Breakage and Damaged Hair
Today's top 3 natural megastars for your hair
16 May 2018
Natural hair products are all the rage. For a few years now, people have been turning towards “clean simplicity” in the form of natural haircare, free of chemicals and preservatives. In the process, certain oils and other ingredients have emerged as popular, effective choices for black haircare. The list is vast, but these are some of the biggies celebrated by haircare experts.
Also known as Moroccan oil, Argan oil comes from the fruit of the Moroccan argan tree. This “super” oil is celebrated because of its intense moisturising benefits for skin and hair. The power of argan oil stems from the fact that it’s rich in antioxidant vitamins A and E, and omega fatty acids. Your hair guzzles up this nutritious mix, leaving it soft, smooth and shiny. Combining non-greasy moisturisation and conditioning, Argan oil is an outstanding, multi-purpose African hair product.
For a combination of natural ingredient effectiveness and scientific backing you can trust, there’s Mizani’s Supreme Oil range of products. Supreme Oil is a 99% naturally derived formula, including argan oil along with sesame, jojoba, almond, avocado, apricot, olive and sunflower. With this potent combination, hair looks lustrous and loaded with life. Rocky Bukasa, Mizani Brand Educator, also recommends the premium Mizani True Textures® range, which is infused with natural marula, olive and coconut oils to provide a high level of moisture, repair and rejuvenation for hair – plus bonus shine, control and frizz-fighting.
Bamboo milk is the lesser known of the best hair products for black hair, but that doesn’t mean it should be forgotten. Bamboo milk is a substance extracted from the bamboo plant’s leaves and stems. Its benefit for hair stems from the fact that it’s rich in mineral silica, which is celebrated as a growth aid for healthy hair. Silica stimulates blood flow to the scalp and provides strengthening nourishment.
Along with mango oil, guarana root and honey, bamboo milk is a key component of Dark and Lovely’s Au Naturale range, specially designed for African natural hair. Au Naturale means women with afro hair can enjoy long-lasting moisturisation and manageability from a household name.
One of the newer natural ingredient megastars is an essential oil that comes from the seeds of the moringa tree, also known as the horseradish or drumstick tree. Like bamboo milk, moringa oil is regarded as a health and beauty all-rounder, which you can include in your diet or apply to your skin and hair. In terms of its benefits for your ‘do, Moringa provides a growth-encouraging combination of vitamins, and crucial minerals like zinc. It also helps to soothe and combat irritating dryness, and improves manageability.
If you’re unsure about how to include moringa oil in your haircare routine, don’t resort to guesswork. You can find moringa in carefully formulated, premium products like the Redken Curvaceous series for curly hair. The exclusive Curl Memory Complex, key to this range, includes moringa oil, so your coils and spirals are restored and resistant to frizz.
With more people prioritising natural haircare, the professionals have listened. They’ve created products so you can enjoy natural ingredient benefits AND reassurance that the formulations are truly effective and safe for use. Head to your nearest salon to check out the expert-backed natural products available to you.
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