Rice Bran Oil Benefits: The Asian Secret to Beautiful, Healthy Hair

Known for their youthful looks, many Asians are often mistaken for being younger than they actually are. And it looks like we have finally uncovered their ultimate beauty secret. It’s called Gamma oryzanol or Rice Bran Oil.

Packed with anti-aging emollients and antioxidant properties, this oil has been a part of the Asian skin care regimen for years. But aside from improving the condition of the skin, Rice Bran Oil also offers various benefits to the hair.

Benefits of Rice Bran Oil to the Hair

Prevents Hypersensitivity

oway-hypercolorPerhaps the most notable feature of Rice Bran Oil is its hypoallergenic properties, something that many vegetable oils do not possess. This makes the oil a great remedy for irritations and hypersensitivity.

If you have a hypersensitive client, make sure to use salon products that contain Rice Bran Oil, such as Oway Hypercolor to nourish and protect the scalp and hair during a technical service.

Prevents Damage

Split ends are a common sign that your hair needs some TLC – stat. Unfortunately, the only remedy for split ends is to chop them off, but it doesn’t mean you can’t prevent it from happening again. All the hair needs is a hair care regimen that enhances the protective barriers of the hair against external aggressors.

Rice Bran Oil contains rich amounts of antioxidants that help protect the hair from UV exposure. This oil also has a high smoking point, making it a natural heat protectant.

Fights Dandruff

Due to its high vitamin E content, Rice Bran Oil stimulates blood flow to the scalp and proper healing, which affect scalp health and dandruff control. This is because the vitamin E in the oil is an antioxidant in itself.

Like Cotton Protein and Kukui Butter, Rice Bran Oil helps fight off free radicals and bacteria that’s causing the irritation. So when a client comes in for a scalp treatment, we recommend using Oway Zanthoxylum Soothing Gel to provide immediate relief. The Rice Bran Oil in it helps alleviate the itching and discomfort caused by dandruff.

Thickens Hair

Rice Bran Oil is also rich in omega-6 fatty acids and oleic acid. Combine them with the antioxidants found in this wonder oil, and you have a hair growth super potion. Applying Rice Bran Oil regularly to thinning spots will help stimulate blood circulation in those areas, reviving the hair follicles to create strong and healthy hair.

Delays Premature Greying

Finding grey hairs can be frightening for some as its usually associated with aging. Contrary to popular belief, grey hair doesn’t depend solely on age. It’s when our body starts producing less melanin – the pigment that gives the strands their natural color – that causes a sudden onset of grey hairs.


This phenomenon is due to oxidative stress, a condition resulting from the imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants.1 Rice Bran Oil supplies the hair and scalp great amounts of antioxidants to prevent the hair from losing pigment due to oxidative stress. Did we also mention Oway Hcolor contains this wonder oil?

Truly, we cannot deny the benefits natural antioxidants like Rice Bran Oil bring to our body. Isn’t it amazing how nature has all the solutions we need for healthier, stronger hair?


1Roos, D et al. (2012). Role of Calcium and Mitochondria in MeHg-Mediated Cytotoxicity. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3425894/