Camphor Hair Oil
Oil extract from the leaves of laurel camphor has been known for a long time. It has found widespread use, primarily in medicine. The properties of this substance are unique in its kind. It can improve blood circulation and respiratory processes. External use promotes tissue regeneration.
It is not surprising that such a tool has found its place in cosmetology. In particular, camphor oil masks have become one of the most popular hair care methods. Due to its healing properties, with regular and proper use, camphor oil strengthens hair and scalp, has an antibacterial and cleansing effect, and is even able to solve problems with dandruff or seborrhea.
Do not use the substance in its pure form for hair care. Camphor oil has a very pronounced stimulating effect. If the proportions or rules for using it as a medicine are not observed, it can cause a negative effect, disrupt the structure of skin cells and lead to serious inflammation.
For hair care, it is necessary to use the so-called "white camphor", which is a product of deep cleaning. But even in this form, oil should be used in conjunction with other emollients, as it has a strong warming effect, and can also cause an allergic reaction.
Most nourishing masks are left overnight and washed off only in the morning. Is it worth it to do such a trick with a mask that contains camphor? The question is quite controversial. Much depends on which recipe you prefer and in what concentration camphor oil is used. Drugs offered in pharmacies, as a rule, have no more than 10% of pure oil extract, and such a product is quite safe.
Nevertheless, experienced cosmetologists recommend that camphor should always be used only in diluted form and that masks with its content should not be left longer than 15-30 minutes.
Also, if you are using this drug for the first time, it is best to conduct a preliminary tolerance test by applying a drop of camphor to the skin of the hand and following the reaction of the body for 15 minutes.
For hair growth
Hair growth mask, which is based on camphor oil, has a serious effect and has received a lot of positive reviews from professional cosmetologists. Its main feature is the effect of the oil not only on the surface tissues of the hair and scalp, but also on the deeper layers. Camphor has a positive effect on the hair follicle itself, enhancing its nutrition.
Given the active properties of the oil, it is recommended to use it no more than once a week. If you want to release the braid to the waist - then this is the best method of nourishing your hair. The easiest way to use camphor oil is to add it to your usual shampoo. 3-4 drops of oil are enough for a standard portion of the product.
You can also make your own homemade shampoo. In terms of quality, it may not be inferior to the one that you usually purchase in a store, while it is completely natural. To prepare it, you need to mix 2 tablespoons of pure water, 2 yolks of chicken eggs, and then add 2 drops of camphor oil. All ingredients should be mixed thoroughly, and the resulting mixture should be used as a regular shampoo. To wash your hair with such a product should not be hot, but warm water, since the yolks can curl.
To prepare such a tool is better at once, since it is not stored. This classic recipe is affordable and simple enough to manufacture and use. This homemade shampoo can be used weekly in order to improve the nutrition of hair follicles and accelerate hair growth.
Fragility of the hair is a much more serious problem than it might seem at first glance. The structure itself is damaged. The cuticle exfoliates and opens. Most nutrients are lost.
This problem is easy to notice even visually. Hair often falls out, becomes dry and brittle, the ends are actively split. Simple care may not be enough, so it is better to treat hair with camphor oil. It has an enveloping effect, straightens and restores the cuticle, and also provides a further protective effect.
The use of camphor oil in such a situation is also useful in that it has nutritional properties. Such a tool can not only prevent further destruction of the hair structure, but also nourishes and restores it.
Treatment is carried out using pure oil extracts. To do this, take five parts of any oil for hair care, for example, burdock, olive, castor, and two parts of camphor. Apply the oil suspension along the entire length of the hair, starting from the roots and ending with the tips, distributing it evenly with the palms or comb.
Upon falling out
The process of hair loss is completely natural. From the point of view of physiology, it represents the final stage of the cycle of development of hair tissue, which dies and is separated. However, if this happens too often and in large quantities, then you can seriously worry.
The hair shaft itself is actually a dying tissue, but the root and hair follicle are a really important part. That is why treatment should be aimed at improving their nutrition, which occurs through the scalp. Only due to sufficient blood circulation, as well as the receipt of all the necessary trace elements in the root of the hair, it is possible to prevent its premature death and loss.
A combination of camphor oil and ginger is best suited for this. Ginger root should be grated so that the result is a teaspoon of gruel. To it add a tablespoon of liquid honey and a few drops of camphor oil. If the mixture is too thick, it can be diluted somewhat with any decoction of herbs, such as chamomile or nettle.
The peculiarity of such a mask is that it contributes to the opening of pores, thanks to ginger, as well as the soft nourishing effect that the oil provides. At the same time, honey provides protection and reduces the irritation that ginger root can cause.
Use such a tool with caution. It is suitable for all types of hair, including oily, but has a tendency to dry the skin. Soak the mask of oil and ginger for no longer than 15 minutes, and then thoroughly wash the hair with shampoo.
Popular mask recipes
Proper use of camphor involves its combination with other natural ingredients. The use of such a tool should be soft and gentle, so many mask recipes require not only the right combination of all ingredients, but also moderate and regular use.
For deep cleansing of the scalp and oily hair, a mask with lemon juice is used. To prepare it, you need to mix camphor oil and fresh lemon juice in a ratio of 1 to 5. Apply the product immediately after combining the ingredients, distributing it along the entire length of the hair, and let stand no more than 20 minutes. In this case, you can not wrap your head or create additional heat in any other way, since it can enhance the irritating effect of citric acid.
If hair needs serious nutrition, a mask with vitamins is best. But if you decide to cook this, then you should competently combine drugs. In general, hair loves B vitamins, and especially B1 and B6, so it’s better to buy them for a mask. But never combine them in one portion, since these vitamins neutralize each other.
The proportions for the preparation of the mask are as follows: for one ampoule of vitamin, you need 2 drops of camphor oil, and 1 teaspoon of pharmacy glycerin. You can also prepare a mask with vitamins A and E, which can be combined with each other. In this case, you can do without glycerin by mixing two parts of vitamins and one part of camphor.
Also popular are masks, which are commonly called "burning". For their preparation, natural components are used that have an irritating active effect on the capillaries, thereby enhancing blood circulation and nutrition of surface tissues. These recipes include camphor and mustard mask.
If you use mustard in the form of a powder, then it should be soaked for some time in hot water or warm herbal infusion. After the mixture has cooled, you can mash it and add a few drops of camphor oil. In order to slightly alleviate irritation from mustard, you can steam it in an infusion of chamomile or calendula.
Mustard in its finished thick version does not require any preliminary revision. It is enough just to add camphor to it. When choosing this option, pay attention to the fact that mustard has in its composition only natural ingredients.
Cost and reviews
Most women give positive reviews about camphor oil as a hair care product. At its cost, it is very affordable, since a camphor bottle in a pharmacy costs about 15 rubles. As a result, we get a fairly effective and affordable tool for everyone.
Masks with the addition of camphor have a pronounced stimulating effect, which goes well with nutritional, softening or warming ingredients. Women who have experienced the majority of recipes, note a rather impressive result. Particularly well camphor has established itself as a means of improving hair growth, as well as preventing their brittleness and loss.
Before using the oil, you will not need special instructions, however, it is worth remembering some rules in order to avoid undesirable complications or the development of an allergic reaction.
Camphor hair oil is the key to female beauty.