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Brittle hair, let's see the main natural remedies and healthy tips
Slow cosmetique, mehti or fenugreek against hair loss, dandruff and itching
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action, counteracts hair loss, regulates sebum production, soothes itching, moisturizes the scalp and leaves hair soft, thick and healthy.
Sweat, dandruff, itching, in summer the hair can be put to the test and appear dull, brittle and at risk of falling. But, luckily, nature comes to our rescue with simple but powerful remedies. For example, mehti, or, as it is known to us, fenugreek, is a very popular plant used in Asia, especially in India, precisely to take care of the beauty and health of the hair. And the point is, it's not just about tradition. In fact, several scientific studies have confirmed the properties of mehti and ha...
Slow Cosmetique, hair in autumn
Massages, aloe, coconut oil and lavender essential oil, small remedies for the beauty and health of the hair.
Autumn, the leaves are falling from the trees... and the hair from our head too! Many of us, in fact, especially in this period, experience an increase in hair loss. But it is also possible to realize to have more fragile hair, dandruff and itching. This is a normal condition linked to seasonality and pollution, but this does not mean that we cannot take action to improve the situation. So let's try to understand why hair tends to fall more abundantly in autumn and what are the natural remedies ...
Cottonseed oil, for a young skin and soft hair
Anti-inflammatory and anti-aging, protects the skin barrier, promotes cell turnover, counteracts damage from the sun's rays and the formation of dark spots, soothes itching, makes the skin elastic and the hair soft and shiny.
But don’t you use cotton to make clothes? Of course, but through the cold pressing of its seeds another product with interesting cosmetic properties is obtained, the cottonseed oil. Cottonseed oil has been known since ancient times in Africa, North America and Asia, in fact, it has been possible to unearth, during archaeological excavations, tools for grinding the cotton dating back to the first century AD! Cottonseed oil can also be integrated into the diet, today, however, we will focus on its...
Baheda, the Indian powder that strengthens hair and brightens the skin
Strengthens the hair, stimulates regrowth, gives brightness to the hair, fights photoaging of the skin, wrinkles and dark spots, brightens the complexion, fights acne, blackheads and enlarged pores.
Baheda, also called bibhitaki, scientific name Terminalia bellerica, is a typical plant of Asia whose fruits are used and appreciated in Ayurveda. Baheda is part, together with amla and haritaki, of the Indian remedy Triphala. However, Baheda can also be used alone for the beauty and health of skin and hair, but let's try to understand better. Baheda, properties - Baheda is a tonic for the hair, in fact it acts by strengthening them if damaged by the heat, giving them shine and strength (Priya...
Useful in case of wrinkles, it helps to counteract premature aging, treatment in the case of psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, chapped, irritated or dry skin, dry and brittle hair, split ends.
Shorea robusta is a tree of the Dipterocarpaceae family, also known as sal it is native to the Indian subcontinent. From its seeds a butter is extracted, the sal butter in fact, largely known in cosmetics as a stable ingredient, which does not go rancid easily and with emollient and antioxidant properties. But let's better understand the characteristics of sal butter, what this butter can do for our beauty and the possible applications. Sal butter, composition and properties - Sal butter bring...
Slow Cosmetique, soapwort, the natural soap that respects the skin
The decoction of soapwort is a natural detergent for sensitive skin, with acne, dermatitis or psoriasis, may be used as a delicate shampoo for brittle and dry hair.
Cleaning the hands, the face, the body and the hair are gestures that belong to our skincare routine. For this reason, it is important to be aware of the products we are using, to know what that soap with a wonderful fragrance contains or to understand the ingredients of the shampoo that makes a lot of foam. It often happens, indeed, that the detergent products may be too aggressive on our skin since they include in their formula strong surfactants, able to irritate the skin and remove the natur...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 10, Tahitian monoi oil
Amazing after sun, anti wrinkle action, able to counteract skin aging, protects the skin from UV rays, for the beauty of hair, helpful against itching and dermatitis, also in babies.
It comes from Polynesia and is considered a natural cosmetic with amazing properties for the beauty of skin and hair, we are speaking about the monoi oil. The monoi oil takes its name from the Tahitian word mono’i that means scented oil. Properties – This product is obtained indeed by soaking in coconut oil particular types of plants and flowers, such as Tahitian gardenia, the beautiful flower with large white petals that can be admired in the Tahitian necklaces, the jasmine, basil, the Polyne...
