And it’s true, some sistas do behave as if it should be against the law or against someone’s religion to use certain products.
Protective Styling or an “Excuse”? Girrrl...
The other day I even heard a woman say that some naturals use the term “protective styling” as an excuse to wear "fake hair".
I thought that was ridiculous:
Because it was as if This woman was saying that other grown women actually needed an excuse to wear a product that they buy with their own money.
That was messed up and super judgmental.
And although we are BlackHairOMG don't encourage the use of chemical relaxers because of health problems that it could bring. I want you to check her video out and tell me below if you agree with her sentiments.
Watch Vid To Hear Her Spill The Tea...
Conclusion: She's Right...
I do understand EfikZara’s frustration with having so many outside voices telling other people what they should do with their own hair.
So look: As with any movement or group of people moving in the same direction you will always have your extremist.
People who think that everyone else should do things EXACTLY as they do.
Hopefully, sistas like EfikZara won't allow others to discourage them and knock them off their square.
And honestly, I hope more YouTube natural hair vloggers begin to speak out about a lot of the double standards that there are in the natural hair community, especially against darker skin women, type 4 hair and short hair.
If I've told you once, I've told you a million times. GET TO STRETCHING (Martin voice, lol). You see, this is a MUST DO for the long and lovely locs that just don't stop. Fact is...
If there's ONE THING in common with sistas who have loooooong type 4 hair, it's that they wear their hair in stretch styles. You betta believe it....
Apart from other critical regimen techniques like constantly moisturizing their hair, using the right products, keeping protein balance, and avoiding damaging chemicals, most women with long kinky hair that OWNS every room they walk into, wear their hair in stretched styles... Often.
It's so important.... Why?
Knots Are The Enemy Of Long Kinky Hair
If you've just done TBC (the big chop) or you have short hair, there's FAR less chance for your lusciousness to form tangles and knots.
See, for short hair it's difficult for your strands to completely loop around themselves.
It's like someone with super short legs and small feet, they don't to worry as much about tripping over their own feet like the tall, long-legged geek with big feet. (raising my hand, I'm that tall geek, lol)
OK, regardless of that possibly failed analogy... Look...
Fact is, as your hair grows, the ends become more susceptible to tangles because that's the nature of kinky hair. The tight coils, curls and kinks like to curl back into themselves, that's the cause of our oh-so-famous "shrinkage".
Don't trip though, shrinkage is a great or bad as you decide to view it. I personally think the shrinkage is MAGICAL. But that's me...
And hey, shrinkage is a great way to observe if your hair strands are healthy or not, but can pose a big problem when your goal is to grow your kinky hair really long.
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As your kinky hair strands start "gettin' into the mix" and curling back into the others, they can easily form the dreaded (no pun intended) single strand knots or multi-strand knots and set your length retention way back.
Apart from the severe cuticle damage they cause, they can either break off at the knot or tangle up with other strands and form giant knots. Girrrrrrrl...
This can quickly lead to a lot of breakage (a lot of crying) and make it seem like your hair is not growing when it really is.
Never Comb or Brush Unstretched Hair!
Let's be real.... There are many ways to form tangles with long kinky hair, but for the most part, they're almost guaranteed to happen every time you try to comb or brush unstretched hair, especially when it's not wet or drenched in highly-moisturizing products, it's obvious that trying to comb through full kinky hair is going to cause some problems.
Simple Solution To Knots & Tangles
A very effective way to avoid all of this is to wear your hair in stretched styles. See, kinky hair loses moisture quickly and has stronger carotene bonds than straight hair.
So when it dries it tends to shrink up and become really stiff. Stretching your hair is a safe and easy way to avoid tangles and knots so you can retain length.
With stretched hair your strands won't loop back into itself and form knots, also it's a lot easier to comb and detangle without causing more tangles.
Stretching 4C natural hair (video)
SMART Stretched Natural Hairstyles
There are a lot of stretching techniques and styles available, believe it or not most of them are not anything new and have been used all over the world for centuries.
Bantu knots are really popular in the fashion, movie and the music industry because they are SLAAAAAYAGE personified honey!
They're a great way to differentiate yourself and add an edge to your style. A bantu knot out creates a more curly wavy pattern that's fun and springy.
Even still, there are many other stretching techniques like threading buns and wraps, they each have unique benefits and limitations so it's best to try them to see which one works best for you.
Trouble Stretching Very Dense Hair?
