One of the most enjoyable benefits of travel is learning from people in various regions. Some people take trips to experience and learn from different cuisines. Others enjoy learning skills and trades from around the world. So, it’s no wonder that there are a lot of hair care secrets from around the globe. One thing you are likely to notice is that people from many areas are completely unaware of the sulfates and chemicals in many commercial hair care products. Instead, they use ingredients found in nature to cleanse, grow, and care for their hair. Take a look at some of the most unique, yet interesting hair care practices from around the world.
Australia’s Hair Care Secret: The Eucalyptus Plant
If you visit Australia, you’ll find that they have used eucalyptus for years. This natural plant product calms the scalp. It helps fight itchiness and inflammation. It also strengthens hair follicles and promotes new hair growth. The oil from the eucalyptus plant promotes proper blood vessel constriction and cleanses the hair and scalp. It cannot be left on the hair for a long time, as it can cause damage.
Columbia’s Hair Care Secret: Eggs and Avocado
In Columbia, it’s not unusual to see women mash up an egg with avocado and apply it to their hair. They cover their locks with the mixture and let it sit for 15 minutes. It’s how they de-frizz their hair. The combination of Vitamin B and E strengthens and softens the hair. It also gives them shiny locks and promotes growth. These reasons are why avocado oil is an ingredient in Lilyam’s Liquid Gold A+C.
Ethiopia’s Hair Care Secret: Butter
In Ethiopia, women use whatever is available locally to care for their hair. Some use red clay, coconut, ghee, and even butter to style, treat, and dye their hair. The most interesting hair care product used in Ethiopia is butter. Raw butter is used as a hair mask and massaged into the scalp where it is allowed to melt. Then, it is left in overnight. It is applied once or twice a week. Raw butter moisturizes the scalp and hair. Red clay and butter can be combined into a paste and used to color the hair.
Jamaica’s Hair Care Secret: Prickly Pear Cactus
In Jamaica, it’s important to protect the hair from sun damage. To protect their hair, Jamaicans peel a cactus and wash their hair with its oil. The cactus helps repair sun damage, strengthens hair, and promotes healthy growth. Cactus oil moisturizes and softens the hair.
The Philippines’ Hair Care Secret: Aloe Vera
Women in the Philippines use aloe vera to care for and maintain their long, beautiful locks. The gel from the aloe vera plant is rubbed all over their hair. It provides a glossy finish and protects their strands. The moisturizing properties in the gel moisturizes, enhances shine, and strengthens the hair. It can also help alleviate a dry and itchy scalp.
Contact Lilyam Oils
At Lilyam, our hair oils contain all-natural ingredients and oils that help alleviate many hair troubles. Using our handmade oils to care for your hair can help with frizz, hydrate strands, encourage hair growth, and provide many other benefits. If you are not sure which products to start with, reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you find what works for you.