Salt Water Damages Hair
If you ever think of plunging your hair into the ocean, be careful not to keep it in for so long. While saltwater may be good for your skin, it’s not so much for your hair. There are numerous ways saltwater can impact your hair. Just picture the amount of salt that seeps into your hair. Saltwater results in the deposition of salt onto the hair fiber, which makes the hair end up feeling really rough and dry. The combination of the high salt content from the sea and the sun exposure is a recipe for disaster for your hair. Especially if you have dyed or bleached hair, it can cause a lot more damage. Many of you probably had a similar experience of rough and brittle hair after coming out of the water. It is important to always protect your hair after you get in and out of the water with oil treatments.
Castor Oil: Keeps Hair Moisturized and Strong
If you’re looking for the best type of oil to treat brittle and rough hair damage, Castor oil is a life saver. It is rich in ricinoleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fatty acid that has many advantages and one includes locking in moisture to keep the hair and skin hydrated. Similar to almond, olive and coconut oil, the oil is thick due to the high amount of fats that acts as a natural humectant. A humectant is a common moisturizing agent found in skincare products and it’s used to retain moisture by preventing water loss throughout the outer layers of the skin. For hair, its components are used to helps hair feel moisturized and manageable. Castor oil is also filled with many nutrients such as vitamin E, and omega-6 fatty acids that can treat damaged hair. Once the oil trickles down and creates a coating for the hair fibers as well as build a protective layer to help seal the hair cuticles.
In fact, castor oil is one of the key ingredients that we use to treat damaged hair. We use extensive research to identify the best quality ingredients that’s suitable for your specific hair type and we make sure that we’re transparent with what goes into our hair care products.