African Hair Growth
Choosing the best natural products to grow your African hair can be very exhausting especially when you are on a budget. This is mainly because African hairs tends to be more brittle, and because of this it requires products that specifically cater for our sensitive hair.
This is why a great number of people prefer natural and organic products for their hair rather than using products that are made with harsh chemicals.
In order to help you grow your hair in a healthy way, we have provided the below tips on best natural products for African hair.
This oil is extracted from the Jojoba plant also known as pig nut, goat nut etc. which can be found in the southwestern region of North America. Jojoba Oil was used by Native American hundreds of years ago to grow and moisturise their hair. Jojoba oil has been known to minimize dandruff, hair loss and factors that cause dryness of the scalp plus it helps to reproduce hair cells at a faster rate.
Peppermint oil is a mixture of watermint and spearmint. This oil has a powerful and cooling menthol scent, and a lovely cooling sensation. Besides being used to aid colds and and the flu, Peppermint oil also nourishes and helps grow the hair by stimulating blood flow to the hair root. It has a stimulating effect on the scalp which enhances blood flow to the scalp. However, because it is an essential oil, it should be mixed with water or a carrier oil before application.
Rosemary oil has been in use for centuries by different cultures worldwide to enhance hair growth and minimize graying hair. It helps in getting rid of dandruff and itchy scalp. There is a general belief that rosemary oil can prevent some causes of baldness with the help of natural ingredients that are present in it.
Lavender Water & Lavender Oil
Centuries ago, Lavender was used by herbal practitioners to cure baldness and enhance new hair growth. Based on a study conducted by the University of Maryland, and a 1998 article “Archives of Dermatology,” a study, carried out by the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland agrees that Lavender Oil helps in treating Alopecia Areata and hair loss. Lavender contains powerful anti-bacterial agents that cure scalp diseases. It can also be used to treat dandruff.
This type of butter is extracted from Shea tree (karite or Vitellaria paradoxa). This tree can be found in the Savannah countries such as Mali, Sudan, Ivory coast, Ghana or Burkina Faso. Shea Butter is the perfect fit for damaged and fragile hair plus it helps repair damaged hair by strengthening its strands from the root to tip. It is also perfect for Afro (4A-4C) textured hair due to its creamy and thick texture.
This lovely clay is very rich in silica, a natural element that aids a lot of useful functions. Its ability to absorb toxins on scalp and hair helps in delaying the aging process of hair, furthermore, it also increases elasticity and strength of the hair.
This clay was first discovered in Montmorillon, France, and it was called montmorillionite. A substantial amount of it can also be found in Fort Benton, Wyoming, USA. Bentonite clay was formed from weathering volcanic ash and water. It has different types and is called the name of the element that is highly present in it. Bentonite clay also helps draw out toxins, cleanse and remove impurities from the hair.
Honey helps to hydrate damaged hair, and does this without leaving the hair feeling sticky. A study published in the European Journal of Medical Research states that mixing pure honey with warm water is very effective in treating dandruff. Applying it every day removes itchiness, flakiness and scalp infections ( e.g chronic seborrheic dermatitis) in two weeks.
The above natural ingredients have been used for centuries due to their healing properties, and are still in use today for health and beauty purposes. These natural ingredients are very essential in African hair growth, because they possess anti-bacterial properties, remove hair loss, give nourishment to hair roots, and enhance hair growth.
We hope that you take the leap and incorporate at least one of these awesome ingredients in your hair care regimen. All the best 🙂