Pumpkin hasn't gotten its just desserts! Depending on your feelings, pumpkin is best known as fall treat acquired at Starbucks, a lovely carving tradition shared with kids for Halloween, or a the fall aroma of spiced pumpkin. But let's not lock this great oil into just one season when its awesome benefits can be helpful all year round.
Little known, are the HUGE benefits pumpkin has to offer the hair, the skin, the body YOU NAME IT... so let's get into it. After we crack this nut, pumpkin oil will be your new go to oil.
Look + Smell Do not be fooled by imposters filled with chemicals and other harmful additives. Quence & Quan pumpkin oil is 100% and Cold Pressed. You might have already heard the term 'Cold Pressed', but maybe this is your first time hearing it, so let me explain...
Cold Pressed is the process of extracting oil from seeds at low temperatures. Now you might say, why does that matter? It matters because all oils have a "smoke point". The smoke point is the point where the natural nutrients that are found in seeds can be burned away if the smoke point is exceeded. If you exceed an oils smoke point, while attempting to extract the oil from the seed you will lose some of its nutrients, making it no longer as beneficial as it could of been. Thus it is now an oil like any other and almost pointless to use.
Every seed has its own unique smoke point. The smoke point of pumpkin oil has been said to be around 250 degrees. This makes it very easy to lose the excellent abundance of healthy properties found in pumpkin seeds. But don't worry, it is easy to tell if you pumpkin oil is cold pressed. Cold pressed pumpkin oil is dark green in color and has a warm, light nutty aroma. Because of its color, and great benefits, many cultures have referred to this oil as "Green Gold" and rightfully so.
SKIN Pumpkin oil is not a heavy oil like other oils (clears throat... coconut oil) so it will not your clog pores. It is packed with fatty acids and vitamins the the skin LOVESSSS, like: Vitamin A, C, E, K, Zinc, Omega 6, Omega 3, Biotin, Magnesium
OK... so listing those vitamins might mean nothing to you. You might be thinking, eh now I have to look them up to see what they do. Nope! I got you. The vitamins in pumpkin oil actually ramp up the collagen in skin and is often used as an anti-aging serum. You see, as you get older, the collagen and elastin in the middle layer of your skin slowly begin breaking down. So yeah, the tightness and the plumpness of your youth seems all but lost because age came in and it away. But pumpkin oil applied directly to skin helps with cell renewal and collagen production. It also brightens and smooths the skin. So though it is not magical, it begins its process of promoting cell repair and plumping of skin, while repairing dry skin.
Many cultures have also used pumpkin oil to treat acne and dry skin. So you see, Quence & Quan Pumpkin oil is indeed GREEN GOLD.
HAIR Research by the University of Maryland Medical Center, show the omega 6 fatty acids are vital to help stimulate hair growth. The vitamin E and Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for hair growth. The oil can decrease the production of the enzyme, 5 alpha reductase, that is responsible for slowing hair growth. So what does all that mean. The vitamins and nutrients found in Quence & Quan pumpkin oil help feed the hair wonderful benefits that fight properties that build up to slow hair growth. Pumpkin oil properties naturally block DHT (Dihydro-testosterone). DHT can be found in adrenal glands and hair follicles-- it is known to block the growth of hair. It can be produced by your body everyday. Though it does not cause hair loss, both WebMD and The American Hair Loss Association state the relationship between DHT and hereditary hair loss.
So now that I hit you with some of the science and facts lets get into the fun stuff. Quence & Quan pumpkin oil is great as a hot oil solution. It is packed with protein, that promotes the repair of hair cuticles and scalp. No need to mix this green gold, warm it up and use as is: Steps: 1. Shampoo your hair like normal. Avoid putting product in hair afterward 2. Gently warm Quence & Quan Pumpkin oil (remember: low burning point) 3. Test a few drops of the oil on the inside of your wrist to make sure the oil isn’t too hot 4. Wet hair and massage warm oil into strands. Oil should be pleasantly warm, not hot 5. Once applied, cover hair and sit for at least 20 minutes. Option: Remove towel, then shampoo, condition, and style
But don't think a hot oil solution is the solution. It is not the only way to achieve your hair goals. This wonderful oil can also be used daily, and directly on the scalp. Just like you feed yourself, your hair needs to be fed as well. So giving it Quence & Quan pumpkin oil is a great way to ensure nutrients are provided directly to the scalp. When using this oil as a topical hair solution, you want to massage it into the scalp. Don't forget this step, it is crucial to achieving hair goals. Massaging the scalp increases blood flow and allows the scalp to absorbs nutrients quicker. Don't allow it to just sit there, put it work. It doesn't give you all of its benefits if its not absorbed by hair follicles so make sure it goes to the right place. MASSAGE, MASSAGE, MASSAGE!