Our curly hair is fragile, and many of the styling choices our straighter sisters pretty much take for granted must be used sparingly or not at all for us. It’s ok…that just means we’re special but that also means we have to work a tad harder at keeping our tresses damage free. Damage can occur through styling, neglect, chemicals, hormones, illness…the list can go on, and although we try to prevent damage, sometimes it's too late. So many products tell you what they can do but do they explain how? Here’s a breakdown of ten products and what their ingredients can do to prevent and temporarily remedy current damaged curls.
Eucalyptus has antiseptic and antifungal properties so the oil keeps your scalp healthy by preventing microbial growth while promoting healthy hair growth. It provides relief in scalp problems like dandruff, psoriasis, scalp pimples, and a dry scalp. It also increases the elasticity of your strands. Peppermint oil will promote hair growth by penetrating the hair follicle to improve blood circulation and increase oxygen supply. It’s also an astringent and balances your scalp’s pH level so you have a normal oil producing level.