Most of our fellow curly hair community will look forward to the warmer months. And why wouldn't you? It's a chance to put your natural hair on display as you enjoy more occasions outside in the sun. But did you know that the sun's UV rays combined with dust, pollution, and metals from your shower water can weaken your coily hair? What’s worse is that this type of stress can worsen dryness and flaking as it can cause more build-up on your scalp.
But don’t worry, as antioxidants can help. This type of ingredient contained in your hair products in the form of vitamins E, C, A, polyphenols, selenium, and niacinamide can bind to your scalp and curly strands to protect them from these external free radicals. As a result, it can prevent moisture loss, stop itchiness and improve hair growth. Read on to find out the benefits of antioxidants for curly hair when used as part of your hair care routine.
Starts Improving Hair Growth In The Shower
Antioxidants can encourage hair growth as they can boost blood circulation to the scalp, making it easier for any nutrients and moisture to reach your natural hair. Begin your routine in the shower with a sulphate-free, antioxidant-rich shampoo, and conditioner that reduces dryness, shedding and encourages fuller curls. For example, our Hydration Shampoo and Moisture-Rich Conditioner contain manuka honey which can help your curly hair retain more natural moisture meaning more shine, softness, and less breakage.
Best of all, manuka honey can also be used as a natural antibiotic, meaning that it can soothe your scalp and reduce irritation which then extends the time for your next wash day. Our Leave-In Conditioner With Manuka Honey And Avocado Oil can also banish any environmental damage due to its combination of vitamins A.B.C. and E
Says Hello To Smoother Curly Hair
Antioxidants can also reduce frizz for your curly and coily hair caused by the sun's drying effect, pollution, and other harmful environmental harms. A combination of a penetrating oil like coconut oil (can lock the moisture from the inside out) and a coating oil like Jamaican Black Castor Oil (keeps moisture from the outside in) is the best solution for sleeker, smoother afro hair as both contain vitamin E. Luckily, our Curling Creme With Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor oils contains these two oils. It is best when used to style coily hair to give it definition and bounce.
Those who want elongated, hydrated curls infused with vitamin E can also benefit from our Curl Elongating Gel With Flaxseed Oil & Rosewater. Moreover, this mixture can also be used to touch up your curly hair in between your wash days, so you keep that definition and style without sacrificing the health of your hair.
Makes Scalp Conditions A Thing Of The Past
While it is good to use natural hair care products with antioxidants, from experience, we can tell you that bouncy curly hair starts with consuming the right food. This means eating a lot of protein and your five-a-day, which includes vegetables high in antioxidants like bell peppers and tomatoes.