Professor Michael Hollick, M.D., Ph.D., of Boston University School of Medicine, led a ground-breaking investigation into emu oil’s ability to revive hair follicles.
Hollick found that treating skin with emu oil resulted in a 20% increase in hair growth activity, compared to skin treated with corn oil.
After applying emu oil on the scalp and hair, Hollick noted that the hair was “much more robust,” and “the skin thickness was remarkably increased, suggesting that emu oil for hair loss, both stimulated skin growth and hair growth.”
The most remarkable finding was that emu oil awakened over 80% of hair follicles that had been “asleep” and hair started to grow again!
“We found that there was an enhancement in the growth activity of the hair follicles, it is a very good scientific indication that emu oil stimulates skin growth,” Hollick stated.
Researchers believe that using emu oil for hair loss have an amazing effect on hair growth due to its abundance of essential fatty acids (EFAs). One of those EFAs, oleic acid, may be the secret behind emu oil’s ability to penetrate deep into the skin.
According to Dr. Margaret C. Craig-Schmidt, Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Auburn University, “The high presence of oleic acid in the emu oil may be one of the reasons that emu oil is able to penetrate the skin to a large degree and at the same time be able to carry active compounds through the skin where they can have an effect in the body.”