Hair, hair, hair everywhere: Ingredients pt2


I talked about things to look out for in your hair products before now lets chat about things you will love in your hair products. PS The first ingredient on the label on your hair product is the most abundant, the second is the second most abundant etc etc

Water

Sounds simple, right? When you are thirsty, the only thing that will truly quench your thirst is water, same with your hair. When your hair is thirsty and dry the best way to get it moisturized is with water!

Coconut Oil

You’ll find products that contain coconut oil, but if you can buy it pure and/or organic, you can use it straight from the jar. It’s a wonderful emollient because unlike other oils, coconut oil actually penetrates the cortex instead of simply sitting on top of it and making it look all nice and shiny. It absorbs wonderfully and is multi-functional; use it on your skin and cook with it, too.

Shea Butter

Look for pure, unrefined shea butter that’s pale yellow and smooth. Gritty, dark yellow, white or green shea butter is either too refined or even rotten. Again, look for a light yellow color and uniformity when buying shea butter. There’s plenty of products that have jumped on the shea butter bandwagon, but if it’s not one of the first five ingredients listed, it’s probably not doing you much good. You can either buy a shea butter-based product, or better yet, use it straight from the jar. Pure shea butter can be firm, but it melts easily and absorbs into dry hair well.

Olive Oil

Another multi-tasker here, olive oil is great for hot oil treatments and for mixing with rinse-out conditioners. Use sparingly as this is a heavy oil and can weigh your hair down when used in large amounts.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is prized as a natural ingredient because its composition is similar to that of your scalp’s natural oils. Use straight from the bottle, although it’s not considered as effective a penetrator as coconut oil, or mix with conditioners and hair moisturizers.
Avocado Oil
If you’ve ever used mashed avocado as a conditioning treatment, you’re familiar with the moisturizing properties of this vegetable. The oil is good for use on dry hair.
Aloe Vera
Purported to prevent hair loss, aloe vera does more than soothe sunburn. A good aloe vera shampoo is said to restore the pH levels of the scalp.

P.P.S Look at this lil natural haired baby… too cute! 

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