We all know the eating lots of different fruits and vegetables is the cornerstone of a healthy diet. But did you also know that fruit extracts are really, really good for your hair? Because they are in such a concentrated form, fruit extracts pack a powerful punch when added to beauty products.
You can find fruit extracts in most milk_shake products, including our best-selling leave-in conditioners, shampoos, and treatments. Allow us to introduce you to the wonderful world of extracts.
Fruit Extracts & Antioxidants
Most plants contain polyphenols—organic molecular compounds that have strong antioxidant properties. What this means is that these molecules are highly effective at fighting free radicals. While free radicals aren’t inherently bad, they do tend to impact the human body in negative ways by altering lipids and proteins, when not counteracted by antioxidants. Free radical damage has been linked to inflammation, chronic illnesses, diseases, and aging.
Plants are naturally rich in antioxidants, especially berries. Blueberries, strawberries and goji berries are jam-packed with antioxidant properties, along with papaya. Our moisture plus family of products includes all of these powerful ingredients, for seriously healthy hair.
Besides being juicy and delicious, fruits are a natural multi-vitamin. It’s no secret that vitamins are an important part of staying healthy and there are a few that are especially important to hair health.
Beta carotene—also known as vitamin A—is particularly important for cell growth and regeneration. It also helps the skin of the scalp produce sebum, an oily substance that helps keep your scalp healthy and hair moisturized. This powerful nutrient is found in goji berries, mangoes, and apricots.
Vitamin C does more than just keep the common cold away, it also help fight free radicals and has been shown to stimulate collagen production. While oranges may get most of the vitamin C spotlight, strawberries contain high amounts of this super nutrient. You can find strawberry extract in our leave-in conditioner.
There is no better beauty regimen than healthy living. Taking good care of yourself and your body is guaranteed to help you feel and look your best. While we feed our bodies with what we put in them, we feed our hair with what we put on it. With an abundance of a nutrients and free radical fighting power, fruit extracts are a natural way to keep your hair happy and healthy.