Why You Should Embrace Natural Hair Products
Hair care products designed specifically for natural hair, like those available in the Boity Haircare Collection, are packed with ingredients that are not only gentle on your hair but kind to the environment as well. The range is luxurious while still being earth-friendly and can revive, renew and strengthen natural curls and coils with some of the best natural hair ingredients - we’re talking Black Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and more. All products are sulfate-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free and are proudly South African.
Whether you have already made the change to use hair products that are specially formulated for natural hair or are looking for the best options to suit your needs and budget, you’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of benefits to going natural.
Top Ingredients for hair types 3 & 4
The one thing that natural hair definitely can’t get enough of is moisture. When it comes to hair products for black women, there are a few key ingredients you should look out for to ensure you’re getting a product that really works. Hair types 3 & 4 are typically kinky, dense and prone to breakage, dryness and frizz. So, it is essential that you give it all the TLC you can so you can rock your natural hair in all its crowning glory.
The whole point of water is to hydrate, so of course, having water as an ingredient will go a long way towards restoring moisture in your hair. If you wash your hair regularly and you’re still experiencing excessive dryness, then it’s time to look at your shampoo.
Coconut oil is one of those handy products that has many uses. Not only is it a healthier cooking oil, it works wonders on the skin and hair as well. When used in hair products for natural hair, coconut oil facilitates in softening and conditioning the hair, adds shine, stimulates hair growth and helps to tame frizz. The Boity Royal Repair Conditioner is rich in coconut oil and is specifically formulated to bring fragile, dry and lack-luster hair back to life. This ensures that curly and coily hair is left stronger and softer while promoting a healthy scalp. The conditioner also moisturises hair and prevents breakage and split ends.
Another popular ingredient in natural hair products, shea butter is luxurious, creamy and great for the hair. Shea butter is a great addition to hair care products as its anti-inflammatory properties assist to reduce redness and scalp irritation by providing healing effects without clogging pores. Shea butter is also a great source of moisture for dry or damaged hair, providing moisture from the roots to the ends. Shea butter works wonders for hair that is chemically treated as well.
Shea butter is a key ingredient in the Boity Royal Cleanse Shampoo, helping to strengthen curly and coily hair while moisturising a dry and damaged scalp, controlling frizz, reducing shrinkage and balancing moisture.
This top natural ingredient has a composition similar to the scalp’s natural oils, making it a lightweight but effective addition to your hair care routine that won’t feel heavy on your hair. Jojoba oil moisturises the scalp and may be a dandruff remedy as well. It is rich in vitamins B, C and E, while minerals copper and zinc help with nourishment. Both the Boity Supreme Leave-In Conditioner and Sovereign Repair Serum contain Jojoba oil, which assists in moisturising the scalp, nourishing and strengthening the hair, preventing hair loss and promoting hair thickness.
Avocado oil is the ultimate answer to moisture and strength. Avocado oil is extremely rich in oleic acid and monounsaturated fats, making it one of the few oils that can actually penetrate the hair shaft and deeply moisturise the hair strands, instead of just sitting on top and coating your hair. These fats also strengthen the hair shaft and help prevent damage.
The Boity Sovereign Repair Serum, infused with luxurious properties of black seed oil, as well as avocado oil, jojoba oil and shea butter, will repair a tired scalp, promote and stimulate hair growth, reduce excessive oil production, and reduce scalp inflammation. This excellent therapy will increase curly and coily hair’s natural movement while softening the hair.
Black Seed Oil
Black seed oil has been one of the most coveted oils for health and beauty since the time of ancient Egyptians, known to be used devoutly by Cleopatra and other nobility to promote beauty, heal wounds, cure ailments and for overall good health and wellbeing.
This exotic oil is known for its rich healing properties, which help renew natural, curly and coily hair to soft, supple and shiny results, creating healthy, manageable hair. It is rich in essential fatty acids such as Omega 6 and Omega 3, which help to revive, renew, strengthen and hydrate natural hair and soothe dry scalps. Other nourishing properties, such as multiple antioxidants and vitamins enhance the overall strength, health and luster and deliver nourishment for gorgeous, shiny hair.
The Boity Haircare Collection, including the Royal Cleanse Shampoo, Royal Repair Conditioner, Sovereign Repair Serum, Supreme Leave-In Conditioner, Illustrious Scalp Spray and Empress Smoothing Gel all contain black seed oil to promote healthier, shinier, and more radiant hair.
