Tuesday, October 15, 2013
top natural products for more healthy hair
SHEA BUTTER-high in fatty acids, Shea butter is an emollient:meaning it provides a layer of oil on top of the surface of a hair strand, thereby significantly reducing the amount of moisture(water) lost.
COCONUT OIL- coconut oil provides both shine and strength to hair. it can also be used as a leave-in conditioner for thicker textured hair.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL-it seals and softens the hair, its easily absorbed into the scalp thereby promoting hair growth
ALOE VERA -it can be used to promote hair growth, stop hair loss and treat scalp problems.some of the easiest way to use aloe Vera is to mix some of the gels into your shampoo or conditioner.
you can also apply aloe vera gel directly into your scalp and gently massage it in before rinsing it off. you should notice an improvement in the condition of your scalp and hair in about two or three months. make sure you leave it in for at least 2 hours before rinsing or washing your hair. this treatment also works to promote hair growth since aloe Vera contains an enzyme that stimulates hair follicles.
AVOCADO/AVOCADO OIL-many natural hair products use avocado since its packed with vitamins A,D,E and contains potassium, which is absorbed into the skin, avocado oil is a quick way to get multiple nutrients onto your scalp for improved hair growth.CASTOR OIL-not only is this vegetable oil a humenctant meaning it promotes the retention of moisture on the hair,it also has anti-fungal properties. this ensures clean scalp with the hair follicles clear for better hair growth. it can also be applied to the temples to increase increase the thickness of thinning edges
HONEY-is a light humectant, it has the ability to keep hair moist and also has antibacterial properties.
WATER-contrary to what most Africans believe our hair need moisture at all times.the African hair loves water and cant get enough of it and also loves natural oils.moisturising comes from using a water based product which is applied into the hair and its a great way of keeping dryness at bay in between washing.