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From treating skin conditions to repairing split ends, kukui nut oil has made its mark as a "heal all” salve in the beauty industry. This natural oil can be found in skin care products, hair care products, and more.

That’s why we’ve featured this magical ingredient in our Gold Series Collection! The Gold Series Collection is a breakthrough line designed to provide strength and moisture for women with relaxed, natural, or transitioning hair. This superior care and styling line was created by Black PhD’s and scientists who understand the unique needs of textured hair—which is why we knew kukui nut oil had to be part of our ingredient make up.

Keep reading to find our recommendations on how to utilize kukui nut oil benefits for your hair.

What Is Kukui Nut Oil?

Also called “candlenut,” the kukui nut and its oil can be found in Hawaii, South Asia, and China. Because kukui nut oil is known to be moisturizing, soothing, and softening, kukui nut oil has become a staple ingredient in skin care and hair care—healing dry skin and adding unmatched sheen and gloss to hair strands. Similar to the sebum our bodies naturally produce, kukui nut oil benefits include protecting, moisturizing, and lubricating, putting it in a class of oils popularly used in hair care products.

Kukui Nut Oil Hair Benefits

In addition to just making your hair look juicy, kukui nut oil can actually improve scalp health, too. If you’re interested in improving your overall hair health, here are just a few benefits of using kukui nut oil in your hair care routine:

  • Improves hair and scalp health – Kukui nut oil contains amino and essential fatty acids that help hair get that outward sheen, and maintain long-term health.

  • Moisturizes hair and skin – The oleic and linoleic acids in kukui nut oil lock in moisture to restore your skin’s natural oils, ultimately helping hair look its best.

  • Treats itchy scalp and dandruff – Bye-bye, flakes. Because kukui nut oil acts like the body’s natural sebum, it works alongside the skin’s natural oils to prevent flakes.

  • Soothes dryness – Like many oils, kukui nut oil has vitamins and antioxidants that help soothe dry skin, which could be a cause of dandruff in the first place.

  • Doesn’t cause breakouts – Read that again: Doesn’t. Cause. Breakouts! This is a huge concern many of us have when trying new hair products. However, kukui nut oil is lightweight, non-comedogenic and easily absorbed into the skin, so it doesn’t clog pores or cause breakouts.

Kukui Nut Oil Conditioner and Styling Products to Try

Breakage is one of the biggest problems many people face in their day-to-day hair care maintenance. Prevent breakage with a conditioner created specifically to restore hair. Gold Series Hair Repair Cleansing Conditioner uses both kukui nut oil and biotin to promote strong hair from root to tip. Because it gently cleanses while it conditions, it acts as both a kukui nut oil shampoo6 and conditioner. Come on, multi-tasking! So, when you need an extra dose of hydration, use it in place of your normal shampoo and conditioner.
As a leave-in conditioner, try Gold Series Hair Repair Overnight Repair Melting Serum. Apply it before bed and wake up to shinier, rejuvenated hair.
And sometimes, a regular conditioner isn’t enough for severely parched hair. Gold Series Hair Repair Reconstructing Mask prevents dry hair and scalp while also improving the condition of hair that’s prone to breakage. Because it contains kukui nut oil, you can trust this deep conditioner to revitalize dry, brittle hair and keep your style looking fresh for longer.