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Some of you know, by now, how wonderful the QuickSilverHair Clay works; now I think it is time to shine the light on the magic of QuickSilverHair Oil.

I hand selected these oils and their combination for the benefits they provide for hair and skin. Some of the oils are well known for mimicking the skins natural production of sebum. I was careful to bring you oils that are organic, fair/ethical traded, and of the highest freshest quality.

This blog includes all the ingredients and some fun facts about each, curly girl info on oil use, why mineral oil isn’t oil, and the many uses of QuickSilverHair Oil.

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Here is the Breakdown on QuickSilverHair Oil Ingredients and Uses:

Natural Sweet Almond oil:

Known for being a great massage oil, it is high in Vitamin E, magnesium, and Omega 9 fatty acids. Naturally nourishing and moisturizing hair and scalp oil that helps prevent hair loss and encourages regrowth. Almond Oil is so high in antioxidants, it is naturally hypoallergenic, prevents oxidative stress, and protects against UV damages. Because it makes your hair stronger, you see better hair growth, less split ends and a stronger overall tensile strength which means less breakage. Used in scalp massage, it removes sloughed off skin cells, which reduces dandruff, scalp psoriasis, stops itchy scalp, and fights skin infections.

Just a few drops of almond oil, will nourish your hair all day.

Fun Facts about Almonds:

The original California Almond trees were brought from Spain in the 1700’s by Franciscan Padres.

California outranks the world in almond production by producing over 2 billion pounds a year. That’s a lot of almonds. [1]

Annually, around half of the beehives in the United States are trucked into California in February for the largest managed pollination event in the world. Beekeepers and Almond Growers need each other.

Almonds are loaded with healthy oils and protein, which makes them an amazing super food for the brain. [2]

They aren’t actually a nut; they are the seed of the stone in a stone fruit and related to apricots, peaches, and plums.

The Chinese view almonds as a symbol of feminine beauty, fortitude in sorrow, and watchfulness. [3]

Organic Argan Oil:

Also known as Moroccan Oil, it is derived from a kernel inside the pit in the fruit of the Argania Spinoza tree. Moroccan’s have used argan oil for hair loss and skin care for many years.

Known for its ability to mimic the natural oil production of the skin it is a perfect oil for any skin and hair product. Argan oil is high in Vitamin E and fatty acids but remains non-greasy on skin and hair. It promotes new hair growth by providing nutrients to the hair follicle, helps heal dandruff and psoriasis, and it is an anti-inflammatory. It protects and moisturizes your hair as a leave-in helping to prevent fly-aways, dry ends, and frizz, and provides protection from hot irons and blow dryers.

I love argan on my face and for any irritated dry skin as well. One study suggests it can even prevent stretch marks. [4]

Interesting Facts about Argan Oil:

The tree itself helps prevent erosion and desert encroachment. The shade provides availability for grasses and other agriculture to grow, and the leaves and fruit provide feed for livestock. In fact, goats climb in the trees and eat the fruit.

Women’s Co-operatives make much of the world’s argan oil. These co-operatives have helped women learn their rights and earn money in a male dominated society; this in turn allows them to pay for their own education and that of their children.

It takes 20 hours of manual labor to extract a liter of argan oil. [5]

Because of the primarily female driven agriculture of argan oil, purity matters, you want 100% pure organic oil that is ethically traded. QuickSilverHair oil contains organic ethically traded argan oil.

Ginger Oil:

The use of ginger oil dates back nearly 5,000 years. Ginger oil is a warm spicy oil that helps improve circulation. It also is a highly potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. While we often think of ginger as a nausea and digestive aid, in small doses for the skin and hair it serves as an anti-fungal, anti-septic, and an anti-bacterial. It is used for dandruff, scalp infections, dry scalp, for soft shiny hair, and because it promotes circulation, it improves hair growth. Many curly girls use ginger to promote hair growth on their thinning edges. [6]

Organic Jojoba Oil:

Image of jojoba plant

Seeds on a Female Jojoba Bush by Kenneth Bosma

Jojoba is one of my favorite oils. Jojoba oil, which is actually the wax ester from the seed of a Jojoba shrub, and has been used for centuries by Native Americans for hair and skin. Like the sunflower, it is an American Southwest native plant, primarily found in the Sonoran Desert. Like argan oil, it mimics the natural skin oil production and is one of the most closely matched plant oils to sebum.