For Lovelies with highly dense hair, you probably have noticed that none of these methods are as effective at stretching your hair. Well...
The proper use of heat can help greatly in safely stretching your hair, but everyone is different and unique. The way someone with straight hair uses heat is completely different from how someone with kinky hair would use it.
For kinky type 4 hair the heat should be kept to a minimum and should be used less frequently, for example, no more than once a month. I hope this article was able to help you understand why stretching her hair is so important for length retention LOVES!
I aint gon' hold you up sis, some of these beauty supply stores are straight upSCAN-DA-LOUS!! You hear me!?!?
Don't fall for the OKEDOKE and end up with your luscious hair drying up and then breaking worse than a box of uncooked spaghetti tumbling down a flight of stairs.
Some folks believe anything as long as the "label" says so, that's a BIG MISTAKE. And that's why they're paying good money for the privilege of some new split ends and brand new breakage, ughhh!
In fact, depending on where you live, MOST of these so-called satin scarves sold at the beauty supply store are as fake as promises from politicians.
The video below from our sista, OsaOsula Beauty, shows you how to find satin, real satin, that will hold in moisture and protect your natural hair AND extension hair as well (as long as it's high-quality, real human hair).
And after the video we also got some tips for folks who are getting skin breakouts even from real satin, so check that out below!. Now, on to the video!
Real Satin Scarves vs Fake Ones (VIDEO) - How to Find a Satin Scarf for your Hair
PRO TIP: Wash Satin WEEKLY To Avoid Skin & Hair Problems
Look... 4c, 3b, 2c, 4b and whatever else textures ALL fall under this rule, still though, this is extremely important for type 4 naturals because we usually use thicker oils and butters on our hair and as a result we saturate or satin pillowcases, scarves, and natural hair bonnets with these products. So listen love....
It may sound simple, but many don't do this... You should wash your satins every week because you do not want old products transferring to your freshly washed hair and face causing pore clogging on your face and scalp.
Clogged scalps are hair-breakage factories and if these products keep getting on your face this will eventually cause acne and stubborn acne and nasty blemishes.
I don't know about you...
But I'm too cute for AWLLATT (Translation: "all of that", for the suburbanites among us), LOL!!!
So let's get to the best way to protect your satins and get more use out of them by washing them the right way...
How To Wash Satin Bonnets, Pillowcases & More...
Satin has a smooth feel that makes it appealing for many items from bedsheets to garments. It ranges in durability as well as cleaning options.
The smart natural hair sistas out there need to know that satin has special needs when cleaning, here's what you need to do...
Wash by hand or on the delicate cycle ONLY to protect your satin.
Use cold water along with a gentle detergent, like Woolite DELICATE CARE liquid. When hand-washing, let the satin soak in sudsy water for about 3 to 5 minutes, then gently squeeze the suds through the fabric.
Rinse thoroughly with cool water and NEVER wring or twist your satin clothing because it can easily lose its shape.
Don''t put your delicate satin items in a dryer PLEAAASE!!! Instead, lay the item flat on a clean, dry towel, and roll the towel, pizza-roll style, and apply pressure to squeeze out excess water.
Unroll, remove item and lay flat on another clean, dry towel to finish air drying, away from sun or excess heat. Satin items should be ironed on a medium/light setting, with no steam. Iron from the inside-out with quick strokes, never allowing the iron to linger too long on any one spot.
You may be in love the crochet-braids look, but just don't have the time, energy or patience to put them into your own hair. Well there is a solution for natural who don't have the time for braid installation.
You can make a crochet wig instead, which you will definitely be able to get done much, much faster than crochet braids!
Learn How to Make a Crochet Wig & Style On Em'!
If you’re the type of natural-haired woman who always gets the itch to change your hairstyles because you get bored of the same old same hairstyles quickly, the crochet wig will be a nice go-to option to help you switch your style up a bit and strut your stuff on the red carpet of life.
You can remove the wig on a daily basis or whenever you choose. Wigs give you the ability to care for your hair better as well, because there is nothing adding a barrier when you need to cleanse or moisturize your real hair. In this way, you'll be able to continue nourishing your hair with the best hair products and keep it healthy.
There is a big difference with this method versus doing crotchet braid. With crotchet braids, your hair is curled prior to you installing it on the wig. If you ever had to curl your extension hair using perm rods before you know the potential dangers of using boiling hot water. You have to be extremely careful in order not to burn yourself.
