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How To Make Aloe Vera Gel Healthy Hair Beauty Tip

Scalp Health ~

It is a known fact that healthy hair is an extension of a healthy scalp.

aloe vera plant

Aloe Vera is a plant that has a natural substance that is potent with anti-fungal qualities. By applying the natural gel on your scalp, this is a good way of reducing the amount of yeast on your scalp, therefore decreasing dry scalp issues.

Alternatively, you can buy Aloe Vera juice which you can drink to supplement your normal diet. The juice contains many of the vitamins that you need in order to combat dandruff and/or dry scalp effectively, including vitamins A, B1, B6, B12 and vitamin E as well as folic acid.

Aloe Vera juice also contains 12 natural substances that have been shown to inhibit inflammatory conditions, and it helps to produce healthy skin as it provides a rich supply of collagen and elastin which helps to repair and regenerate a healthy scalp.

Soothing Your Scalp

Add 1/2 cup of Aloe Vera juice/gel to a squeeze bottle and a drop or two of your favorite fragrance oil (optional), shake well. Part your hair to expose your scalp and squeeze Aloe Vera directly on your scalp; massage gently in a circular motion, being careful not to be rough. Cover your hair with a plastic cap and leave on about 20mins. to an hour. Rinse well with lukewarm water. Let hair drip dry. Repeat once a week just before shampooing hair.

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Moroccan Argan Oil- Natural Oils for Optimal Hair Growth

Moroccan Argan Oil- Natural Oils for Optimal Hair Growth

Moroccan Argan Oil  

argan oil nuts

Moroccan (Argan) Oil is an excellent emollient which brings luster back to dry hair and flaky scalp

Argan Oil | Luxurious Argan Oil w/Palmarosa & Almond

Moroccan oil is extracted from the nuts of the Argan tree that grows in Morocco. Moroccan people have been using it for centuries, and recent research has brought to light its unique properties that make Argan oil a treasure trove for treating various skin as well as hair problems.

Moroccan Argan oil is very rich in Vitamin E, Omega 3 and Omega 9 fatty acids; it also contains linoleic and oleic acid that helps hydrate and moisturizes hair and scalp and repair damaged hair.

For those who have damaged their hair with too many hair straighteners and other chemical treatments, Argan oil can help in restoring the lost luster and increasing the shine of dull dry hair by locking in the moisture.

argan oil nuts
Argan nuts are being prepared for the process of making its precious oil

The oil penetrates the hair shaft and repair damaged hair follicles. Argan oil is non-greasy and non-oily and therefore it does not weigh hair down- making it limp.

Many people with color treated hair complain of rough hair and color fading. Regular application of Argan oil on color treated hair can help in keeping the color intact for a greater duration and it would also prevent any dryness.

Here are a few more benefits of Moroccan Argan Oil:

  • It is ideal for taming rough, dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair.
  • It is light and almost weightless so there is less probability of build-up.
  • It has moisturizing and hydration properties
  • Unsaturated fatty acids provide nutrition to the hair and scalp
  • Argan oil is immediately absorbed by the hair and it restores the lost moisture.
  • It also acts as a shield for harmful UV rays and protects the hair from environmental pollution.

Because of its high content of vitamin E, Argan oil is very effective for hair growth and it helps to repair as well as inhibit the occurrence of split ends. It nourishes hair from the root; strengthening it, therefore preventing hair loss.

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What is your opinion: Have you ever used Moroccan (Argan) Oil? What do you think about its superior properties? What is your favorite oil—Moroccan Oil or Jojoba Oil?

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Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate vs. Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate vs. Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Sodium Lauryl SULFOacetate vs. Sodium Laureth SULFATE

So, what's the difference?

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is derived from coconut and palm oils; a safe, skin-friendly surfactant (foaming agent) for both skin and hair. This mild plant-derived surfactant creates a rich, luxurious lather that effectively removes surface oil, dirt, and bacteria without stripping or drying sensitive skin or hair.

Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate is also hydrophilic. This means it is attracted to water, which enables it to dissolve more readily in water, thus providing superior rinse-ability.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate is synthetic cleansing agents that are small molecule ingredients. They are capable of penetrating the skin, which can increase the occurrence of skin irritation.

Although an ingredient's name may sound similar to another, it does not mean that the molecules are similar with respect to shape, size, performance or even function. Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate sounds similar to Sodium laureth sulfate, however, the two molecules are quite different from each other.

Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate is a large molecule ingredient. Large molecule ingredients are considered to be mild, gentle, and non-irritating, as they cannot penetrate the skin. In contrast, sodium laureth sulfate is a small molecule ingredient and is capable of penetrating the skin, which can increase the occurrence of skin irritation. (source: AvalonOrganics.com)

*Beautiful Hair Products are made with all natural organic ingredients. No harsh chemicals. pH balanced for sensitive scalp and optimal results 

Beautiful Hair comes as a result of having a healthy scalp. We are proud to present hair care products that do just that--care for the scalp first which results in beautiful hair. There are no chemicals in our products that will harm your scalp or dry out your hair. BHP is rich in ingredients like lanolin, jojoba, essential oils and Pure Argan oil.

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Rosemary Oil for Optimal Hair Growth

rosemary oil

Rosemary oil, obtained from the Rosmarinus officinalis plant leaves, is well-known for its therapeutic benefits and has been in use for several years now.

This herb is grown on a large-scale in countries like Morocco, France, and Spain, and the oil is obtained by steam distilling the leaves and flowers.

Mainly used as an aromatherapy oil, it is known to be extremely beneficial for the hair and skin besides its numerous health benefits.

Using rosemary oil can rid you of the various hair related problems like hair fall, dandruff, and thinning hair.

Listed below are various benefits you will find in Rosemary oil:

  • Stimulate blood circulation in the scalp and thus promotes healthy hair growth
  • Does not clog the pores of the scalp
  • Help in preventing hair loss due to its stimulating effects on the hair follicles
  • Help with premature graying
  • Helps cure dandruff and hair fall—very good for thinning hair, dry, brittle hair, frizzy hair and oily scalp
  • Helps cleanse the scalp of all impurities and dirt which enables the hair to grow more speedily
  • Hot oil treatment
  • Soothes dry itchy scalp

It is recommended that you mix Rosemary oil with a carrier oil, such as olive, coconut or sweet almond oil. Massage into the scalp as part of your pre-poo regimen. Follow, by shampoo and conditioning your hair. The scalp should feel invigorating and fresh!

What is your opinion: Have you ever used Rosemary oil for stimulating your scalp? How do you feel about its medicinal smell? Do you find it too strong to wear during the day? How do you use Rosemary oil?

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Moroccan Argan Oil- Natural Oils for Optimal Hair Growth

argan oil

Moroccan oil is extracted from the nuts of the Argan tree that grows in Morocco. Moroccan people have been using it for centuries, and recent research has brought to light its unique properties that make Argan oil a treasure trove for treating various skin as well as hair problems.

Moroccan Argan oil is very rich in Vitamin E, Omega 3 and Omega 9 fatty acids; it also contains linoleic and oleic acid that helps hydrate and moisturizes hair and scalp and repair damaged hair.

For those who have damaged their hair with too many hair straighteners and other chemical treatments, Argan oil can help in restoring the lost luster and increasing the shine of dull dry hair by locking in the moisture.

The oil penetrates the hair shaft and repair damaged hair follicles. Argan oil is non-greasy and non-oily and therefore it does not weigh hair down- making it limp.

Many people with color treated hair complain of rough hair and color fading. Regular application of Argan oil on color treated hair can help in keeping the color intact for a greater duration and it would also prevent any dryness.

Here are a few more benefits of Moroccan Argan Oil:

  • It is ideal for taming rough, dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair.
  • It is light and almost weightless so there is less probability of build-up.
  • It has moisturizing and hydration properties
  • Unsaturated fatty acids provide nutrition to the hair and scalp
  • Argan oil is immediately absorbed by the hair and it restores the lost moisture.
  • It also acts as a shield for harmful UV rays and protects the hair from environmental pollution.

Because of its high content of vitamin E, Argan oil is very effective for hair growth and it helps to repair as well as inhibit the occurrence of split ends. It nourishes hair from the root; strengthening it, therefore preventing hair loss.

What is your opinion: Have you ever used Moroccan (Argan) Oil? What do you think about its superior properties? What is your favorite oil—Moroccan Oil or Jojoba Oil?