Slow Cosmetique, capillary bath for healthy and glossy hair
Plant based oils, butters and essential oils to prepare hair masks, useful in case of dandruff, itching, dermatitis, psoriasis and brittle hair.
The capillary bath is a treatment for the scalp that results beneficial in case of dandruff, itching, psoriasis, dermatitis but also brittle and dry hair. The treatment consists in an application of a plant based oil, that may be mixed with essential oils, on the scalp. This lotion is massaged and then left on for a while, finally it is washed away with the shampoo. Let’s see how to take care of our hair in a natural way and with just a few ingredients, according to the tips of Slow Cosmetique, ...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 8, Semiramis’s beer
Today we get inspired by the beauty routine of the legendary queen of Babylon Semiramis in order to make our hair healthy and glossy.
It is said that the legendary Assyro - Babylonian queen Semiramis made the bath in beer to make the skin elastic and renewed and, above all, to strengthen the hair. After all, Semiramis was very careful to take care of her beauty. In fact, according to the legend, she was the first who created the first natural cosmetics obtained from the phytocosmetic plants that the queen grew on the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. So, why not take inspiration from Semiramis and create by ourselves simple but effe...
Elmleaf blackberry honey, beauty cosmetic and natural remedy
Antioxidant and antipyretic properties, useful in case of inflammation and mouth ulcers, against the flu, for cosmetic use makes the hair shiny, strengthens it and helps to counteract dandruff and itching of the scalp.
Elmleaf blackberry, also called bramble, scientific name Rubus ulmifolius, is a species of wild blackberry belonging to the Rosaceae family. The bramble is a remedy of tradition thanks to its powerful anti-pyretic properties, therefore useful to counteract the fever, and to its antioxidant effect given by some phenolic compounds such as ellagitannins (Martins et al, Food Funct, Jun 2014 - Niaz et al, BMC Complement Altern Med). These healthful properties are also transferred to honey that is obt...
Able to reduce the bad cholesterol and to increase the good one, it counteracts hair loss and thinning hair.
Annurca is an apple native to Campania, a region of South Italy, and is also considered the queen of all the apples. Why is it so important? Because this apple is characterized by powerful and interesting properties on health and beauty, all well demonstrated by scientific researches. Annurca apple contains indeed high quantities of polyphenols and results able to keep under control the levels of cholesterol. According indeed to a study published in 2017 on the Journal of the science of food a...
Naturally beautiful Part 2, the cosmetics against wind and cold
Shea butter and argan oil should always be present in the beauty routine against wind and cold weather, humidity and temperature changes in order to protect hair and skin in a natural way, authentic treasures of beauty.
Not just sun and sea, a problem for skin and hair may be also wind, cold weather and temperature changes, pollution, dry indoor air and outdoor humidity with the result that in Autumn and Winter our skin may become grey, dull, dry, with redness and wounds and the hair may appear brittle and less luminous. How can we protect hair and skin in this period of the year? The cosmetic products are really helpful but, instead of purchasing creams, serums or hair masks, that too often contain chemical s...
Avocado oil, cosmetic use
For the beauty of skin, nails and hair, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, as proven by scientific studies increases collagen and helps the healing of wounds.
From the pulp of the fruit of the avocado tree, scientific name Persea americana, you get an oil suitable for both food and cosmetic use. In this post we will talk about how you can use avocado oil to take care of your beauty in a natural way. In fact, this oil is rich in vitamins, such as A, C, D and E (Tzu-Kai Lin et al, Int J Mol Sci, 2018), essential fatty acids and antioxidants. It has powerful moisturizing, elasticizing and nourishing properties and is ideal for dry, toneless and mature sk...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 4, rice water
Rice water has been used for centuries by Oriental women for the beauty of skin and hair.
The skin is our interface with the outside world, it helps us feel consistency and temperature of what is surrounding us and it also protects us. And we must protect it, too. In the posts dedicated to the INCI of cosmetics we are learning that, unfortunately, creams, serums and lotions often contain too many ingredients and not all beneficial. Indeed, some of them are harmful, irritating and sometimes even carcinogenic as the famous formaldehyde, we dedicated a post about the topic last week. Th...
