Black hair, or textured hair, generally has more curls, coils and bends than other hair types. This makes it difficult for sebum, the natural oil produced in the scalp, to slide down the hair shaft. So our hair tends to be drier. Hence, Black women are ever in search of the right product to moisturize dull, dry, damaged hair.
The billion dollar a year Black hair care industry, where we’ve long concentrated our search, offers hundreds of hair care products. The countless available choices really all seem to be one in the same…the only difference being labeling and pricing. Loaded with hard to pronounce additives and preservatives, these chemicals are too harsh and nearly poisonous to our delicate hair.
We need to get away from the chemicals, bleaches, preservatives and dyes, that continue to dry out and break off our hair. So Black Girl Green World has researched the all natural oils, used as hair care products for centuries, to see if there really are any better alternatives with greater benefits for our sensitive locks. Surprisingly, we’ve found that the raw oils and butters produced naturally in nature, offer Black hair more long-term and sustainable benefits than anything on the market.
OUR INCREDIBLE FINDINGS:
SHEA BUTTER: Works from root to tip, locking in moisture, protecting and repairing dry, damaged hair. Virgin shea butter absorbs into and coats the hair strand and shaft without leaving a greasy residue. It naturally protects and repairs chemically treated, over processed, color-treated, heat damaged and weather damaged hair. It softens brittle hair, repairs breakage and mends split ends! The rich moisturizing properties of natural shea butter has incredible emolliant qualities, is excellent for fragile our curls, and restores life and vitality to hair!
Unrefined, or raw virgin shea butter, is rich in Vitamins A & E, which heal damaged hair shafts, soothe, hydrate, and balance scalp and hair. Deficiency in vitamin F actually causes hair loss. Shea butter is rich in Vitamin F and contains the essential fatty acids that protect and revitalize damaged hair and scalp. It also has a low SPF factor and protects your hair from damaging UV rays. Its natural healing properties eliminate scalp conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis, too!
OLIVE OIL: Hair loss is attributed to DTH hormones on the scalp, which make the hair follicle shaft decrease. Olive oil prevents the production of DTH hormones on the scalp. Olive oil truly makes your hair softer, unlike cheap imitations. Silicone, for example, is used as a masking agent in most conditioners to make your hair feel softer for a few hours. Extra virgin olive oil replaces harmful silicone ingredients. Your hair will feel and actually be softer, silkier and more luxurious!
JOJOBA OIL: Has a remarkable structural resemblance to sebum, the oil naturally produced in the scalp. Excess sebum production clogs follicles and slows growth. All natural jojoba oil regulates sebum deposits, stopping hair breakage and loss, and promoting continuous growth. This deep-penetrating moisturizer doesn’t evaporate like water-based moisturizers, either. It will leave your hair smooth, silky and shiny, and help it grow faster.
TEA TREE OIL: Is a natural antiseptic and anti-bacterial agent, that kills the scalp fungus which causes persistent dandruff and itchy, dry scalp. Buildup in the follicles that restrict hair growth include: dead skin, dandruff, buildup from product usage, even heavy minerals from the water in your home. Tea tree oil naturally cleans residue and removes build up from hair follicles, both of which impede hair growth. Tea tree oil improves the Ph balance of hair and normalizes scalp and hair condition. Quite simply, virgin tea tree oil eliminates dandruff, unclogs blocked hair follicles and stimulates long, fast, healthy growth!
COCONUT OIL: Reduces protein loss and regrows damaged hair. Its molecular structure allows it to penetrate the hair shaft and bind to the natural proteins, reinforcing hair fiber. Virgin coconut oil retains moisture, prevents breakage and hair loss, and inhibits the penetration of water in the air, which causes hair to frizz and poof. Its natural fat makes the hair shaft stronger and speeds growth! Packed with triglycerides, coconut oil waterproofs the scalp and hair and protects your strands from the effects of aging. It has been used for centuries on the Indian subcontinent in places like Malaysia, Burma, Indonesia and the Philippines where 80-year old women still have long, thick, silky, jet-black hair.
The best news of the day, is that there is actually a company offering a hair care product with just this mix of all natural ingredients! And better yet, they don’t add any chemicals to stretch, dilute or breakdown the benefits of these natural blessings. CyLan Secret’s Heavenly Hair Lotion is the ONLY hair care product made entirely from shea butter, coconut, olive, tea tree, and jojoba oils! Our entire staff has started using this product and can assure you that their claims are TRUE! this fabulous product really does lock in moisturizer, strengthen strands and promote unbelievable growth!
We are delighted to report that the search for the perfect hair care product is finally over!