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Jojoba Oil - Natural Oils for Optimal Hair Growth

jojoba oil

Jojoba oil is an extract of the seeds of the jojoba plant, also known as Simmondsia Chinensis, which is native to some regions of Arizona, Mexico, and California. Though often referred as jojoba oil, it is actually a liquid wax, which is golden in color in its pure organic form.

A perennial woody shrub native to the semiarid Sonoran Desert region of northwestern Mexico and the neighboring southwestern United States, jojoba grows in dense stands in the wild. It is presently also commercially cultivated in plantations all around the world in countries including Argentina, Australia, Chile, Egypt, Israel, Mexico, Peru, and the USA.

Refined jojoba oil is almost a clear, colorless and odorless liquid. Being widely recognized for its amazing moisturizing properties, jojoba oil is one of the important natural products in the cosmetic industry.

Humble Beginnings

The amazing moisturizing properties of this unique seed oil have been known through the ages. Early Native Americans and the Indians who inhabited northwestern Mexico used the seeds and their oil for many applications. While they found it useful in the making of a coffee-like beverage, medicines for cancer and kidney disorders, and chewing as a dietary supplement and an appetite suppressant when food was scarce, probably the most lasting use has been for treating skin and scalp.

First officially documented in 1822 by German botanist Johann Link and eventually renamed Simmondsia Chinensis by Austrian botanist, Camillo Karl Schneider, in 1912, the unique properties of jojoba had been discovered by chemists in the 1930's.

Nowadays, this oil is an indispensable part of many shampoos, conditioners and a range of skin care products, formulated for sun protection, as well as for fighting the signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines. The oil can be especially beneficial for hair and scalp.

Today, hair and scalp problems like dandruff, hair loss, and dryness of hair and split ends are quite common, due to excessive exposure of hair to harsh chemicals, pollutants, and hair styling products.

Jojoba oil with some of its amazing properties can prove extremely useful for most of the hair problems. This oil is usually regarded as quite a unique oil, due to its structural resemblance to 'sebum'-- oil produced by the sebaceous glands, present in human scalp and skin.

So, let's take a brief look at the benefits of jojoba oil for hair and scalp health and growth potential:

  • Jojoba oil can regulate the level of sebum production. Excess production of sebum can clog the hair follicles which retards hair growth
  • Good for hair loss and keeping the scalp clean
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Antibacterial and fungicidal properties
  • Moisturizing properties—it seals in moisture in the hair shaft and add a natural glow and luster to your hair
  • Excellent hair conditioner  which can be used to get rid of dry and frizzy hair
  • Hot oil treatment—and is non-greasy

Nature's Best

According to the International Jojoba Export Council, jojoba is odorless, natural, non-greasy, and extremely stable. It doesn't break down when exposed to water or oxygen and, a natural carrier of Vitamin E and a natural antioxidant it is an extremely efficient non-comedogenic moisture regulator, penetrating the skin to moisturize without blocking the pores.

Extracting “Liquid Gold”

The seeds of the jojoba plant are crushed using various methods to extract the golden-yellow oil. It can be further processed with filtration to remove the color and odor. The forms most used by the cosmetics industry are “golden or refined (lite) jojoba, hydrogenated jojoba, jojoba esters, hydrolyzed jojoba, ethoxylated jojoba and other value-added jojoba derivatives.” (International Jojoba Export Council, www.ijec.net, Manufacturing with Jojoba)

Other Uses for the “Golden Oil”

Jojoba oil is readily available through many sources. While found in any number of commercial skin and hair care products, many suppliers provide various bottled quantities direct to the consumer at a reasonable price either through retail outlets or for purchase online.

The oil can be used topically, applied directly to the skin and scalp to remove makeup and product buildup, moisturize and soften rough, dry skin, even to relieve sunburn and condition and soothe skin during and after shaving.

Added to other products like shampoos and liquid soaps, it aids in deep cleansing and conditioning. Mixing jojoba oil with your favorite essential oils makes for a relaxing, aromatic conditioning treatment for skin during massage.

Did You Know? Beautiful Hair Products has some of the very best ingredients around. Our Super Conditioning Whip Creme w/Jojoba & Lanolin is a favorite among our customers. It is super rich and creamy and it doesn't cause build up on your hair. It is water soluble and easy to wash out. Try it. Your hair will love it! Get your jar here

What is your opinion: Have you ever used Jojoba oil? How has using this terrific oil improved your hair and scalp health?

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