Emu oil is derived from the fat of the emu a native bird of Australia. Emu oil has been used on the hair and skin for its high essential fatty acid content and its fortifying agent properties believed to stimulate the hair follicles. This oil can be used on a wide range of hair types and is suitable for curly, straight, relaxed or natural.
Emu oil has been linked with anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal characteristics and is believed to be a natural dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blocker. DHT is a male sex hormone that is synthesized in the hair follicles as well as in other places. DHT has been linked to male pattern baldness and emu oil as a natural DHT blocker has been used to prevent the loss of hair in both men and women.
This oil is composed of about 70% unsaturated fatty acids with its highest component being oleic acid (omega-9), 20% linoleic aicd (omega-6) and about 1-2% being comprised of linolenic acid (omega-3).