Ten Reasons to Use Hair Products Made for Natural Hair
There has been a definite shift in recent years as consumers are now opting for more eco-friendly, natural and sustainable products in their natural hair routine. This includes ‘green’ beauty products, which are not only good for the environment, but better for our bodies as well. Here are some reasons why it is better to go natural with your hair products.
No harmful chemicals
Naturalistas will tell you to stay away from products that feature harsh ingredients like silicones, parabens and sulfates, and for good reason. Avoiding products that contain these chemicals will benefit your hair in the long run and help the environment as you won’t be rinsing them down the drain whenever you wash your hair.
Sulfates are mainly found in shampoos and work to get rid of dirt and oil buildup. However, sulfates are also responsible for creating suds (or lather) when washing hair, eliminating the barrier between hair and shampoo. As such, they tend to strip away moisture, leaving the hair dry and unhealthy. Some studies have also shown that sulfates inhibit hair growth.
The Boity Royal Cleanse Shampoo is not only sulfate free, but cruelty, paraben and gluten free. The shampoo strengthens and cleanses the hair with a luxurious, sulfate-free formula to promote fuller, thicker, healthier and more radiant hair. The shampoo gently cleanses and hydrates dry and brittle hair from impurities, while leaving it feeling strong, healthy and revived.
Good for the environment
As mentioned, choosing products with natural ingredients is better for the environment. Most natural hair products for black women also use recyclable or biodegradable packaging, so they won’t harm the planet or end up in a landfill site. Instead, the packaging will either decompose or be reused - both great options for sustainability.
Speaking of which, natural hair products are more sustainable and use ingredients sourced through ethical practices with fair trade standards. This means no animal testing. It also means that these brands usually find a way to give back to the environment or local communities with ingredients and production sourced locally.
Your hair will be healthier
Healthy hair is the goal here, but it’s often easier said than done, especially if you are using products with harsh ingredients. While it will take a few months to truly reap the benefits of natural hair products, it will be worth it in the long run. Natural hair will become softer, curlier, more defined and moisturised - what more could you want?
Harsh ingredients like sulfates and drying alcohols can wreak havoc on your scalp, including flakiness and irritation. Many of us suffer from a dry or itchy scalp, which is only made worse by harsh cleansers. Using a natural shampoo will cleanse your scalp in the most gentle way, without stripping it of its natural oils. This is important for the health of your scalp.
No more masking the problem
Again, ingredients like silicones and sulfates are widely available in regular hair products and are harmful in many ways. Many people do not know what they are putting on their hair and prefer to opt for tried and tested brands that use harmful chemicals. Silicone, a popular ingredient in regular shampoo, is known for sealing the hair cuticle, preventing moisture from getting in.
This is not what you want, especially if your hair is prone to dryness. Silicones, however, mask the problem as it makes the hair seem smooth and silky, but in reality, it lacks moisture and hydration. Natural hair products avoid silicones and instead use naturally sourced ingredients that provide hair with all the nutrients it needs.
In many cases, natural hair products can act as skincare products as the ingredients are natural and good for you. That said, this is not the case for all products, so do check the ingredients before using your natural shampoo as a face wash.
No animal testing
Animal testing is still a reality in the beauty industry, but thanks to natural products, this is not as rampant as it once was. Going natural with your hair care means going cruelty-free as many of the natural products support ethical, cruelty-free practices. That said, check your packaging to ensure that your chosen brand is cruelty-free. Halo Heritage, the creators of The Boity Haircare Collection prides themselves on their commitment to offering products that are free from animal testing.
Better for your health
Hair products that contain harsh chemicals are damaging to your hair, and for your overall health. Applying these products to your hair and scalp means they will get absorbed by your skin and find their way into your body. Ingredients like parabens have also been linked to numerous health concerns, including breast cancer. By going natural, you can prevent future health-related problems associated with these ingredients.
An investment in yourself
It has to be said that natural hair care products do often come with a higher price tag than those with harsh chemicals. But, like everything, you pay for quality. Non-natural products are usually mass-produced, which means they get made for a low price using cheap ingredients that could be harmful to you and the environment.
Natural products are, for the most part, ethically sourced and produced and use natural, high-quality ingredients. By paying a little more for your natural products, you are investing in yourself and the environment. Additionally, your skin and body will benefit from switching to natural hair products as you will be taking active steps to prevent possible health problems in the future.
Taking care of your health and the health of your hair will benefit you in the long run. The Boity Haircare Collection offers black women the chance to not only embrace their beautiful, natural hair but protect their health and the environment as well.