Hair care

Benefits of Peppermint Oil for Hair
Oct 21
Benefits of Peppermint Oil for Hair

Peppermint oil is derived from the peppermint plant which is a cross between water mint and spearmint and is a native to Europe and the Middle East. Currently, the peppermint plant can be found in many parts of the world including North America. Peppermint oil like many others including, tea tree oil and emu and jojoba oils, provide multiple benefits to the hair and skin when applied topically. This oil houses multiple beneficial components including calcium, iron, potassium and copper, Vitamin A and C as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Together, all of these minerals and nutrients work together to combat a number of hair and skin ailments. Combats ....

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Horsetail and Hair Health
Oct 7
Horsetail and Hair Health

What is Horsetail? Horsetail is a prehistoric plant that is also identified by its other names including puzzle grass, bottlebrush, snake grass and pewterwort and its botanical name, Equisetum Arvense. This tall green plant with its hollow bamboo like stems serves as a beneficial ingredient especially in regards to hair growth. Over the past few weeks we have gone more in depth into the benefits of a variety of different ingredients including caffeine, copper peptides, jojoba oil, keratin as well as others, and this week will be no different as we explore the benefits that horsetail extract has on hair. The Benefits of Horsetail Horsetail extract ....

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Benefits of Jojoba Oil
Sep 16
Benefits of Jojoba Oil

You may have seen jojoba oil listed as an ingredient on many cosmetic products. One of the main reasons why many hair care and beauty products contain jojoba oil is for its moisturizing qualities. This week’s post will focus on jojoba oil and what it is, along with its beneficial properties and contribution to overall hair health. What is jojoba oil? Jojoba oil comes from the seed of the jojoba plant also known as the Simmondsia Chinensis plant, which can be found in Arizona, California and Mexico.  Although jojoba oil has the word “oil” in its name, it is actually a form of liquid wax.  This substance serves as a great addition for cosmetic ....

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5 Hair Mistakes to Avoid
Sep 12
5 Hair Mistakes to Avoid

Hair is a sensitive subject. Whether you’ve had your share of bad salon experiences or tried an at-home treatment that went awry, we have all been in a place of distress with our locks. However, after trial and tribulation, there are still some simple hair mistakes we make when it comes to maintaining hair health and beauty. 1) Using hot irons to damp hair- Yes, heat makes wetness disappear, but in this case, you will completely demolish your hair’s ends and break it in the process. Just wait until your hair dries fully or blow dry it to speed up the process, but whatever you do, do not iron wet hair. For more tips on hair styling visit our ....

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Keratin for Hair Health and Hair Growth
Sep 9
Keratin for Hair Health and Hair Growth

Maintaining hair health and providing your locks with the nutrients they need can sometimes be challenging.  However, there are many beneficial ingredients for your hair and scalp that you can look for when scanning product labels.  Some of these ingredients include jojoba oil, tea tree oil, silk proteins, and this article will delve more specifically into the importance of keratin and how sources that contain keratin can benefit your hair. What is Keratin? Keratin is made up of multiple structural proteins and is found in our hair, skin and nails. The word “keratin” comes from the Greek word “Keras” which translates to horn.  Keratin ....

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Hydrolyzed Silk Protein and Hair Health
Sep 2
Hydrolyzed Silk Protein and Hair Health

What is hydrolyzed silk There are multiple ingredients and many ways that have been shown to improve overall hair health.  One of these ingredients is known as hydrolyzed silk protein. Silk is typically known for being soft and lustrous and when hydrolyzed silk protein is applied to brittle hair, the results are no different.  Hydrolyzed silk protein does indeed come from silk which is deemed to be one of the strongest fibers on the planet. What does “hydrolyzed” mean? In layman’s terms the word “hydrolysis” simply signifies when a chemical compound is divided into smaller components with the addition of water.  The reason why ....

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How to Apply Almond Oil to Hair
Aug 28
How to Apply Almond Oil to Hair

Applying an almond oil hair treatment to your hair can provide it with multiple benefits by nourishing it back to health.  Almond oil is chock full of vitamins including Vitamin E, D, B1, B2 and B6.  Together, these vitamins add moisture and conditioning qualities to the hair, while also encouraging the hair to grow healthier and stronger.  Almond oil has also been known to assist with hair loss while imparting shine for a healthy finish. How to Apply Almond Oil on Damp/Wet Hair 1. Wet or dampen your hair before applying the almond oil.  Apply a small quantity of almond oil to your hand and place it as close to the roots and scalp as possible 2. Use ....

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Main Types of Hair Loss
Aug 19
Main Types of Hair Loss

We talk about hair loss and the different ways it can happen in our articles, but we’ve only skimmed the big names. It’s time we tell you more about the kinds of hair loss known to date, and their causes. It’s the classic “nature vs nurture” dilemma, because hair loss can happen genetically, or due to outside sources. Androgenic Alopecia This is the most common form of hair loss, due to the genes you inherit. Once thought to only come from the mother’s side of the family, you can inherit hair loss from either parent. It’s also known as “Male Pattern Baldness,” presumably because most men that go through hair loss follow a similar ....

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Shedding – A Natural Part of the Hair Growth Cycle
Aug 12
Shedding – A Natural Part of the Hair Growth Cycle

What is the hair cycle? In laymen’s terms, a hair cycle is “the lifespan of a hair from sprouting to shedding.” The normal hair growth cycle is broken into three stages: anagen, catagen, and telogen. Hair growth is an ongoing process, and not every hair is growing or shedding at the same time. Makes you wonder how our hair doesn’t look uneven all the time, but the majority of our individual hairs are uneven anyways. 85% of our hair is growing, 15% is resting, and these percentages can vary on what stage it is in, and how far along in the stage it is. Anagen – This is the growth phase of hair. Although the hair itself is dead and can’t ....

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Myths About Hair Growth
Aug 1
Myths About Hair Growth

Earlier we made a blog post about the biggest myths about hair loss. That got us thinking…what are the myths about hair growth? Surely there are some. Have you heard the one about how standing on your head will make your hair grow faster? That would be funny to see. So, we decided to see what we could find, and you may be surprised at what we learned. Trimming Your Hair Will Make it Grow Faster Wrong! Trimming your hair won’t make it grow faster, that’s just silly. Hair is decaying flesh, cutting off the decay isn’t going to make a difference. The only thing trimming your hair is good for is keeping it healthy and maintaining appearances. You ....

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