Moringa Oil For Hair Growth: The Ultimate Guide

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Moringa is one of the superfoods used by various traditional medicinal branches and cultures across the world. Ayurveda has also given due importance to this medicinal plant and is a staple of dark green veggies. Indians have made it a part of their daily dietary routine in order to satisfy a significant part of their nutritional requirements. Moringa has proven benefits for your skin and hair.

However, there are certain right ways to make use of them so that you can have the best out of them. Moringa is a dark green leafy veggie that is rich in a lot of phytonutrients required for our body. Apart from that, it is also potent enough to promote hair growth and improve the health of your scalp and hair strands at the same time.

This article will enlighten you regarding everything you need to know about this amazing superfood and will let you make use of its oil in the most beneficial way possible even though certain forms like Moringa powder, moringa tea, and moringa capsules are also available in the market. 

Moringa Oil: An Overview 

Moringa Oil is something that has been used for various health gains, especially by Indians and particularly the ancient medicinal branch of Ayurveda. It is made by processing the seeds of the Moringa tree. Moringa Oleifera is the scientific name of this particular dark green leafy vegetable found in plenty in the Indian subcontinent.

Moringa Oil

Even though the native place of Moringa is India, it can also be found in other Asian countries such as Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Drumstick Tree and Miracle Tree are some other colloquial names by which this tree is known among the locals. The edible parts of this particular tree contain a total of 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants making it serve justice to its name as a “miracle tree”. 

The seeds of the moringa tree are sourced and cold pressed in order to make moringa oil which can be your best friend in your hair growth journey. Heat extraction should never be considered while processing the seeds of the moringa tree in order to prevent the loss of essential nutrients and health benefits of the oil. Moringa oil, thus processed can help you with a lot of health gains since it is a rich source of a lot of monosaturated fats and a lot of other micronutrients required for various physiological activities, especially hair growth and scalp health.

Vitamin C and Vitamin B are some of the micronutrients found in cold-pressed moringa oil, which can be immensely helpful in promoting hair growth in individuals. It is also proven to make your hair strands appear shinier and silkier eventually. 

Moringa Oil: Hair Care Benefits 

The major function of moringa oil in your hair growth journey is mainly due to the presence of several antioxidants, vitamins, and many other micronutrients present in them. The oily consistency can also be helpful in nourishing the hair strands, preventing the scalp as well as the hair strands from drying out, and also giving the required shine and smoothness to them. Some of the other major benefits have been mentioned below in detail. 

1. Hair strengthening 

If you are someone who is constantly in search of clinical as well as home remedies in order to give that extra strength to the strands of your hair, treating your hair and scalp with a moringa oil massage can be immensely helpful in a lot of different ways. Keratin is the most dominant element found in the strands of your hair. Each strand of your hair is made up of this element and is almost 95% keratin itself.

However, as a part of the aging process, which is quite inevitable in every living being, the production of keratin may face a downfall. When you can give that additional nutrition through moringa oil, it becomes easier for you to boost the natural production of keratin in your hair strands helping you increase the strength of your hair strands. It is the presence of the mineral called zinc, present in moringa oil, that facilitates the production of keratin in your hair strands.

Through the increased production of keratin, you can also prevent issues such as hair thinning, hair breakage, and dryness of the strands. The strengthening process also takes place due to the high protein content found in the oil, protecting your hair strands from heat and any other damage caused by the environment. 

2. Makes your hair silky smooth 

Moringh oil is also rich in a lot of fatty acids which can give that extra shine and softness to your hair. Behenic acid is one of such fatty acids that you can easily find in this particular oil. These fatty acids can easily nourish and moisturize your hair strands and also prevent moisture repulsion from your hair strands. Thus it can also effectively deal with the frizz issues in your hair. 

3. Moisturise hair strands 

Moringa oil is a relatively lightweight oil so its absorption takes place real quick. This can help in the easy absorption of moringa oil rather than remaining on the scalp surface and forming scalp build-up and later dandruff issues. The easily absorbed oil can add nourishment and moisture to the hair strands. 

4. Treats split ends 

Split end is a condition caused by the breakage of amino acid bonds found in our hair strands. Moringa oil is rich in a lot of amino acids helping in restoring the replenishing the amino acid bonds and thus fixing the issue with split ends and breakage. 

Conclusion

Now, you know all the benefits, qualities, and the right way to process and use moringa oil in order to promote hair growth, prevent hair breakage, dryness, and so on. After using moringa oil to massage your scalp, make sure you are washing it off with a mild sulfate-free and paraben-free shampoo. Even if the oil is quite lightweight and also gets absorbed real quickly, it is important to wash off any excess oil on your scalp, so that you keep it healthy and clean, helping in preventing any kind of scalp infections such as dandruff.

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Dr. David G Kiely is a distinguished Medical Reviewer and former General Medicine Consultant with a wealth of experience in the field. Dr. Kiely's notable career as a General Medicine Consultant highlights his significant contributions to the medical field.

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