In my never-ending quest to grow my edges, I am employing the use of emu oil. I first heard of this oil during my relaxed days. Relaxed ladies were using it to promote hair growth. I purchased a bottle from Amazon, and started using it. I did see some growth, but didn’t buy it again.
Well, since the castor oil challenge that I was participating in ended, I decided to turn back to emu oil. Now, this oil can be expensive. The small bottle that you see below was $13.99 for 1.8oz. Yeah, it isn’t cheap. I purchased this from Sprout’s. It has a white consistency, is kind of thick, and doesn’t have a smell.
Emu oil is a natural pain relieving, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing oil with a pH balance very close to human skin. The product is obtained from the fat of Emu birds which originated from the lands of Australia. Originally the Australian Aborigines used emu oil for minor aches and pains, to heal wounds, and protect their skin. It’s oil is world renown for its ability to deeply penetrate all five epidermis layers of the skin providing nutrients like (EFA) – essential fatty acids Omega-3 & Omega-6. This is what gives Emu Oil its moisturizing, pain relieving, and anti-inflammatory capabilities.
According to http://www.pure-emu-oil.com/, emu oil assists in “waking up” dormant/sleeping hair follicles so that they can start growing hair again. The properties within the oil stimulate natural hair growth. Emu oil closely resembles the composition to human skin. It absorbs quickly to infuse the scalp to the roots.
I started using the oil on my edges and nape. I will massage it into these areas every night. I also plan to twist my hair more since I’ve been up my beloved puff (although I did revert back to it on Saturday). Of course, I’ll watch my progress.
Here’s to growing!