You’re a label-reader because you care not only about what goes in your body, but also about what goes on your body…and your hair. You prefer to eat clean and live clean, and to pass over anything—food, cosmetics, hair care products—that contains unfamiliar and unnatural ingredients. But to be perfectly honest, you also feel much better when your hair looks shiny and healthy. Three ingredients—grapefruit hair conditioner, coconut hair oil and honey hair conditioner—are creating buzz in hair care, and with them you can have the best of all healthy worlds. Luckily, Biolage R.A.W. is a natural haircare line rooted in, well, all things natural. Read on to learn what products like grapefruit conditioner can do for you and your hair.
Why it’s healthy: Grapefruit is a wonder food that does so much good. First off, this little pink fruit contains citric acid, which functions as a natural exfoliator. It’s also packed with Vitamin C, which helps encourage the production of collagen—an essential structural element for hair care and skin. Plus, it contains antioxidants, which are the most effective way to fight free radicals. In the science of aging, free radicals are among the body’s worst enemies, because they float through the system, attaching themselves to anything and everything, and then cause oxidation, which leads to a breakdown of healthy systems. (Think about how an apple becomes brown and shriveled when it’s sliced and left out in the air—that’s oxidation.)
What it does for your hair: It starts at the top, whisking away dirt and debris from the scalp and leaving your hair fresh and clean. Grapefruit also sloughs off dead surface cells which can make your hair look dull and damaged. If you have a lot of hair styling product build-up, it will clear that away, too. It combats excess hair oil production, so strands don’t get oily. It can improve the health of your hair follicles, and help put a stop to dandruff. And the shine? Grapefruit hair conditioner is like a thousand watts of light for your hair, leaving it incredibly luminous and full of volume. What’s more, the tart and tangy feel and fragrance of grapefruit in your shampoo has an energizing and uplifting effect. It gives your hair a real boost first thing in the morning!
Why it’s healthy: Coconut oil is all about natural hair moisturizing and natural nourishment. It’s packed with fatty acids, which are naturally occurring, organic lipid compounds. It also contains natural proteins that replicate the proteins found in hair. It’s rich in antioxidants, and it offers anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
What it does for your hair: If your hair is always thirsty, coconut oil is one of the best hair treatments found in nature. Its fatty acids work their way in to boost hair’s fat, mineral and vitamin content, leaving noticeably softer and suppler hair. You’ll experience less hair breakage and shinier hair. Coconut oil for hair can help boost circulation in the scalp, which is where hair follicles stay busy growing new hair. More circulation means more oxygen and nutrients to those follicles, which supports robust hair growth. The proteins help your hair to become stronger, and the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial functions help amplify hair health and control dandruff. Bottom line? Coconut oil hair conditioner is a soothing, moisturizing, restorative tropical getaway for your damged hair and scalp!
Why it’s healthy: Honey is another natural nourishing and conditioning ingredient with many hair-enhancing benefits. It acts as a humectant, which means it holds on to the moisture that’s essential for hydrated hair and skin. It’s an antioxidant that prevents premature aging and deterioration; and it also has antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
What it does for your hair: Because it so effectively prevents moisture loss and maintains the optimal moisture level of hair, your hair strands will look and feel amazingly soft, shiny and glossy. Moisture counteracts hair’s tendency to become brittle, so say buh-bye to split ends and hair breakage. And when the cuticles on the surface of the hair are nice and supple, it prevents your hair color from escaping from within and thereby fading too quickly. Honey’s unique makeup of vitamins and minerals keeps hair healthy and strong, and its antibacterial benefits help prevent scalp irritation and dandruff. Bees are on to something—honey shampoo and conditioner and a honey-infused mask for stressed hair is truly buzz-worthy!