Jojoba is a two-way barrier, protecting hair and skin from the environment while locking in moisture. Almost instantly absorbed into the skin it is an amazing moisturizer. This barrier on the hair creates humidity control, by trapping the moisture you need in, while simultaneously, blocking out dryness or excess humidity.

Jojoba is also a great anti-inflammatory. It clears up dead skin cell buildup on skin and scalp, including dandruff. Stops itchy scalp and promotes hair growth.

Soothes and promotes healing of sunburned skin, so you can use it on your scalp if you have a little sunburn.

Fun Facts About Jojoba:

Jojoba shrubs are hearty desert plants. They are relatively large growing up to 15 feet high and 15 feet wide, their root systems can dive as deep as 13 feet to reach access to moisture below the desert floor.

The shrubs can live up to 200 years in the wild.

Because of its similarity to sperm whale oil, it was found to be an adequate replacement when sperm whale oil was banned in the US back in the 70’s. [7]

It is a soluble agent capable of dissolving sticky substances, which makes it a cleanser as well as a moisturizer. [7]

Natural French Lavender Oil:

Lavender is my favorite essential oil. This is one essential oil, I am never without. I chose lavender for it’s smell but it is also great for many uses on skin and hair. Another oil that is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial.

The versatility of lavender makes it the most common medicinal essential oil for any multi-purpose skin product. It is excellent for a wide range of uses from relaxation, sleep aid, muscle pain, headaches, nausea, to skin complaints including burns, sunburns, rashes, eczema, acne, and insect bites. For your hair and scalp it can be beneficial for shine, hair growth, dandruff, psoriasis, and lice treatment.

Fun Facts about Lavender Oil:

It was reportedly one of Queen Victoria’s favorites.

Bees also love lavender and the honey from their collection is delicious.

Lavender is indigenous to the Mediterranean area, its use dates back to the Roman era, where it was frequently used for bathing.

Organic Sunflower Oil:

A non-greasy oil, protects hair by providing moisture and nutrients for the scalp, and prevents frizz. Many cultures also use it to prevent thinning hair, likely due to the high content of zinc and magnesium. Sunflower oil contains Oleic Acid, aka Omega 9 acid, one of the essential acids that is needed for preventing breakage and stimulating healthy hair growth.

Being high in Vitamin E oil, it actually heals follicle damage. Sunflower oil is perfect for those of you still healing from the damage to the hair follicle from dye. It safeguards against tissue corrosion thus promoting hair growth. In addition, because it is so protective it fights the sun and the elements protecting your hair from environmental damage.

Fun Facts about Sunflowers:

The Native American Flower (Native to North America) Grown as far back as 3000 BC by Native Americans in what is now New Mexico and Arizona.

The French call them Tournesol which translates to “turn with the sun”. [8]

The sunflower appears to be one flower but it is actually thousands of tiny flowers, which contain all parts including male and female parts, they can self-pollinate, and they can produce up to 2000 seeds.

The seeds follow the Fibonacci Sequence and are arranged in interconnected spirals.

Sunflowers actually cleanse the soil and were planted around Fukushima to help cleanse the soil of radiation. [9]

Is QuickSilverHair Oil Curly Girl Safe?

I have been asked several times if QuickSilverHair oil is safe to use with Curly Girl Method, as some believe that Lorraine has stated not to use oils. I reached out to Lorraine Massey to ask her about this because she uses natural oils in her products.

