Healing properties of medicinal plantsSea buckthorns have been known since ancient times. For the first time the mention of this berry is found in the XI century BC. in ancient Tibetan and ancient Greek treatises. The ancient inhabitants used this medicinal plant for healing from various diseases. Later, its wonderful properties began to be used in traditional and folk medicine. Sea-buckthorn is widely distributed in Siberia, Transbaikalia, Sayan, in the southern regions of Russia, in Moldova and Kazakhstan, in Central Asia and in Ukraine. For medicinal purposes use bark, leaves, fruits, seeds of sea-buckthorn, but mainly - sea-buckthorn oil, made from flesh and seeds of fruits. It is used both externally and internally in complex therapy, in particular, use sea buckthorn oil for hair in cosmetology. It has a specific taste and orange-red color, indicating a high content of carotenoids (the precursors of all known vitamin-antioxidant A).
Useful properties of sea-buckthorn oil
The content of vitamin A - sea buckthorn oiloccupies a leading position among the many medicinal oils. It is characteristic that this vitamin has a beneficial effect on the formation of immunity, vision and reproductive function. Participates in the process of natural synthesis of keratin and collagen. It is necessary for the normalization of vision, improves the condition of the skin and mucous membranes, prevents the development of atherosclerosis, regulates the level of sugar and cholesterol in the blood. The content of vitamin E helps slow the aging process. This constituent element for puberty and the normal course of pregnancy is of no small importance. A number of B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B9) regulate the work of the nervous and muscular, cardiovascular and digestive systems. It has also been observed that vitamin B has a marked improvement in the health of the skin, hair and nails. Vitamin C is only slightly inferior in its content to wild rose oil. Moreover, in citrus it is much less than in sea buckthorn oil. It is found in the group of antioxidants. In the body, it is necessary for tissue growth and strengthening of immunity. High content of vitamin K monitors good blood coagulability, prevents the occurrence of osteoporosis and regulates the work of the kidneys. This is just a small part of all the healing properties of sea buckthorn oil. Its unique possibilities are widely used in cosmetology. For a long time everyone knows that it is based on the production of face and body creams, various hair care products. Let us dwell in more detail on the masks used in the care of our locks with the help of this miracle oil. In today's world, many women suffer from various influences from external factors on their hair: bad ecology, frequent staining and discoloration of hair, everyday styling and curling. As a result, the health and strength of the hair is lost. To cosmetologists and dermatologists, sea buckthorn oil is particularly loved by its excellent regenerating and reducing properties. Moreover, it is a powerful tool for stimulating hair growth, as well as their loss. Beneficial effect on treatment for dandruff. Sea-buckthorn oil for hair is used both in a natural form, and at preparation of various masks on its basis.
Useful tips for the application of sea buckthorn oil
Masks, prepared on the basis of this wonderful oil, there are quite a lot. We will introduce only a few of them.
A few useful recipes
- Mask for the treatment of alopecia (hair loss, alopecia)
To eliminate alopecia, the mostsimple and effective procedure: heated oil is rubbed into the scalp by massage movements for about 10-15 minutes. The rest of the oil is distributed over the entire length of the hair. Then you should put a special polyethylene hat on your head and wrap it in a soft terry towel. After 1,5-2 hours, you need to wash your hair with shampoo. It is recommended to do similar procedures approximately 2-3 times a week.
- Mask for accelerating hair growth
A drug that allows at hometo prepare such a mask, can be easily purchased at the nearest pharmacy. The use of dimexide in combination with sea-buckthorn oil became possible, thanks to the amazing properties of the drug. They are known to all dermatologists and cosmetologists. The use of this mask will achieve excellent results, increasing hair growth up to 8 cm in 2 months, of course, if you make a mask regularly (about 10-12 procedures). To prepare a miracle recipe, it will be necessary to dilute the dimexide in proportions of 1:10, so as not to cause irritation of the head. Take 2-3 tablespoons of our oil for 1 tablespoon of the solution. It is all mixed up and then rubbed into the roots of the hair. After 15-20 minutes wash off with shampoo and rinse with herbal decoction. For good results, a couple of such procedures should be done a week.
- To restore damaged hair structure
You will need to take 2 tablespoons of differentoils: burdock, castor and sea buckthorn. If desired, you can add a little eucalyptus oil. The use of such a mask is useful for its nutritional and vitamin properties in the winter. All components must be mixed and heated in a water bath. For a better effect, you can add a drop of vitamins E and A. Next, we act according to the same pattern: rub in the base of the hair, distribute the product along their entire length, but leave it here for 30 minutes. After all this, wash off with warm water with a caring shampoo. We rinse hair with broth of herbs or water softened with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. The mask is applied every 3-4 days.
- Mask for combating dandruff
The use of mask helps restorenormal hair health, so necessary for problems with dandruff. A mixture of sea-buckthorn and olive oil in a ratio of 1: 3 will be an excellent tool for solving problems with dandruff. The resulting cosmetic is rubbed softly into the scalp and distributed to the ends of the hair. Leave the mask for 40 minutes, wrapping the head in a warm towel over the top of the polyethylene procedural cap on the head. Until the disappearance of signs of dandruff, you need to use this mask every 3-4 days for 2 months.
- Caring hair mask for oily hair
Preparation of this mask will not be specialLabor: for the product you need to take 2 egg yolks and 1 tablespoon of sea buckthorn oil. We use the tool on the same principles as previous masks. It takes 20-30 minutes for treatment.