In a previous blog we explored some of the weird and wonderful hair care treatments from across the world; we mentioned 4 countries: Australia, Colombia, Italy and India, which is only a very portion of the world. So, as suppliers of wholly natural hair extensions in Glasgow, we decided to explore a few more countries to find out more about traditional hair treatments from across the world. Read on to find some more hair secrets…
Morocco – Argan Oil
Argan oil is a popular hair care treatment which is used in the modern world, however it has been used in Morocco for many many years! The oil made from the kernels of the Argan tree and is used as a moisturiser for hair. To make a difference to your mane, the oil must be pure. You will find that many shampoos and conditioners are infused with the oil.
Japan – Camellia Oil
Camellia oil isn’t as well known as Argan, however it has been used in Japan for many years. This oil from a flower is full of a variety of vitamins including; A, B, C and E, all of which can make a difference to your hair. It is commonly used as a scalp conditioner and is believed to promote healthy hair growth – some believe that it can actually add colour to grey hair – however there is no firm evidence of this!
Ancient Egypt – Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil & Olive Oil
Beauty was a huge part of Egyptian culture, how could it not with such a queen as Cleopatra!? The Egyptians used a range of treatments that are actually still used today all around the world. They used; the juice of the aloe vera plant, coconut oil and olive oil. The latter 2 were used to create a luxurious hair mask.
Ghana (West Africa) – Black Soap (cocoa, palm oil, coconut & Plantains)
You may not have heard of it, but black soap is a hair care and beauty treatment used primarily in Ghana and throughout West Africa – it is now exported around the world. The soap is lumpy and brown; it is made from a combination of coconut oils, cocoa pods, palm oils and even plantain skills. It is a natural cleanser that helps to retain moisture and smells delicious.
Remember when trying a new hair care product or treatment to test it out on a small area of the skin before applying it to your hair. Not all hair care treatments will work for everyone as everyone has different hair. Here at KSL, we provide an extensive range of hair loss treatments in Scotland, so if you have any concerns about your hair please get in contact with us on 0141 2486 603.