the cardiovascular system. Of course these benefits are only obtained from consuming the oil, and not from applying it to the hair. The main purpose of oiling the hair is to help it retain moisture, and as far as this goes, safflower oil makes for excellent hair oil, the more so because it has almost no odor at all, unlike many other oils which are used for the hair.

However, as mentioned before, the best hair oil is probably coconut oil, as it provides many other benefits in addition to holding moisture. One important factor with coconut oil is that it is absorbed by hair much more easily, which is thought to help not only retain moisture better, but also prevent the protein loss that normally occurs and causes damage to hair. Most other oils, including safflower oil and sunflower oil, do not penetrate hair as well. However, if your hair is already strong and healthy, you probably do not need any extra protection — go ahead and use safflower oil.
answered by G D on 10 Apr 2008, 5:37:44


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