Did You Know...there's a natural oil from the Australian Emu bird that has been shown to stop hair loss-and even regrow hair-in as little as 30 days?
Believe it or not, sterilized oil from the fat of an Australian bird may be the solution to the problem of hair loss. That's right... using emu oil for hair loss will amaze you with the great results.
The emu is a large flightless bird found only in Australia. The meat of the emu is marketed as a low-fat alternative to beef, and its oil is a by-product of meat production.The oil is derived from emu fat, which is refined to remove all traces of smell and organic substances.
In 1860, a London journal reported on how early Australian settlers used emu oil to heal wounds, reduce pain, and relieve various muscular disorders. Even earlier, aboriginal Australians had already used emu oil for similar purposes.
Today, emu oil for hair loss has regained the spotlight for its potent healing properties, including a truly remarkable capacity to stimulate hair growth and re-growth in as little as 30 days.
Hair Loss Affects Both Men and Women
By the age of thirty-five, 40% of men will have noticeable hair loss. For women, 65% will suffer obvious hair loss by age 60. Drug treatments for combating hair loss include minoxidil (the ingredient in Rogaine) and Finasteride, a type of steroid that stimulates hair follicles.
Both treatments take at least a year to produce obvious results-and any time away from treatment causes a recurrence of hair loss. Therefore, one would need to continue using them forever.
Additionally, these drugs are pricey and come with some very unpleasant side effects such as weight gain ... decreased s*e*x drive ... and groin pain.
Ultimately, minoxidil or Finasteride are not particularly effective because neither of them address the real cause of hair loss.
Getting At the Root of Hair Loss
According to experts, the top 3 causes of reduced hair growth are aging, hormonal changes, and a family predisposition. But in most cases, what appears as hair loss is actually hair degradation.
With aging, a substance called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) causes hair follicles to shorten their anagen, or active phase. Hairs in balding patches will transform from thick, vital hairs into fragile, colorless ones.
Despite their lifeless appearance, most of these hairs are still alive and connected to a steady supply of blood.
However, as the anagen cycle shortens, more and more hairs die and fall out. Over time, all the follicles will become too thin to survive, and complete hair loss may result.
The key to reversing hair loss is to "awaken" your sleeping hair follicles ... before it's too late.
Emu Oil "Wakes Up" 80% of Sleeping Hair Follicles
Hollick, M.D., Ph.D., of the Boston University School of Medicine, led a groundbreaking investigation into emu oil's ability to revive hair follicles.
Hollick found that treating skin with emu oil resulted in a 20% increase in hair growth activity, compared to skin treated with corn oil.
After examining the hairs themselves, Hollick noted that they were "much more robust," and that "skin thickness was remarkably increased, suggesting that emu oil for hair loss, both stimulated skin growth and hair growth."
Perhaps the most remarkable finding was that emu oil awakened over 80% of hair follicles that had been "asleep"... and caused hair to start growing again!
"We found that there was an enhancement in the growth activity of the hair follicles...[a] very good scientific indication that we were stimulating skin growth," Hollick stated.
Researchers believe that using emu oil for hair loss will have an amazing effect on hair growth due to its abundance of essential fatty acids (EFAs). One of those EFAs, oleic acid, may be the secret behind emu oil's ability to penetrate deep into the skin. Dr. Margaret C. Craig-Schmidt, Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Auburn University, said, "The high presence of oleic acid in the emu oil may be one of the reasons that [emu oil] is able to penetrate the skin to a large degree and at the same time be able to carry active compounds through the skin where they can have an effect in the body." Beware of "Rendered" Emu Oil
Due to the increasing popularity of emu oil for hair loss, unscrupulous vendors have introduced "rendered," unrefined emu oil into the market. This means the oil has only been filtered, and may still contain contaminants.
Additionally, there are different means by which emu oil can be refined. One method, for instance, uses caustic chemicals such as lye.
The best suppliers will use an all-natural means of refining that relies on clays to filter the oil. Check the label before purchasing to make sure your brand of emu oil has been properly refined and purified.
Directions for Best Use
According to hair re-growth experts, emu oil should be massaged into the scalp 3 times daily to maximize results.
Whenever convenient, apply a larger quantity of oil and leave it on for 20-30 minutes before rinsing.
When one follows this protocol, signs of re-growth usually become evident within 30-90 days.
New Emu Oil Hair Growth Study Results
In a clinical study from England, a few drops of emu oil were applied and massaged into the participants scalp. Participants saw an average hair regrowth of 8% per month and an average of 48% regrowth over six months. Find out how you can use emu oil to prevent hair loss and more.