Thursday, July 25, 2013

6 Ingredients Your Hair May be Missing

Not your Mothers Olive Oil  

6 Ingredients Your Hair May be Missing

Amla | Dandruff Buster
Featuring a number of essential fatty acids, amla oil is thought to strengthen the hair follicles and condition the hair. Proponents also claim that amla oil can help treat dry, itchy scalp. Besides essential fatty acids, amla fruit are high in vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols, and also contain water, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.  Amla oil is typically massaged into the strands so that it completely covers hair (from the roots to the tips). It can be covered with a shower cap. After sitting for 15 minutes or more, the amla oil is then thoroughly rinsed from the hair with warm water. Applying amla oil to the scalp can help with dandruff or soothe a dry, itchy scalp. The oil is massaged into the scalp daily and rinsed out after 15 minutes, or it can be left on the scalp overnight before being washed out.

Broccoli Seed  |  Silicone Replacement
Is unique among the vegetable oils.  Broccoli Seed Oil contains a fatty acid profile that gives it excellent absorption properties while offering significant film forming properties on the skin, as well as on the hair, resulting in a natural glow on the skin and luster on the hair.  The excellent anti-oxidant profile makes it an easy substitute for  silicones where the film forming activity results in a natural shine, and cuticle smoothing of the hair. Unrefined, it has a strong natural odor and a dark color.  It is best used in high dilution.

Acai Oil  |  World’s Most Interesting Berry
Acai is naturally rich in Omega fats (the good kind), amino acids, electrolytes, protein, vitamins A, B1 and E. One more amazing use for this berry!

 Argan Oil | Deep Conditioning Ninja
The oil contains 80% unsaturated fatty acids, is rich in essential fatty acids and is more resistant to oxidation than olive oil. Argan oil has proven to be efficient in the treatment of several scalp conditions; such as seborrhea, dandruff, psoriasis, dermatitis, itchy scalp, and oily scalp. I personally Love a Deep conditioner that lists Argan Oil as one of its main ingredients. My hair hasn’t stopped thanking me.

Black Cumin Seed |  Edge Regrowth
Nigella sativa, also known as black cumin is known to treat thinning of hair, baldness and excessive shedding.  Nigella sativa has more than 100 nutrients and vitamins to replenish the skin and hair and can help you to have that hair you want.  Like any remedy, not all remedies are effective on every person. 

Pequi  |   Frizz Buster
Pequi Oil Treatment revives even the driest, most brittle hair that's been color-treated or damaged. It also tames frizz, mends split ends with a natural UV filter, and keeps color vibrant. It contains moisture-restoring antioxidants, Vitamins A and E, proteins and lipids that help make every hair type noticeably softer, shinier, and smoother like never before. 

I encourage you to try different oils, and be sure to listen to your hair. What works for some may not work for others. If you are noticing adverse side effects, be sure to note the changes, and adjust your regimen accordingly. Some curly girls keep hair journals to track their progress, and results. 

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