Sacha Inchi oil is derived from the seeds of the Sacha Inchi plant native to tropics of South America and parts of the Caribbean. Also called the Inca nut, Sacha Inchi is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, and antioxidants, which can provide many benefits for hair and skin including hydrating and nourishing the scalp. The oil is known fortify the hair strands improving elasticity and due to high anti-inflammatory properties, Sacha Inchi Oil is commonly used to soothe itchiness & dryness which is helpful in scalp & skin maintenance.
What does Sacha Inchi Oil do for hair?
Moisture and Hydration: Curly hair tends to be drier due to its structure, which makes it harder for natural oils to travel down the hair shaft. Sacha Inchi Oil is rich in omega fatty acids, which can help moisturize and hydrate the hair, reducing frizz and promoting healthy-looking curls.
Nourishment and Shine: The nutrients in Sacha Inchi Oil can nourish the hair strands, giving them a healthier appearance and enhancing the natural gloss and shine of curly hair by maximizing the moisture retention. This contributes to increased elasticity which helps protect against split ends
Reducing Frizz: Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can help smooth the hair cuticle which ultimately reduces frizz--the nemesis of all curlies!
Strengthening Hair: The proteins and vitamins present in Sacha Inchi Oil can contribute to strengthening the scalp barrier & hair strands, which is important for maintaining the integrity of curly hair that is prone to being brittle and susceptible to breakage.
Scalp Health: A healthy scalp is essential for healthy hair growth. Sacha Inchi Oil's antioxidants and nutrients can contribute to scalp health by reducing inflammation and providing nourishment to the hair follicles.
How to use Sacha Inchi Oil for hair
Pre-Shampoo "Pre-Poo" Treatment: Apply a small amount of Sacha Inchi Oil to your scalp before shampooing. Oil cleansing your scalp can help give a through clean by degrading sebum, grime, buildup all while providing additional moisture.
Leave-In Treatment: After washing and conditioning your hair, apply a small amount of Sacha Inchi Oil to damp hair as a leave-in treatment. Focus on areas that tend to be dry and could benefit from extra moisture, like ends.
Styling Aid: Use a small amount of Sacha Inchi Oil as a styling aid to tame frizz and define curls. Rub a small amount between your palms and scrunch it into your hair to break any cast from stylers or use prayer hands to lightly coat strands to seal in moisture.
Scalp Massage: Gently massage Sacha Inchi Oil onto your scalp to promote scalp health. This can also help distribute the oil's nutrients to the hair follicles being sure to provide the rich benefits to your entire scalp. Great to use with our Scalp Massage Brush.
Deep Conditioning: Add a few drops of Sacha Inchi Oil to your deep conditioning treatment for an extra boost of hydration and nourishment. Perfect addition to your wash day conditioning using our Deep Conditioner or Vitamin C Hair Repair Mask.
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