If your hair is feeling dry or losing its bounce this summer, try incorporating these ingredients into your regimen.
Avocados are full of natural fatty acids that provide the vitamins needed for hair growth and the prevention of hair loss. They have humectant and emollient properties making them an ideal ingredient for curly hair products. Avocados are used for hair in many forms from avocado oil to avocado butter and even mashed and applied directly to the hair as a deep conditioner. You can also find avocado infused to many hair products (no mashing required) like the Dominican Magic Moisture Lock Conditioner.
Coconuts may not look like much from the outside, but what lies within can perform myriad benefits on dry, thirsty hair. They can shield hair protein, seal in moisture, provide nutrients as well as antibacterial and anti-fungal properties to protect against dandruff and lice. Coconut oil may be trending right now, but it has been used as a hair treatment for thousands of years by people native to the tropical areas. There are many ways to use coconut oil, but some women who find it does not agree with their hair have found benefits in using coconut milk instead. Coconut milk iron, fatty acids, and proteins to help reduce breakage and strengthen hair, and can be used as a pre-poo in a curly girl's regimen. Coconut oil (or Cocos Nucifera) is a key ingredient in the Dominican Magic Deep Fortifying Conditioner, formulated for limp, dry or oily hair.
Aloe vera conditions the scalp which reduces oiliness and further balding. It can also act to balance the pH of the scalp to stimulate hair growth. The contents of the aloe vera leaf have a gel-like consistency, and some curly haired women have even found success in using aloe vera gel as a stand-alone styler. Aloe vera gel's lightweight hold may not be strong enough for many curl patterns, but you can reap the benefits of aloe vera and achieve a stronger hold by using a gel with aloe vera gel in it. The Dominican Magic Defining Hair Gel contains aloe leaf juice and provides hold without crunchiness or flaking.
Jojoba oil is great for greasy hair, hair loss, and dry and damaged hair. This oil works by regulating the sebum at the scalp to reduce the greasiness. Interestingly, it's also is a miracle worker when it comes to dry scalp because it provides non-water based moisture, working to balance the pH of the scalp and seal in moisture. Hair loss in many cases is caused by the blockage of pores. Jojoba oil has properties that make it able to break through these pore cloggers, such as sebum. It can also stimulate hair growth with the production of new cells and the improvement of the micro-circulation in the scalp. Dominican Magic's Deep Fortifying Conditioner contains jojoba seed oil in addition to coconut oil and our next moisturizing ingredient, Vitamin E.
You may have seen Vitamin E recommended as a home remedy to skin conditions from stretch marks to scars to wrinkles, but do you know why? Vitamin E contains valuable antioxidants that help to keep the immune system up and improves circulation to all parts of the body. When it comes to your hair, this can be particularly beneficial for the scalp. Dominican Magic's Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner contain Vitamin E in their formula.
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