No worries using this crotchet wig technique, you will not have to be on high alert for this. The cool thing is, once you have set all the hair that you are going to use you can get all of your hair curled in one easy step. Simply place all of the hair in a bowl of boiling hot water, pat dry with a towel as you normally would to remove excess water and remove from the rod and crochet away.
When you crochet the hair onto the wig it undoubtedly will go a whole lot faster, because you can easily see what you are doing. Whereas when you are doing extensions, areas like the back of your head will be very time-consuming.
This video by Lekita Antoinette shows how to make a marley braid crochet wig. Check her video out below and please share this article on Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest if you have friends that may like this tutorial.
And there are a bunch of ways to get the amazing healthy-hair benefit and grow your hair stealing some of their tricks.
In this article, I will show you an amazing fermented rice product that is selling faster than cold bottles of water on a hot day when Permit Patty started minding her own dang business.
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Rice water contains vitamins like Vitamin B, C, and E and amino acids which can help in hair regeneration. Hair shedding also slows down.
In a study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science in 2010, researchers showed that using rice water as a hair treatment offered significant benefits including reducing surface friction and increasing hair elasticity which ultimately stops hair breakage and hair fall.
DIY Rice Water Rinsing - You Can Do It!
There are many ways to make your oil rice rinse, fermented or non-fermented. Many say the fermented version is kindy funky smelling.
Don't worry though, a favorite READY-MADE product named Royal Herbal Organics makes a WONDERFUL-SMELLING fermented rice herbal shampoo and conditioner.
YouTubers are NUTS about it and almost EVERY review I see are from women going crazy over the softness and growth results. I'll post some more info about that later in this article though.
Really, the ONLY (very few) complaints I saw in some written reviews of Royal Herbal Organic's poo and condish combo was people SLIGHTLY complaining about the price and bottle size, even then, they were still saying they love the products and would buy again. It's just worth it.
And it's handmade, so you're always gonna pay a lil' more for the extra attention to detail and hand craftsmanship involved.
The Science Behind Why Fermented Rice Heals Hair: INOSITOL
Both scientists and beauty lovers have tried to find why rice water works so well at beautifying, strengthening and growing hair. Well...
Studies have found that the natural chemical inositol, an ingredient found in rice water, is able to penetrate damaged hair and repair it from the inside out. It even protects hair from future damage.
This inositol even stays in your hair even after the rice water is rinsed off, acting as a shield and protecting your hair from damage. Rice water also contains amino acids that strengthen the hair roots, increase hair volume, and make your hair shiny and smooth.
It's perfect for hair.
More Details About Royal Herbal Organics Products
Look my Lovelies! You can get your hair ALL THE WAY on track by giving Fermented Rice Herbal Shampoo a try.
This is a 3-in-1, Co-Wash, SHAMPOO & SCALP RENEWAL DETOX.
It delays the grays, grows back edges and optimizes any conditioner after use.
With over 20 years of research and development and 98% customer satisfaction, their unique NON-SUDS potion will bring a new experience to your hair regimen.
They UNLEASH the worlds best keep secret for long healthy hair.
Fermented rice has been used for years to keep hair long, thick, luscious hair!
You will NOT find any of these chemicals in my products, like Silicone's, Petroleum, SLS, Phthalates, Paraben of any kind, propylene glycol, & other harsh chemicals
The Yao minority ethnic women from Huangluo Village, in Guangxi Province, in southern China, have one striking feature in common—their extraordinarily long hair that stays black until they are around 80 years old. You hear me!?!
You can use rice water for your face, body, and hair. Washing your face with rice water helps soften the skin and improve your complexion by firming the skin and reducing the size of pores.
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If you have very thick type 4 hair, you probably know how difficult it can be to get those SUPER-DEFINED curls that you see so often featured on our Instagram.
But don't even trip honey, because your girl NaturallyTemi grabbed her camera, her Hydratherma Foaming Mousse, Jsheaoil and a ton of assorted sized perm rods just so she could teach you how to get the most POPPINEST CURLS (LOL) in the building! Fried chicken grease don't POP like this boo!
What's really dope is that she give a 360 view of the curls after she's done droppin' some knowledge on you. She aint playin' round....
She wrote about the style too. She says she usually gets about 5-6 days from this super-defined style.
