Flax seeds, slippery elm and marshmallow root all contain polysaccharides, which are essentially sugars. When these plants come in contact with water the polysaccharides are released, creating a slippery mucilage semi-liquid. Polysaccharides are highly emollient, which means when they are applied to the skin or hair they are super hydrating and moisturizing.
Given that once the hair pops out of the hair follicle it’s actually dead, our strands are forever dependent on manual nourishment. For natural hair the disulphide bonds are still intact, which means the strand is much stronger compared to chemically straightened hair.
Most of the time when I want to add an oil (liquid or solid) to my formulations I am forced to use an emulsifier to bind the oil and water. The result is a cream, which I really love as a moisturizer and even styler.
I don’t use a lot of commercial (store-bought) products but I have a few in my cabinet. Normally I use a light conditioner right after rinsing my weekly muds. The conditioner does just that – conditions my hair especially in case where the mud has a drying effect.
Howdy! The cayenne pepper for hair growth results have been way overdue so let’s just jump into it, shall we? Cayenne pepper oil and capsules facilitated my hair growth wonderfully. For those who may not be familiar with this experiment,
As mentioned before, soapcalc.net is a handy little device for figure out exact proportions of ingredients needed for any soap recipe. The software also indicates the quality of soap when using a single oil or combinations.
These preservatives include methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl parabens. They are most common in shampoos, conditioners and styling products because they effectively inhibit microbial growth and extend product shelf- life
Issues: They are known to be allergenic and have been associated with cancer.
Before we can go about developing an herb-based hair regimen or start using herbs in any way, it’s important to understand what herbs are and how they are used internally and externally. The word “herb” simply refers to a useful part of a plant.