Batana oil - does it stimulate hair growth?

Batana oil - does it stimulate hair growth?

A new day, a new trend on TikTok. This time it's about batana oil. Not to be confused with banana oil. Batana oil has long been known as a skin and hair care product. Now TikTok is claiming that its use stimulates hair growth. We wouldn't be the Hair Growth Specialist if we didn't research this!

What is Batana oil?

Batana oil or ojon oil are all names for the same product: an oil pressed from the American palm tree. Elaeis Oleifera for insiders. Batana oil is extracted from the nuts of this palm tree. The tree is called the American oil palm because it is found in South and Central America. Especially in Honduras and Brazil. The nuts are rich in oil, which is extracted by cold pressing. The American oil palm is rarely planted on plantations, which is why it is rare.

The indigenous Miskito people in Honduras have been using Batana oil for hundreds of years. They call it "miracle oil" because they say it has helped them to grow longer and stronger hair. It is also said to have many benefits for the skin. But is that true?

Batana oil actually contains several natural fats. These are rich in omega-6 and omega-9, which can reduce the evaporation of water from the skin, making it less dry. In addition, the oil contains a lot of vitamin E. This vitamin has strong antioxidant properties. It is known for its nourishing and healing properties for skin and hair.

Batana oil also has a surprising benefit not found in most natural oils on the market: it also protects our skin from UV rays. (Not enough to replace sunscreen, though!) Batana oil contains tocopherols and tocotrienols, which act as antioxidants. They protect the skin from UV rays and environmental pollution and at the same time fight free radicals that lead to sun damage.

By the way, there is a difference between batana butter (batana butter) and batana oil. So do not confuse them. Batana butter is sometimes sold as batana oil, but it is extracted in a different way to the natural oil. The oil is extracted by a process called cold pressing. It is not exposed to temperatures higher than 35 degrees. Higher temperatures render the biologically active substances inactive. These two different processes make it two different products.

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Does Batana oil stimulate hair growth?

But now the crucial question: does it stimulate hair growth? The many good properties of batana oil do not mean that it stimulates hair growth. There is a lack of scientific literature on the effect of batana oil on hair growth. The claim that it stimulates hair growth can therefore not be substantiated. Hair loss can be caused by various factors, such as genetic factors, hormonal changes, illness and stress. While some natural oils such as Abyssinian oil and argan oil have been shown to improve overall scalp and hair health, there is no scientific evidence that the use of batana oil supports the treatment of hair loss.

If you want to buy batana oil or order it online, you should be careful. Home remedies for hair loss or shedding can be problematic. Common home remedies such as oil, henna, onion juice or aloe vera are not harmful to the scalp or hair. However, some people may have an allergic reaction to unprocessed ingredients. It is also possible to deviate from the recommended dosage.

Are you looking for a nourishing oil that has been proven to promote hair growth? Then we have a number of products in our range that can help you with this.

Alternatives to Batana oil

Argan oil

Argan oil is a rare oil with a unique composition that is pressed from the fruit of the argan tree. This tree only grows in south-west Morocco. Argan oil has been produced and used by the women of Morocco for centuries. Argan oil can be used to treat hair loss and to strengthen the hair.

Argan oil is ideal for hair care. The hair becomes healthier and stronger thanks to the vitamin E, which penetrates deep into the hair shaft. The vitamin E also ensures that the hair is protected from external influences such as environmental pollution and sunlight. The essential fatty acids in argan oil nourish the hair. The hair becomes shiny, stronger and more elastic.

Neofollics shampoo

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The hair growth stimulating shampoo by Neofollics Hair Technology is a powerful shampoo that stimulates hair growth and inhibits hair loss. At the same time, it is very effective against dandruff and promotes the growth of thicker and fuller hair.

Abyssinian oil

Abyssinian oil is extracted from the seeds of the Crambe Abyssinica. This plant is called African onion cabbage or Russian mustard. This plant is native to the Mediterranean region and parts of East Africa, such as Ethiopia (also known as Abyssinia). It is an oil that protects the hair shaft and provides shine, moisture and protection.

Abyssian silk milk leave-in conditioner (250 ml)

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The silk milk leave-in conditioner from the Super Repair range from Abyssian Haircare is the perfect care for unruly and frizzy hair. The unique bi-phase formula, enriched with Abyssinian oil, detangles the hair and gives it a natural shine. The Abyssinian silk milk can be used on any hair color and is sulphate, phosphate and paraben-free.