As far as maintenance goes, she keeps her hairstyle together once it is out of the curl rods by putting it in 3 ponytails and putting a hair bonnet on. She fluffs and shakes that bad girl in the morning and BAM! Ready to go!
Temi says that the Hydratherma Foaming Mousse helps retain moisture in her hair to an extent, but the leave-in she puts in before the mousse on is what mainly keeps her hair super-moisturized. She also mentions that she definitely prefers Hydratherma Foaming Mousse over the popular Creme of Nature Foaming Mousse.
The "Awww HECKY NAW" Moment of the Video
There was one big drawback to this hairstyle for folks that might be a little on the "lazy natural" side, or simply "AINT GOT TIME FOR ALLDAT!"... What's the big downer you ask?
Well... She mentions that she left the rollers in for two days! TWO DANG DAYS! Girrrrrrrl..... But I admit, it was super-cute and she says didn't go out much in those days and if she did need to go out she would wear a cute hair scarf.
So pretty much, try doing this style when you know you don't have to be anywhere for a couple days, lol. Netflix and chill on them fools, then step out like BOW! Curl on super-defined Fleek mode! Check out the video below!
BTW... Some of the ladies were askin' about that FIRE lipstick she was wearing, she says it is from the Colouredrainelipstick line, it's call "2am".
Look... Different cultures have certain "secrets" that are usually not intentionally hidden from other folks. It's just what they do.
Someone that comes from another culture, or another way of living might think your family has a "secret" to cooking the BOMB food after smelling and then tasting your Grandma's macaroni & cheese or sweet potato pie.
But it's not really a secret, it's simply something they weren't exposed to because they grew up in a different area and in a different way of "normal" life.
Well, it's the same with the 15 exotic hair products & secret remedies from around the globe!
These unique hair health and growth "secrets" may be completely new to you on your side of the Earth, but in other lands like India, Haiti, Asia & Jamaica, these women grew up knowing to how to use these products, potions and remedies for healthier, thicker hair that grows fast without a lot of breakage.
So let's get right to it!
Ginger For Hair Growth - Asia & the Caribbean
Ginger is native to Asia and the Caribbean. This aromatic, pungent root is liberally used in Asian kitchens. In India, ginger infused tea (adrak wali chai) is a household favorite, and it’s also a great antidote for cold, cough, and headache.
During the 13th and 14th centuries ginger spice was VERY expensive in Europe and was out of reach of the common woman – one pound of ginger would cost the equivalent of one sheep. Ginger was so expensive because it had so many uses. One of its uses is increasing hair growth.
The warming and stimulating effects of ginger work to increase the scalp circulation and encourage healthy hair growth. Ginger contains antioxidant gingerol, which helps to fight the free radicals that damage your hair cells, and cause hair thinning and extreme breakage.
Ginger is also a great hair conditioner.Rich in minerals and essential oils, it makes your hair softer, more manageable and shinier.
You have dandruff problems? Ginger is a useful remedy for dandruff and dry, itchy scalp too. It contains natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help keep scalp healthy and clean.
You will need…
3 Tablespoons finely grated Fresh Ginger Root
6 Tablespoons Coconut oil or Sesame oil
You can also blend the ginger into a fine paste, then squeeze out the juice using a muslin cloth or sieve and use that.
Combine ginger and coconut oil (always use extra virgin coconut oil) together until well mixed.
If your coconut oil is in a solid state, place the bowl in hot water until it turns to a liquid. Then add ginger juice and stir well.
To use: Massage the mixture into your scalp. Leave the treatment on for 1 hour. You should feel a slight warming effect on your scalp. Then wash it out as usual.
Repeat once or twice a week for best results.
Advanced oil selection options:
To specifically improve hair growth you can use sesame oil, olive oil, or avocado oil.
For specifically stop current hair loss you can use sunflower oil, coconut oil, olive oil or avocado oil.
Shikakai (Acacia Concinna) – A Natural Shampoo
The word Shikakailiterally means “fruit for hair”. Shikakai, a shrub native to warmer regions of Asia, has been used for thousands of years as an herbal hair cleanser and hair loss preventative. The fruit pods are dried and crushed into a powder which is then made into a paste and applied to hair. By itself, Shikakai powder added to water or oil can be massaged into hair and scalp to promote new growth, strengthen roots, and clear up skin conditions like dandruff which may cause hair-loss.
Shikakai, Soapnut powder, and amla can also be combined to create a moisturizing, nourishing natural cleanser.
