It is hard to maintain healthy hair in this kind of urban lifestyle, what with the dry air-conditioned air sucking out the moisture, the heat and harsh sunlight damaging the cuticle layer and all the hairstyling products stripping the liveliness and shine away from the hair. TV commercials tell us to load it up with this-and-that treatment product, but those are, more often than not, packed with chemicals that could further damage the hair in the long run, not to mention possibly accumulate in the body.
What's a dry-haired, health-conscious woman to do?
Kindly enough, nature has just the best hair products in store for us all, without burdening our hair with excessive synthetic ingredients - natural oils. It is not just the grease that makes the hair glossy, but some oils have healthy nutrients that protect and condition the hair naturally. Check out six of Mother Nature's nutritious serums for your hair from around the world.
Almond oil: This is a great remedy for hair loss and an effective way to treat dry, damaged hair. It contains vitamin E and amino acids that keep the hair soft and healthy. The ancient Egyptians used almond oil to promote hair growth. The delicious almonds, when consumed in the right amount, can give your body adequate magnesium and other nutrients that encourage the healthy growth of hair, skin and nails.
Argan oil: The Moroccan secret ingredient was discovered thousands of years ago, and has been used for centuries in skincare and haircare routines. Argan oil keeps the hair strong and free from split ends.
Known as one of the best traditional remedies for treating hair loss, it is full of vitamin E and antioxidants which help rejuvenate the hair's cell structure.
Jojoba oil: Originally from the southwest of the USA, its moisturising and emollient qualities make it a wonderful hair treatment. Since its composition is very similar to human natural sebum, the body's natural moisturiser and hair conditioner, jojoba oil is readily absorbed by the hair and scalp.Coconut oil: Abundantly found in Thailand, the coconut is great for health and beauty. The tropical fruit offers one of the most nutritious oils on earth, and ancient Thais used it to keep the hair healthy and shiny. Lauric acid, capric acid and vitamin E present in coconut oil help restructure and strengthen the hair by preventing protein loss.
Babassu oil: Extracted from the babassu palm which thrives in the Amazon, babassu oil is a gentle moisturiser that is easily absorbed into the hair and skin. The oil is one of the ancient beauty secrets of Brazilian women as a treatment to condition dull or dry hair.
Olive oil: This is known for its ability to penetrate the hair better than other oils, and its lightweight nature makes it a great leave-on conditioner. The Mediterranean fruit gives pure, nutritious oil that can help improve the elasticity and strength of the hair, making it shiny, healthy and easier to style.
Cute as Kewpie
Doll up the eyelashes with Ettusais new mascara base Lash Version Up, an innovative application which keeps the lashes curled upward. Formulated with a light-weight base, the lashes stay curled and the mascara adheres better. The waterproof formula is also resistant to sweat and natural sebum, making it long-lasting.
Sweet dreams and lovely soft skin
Skin is especially vulnerable to moisture loss during the night. To provide extra hydration that lasts throughout your sleeping time, Clinique introduces Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, programmed to immediately deliver intense hydration to the skin throughout the night to soothe irritation caused by daytime assaults. The skin awakens the next morning soft, repaired and moisturised.
About the author
- Writer: Napamon Roongwitoo
Position: Outlook Writer