Hair Care 101
Let’s talk hair. First, we should talk a little bit about the science of hair. Don’t let this scare you from reading this post. You will find this to be interesting and of value – and your hair will thank you for it!
The hair on our heads serves a purpose other than to enhance the face, help us look good, give us something to chew on (which is bad for you!), or to be put up in a ponytail. It protects the head from sunburn and helps the body retain heat. The hair also acts as a net to catch falling or airborne debris, protecting our eyes, nose and mouth.
Hair is made of keratin, which is a protein. Only the base of the hair, which is attached to our scalp, has nerve endings – which is why it hurts when you have a knot in your hair.
Now that we have talked a little bit about dermatology, let’s get into the fun stuff – hair care products!
First up: why natural hair care is beneficial to you. Chemical-heavy products, like shampoos that contain sulphates, won’t only strip natural oils from your hair but also from your scalp. This can be a real problem if you have sensitive skin because it will dry out your scalp. Most hair care products contain a lot of chemicals, such as parabens, which give these products a longer shelf life.
Silicones used in conditioners restore your hair after the harsh shampoo has stripped it. These chemicals don’t really result in healthy hair. It is a vicious cycle and it never ends until you take back your hair’s health.
At Lemongrass House, our Shampoos and Hair Conditioners are uniquely formulated with aloe vera, jojoba oil, sunflower oil and natural essential oils, which don’t strip the hair of its natural oils.
We know that everyone’s hair is different – and we’re here to help. For fine hair, we recommend green tea, rosemary and butterfly pea. For people with medium hair, it’s wild mint and Thai pomelo. For thick hair – royal lotus, ylang-ylang and jasmine do best.
Hair that is treated with colour needs a little extra attention. To help, we have leave-in Hair Oil and an extra moisturising Hair Mask. Our natural line of extra conditioning Hair Oil is great for restoring damaged or over-processed hair. Weekly treatments of our Hair Masks for extra dry, over-processed or colour-treated hair seems to be the sweet spot for keeping hair healthy and happy.
Come into Lemongrass House today and ask us about hair care. We can help you to switch your hair care routine to our fantastically nourishing and fragrant products.