Sometimes shikakai is referred to as a herbal powder although it really is not herbal. It is known to contain saponins which are very common in plants and are detergent like in behavior, foaming up when added to water. These saponins could be the reason that shikakai is regarded as a cleanser.
Hibiscus Flower for Hair Growth
Hibiscus is a flower that is being studied as a hair growth promoter, it is also being studied as a contraceptive, so do not start sipping on that tea if you are trying for a child. For hair growth, you actually have to use both the hibiscus petals and the leaves. Make sure you collect a lot of leaves and petals of hibiscus because you have to crush it and get the juice out of it. Traditionally people have used a mortar and pestle to crush it.
However, if you want it fast, you can also use a food processor or get it already powdered or crushed. Once you have created a paste out of crushed hibiscus flower and leaves, simply mix it into your shampoo. Apply it to your hair and lather it like you would normally do for the normal shampoo. Leave it on for about 5 minutes then rinse off. If you want, you can also mix the hibiscus paste into your conditioner.
Coconut Milk Conditioning Treatment - Jamaica
This is a popular hair hydration trick that Jamaican women use, coconut is sometimes called "dread nut" in Jamaica. Dread coming from the Rastafarian dreadlocks and nut being of course that coconut is a nut (technically a drupe, but we can say nut)! There is a long history of coconut products being used to maintain natural hair and coconut milk is definitely up there in the list.
It is made by adding water to the crushed coconut meat (white part) to extract a mix of oils and proteins from the meat. You can purchase prepared coconut milk in a can or even make your own from desiccated coconut. Coconut milk is great as a conditioning treatment for kinky hair because of its high oil content. It is often used as a final rinse after washing hair as well.
Moelle de boeuf is French for bone marrow. There are tales of grandmothers stirring up bone soup , cooling it down to allow the beef jelly to form and adding that to oil to create an amazing hair and skin moisturizer. Commercially, there are hairdressing pomades available with the highlighted ingredient moelle de boeuf.
So, what is this miracle ingredient?
Well, beef jelly derived from bone marrow is essentially gelatin! Commercially, gelatin is produced from boiling bones much like the grandma story! The gelatin is actually hydrolyzed protein and that protein treatment strengthens, moisturizes and contributes to healthy hair.
L’huile Mascreti (Haitian Castor Oil)
It seems almost every Haitian will have seen or used L’huile Mascreti which is Haitian castor oil. It can be cold pressed with a yellow color or have ash added to make it Haitian black castor oil. Admittedly, many reviews say that it has a really strong smell (some even say it stinks) and so it's recommended to add an essential oil to it. If you are a fan of castor oil then this may be a variation that you may like. As is common with castor oil, there are many who say it can help hair regrow your hair as well as serve as a thick sealing oil for longer lasting moisture.
Rooibos Tea - South Africa
Rooibos tea was used on hair traditionally in South Africa where it originates. It is a very, VERY popular caffeine-free tea drink.
Scientific studies have shown that rooibos tea contains antioxidants and even has antimicrobial effects.
It is gaining popularity among naturals who want to use tea rinses on their hair for these reasons.
Rooibos tea has been shown to help increase hair growth, prevent hair loss and add brilliant shine to your hair.
Marula oil - Mozambique & South Africa
This is a traditional oil from Mozambique and South Africa. It is popular as a skin moisturizer but can certainly also be processed to a food grade standard and eaten. Like pretty much all natural oils, it contains a large amount of oleic acid and is not ideal for people with scalp problems (e.g eczema, dandruff). It is also known to contain antioxidants.
Rhassoul Clay - Morocco
Rhassoul clay, also commonly known as Ghassoul or Moroccan Red clay, is more than just any other ordinary hair cleanser. This Morrocan nutrient-rich clay has many uses which are beneficial for your hair.
Rhassoul clay is rich in minerals which include: silica, magnesium, iron, calcium, sodium and aluminum. As compared to other minerals, Silica takes the highest share of the minerals (58%) followed by Magnesium (25%),
Research has shown that silica stimulates hair growth. Professor Adolf Butenant, after conducting a research on Silica in 1972, came to one of these conclusions “Silica helps to prevent baldness, stimulates healthier hair growth and assures beautiful shine, luster and strength.
