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Dianne is the co-founder of Natural Haircare News and Coils To Locs.com. She's been blogging about natural hair ever since she made the decision to break free of the creamy crack in 2012.
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Top 7 Ingredients for the Health Conscious Naturalista

After all is said and done, I think it really comes down to simple and economical  food grade choices, to bring you healthy happy hair.

Most of us, at least in the beginning, got caught up in the tide of youtube goddesses and product-tivity as we thirsted for knowledge about what to use and how to care for our kinky hair.  Now, I’m not at all saying we don’t need these trailblazing Naturalista’s anymore, but we’re no novices ourselves now.  We’ve tried and failed and tried again on our quest for the perfect kink, coil and curl and now what I know for sure –

If you want to keep your hair and body as healthy as possible, the following seven ingredients can help you maintain the health of your natural curls and your overall well being – without much fuss or budget busting.

1. Vitamin E oil – blocks free radicals and slows down signs of aging. Vitamin E oil can be used as a moisturizer for both your scalp and skin before going to bed. This antioxidant is a good immune system booster too.

2. Aloe vera – this medicinal plant is a common ingredient in beauty and hair care products. It has both beauty and health benefits. Aloe vera soothes tender scalp, abrasions and sunburns.

3. Avocado – has carotenoids, an antioxidant that helps protect skin. The oleic acid in avocado also keeps the skin moisturized. Used as oil or butter on hair, avocado can definitely add softness to curls due to its many nutrient properties.

4. Coconut milk – has vitamins B1, B5, and B6, C and E plus calcium and iron. This ingredient reduces frizz and prevents hair fall. It can be used to stimulate hair follicles and replace lost protein.

5. Cucumbers – have antioxidant properties that can remove excess oils and clean the scalp. Cukes are also effective in tightening sagging skin.

6.  Green tea – this ingredient can stimulate hair growth so if you are suffering from hair loss, it might help to incorporate green tea into your diet. Green tea has epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which inhibits Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) which causes hair loss. Green tea is also an immune booster.

7. Rosemary – this herb is popular among health conscious people. It has vitamin B6, iron and calcium and it is also an anti-inflammatory. Rosemary slows down the skin’s aging process and when used on hair, it prevents dandruff and dullness.

Are you using any of these ingredients in your hair and body care regimen?

Author: Pamela

Comment on this articleChanging attitudes about natural hair” is what we do at Natural Haircare News. Through informative articles, podcasts and videos, we go beyond just sharing the latest advice and tips on kinky, curly, wavy haircare – We shake things up and focus on the realities of wearing our hair natural.

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2 Responses to Feeling Hoodwinked and Bamboozled With Your Hair Product Choices?

  1. Christina J says:

    I’m surely switching to a more green and healthy way to care for my hair with juices and oils. I’m tired of picking up a product, reading the label, and not seeing what was advertised! So I rather make my own and know exactly what I am using. Like shea butter mix or flaxseed gel

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