by Kira Walton
Have you ever wondered how The Little Mermaid Ariel got her hair so shiny, healthy, and full of bounce? We have, and through our extensive research on various hair care tips and products, we found out that the answer to amazing hair lies with one secret ingredient; Seaweed!
In our endless quest for luscious locks we can often end up doing more harm than good to our hair. Heat treatments, synthetic colouring, and styling techniques like ponytails and braids remove the natural oils produced by the scalp and irritate the cuticle of the hair making it rigid and brittle.
Next thing you know you have split-ends, frizziness and hair that lacks moisture and volume – definitely not a good look for a mermaid! Thankfully, there is an all-natural way to achieve the magnificent mane that we crave so badly.
So bid farewell to the usual hair care tips, curling tongs, teasing combs, and collection of various lotions and potions that promise to save your scalp – seaweed is the all natural way to achieve stronger, thicker, and overall amazing hair.
How can seaweed work for hair?
This marine miracle worker is packed full to the brim with amino acids and antioxidants that help to repair and revive hair that has been damaged by harsh weather conditions and styling treatments.
Seaweed has a deep moisturising effect on hair and contains high levels of vitamins A, B, C and E. These vitamins aid the production of natural oils which are an essential component of soft and shiny hair.
Mineral-rich seaweed promotes scalp hydration and decreases the hair’s electrostatic charge making the hair more manageable and eliminating fly-aways. This aquatic plant is also used as an effective hair loss solution due to its high levels of omega-3, iron, and zinc which promote hair growth.
Incorporate Seaweed into Your Hair Care Routine
At VOYA, we hand-harvest our seaweed and dehydrate it within 2 hours so that it retains all of its natural nutrients, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. We’ve spoken about the amazing benefits that these nutrients have on your skin as it helps to detoxify and remineralise, but it also has countless benefits for hair.
The same nutrients and minerals in seaweed that work wonders on your skin will also do amazing things for your tresses. These ingredients are the key to fighting the frizz and injecting some life back into your hair.
The Benefits of Seaweed Conditioner
Repair and replenish dry or damaged hair with Forget Me Knot Conditioner that uses an express delivery formula to lock in moisture. Enrichhttps://voya.ie/bath/forget-me-knot.htmled with organic essential oils and vitamins B5 and E, Forget Me Knot detangles, softens, and protects hair from environmental factors. Using all-natural active ingredients like honey and lemon peel oil, the seaweed-infused treatment creates body, volume, and high-octane shine.
Use this conditioner regularly and you will notice a difference in the quality and growth in your hair.
Seaweed works wonders on skin too
Not only is seaweed going to transform your hair, but it has countless benefits for your complexion too! Seaweed will re-hydrate your skin and leave it feeling clean, fresh and silky smooth. Seaweed’s detoxifying properties can also be put to work to help clear up skin problems such as eczema and even acne.
An excellent way to reap the benefits of seaweed for both hair and skin is in a seaweed bath where you can sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the sea’s miracle. Why not try your very own seaweed bath at home or come visit us at the VOYA seaweed baths for a unique and luxurious experience.
The benefits of seaweed doesn’t end at hair and skin, according to food writer Sally McKenna, it is also a great food, fertiliser and medicine. Sally admits to being a bit seaweed obsessed, and we can’t blame her:
‘Once you get interested in seaweed, it’s a little bit addictive. You want to know more.’
Have you tried our Seaweed shampoos and conditioners yet? We’d love to hear from you! Let us know your thoughts in our comments section below.