Do you have chronically dry natural hair? Is breakage an everyday occurrence?
Most of the dry hair solutions on offer are pretty much useless, rarely quenching our dry hair thirst. Moisture is vital for healthy hair. Moisturized hair is healthy, flexible hair. When hair is dry, it becomes brittle and fragile. This makes the cuticle, the protective sheath on each strand, less effective. When this occurs dry hair is more likely to break mid shaft from something as simple as combing the hair — or even turning your head on your pillow!
Hard water, chlorinated pools, frequent sun exposure, hair dye, and any chemical curling or straightening treatments can also weaken your strands.
To prevent breakage, your cuticle needs help!
Meet Slippery Elm
Slippery Elm Bark is a traditional Native American herbal remedy. While it’s often used for skin treatments or cold and flu symptoms, it’s also an incredible hair moisturizer! Packed with procyanidins that help bind proteins, slippery elm enhances the tensile strength of hair strands.
Imbued with oleic acid (the primary constituent of nourishing olive and avocado oils) and linoleic acid (the omega-6s that hold cells together), this magic herb pumps powerful moisturizing ingredients into your hair and restores its integrity. And because it is indeed slippery, you can enjoy easy detangling while the product infuses each strand.
Altogether, this remarkable substance helps rebuild your hair, adds shine, and make it as strong as spider silk.
Tensile usually refers to the measure of strength of steel. The tensile strength is determined by the amount of force a strand of steel can take before it snaps. For something to have a tensile characteristic it needs elasticity. Slippery elm improves and increases elasticity of the hair strand — helping your hair bend before it breaks. This alone restores the cuticle and keeps moisture in. But that’s not all that slippery elm does.
Slippery elm is quite rich in calcium, which is essential for strengthening the hair. The amino acids in slippery elm bark will encourage circulation to the roots of the hair and the hair follicles. It can encourage new and healthy growth, while adding shine and sheen to lackluster hair.
If you are experiencing hair loss problem, then slippery elm is the perfect solution for you. The presence of Iodine will make your dry and coarse hair feel smooth and shiny, thus reducing hair fall. The iodine can and will also encourage softer curls and coils.
We could all use a little extra assistance and care when it comes to the detangling process. Especially when it comes to our tender-headed children and their fragile scalps! Slippery elm bark is a natural detangler, as the name itself implies! Slippery elm bark can actually make your hair strands more “slippery” so that combing and detangling is a less painful and troublesome process. Detangling textured hair is notoriously difficult to do and do efficiently, so adding Slippery elm to your hair care regimen will make a huge difference.
Four Naturals Cassia Deep Condtioner contains slippery elm. We always suggest detangling your hair at the end of your deep conditioning treatment instead of the beginning because this allows you to enjoy the benefit of time. Time for the slippery elm (and cassia obovata) to absorb into the strand resulting in a slick and quick detangling session.
Since slippery elm is a natural conditioner that is rich in nutrients, it conditions the hair very well. Your hair follicles get a large amount of essential nutrients that help in repairing damaged tresses and coils. Slippery elm bark is a natural conditioner all on its own. Because of all the vitamins and minerals present in slippery elm bark, it can bring damaged hair back to life as it encourages new growth. The mucilage quality of slippery elm bark helps it become a gel-like substance when mixed with water, which is why it’s a great natural ingredient to include in natural gels and deep conditioners.
The fatty acids, polyphenols, and other essential nutrients present in Slippery elm help in the treatment of dry and dull hair. Slippery elm makes the hair shaft smoother and shinier, thus adding to the volume of your hair.
To protect your hair and prevent breakage, you must thoroughly moisturize your hair by reinforcing the protein bonds of your cuticle. And there aren’t any deep conditioners on the market offering a powerful natural way to do that. Until Four Naturals
Read more about the Four Naturals Cassia Deep Conditioner.
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