Harness The Healing Powers of Oils for Healthy Hair

Oct 28, 2020

Harness The Healing Powers of Oils for Healthy Hair

Everything You Need to Know About Oils for Healthy Hair 

Have you discovered the benefits of incorporating oils into your beauty and wellness routine? Oils can help with everything from stress relief, glowing skin, to of course, beautiful hair. Everything we need to look and feel our best is right in our backyard… mother nature, you’re too good to us! While oils have certainly gained popularity as of late, Yarok has been utilizing these sacred beauty ingredients for years! No wonder your beauty shines with the use of Yarok. 

Are you ready to use oils in your beauty routine? We’ll tell you everything you need to know about oils for healthy hair.

What is the purpose of using oils? Is there a difference between nut oils and essential oils? How are they made, and what are the benefits?

Let’s discuss, shall we? 



Essential Oils Vs Carrier Oils


Before we begin, let’s start with the basics. What exactly are oils?

There are two different types of oils: essential oils, and carrier oils.


Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are rich fatty oils made from vegetable sources, typically derived from the nut, seed, or kernel of plants. Carrier oils such as Sesame, Avocado and Coconut Oils are used to help ‘carry’ potent and highly concentrated essential oils into the skin. These oils, also known as Base Oils, dilute essential oils so they can be safely utilized for topical application. Carrier oils contain little to no scent or fragrance and are shelf stable, making them a great addition to many beauty products.


Yarok’s Favorite Nut Oils

  • Avocado Nut Seed Oil

  • Coconut Oil

  • Jojoba Oil

  • Olive Oil

  • Hemp Seed Oil

  • Apricot Kernel Oil



Essential Oils

Essential Oils are oil extracts distilled from the aromatic portion of botanicals, typically derived from the leaves, roots, or bark. They are highly fragrant, potent and volatile oils. While the aromatic smell would make you believe these oils are harmless, they are actually very powerful! In order to be applied topically, essential oils must be combined with carrier oils. A few drops is all you need to receive all of the healing benefits from these powerful drops. Essential oils can benefit everything from sleep to hair growth; they are truly the hidden gems of nature!


Yarok’s Favorite Essential Oils

  • Lavender Essential Oil

  • Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

  • Rosemary Essential Oil

  • Citrus Essential Oils such as Lemon, Orange or Grapefruit

  • Lemongrass Essential Oil

  • Atlas Cedar Essential Oil


Oil Extraction Process 

Do you ever look at a rose petal, stalk of lemongrass, or coconut and wonder how these beautiful vegetables and plants come to be the powerful, healing oils we know and love? To put things into perspective, it takes 119 lavender plants to make 1 pound of lavender essential oil and 1,000 pounds of almonds to make 1 pint of almond oil! Let’s take a minute to appreciate mother nature.


Of course, Yarok’s goal is to obtain (and retain) all of the beautiful, powerful nutrients and benefits from plant and botanical sources. While the business of beauty can be toxic, at Yarok, we use only the most pure and natural methods of oil extraction. There’s a reason why Yarok’s ingredients are food for your head, and good for the earth!


Essential Oils vs Carrier Oils Extraction Process

The process of harnessing the healing power of oils requires thorough methods of extraction. Oils found in Yarok products are obtained utilizing two main methods of extraction: steam distillation for essential oils and cold pressed extraction for carrier oils (nut oils).


Steam Distillation Oil Extraction Method:
Theuse of steam distillation is a toxic-free method to obtain essential oils. During this process, dry steam is introduced into the plant or botanical source. As the steam flows through the plant, pressure builds and stimulates the release of the essential oil (2).  The vapor is collected through a condenser and collected to create the potent healing drops we know as essential oils!
Cold Pressed Oil Extraction Method:
The cold-pressed extraction method is the most natural, organic method to obtain Carrier Oils.This process, also known as expression, forgoes the use of any external heat, helping to preserve the nutrients and potency of any oil. The cold pressed method utilizes a machine which performs a puncturing and spinning process. This mechanism allows the oil to separate and release from the rest of the plant or vegetable, producing the carrier oil.



What are the Hair Benefits of using oils?


Honestly… when it comes to health and beauty, what can’t oils do? Whether you’re looking to strengthen or lengthen your hair, improve stress or sleep, hydrate or rejuvenate dull or dry hair and skin… oils may be the secret you’ve been looking for. It’s no wonder you’ll find essential oils and nut oils in all of Yarok haircare products!  So, what are the hair benefits?


Increase Hair Growth:

The secret to long locks may not be such a secret after all. Essential oils such as Rosemary and Tea Tree have been shown to stimulate hair growth and increase hair thickness! Studies show (1) Rosemary Essential Oil may increase hair growth when massaged into the scalp. You can find these hair vitamins in various Yarok’s Feed Your Hair products  


Fight Dry, Flaky Scalp and Dandruff

 Maintaining a happy, healthy scalp is key to beautiful hair. A dry, itchy scalp is not only uncomfortable, but it makes your hair more susceptible to breakage, dandruff, and can even be the cause of hair loss. Argan and Avocado Oils in particular are great nut oils to improve scalp health. Argan Oil is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, helping to reduce inflammation, moisturize and soothe the scalp. Avocado Oil is the star ingredient Yarok’s Feed Your Youth hair serum, combating a dry, itchy scalp while helping to keep the hair feeling young and beautiful  


Nourish, Hydrate & Increase Hair Shine

 One of the most frequently asked questions is how to avoid and repair dry, frizzy hair! Nut oils rich in fatty acids such as Avocado Oil and Jojoba Oil help lock in moisture and repair a damaged mane while essential oils such as Chamomile help bring out your hair’s inner sheen.   

To take hair shine to the max, a few drops of Yarok’s Feed your Shine made with oils like Sesame, Clary Sage and Atlas Cedar will have your hair looking (and smelling) like its most vibrant self.


Protect Hair from Heat Damage

 Whether you’re spending extra time outdoors or you and your hot styling tools are BFF’s… taking precautionary measures to protect your hair from heat damage is never a bad thing. Before you go reaching for any oil, consider the smoke point (the degree at which the oil will burn). Most hot styling tools average maximum temperatures of 360 degrees.

Choosing nut oils such as avocado, almond and argan oils are a safe choice considering their high smoke point. Yarok’s Feed Your Sunshine, made with oils like black currant seed, argan, tea tree and lemongrass, is a great hair serum treatment to repair and protect.   


Are you ready to harness the healing powers of nature for healthy, happy hair? Shower your hair with vitamins, minerals and nutrients straight from the earth to your head with Yarok.  


(1) BMJ 2010;341:c3671 doi: 10.1136/bmj.c3671
(2) P. Pushpangadan, V. George, in Handbook of Herbs and Spices (Second Edition), Volume 1, 2012. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/steam-distillation

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