Providing anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties, chamomile extract is undoubtedly one of the best hair and beauty solution for curlies with sensitive skin.

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Why chamomile is good for sensitive skin

Chamomile is a hypoallergenic with the capability of neutralizing skin irritants. The herb comes in several varieties, including Roman Chamomile, Cape Chamomile, or German Chamomile--all of which share the same beauty benefits. It is also popularly used in aromatherapy to calm the senses.

This versatile herb eases the effects of allergies, rashes, cuts, itching, inflammations, acne, psoriasis and dermatitis. Nursing mothers may use chamomile extract to soothe sore nipples and reduce scarring, among other things.

Additionally, chamomile is used to treat many internal ailments such as heartburn, nausea and upset stomach.

The versatile uses of chamomile on natural hair

The benefits of using chamomile go beyond the body and skin. On brown and blonde hair, the herb is a natural lightener; on darker hues, chamomile enhances shine. A chamomile tea rinse soothes the scalp and fight dandruff.

Suitable for use by women with all skin types, chamomile extract is particularly beneficial to those with sensitive skin that is easily irritated.

7 products to add to your hair and skin regimen, now

Design Essentials Natural Honey CurlForming Custard
This product is great for enhancing a curly wash and go, but if that isn't your thing, use the curl definer during a protective style twist install. Flexi rod or perm rod sets can also impart flexible definition from this styler, as well as finger coils, twist-outs and braid-outs.
Curls Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Mask
 With the colder months of the year approaching, deep conditioning is even more critical to maintain healthier curls and coils. This mask requires a few minutes of a gentle scalp massage, followed by twenty to thirty minutes to reap the full soothing and moisturizing benefits to your entire head.
Uncle Funky's Daughter Defunk Hair Refresher Tonic
This blend is great for refreshing a days-old wash and go while keeping your curls properly hydrated and moisturized. It is also great for dampening the hair before finger or shower comb detangling for easier manipulation.
Soultanicals Mango Dip Detangling Slip
This product is a triple threat--it acts as a detangler, moisturizer, leave-in or even as a rinse-out conditioner. It detangles tangled, knotted hair while creating super soft and manageable curls and coils.
Blended Cutie Softest Curls
If having a pH-balanced regimen is important to you, this is a leave-in you definitely should try. Great for sensitive and irritated scalps, it is also perfect for your natural children, too. Regular use will result in hydrated, silky curls that are frizz-free.
Heel to Toe Lavender Chamomile Foot Moisturizer and Freeman Feeling Beautiful Honeydew & Chamomile Sleeping Mask 
These are great options for sharing the chamomile love with other areas of the body. Treat yourself to an at home spa day with a nice foot massage and a soothing mask before bedtime and you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep. With so many great beauty benefits, it is clear we all need a little or lot more chamomile in our lives. 

Do you use chamomile in your hair and beauty regimen?

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