However that said, emu oil has become an 'it' product just as snail slime did for wrinkles. It is also one of those with historic use; Aborigines used it in medical preparations. I looked around for its use in hair and really there isn't much but it is actually quite popular in science.
It has been shown to promote wound healing, with lotions containing emu oil (and some other stuff too) allowing wounds to heal faster. There are quite a few publications on this, so I'll just put one up as a reference (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, pg2404-2407, 1998). There are some suggestions too that it may also be antifungal, but I haven't found evidence to support this. I also can't say if it promotes hair growth which is actually a really common claim with this oil.
I thought I may stick with the Aussie theme and do macadamia oil as well. This one, I like!! I love macadamia nuts and research says the oil is good for you - healthwise! However, that is a topic for another day. With relevance to hair:
1. It gives the feeling of smoothness to skin (Cosmetic and Toiletry, pg 160-161,1991)
2. It is added in cosmetics as it makes them spread easily allowing for easy application(Cosmetic and Toiletry, pg 160-161,1991)
3.It is thought that it may be able to protect the skin and hair from sun damage. (Gomal University Journal of Research, pg21-27,2006)
Have you tried either of these, are they any good?