These days, there seem to be one fast-hair-growth product everyone is always talking about. At the beginning of the year, it was Hair Wonder, then it became Hair now-now. Currently, Chebe powder & Karkar oil are trending. These hair care products widely used by Sudanese women have become a hit in Lagos, Nigeria amongst naturalistas. The Sudanese women have long lust-worthy hair, hence you won’t blame people for seeking out the products that they use in their hair care routine. In case you missed it, here is the post on Chebe powder. Today, we will find out the components of Karkar oil & its benefits in hair care.
What is Karkar Oil?
It is a hair care product from Sudan that consists of a variety of ingredients. According to allafrica.com, Karkar oil is a combination of Sesame oil which is heated and then bee honey wax, animal fat and perfume are added to the mixture. This mixture is believed to thicken the hair, remove dandruff and stop hair fall.
The Sesame oil in Karkar oil has an abundance of fatty acids that are good for your hair. They include the linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid and stearic acid. It is also a source of vitamins E and K. Other benefits of Sesame oil include:
- Gets rid of scalp dryness & flakiness.
- It can be used as a scalp massage oil to improve scalp circulation which can stimulate hair growth
- It can be added to your deep conditioner on wash days for the extra moisturising effect
How to Use Karkar Oil on your hair
- Start with a clean & well deep conditioned hair.
- Mix equal portions of the Karkar oil & Chebe powder together.
- Section your hair in about 6-8 parts & smoothen this mixture into each section.
- Then braid your hair
- After 4-5 days, rinse your hair with just water & apply the mixture again.
Other uses of Karkar oil
It is also used in a local sauna setting by Sudanese women called the Dukhan (scented smoke bath). Karkar oil is applied all over the skin before a woman sits on top of the smoking pit. The smoking pit is usually filled with burning wood. The woman is covered with a woollen blanket known as a shamla as she sits on the pit until the heat becomes unbearable. This helps in rejuvenating their skin.
How do you use Karkar oil in your hair care routine?