It's Healthy Hair Month!
Crazy summertime heat, winds, and humidity can make our hair brittle, dry, frizzy, and damaged.
We want our hair to be it's best... no matter what its natural state is.
Curly, straight, thick, colored, natural, coarse, frizzy, brittle, or dry.
We're all different, and so is our hair.
Healthy and youthful hair looks good on everyone, no matter what our hair's condition is.
Scroll below to see our tips on:
🧡 how to care for hair without harm and heat damage,
🧡 how to improve the scalp and promote hair growth,
🧡 how to get to our best hair condition without synthetics or harm...
and all with just a little helping hand from our 4 clean beauty award winning Qēt Botanicals hair finishing treatments.
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We've got you (and your hair) covered.
It's healthy hair month!
Stress, summer heat, sunshine, heated styling tools, salt or pool water, synthetics, sweat on the scalp... no matter the texture, thickness, or color, all of these can take its toll on our tresses.
When we pull, stretch, over wash, under wash, color, or strip our strands it can weaken the hair shaft causing hair to break or become rough and dull.
If our hair could talk it might say that it's had better days and it's drowning in synthetic fragrances and is being suffocated in plastics.
Frizz, flyaways, dry hair, lackluster hair, and just plain ol' fussy hair ~ whatever your fancy is with your hair, or even if your hair is left to fend for itself, it's a dead follicle that loves to be fed with vitamins, proteins, and keratin-building elements.
There is no magic one-and-done formula, but there are quick and easy steps to take to get to those hair goals, no matter the texture or condition of your hair.
Did you know? Here's the dirt.
Our hair is dead. Sad, but true. The only living part of the hair shaft is the follicle. The base of the root at each strand (the "bulb") is the only portion that contains the cells that produce the hair. Healthy follicle, healthy hair. Healthy scalp, healthy follicle. See the connection? 👌
When we strip our skin (or scalp) of what it needs with ingredients that are too harsh, it can either dry out and produce less protective oil, or to compensate it will produce more oil at the surface to try to get itself back in balance. This can lead to clogged follicles and slower than normal growth.
Here's a list of dirty ingredients that can slow the growth process, make hair brittle and dry, cause scalp sensitivity, and rob our healthy scalp of what it needs.
- Synthetic Fragrances (any time you see 'fragrance' on a label, it's always synthetic and could literally contain dozens of artificial ingredients)
- Sulfates such as: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
- Mineral Oil
- Parabens such as: methyl-paraben, propyl-paraben, parahydroxybenzoate
- Denatured Alcohols such as: Alcohol Denat, SD Alcohol 3-A, SD Alcohol 30, SD Alcohol 39-B, SD Alcohol 39-C, SD Alcohol 40-B, SD Alcohol 40-C.
- Coal Tar such as: P-phenylenediamine, C.I. (followed by a five digit number), FD&C or D&C (followed by a color name and number)
- Phthalates such as DEHP (also-known-as bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate)
- Para-Phenylenediamine (PPD)
We don't have to be a scientist to figure out that these things might not be great to include in our hair care routine. Additionally, with each rinse in the shower, all of these ingredients are flowing right over our skin and going right down the drain into our water systems.
Fear not! It's easy to be smart about good ingredients. We have them... 👇
Below: Our Natural Sea Spray. Different than a hair spray, it adds volume, texture, and separation.
Now, to the Good!
Throwing a few healthy options into our regular hair routine can make all the difference. Incorporating our hair serum as a pre-shampoo or smoothing/finishing oil, and our pomade as a scalp mask or leave-in conditioner, are fast and easy.
Including these heat and UV protective ingredients, eliminating sulfate and SLS shampoo, and styling without excessive heat and alcohol really adds up to a healthier head of hair (which averages about 100,000+ hairs... no kidding!). 😮
Losing about 100 hairs a day can be normal, but more than that may be an underlying health condition, a reaction to synthetic ingredients, or even stress.
Just like with our skin, the better the ingredients, the better the results.
I personally had much hair loss, eyebrow loss, and a receding hair line on and off for years. We finally found out it had to do with my auto immune and thyroid condition. Eliminating long lists of ingredients and synthetics... and focusing on wholesome, real ingredients inside and out... really made a difference.
Below: They're small, but mighty. Everything is fresh, pure, and only little is needed. Our Hair Care Suite Starter Kit which includes a sampling of each of these full sizes shown: Nutri-Pomade & Mask, Natural Shine Serum, Natural Sea Spray, Lavender Powder Dry Shampoo
So, what's the Bottom Line?
Protect from the heat, decrease the heat, ditch the synthetics, and feed the scalp and hair strand with proven and authentic real ingredients.
There's no magic one-and-done pill, formula, or treatment.
Avoiding the long lists of artificial ingredients, and sticking to what we recognize and love, can help make our hair youthful and happy.
👉 This is so important: remember to feed and fuel from the inside, too. Eating well-rounded meals that include key nutrients helps both our skin and our hair. Giving our body energy from real ingredients will naturally help our hair grow as well. The celebrity hair Vitamins are C, D, E, Iron, Omega-3 and -6, and zinc.
There are many options, and these are just a few of the foods rich in the vitamins and Omegas that can help with our hair from the inside out: spinach, avocados, berries, nuts, salmon, and sweet potatoes. 🍓 🥑 🥗
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They say that many of us spend more time on our hair than on our skin.
We spend a few minutes every morning and night on our skin, and yes, sometimes the time that we spend on our hair can add up and take even more time.
Just like with our skin ~
it's better to spend a few minutes every day taking care of what we have than trying to play catch-up later.
So take those few minutes and give back to you... for your skin, your hair, your heart with exercise, and for your body and soul from in the kitchen.
Our skin and hair rely on us 100% to take care of it. Let's make our care count and make it matter with real ingredients and a dash of love.
Cheers to a healthy good hair day!
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~ effective, award-winning botanical treatments made without compromises ~
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