“Hi Lorraine, because I am in the silver hair business and a curly girl I get a lot of questions that you say not to use oils. I know you always leave out mineral oils, but your new product line has natural oils in it. It has always been my understanding that argan, jojoba, merula and a few others are safe for the hair because they mimic natural sebum. Could you clarify for me so I can better answer when this question comes up?” ~Joli  

She kindly responded back to me, “Trace amounts of oils built into products that are derived from only the best source and quality makes them rich!! It is the huge slapped on amounts of oil that are mainly mixed with silicones that will make the hair hydrophobic and eventually deficient!! It (the build-up) can make silver hair look yellow!! This is just my opinion.” ~Lorraine

Here is a good example of what she is referring to in hair products. This product is labeled as an oil but it actually doesn’t contain any plant based oil. It contains several types of silicones and mineral oil, mineral oil, which is usually derived from petroleum. Mineral oil is found in many cosmetics and hair products; the problem is that while it seals the hair from losing moisture it also repels moisture. So if you lay this on the hair strand combined with water insoluble silicones, it is basically, akin to coating your hair in shellac. Which then makes your hair brittle, dry, stringy, and with silver hair, yellowing will occur, especially once you add heat from irons and dryers. In addition, the only way to remove it is with heavy duty sulfates which strip your hair of natural oils, which can lead into a vicious cycle.

As they say, the proof is in the pudding, or in this case the oil:

Do You Need QuickSilverHair Oil?

If you live in a dry climate, have hard water, course hair, dry hair, curly hair, then yes you may need QuickSilverHair oil. Some of us do need a little oil in our hair to prevent frizz, to create a protective barrier against the elements, pollution, and possible yellowing. Adding potent pure natural moisture can be extremely nourishing for your hair and scalp. QuickSilverHair Oil is not just for hair and not just for silver hair. This oil can be used on straight, curly, coarse, fine, color treated hair, and man, woman or child even.

The Many Ways You Can Use QuickSilverHair Oil:

  • Always use with clay: add 3-4 pumps to your conditioner and QuickSilverHair Clay mask.  
  • Prevent split ends: Add a pump or two to your fingertips and gently apply to the tips of your hair.  
  • Treat frizz: add a couple of pumps to your palm, rub palms together and lightly dust your hands over the top layer of hair focusing on your sprouts and frizzies.  
  • Hot oil treatment: Depending on the length of your hair, mix 5-6 pumps of QuickSilverHair Oil with warm coconut oil or your favorite silicone free conditioner. Apply to hair and then wrap your hair in a warm towel for ten to twenty minutes. Wash out with a gentle sulfate-free shampoo.  
  • Swimmers protection: coat your hair with oil before heading into the pool and it will protect your hair from chlorine.  
  • Scalp massage: Use 3-4 pumps (basically coat each fingertip) and give yourself a scalp massage. Do this before you go to sleep and the calming scent of lavender and ginger will help you fall asleep.  
  • Bug bites: dab a little on, to stop the itch and heal the bite.  
  • Acne: you can actually take a pump of oil in a bit of QuickSilverHair Clay just enough to make a little paste and cover the acne spot, and let it dry. It will draw out the bacteria and dry out the pimple.   
  • Dry skin: massage into scaly skin, itchy skin, elbows, knees, and heels  
  • Cuticle oil: rub on each nail and gently massage into the nail and skin around it.  
  • Facial prewash: cover your face in oil about 15 minutes before your shower or bathe, and just rinse away, or use a light soap if needed.   
  • Eyebrows: take one pump on your finger run over each eyebrow, rub down into skin, then brush, and shape eyebrows with clean spoolie. Conditions, softens, adds shine, and encourages new growth.  
  • Healing Oil:
    • psoriasis,
    • eczema,
    • sunburn,
    • razor burn,
    • wounds
    • bruises
    • cracked lips
    • stretch marks

 

If you have more ways you have been using QuickSilverHair Oil send me an email.

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