Macadamia nuts originated in Australia. They also grow in South Africa, Brazil, California, Costa Rica, Israel, Bolivia, New Zealand, Colombia, Guatemala, Malawi and here in Kenya. When you think of macadamia nuts, you think of an exotic delicacy. However, you could also think of silky hair full of body and shine.
Yes, adding a few drops of macadamia oil to your regular hair conditioner adds an extra boost of protection and transforms your tired hair.
Macadamia nuts are a rich in Vitamin A, E, iron, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folates. They also contain a bit of zinc, copper, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. Other healthy contents are antioxidants like polyphenols, amino acids, flavones and selenium. Macadamia is also a good source of carbohydrates like sucrose, fructose and glucose.
How exactly does macadamia nuts oil benefit your hair?
Prevents breakage: The proteins in macadamia oil strengthen hair and prevents hair breakage by penetrating the scalp and hair follicles thus improving its elasticity too.
Stops frizz: Macadamia oil eliminates frizzy hair, detangles hair, adds shine to the hair, and leaves hair silky and smooth. No woman likes rough, frizzy hair. Humid weather like that of Coast or Kisumu can make frizz even worse. The vitamin E softens, rejuvenates the hair and help to eliminate frizz by coating the hair shaft with nourishing oils.
The mono-unsaturated fats in macadamia oil protect the hair and scalp from damage. These essential fatty acids also protect the hair against UV rays, chemical damage and heat damage, which can seriously damage hair.