healthy hair care!

 

1. COCONUT OIL

  • Coconut oil has been used for textured hair for years! People have done research as to why this oil is so great for our hair types.
  • “Coconut oil benefits black hair in two important ways. First, coconut oil‘s hydrophobic oil characteristics allow it to inhibit the penetration of water from the surrounding air and environment. Second, coconut oil is able to bind to the natural protein structure of the hair. This helps the hair retain its natural moisture content and reinforces the hair fiber, making it stronger.”

2. SHEA BUTTER

Shea butter is also a great natural product for textured hair, especially raw Shea butter. Although it may not look or smell to pleasant it is definitely better than those chemicals in your local beauty supply store. 

“Shea butter coats the hair shaft and also protects it from damage caused by chemical hair treatments, blow dryers, straighteners and other hair tools that cause damage to your hair.  Shea butter can coat and protect your hair from the salt and chlorine contained in swimming pools as well.”

“Since Shea butter is rich in Vitamin A and E it can repair damaged and split ends as well as it adds moisture to dry, brittle, dull, lifeless hair.  Shea butter hydrates, softens, conditions and overall beautifies our hair.”

Shea butter is also great because it doesn’t leave your hair greasy with residue and it help your hair retain moisture!

3.OLIVE OIL

  • Repairs Damage
  • Clears Up Dry Scalp
  • Shine Booster
  • Enhances Hair Growth

Ever since I was a little girl my mom has used olive oil in my hair and I still use it as a hair treatment to this day. Olive oil is very refreshing to your hair and the benefits will have you surprised.

“Extra virgin- includes “premium extra virgin” and “extra virgin”; made from the first pressing of the olives, which removes about 90 percent of the olives’ juice. Chemicals and high heat are not allowed in the production of extra-virgin or virgin oils — no further processing or refining occurs after the pressing process. Neither extra-virgin nor virgin oils are allowed to contain any refined olive oil.”

” Virgin- comprises “fine virgin,” “virgin,” and “semi-fine virgin” The difference between extra virgin and virgin and where they rank is just half a percentage point of acidity. Virgin olive oil can also impart antioxidant benefits to the hair and skin.”

4.RED PALM OIL

Red Palm Oil is also great for dry hair. Especially natural afro-textured hair. It moisturizes dry hair giving it shine, bounce, softness and manageability w/o being heavy or weighing the hair down. The hair’s ends retains softness and bounce.

Red Palm Oil should be used in moderation as a leave-in conditioner on the hair and you won’t need the use of water, oil, butters, or cream-based hair lotions to moisturize your hair. Your hair will stay moisturized and shiny for about a week or so, especially if it is in a protective style.

source: http://www.alopeciafree.com/benefits-of-shea-butter/

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