The Citrus Route to Shiny Strands
Is your mane looking a little dull and depleted lately? It sounds like you need a hair brightening treatment to revive your strands and get back that shine. But how? If you're on a tight budget, stocking up on special serums, hair masks, and shine-inducing sprays probably isn't an option. Fortunately, there is a humble little ingredient you can use to enjoy lustrous, hydrated hair. It's called orange peel oil, and it's fabulous for revitalizing both your skin and your hair.
Let's take a look at what orange oil is, its beauty benefits, and how you can make it part of your daily routine.
WHAT IS ORANGE PEEL OIL?
Orange peel oil, as its name suggests, is an essential oil made from the rind of an orange fruit (Citrus sinensis fruit). It is comprised of d-limonene, the main fragrance of citrus oils, and offers a number of health benefits and beauty benefits.
Oranges are loaded with vitamin C, folic acid, and vitamin A, so it's no surprise that they contribute to our health. Besides delivering anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-septic properties, orange peel oil also enhances hair health, growth, and shine.
You can also use orange essential oil in aromatherapy with a diffuser, either alone or as a carrier oil to reap its anti-depressant properties.
In terms of skincare, sweet orange essential oil works well as a cleanser to get rid of dirt and grime and promote healthy, brighter skin. Apply a few drops of orange oil to a cotton ball, then use it as you would your regular cleanser. You'll also find orange oil in lotions, serums, and other skincare products.
WHAT ORANGE OIL CAN DO FOR YOUR HAIR
We already know that drinking fresh orange juice every morning contributes to skin, hair, and overall body health, but what about applying orange zest oil topically to your hair? Here, the benefits of orange oil extract for your mane.
Owing to its high vitamin C content, citrus sinensis oil can perk up dull hair and promote shine. Here's a great DIY hair mask for brightening hair: Combine several drops of orange peel oil with one teaspoon of honey and a little water. Apply this to freshly washed hair, as you would your normal conditioner. Leave it on for 10 minutes, before rinsing out. Your mane will feel super smooth and shiny once you're finished.
If you suffer from dandruff, try incorporating bitter orange oil into your haircare routine. Because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, this aromatherapy oil can soothe your scalp, reduce itching, and alleviate dandruff.
There's no denying the refreshing scent of bitter orange oil. It's divine. Much like other citrus fruits such as lemon and grapefruit, the orange scent leaves you feeling invigorated. So if you want to improve your hair's odor and make it smell amazing, try orange peel oil. You can either comb a few drops directly through your strands or add 1-2 drops into your daily shampoo and conditioner.
A SHINE-INDUCING HAIR ROUTINE USING ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL
Now it's time to start reaping the benefits of orange oil! Because who doesn't want ultra-shiny strands? You can try all the home remedies you like, but frankly, there's nothing better for your mane than establishing a good, impactful daily routine with ingredients that work. Here's a good one you can follow.
Seeing as shampooing is part of your regular haircare regimen, it's important to use a product that contains orange natural oils. This way, you can enjoy the benefits of orange oil every time you wash your hair.
Truly's Super Plant Shampoo is made with neroli, turmeric, provitamin B5, and sweet orange peel to deliver all-day hydration and shine.
Apply this vegan shampoo to wet hair and massage from root to tip. Then rinse with warm water. For best results, follow up with Super Plant Conditioner (see below).
Any time you shampoo, you should be conditioning too. That's haircare 101. To reap the shine-boosting effects of citrus aurantium oil, apply a few drops into your regular conditioner or hair mask. Or, even better, use a conditioner that already has it in like Truly's Super Plant Conditioner.
Formulated with red seaweed, neroli, and sweet orange, this conditioner is a staple for anyone lusting for luscious hair. Together, its blend of high-performing vegan ingredients revitalizes dull looking hair by encouraging healthy cell growth.
Make Your Own Mask
In addition to using this shampoo and conditioner whenever you wash your hair, we also recommend applying a DIY mask once every couple of weeks to get a more concentrated version of the oil.
In a glass bottle or mason jar, mix 10-12 drops of orange peel oil with 2-3 drops of grapeseed oil and 5 teaspoons of olive oil. You can also add in an extra 1-2 drops of aloe extract for extra hair-healthy vitamins. Massage the mixture into your scalp and strands, then wipe away any excess oil with a paper towel. Let the mask sit in your hair for 5-10 minutes, before rinsing with warm water.
ORANGE PEEL OIL - IS IT WORTH THE TRY?
Dull hair is a common hair complaint, with so many women looking for a quick fix to boost shine. While there are dozens of products out there promising gorgeous, lustrous strands, sometimes it's the simpler products that make the biggest impact. Take orange oil, for instance. It's a humble little ingredient often overlooked in today's market and yet, its benefits - well, they speak for themselves.
Whether you're seeking shiny tresses or a treatment to banish dandruff, orange essential oil really can deliver visible results after the first use. We recommend making it a part of your daily haircare routine. From using shampoo and conditioner containing orange oil to applying it directly as an intensive mask, this citrus oil has what it takes to transform your mane and maintain its shine.
All in all, we think it's definitely worth a try.