An increase in magnesium in the body builds up strong hair follicles and strong hair. On the other hand, a deficiency in magnesium causes hair loss. Ghassoul clay contains 25.2% of magnesium. Therefore, when Rhassoul clay is used as a hair cleanser, it helps to add magnesium in the hair follicles and thus making hair strong and able to grow. In addition, magnesium cleans calcium deposits off the scalp that may be blocking hair follicles. When these calcium deposits are cleaned off the scalp, hair follicles are aerated enabling the growth of hair. Rhassoul clay contains 25.2% of magnesium!
African black soap is a traditional soap from West Africa and is commonly made from oil (shea butter commonly) and plant ash. It is gentler than traditional soap and can be used in various shampoo recipes to prevent breakage.
Avocado Butter - Dominican Republic & Trinidad
This Caribbean treat nourishes your hair and scalp with vitamins and minerals thereby helping to keep it both healthier and in good condition to grow longer without breaking. Avocado butter also has moisture sealing properties thereby keeping hair softer for longer.
However sealing is not the main benefit, all liquid oils (except coconut oil and jojoba oil) can seal your hair better than butters because they have a higher proportion of polyunsaturated fats – the type of fats that don't easily penetrate the hair cuticle.
Avocado butter penetrates the hair cuticle to nourish and strengthen from the inside, avocado oil is excellent for that because it has a higher amount of saturated fats and monounsaturated fats.
Ghee Butter - Ethiopia & India
The use of Ghee butter (as in real actual edible butter) for hair care in Ethiopian communities is very popular. Thanks to a documentary on traditional people there, many have realized that the butter the Ethiopians & Indians use is what we refer to as ghee which is a type of clarified butter that you can find in many Indian food stores. The butter is used to help moisturize and/or seal in moisture. Additionally, it’s used to strengthen hair which is possible in part due to the fat in Ghee butter.
Amla - India
Amla, an excellent hair tonic, has played a key role in the long, thick, and beautiful hair of women from India. This wonderful berry acts as a natural conditioner, minimizes hair loss and graying, and encourages strong and healthy hair growth.
Amla promotes hair growth because of its unique array of antioxidants. Amla supplements can help get rid of cell damaging free radicals that can cause hair fall, graying, wrinkles, heart disease, and other age-related problems. Antioxidants play an important role in neutralizing these free radicals and act as protective and preventive agents.
Besides, the phytonutrients, minerals, and vitamins present in the amla help strengthen hair follicles, increase scalp circulation, and stimulate healthy new growth.
Amla also reduces hair graying, premature graying usually occurs due to excess pitta in the body – some of the signs of excess pitta include, skin rashes, burning sensations, peptic ulcers, excessive body heat, and heartburn. Amla, a natural coolant, is an excellent remedy to pacify pitta conditions, and thereby reduce graying.
Amla also helps to renew pigmentation in hair and makes it darker and thicker. It has been used as an effective ingredient in natural hair dyes and other hair nourishing products.
How to make amla hair rinse: Soak 1 tablespoon dried amla in 1 cup water for 6 to 8 hours. Transfer this infusion in a pan. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover, and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes or until cool, then strain and use.
Neem Oil – India
Neem oil is popular in India for promoting hair growth and scalp health. Because of the extraordinarily high levels of antioxidants – a lot more than those found in blueberries or spinach – neem oil protects the scalp skin from ongoing damage that is caused by the free radicals. Neem oil also has regenerative properties that support healthy cell division and stimulate hair follicle growth and function.
Regular application of the neem oil will promote thicker, stronger, and more luxurious hair growth.
It also helps with dandruff and itching. Neem oil is effective against several human fungi including candida, which is one of the major cause of dandruff. Also when you have dandruff there is some underlying inflammation going on that makes the scalp red and irritated. Inevitably, neem oil will take care of everything as along with anti-fungal properties, it also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects that help with redness and scalp irritation.
Use this potent oil to get rid of dandruff or even as preventive measure, in case you are prone to getting it. But be warned, this oil stinks so go find a quiet spot alone when using this treatment.
Kokum Butter - India
Used traditionally in India, Kokum butter tends to fly under the radar - but it shouldn't. Rich in essential fatty acids and non-comodegenic (non pore-clogging), Kokum Butter is perfect for stimulating the scalp for healthy hair growth. It helps cell oxygenation, making nutrients more readily available for use by scalp/skin tissues - which helps promote hair growth. It also supports and enhances hair elasticity, helping to ward off breakage.
Wrapping It Up
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