It is winter time now in Southern Africa and with the cold weather, comes with the need to alter a hair regimen. This may include how you wear your hair most times, the products you use and the number of times you wash your hair. This may be confusing for some, especially if you are still new to the healthy hair journey or it just slipped your mind and you are not sure what to do. Here, I want to focus on the choice of products you need to be making to have great hair every day this winter.
Although the name clearly states the word “oil”, jojoba oil is not actually a form of oil. It is a form of liquid wax extracted from a plant named Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) or simply, Jojoba plant. It is a shrub that originally grows in the desert areas of Arizona, Mexico, and California. The oil makes up approximately 50% of the jojoba seed by weight
This morning I noticed the trees around our home are shedding their leaves. Winter is fast approaching friends and mornings and evenings are becoming colder and colder. Just this past week, it was so cold in Johannesburg we had to wear winter boots and all. This just reminded me to make up my mind on how I will take care of my hair this coming winter to minimize breakage. Below are tips on how you can take care of your mane this winter.
Honey as you may know, is a sweet food substance which is loaded with minerals and vitamins and as much as it is sweet to the taste, good for our bodies, it is also very good for our skin, scalp and hair when applied topically. When I did a “yoghurt and honey conditioner” for my hair and later posted on the benefits of yoghurt for our hair, I said I would also write on the benefits of honey so here goes.
Laden with minerals such as copper, iron, manganese, calcium, sodium, potassium and phosphorous also vitamin B and C, honey is very potent in reducing dandruff, stimulating the hair follicles to remedy baldness or excessive hair loss and moisturizing the scalp and hair to prevent breakage. This is so because these minerals and vitamins, although in small quantities, combined make honey a strong antioxidant, germicidal and fungicidal.