Charcoal has long been hailed as a miracle ingredient for detoxifying our bodies and cleansing the skin, but did you know about the benefits that it can have for your hair?
In our region, where heat and dust mix with sweat to really weigh down our hair, we’re always looking for additional care. Charcoal is so beneficial that it has become the primary ingredient in some shampoos, separating them from the rest for providing superior hair care. Below, we have listed some of the main haircare benefits of charcoal.
Promotes Hair Growth
The buildup of dust, dirt, oil and sebum that sits on your scalp can hamper your hair’s quality and affect its growth. Charcoal helps cleanse these impurities, draws our sebum and clarifies oil buildup. This leaves the skin on the scalp free and lets your hair breathe at the root, thus promoting hair growth.
Dirt and oil may sometimes not be properly cleanse using regular shampoo and conditioners, and this build up may cause hair to sag and become dull and lifeless. In fact, hair can gain roughly 4 percent of its own weight in build-up from scalp oils, pollution and dry shampoo. Charcoal shampoos can pull out a lot more dirt and oil, and what’s more they don’t leave any residue behind. This means that hair is lighter and more voluminous than before. You will notice a healthy bounce as soon as you have used charcoal shampoo for the first time.
Rids Hair of Toxins
A shampoo with charcoal can gently detox by attracting dirt and oil which is then washed away. And because it’s gentle, it won’t disrupt your hair’s natural moisture levels. This means that hair will be pure, healthy and have a natural shine to it.
Reduces Dandruff and Itchiness
Charcoal doesn’t just treat the hair, but it also treats the scalp. It is able to absorb a large amount of toxins and oil from the skin, and work right into the pores. So if you suffer from an oily scalp, itchiness and redness, or dandruff, the absorption properties of charcoal will help soak all the excess oil, hence getting rid of all the dandruff in your hair.