Depending your genetics, hair texture and diet, the methods commonly used to style your hair can extend its life cycle or quickly destroy it. Everyday styling routines can severely damage the hair, causing splint ends, extreme breakage, hair loss and a noticeable lack of luster. Harsh processes such as bleaching, dying and relaxing can cause further damage. Curling irons, blow dryers and flat irons can make the situation even worse, largely because of the way in which hair is naturally constructed. As some of you may know I had my hair break off due to a stylist using too strong of a relaxer on my hair, since then I have taken much better care of my hair and completely transitioned to natural. Because it is fragile and has its own unique structure and appearance, African-American (or Afro-Latina) hair is particularly prone to damage and the rate of relaxers used by our community only increases the risk of damaged hair if it is not cared for properly. The closer hair is to its natural state, the healthier your hair will be.
Many of the styling products sold on today’s market do more damage than good. Most products contain harsh chemicals that not only dry the hair, but that can cause internal health problems as well. If you are a health conscious person making the effort to remove chemicals from your diet shouldn’t you consider the same for your beauty products? Even though they are topical products and not orally ingested these products can still enter your blood stream and cause harm to your body. For instance, preservatives called Phthalates and Paragons have been linked to certain types of cancer. Many shampoos and other hair care products contain Sodium Lauryl and Sodium Laureth Sulfates. When these ingredients are combined with other types of chemicals, they can form a deadly type of carcinogen called nitrosamines. A safer, more effective hair care solution has been created through a line of all natural hair products by Shea Moisture Products that contain the restorative power of Jamaican Black Castor Oil.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Shampoo
Chemical free Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen can be used to properly cleanse the hair and scalp of built up toxins, sweat and dirt while it simultaneously seals in moisture with a unique protective coating. When living an active lifestyle, it is important to properly wash your hair to remove sweat and dirt from the scalp, build up can clog the follicles and prevent hair growth. This miraculous oil helps prevent and repair dry, brittle hair like no other product, preventing it from breaking off and becoming frizzy. People who are experiencing thinning hair will be pleased with the growth promoting properties of this product, the oil works to stimulate the scalp to promote hair growth and thickness as it adds a beautiful shine and elasticity to prevent breakage.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Styling Lotion
Styling lotions often contain ingredients, such as alcohol and other things that can dry and damage the hair. Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Styling Lotion is an oil-based product that works to provide strong protection for the hair while restoring its moisture content and providing a healthy looking shine. Frequent washing from working out can lead to dry and brittle hair, regular use of this product helps prevent breakage, and helps it grow healthy and strong. The product’s ultra-moisturizing formula works to protect the hair cuticle from the damage of curling irons, flat irons and hair dryers.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Grow Thermal Protectant
People who regularly straighten or relax/perm their hair can need a product like the thermal protection of Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Grow Thermal Protectant. It comes in an easy to use spray that smooths the hair follicles and protects it from heat damage. Spray a little on each section before flat ironing or curling your hair to not only protect, but extend the life of your hairstyle.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil products are specially formulated for African American hair, but they can make an amazing difference in the texture and quality of all hair types. I only use Shea Moisture products on my hair and body. As a trainer, an athlete and a woman I make it my priority to be very conscious of the things I use and consume. Many people don’t take the products in their beauty regime into consideration when making healthier life choices. I made the change to not only stop chemically processing my hair but to also only use products that would not deter all of my efforts made in the kitchen and in the gym because I care about the performance of my body as much, if not more as the aesthetics of it.