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Our world is a wonder of natural wealth for our tresses, and as we open our eyes to some old we begin to see just how plentiful the planet is with its remarkable treasures. Bamboo is next on the list of natural beauties that have been overlooked to enhance our hair health. Bamboo Network says that bamboo is a fast growing natural resource and is one of the most vital non-wood forestry products in the world . Bamboo is grass belonging to the subfamily Bambusoideae and this self-regenerating natural resource has over 1200 different species growing worldwide. Providing extensive environmental benefits is only one facet of this incredible plant grows in diverse climates across Africa, Asia, Australia, and the United States. 

According the Insider Health, 70% of this grassy wonder is comprised of silica, and if your eyes are lighting up right now then I know you are fully aware of its importance. Vital Health Zone says that your the bones, nails, hair and skin need silica to stay in good condition and it is useful in counteracting the effects of excessive aluminum in the body. It also improves blood circulation, which then encourages growth.

Bamboo extract comes from the leaves and stalk of the bamboo, and when in shampoo it works hard at removing buildup. Some products with bamboo extract deliver nutrients to the hair follicle to further improve the vitality of your strands as it is being produced. This hair strengthening wonder can be taken in powder or pill form, but do not fret if you prefer trying it in your hair products because I have you covered!

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Frizz Conditioner 

Water, cetearyl alcohol, cyclopentasiloxane (conditioner, increases slip), dimethicone (silicone) and hydrogenated castor oil/sebacic acid  copolyme (emollient) make up the first five ingredients. This deeply penetrating conditioner will smooth and strengthen your strands while taming frizz and retaining hair color.

Alterna Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist

This popular styling mist is made up of fennel seed extract, saccharomyces (lysate, copper, zinc) ferment, hemp seed oil, dimethylcetylaminohempseedate, and orange oil. Gain shine from this weightless finishing mist that will polish all hair types and add mirror-like shine.  Retain your hair’s color and nourish your strands while eliminating flyaway hair all from one little bottle.

Gleau Beautifully Bamboo Natural Leaf Tea

If you are all about getting right to the source than you will love the Gleau bamboo tea leaves, which are organically grown bamboo leaves. Relax and indulge in your beauty tea as you drink nutrients.

Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu Strengthen & Grow Moisturizing Co-Wash

Deionized water, coconut oil, shea butter, mango seed butter and cetyl esters (lubricant) make up this 2014 Editor’s Choice co-wash. Get stronger and hydrated strands while staying soft and frizz-free.

Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu Grow & Strengthen Treatment Masque

Deionized water, shea butter, hemp seed oil, tamanu oil, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, cetyl esters, panthenol (Provitamin B-5), and bamboo extract create an all-natural hair masque ready to save your dry strands. This intensely conditioning treatment will fortify and strengthen your hair.

Are you more of a DIY'er? Our writer Jenell B. Stewart has a great bamboo infused hemp seed oil recipe that will have your tresses stronger and happier.

Have you tried bamboo extract?