Emu oil is an effective and ancient treatment for hair growth. Emu oil comes from a flightless bird (Dromaius nova hollandiae) which is in the ostrich family. The Aborigines have long been aware of the many valuable qualities of the emu and its oil.
It is especially hard to stimulate hair regrowth in the frontal or crown area of the head. It has been noted by people using such products as Rogaine and Propecia that this is area of the head is contentious in producing new hair growth. According to laboratory analysis done in Australia and in the U.S., emu oil has been found to be a unique anti-inflammatory agent that is able to regenerate skin cells and grow healthy hair.
The Emu oil is rendered from a thick pad of fat on the back of the Emu bird that nature provided to protect the bird from the extreme temperatures in its native home of Australia. The oil is carefully processed to prevent trans fatty acids; trans fatty acids- means the emu oil has been processed at too high a heat temperature making it unusable by the human body. Correctly processed oil is almost 50% monounsaturated fatty acids and is readily absorbed in the skin.
The oil has the amazing ability to penetrate the skin and promote hair growth. Researchers say the emu oil has no phospholipids and that it why it can penetrate human skin so readily because it is almost 100% triglyceride in nature, making it almost completely neutral lipid. Anything put on human skin and scalp that has phosphorus in it will not penetrate the skin because human skin is programmed to keep such penetration from occurring. Emu oil, without adding anything to it, has amazing hair growth properties.