Cocoa essential oil
Scent able to give a feeling of wellbeing, energy and vitality, useful against tiredness, depression sadness, helpful in case of stress or to counteract stress eating, able to stimulate the tissues, to tone and nourish the skin, against cellulite, for soft and glossy hair.
Cocoa essential oil is obtained through the processing of the seeds of cocoa plant, scientific name Theobroma cacao. This essential oil is characterized by a special aroma and interesting antioxidant properties and can be used in cosmetic, aromatherapy but also to give to your dishes a fascinating scent. Let’s see the main uses of one of the yummiest essential oils. Cosmetic – Cocoa essential oil is used to perfume the cosmetics. In addition to this, thanks to its antioxidant and nourishing pr...
Grapeseed oil, cosmetic use
Able to protect the skin from the free radicals and aging processes, counteracts dark skin spots and the lack of tone of the tissues, moisturizing action, able to strengthen the blood vessels, useful for hair care, according to a scientific study helpful against hair loss.
Grapeseed oil is obtained through cold pressing of the grapes, the berries of Vitis Vinifera. We have already seen its nutritional benefits on the body when used for cooking thanks to its content in antioxidants and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Grapeseed oil is in fact a help to counteract free radicals, the aging processes and, if inserted in a balanced diet with the intake of omega 3 fatty acids, it is also useful to protect the heart by keeping under control the levels of cholesterol. But thi...
Slow Cosmetique, Hair
For healthy, vital, shiny and silky hair without using products full of silicones, petroleum derivatives and too aggressive surfactants.
Slow Cosmetique is a movement that was born in Belgium but now is growing all over the world with the aim to make every consumer aware of the real needs of skin and hair and able to choose products that are not harmful for health or for the planet. It is also important to dedicate time to yourself, if only for a few minutes, but with all your attention in order to give importance to every gesture. In previous posts, we have already seen how to treat facial skin, and what about hair? A lot of pro...
For cosmetic use is helpful for skin and hair, it regenerates them, antioxidant, antibacterial and antiseptic properties, able to speed up the tissue regeneration processes, makes the skin luminous, silky and soft, moisturizing action, able to protect the skin from the external agents and sun damages.
Pistachios are the seeds of the tree Pistacia vera belonging to the Anacardiaceae family. Today we will not speak about the seeds of the plant, already described in a previous post, but we will learn the properties of another, very interesting, product obtained, through cold pressing, from these seeds, namely the pistachio oil. This oil is naturally rich in antioxidants, in particular vitamin E, beta-carotene, lutein and tocopherol, brings omega 3 fatty acids and is well appreciated also in cosm...
Flaxseed oil (for cosmetic use)
Interesting properties in cosmetic field, helpful for the skin, makes the skin elastic, soft and hydrated, against skin irritations and inflammations, useful if applied on chapped skin such as that of elbows, heels or hands, useful for the beauty of hair, makes the hair soft and strengthens it, against dandruff and split ends.
Flax, scientific name Linum usitatissimum, is a plant of the family of Linaceae very appreciated thanks to its properties. Flax indeed, besides providing fiber to obtain tissue, paper or rope, is known for its seeds that are used to extract, through cold pressing, a precious oil, rich in fatty acids and with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This oil, when used raw to season salads and vegetables, is beneficial for health but it has also other interesting applications, it plays indee...
Tonic, astringent, antiseptic and purifying action, useful to treat wrinkles and smooth the skin, able to strengthen the hair, indicated in case of brittle hair, it makes them glossy, silky and with volume, able to purify the oily skin, useful in case of dermatitis of the scalp.
The original henna is obtained by grinding to powder the leaves and the sprigs of a plant, Lawsonia inermis. This henna is well known all over the world and is used to decorate the skin and to dye the hair red-brown. There is also the neutral henna, obtained from another plant, Cassia obovata. This henna is colorless, rich in tannins and vitamins especially C and K, and lends itself to the preparation of mask for skin and hair. It has indeed astringent, antiseptic and tonic properties. If appli...
Antioxidant, nutritional and moisturizing properties, able to stimulate skin collagen, draining and anti-cellulite action, used for creams and preparations for dry, mature and irritated skin, cracked lips, stretch marks, cellulite and dried and frizzy hair.
Cocoa butter is a vegetable fat that is extracted from cocoa seeds, Theobroma cacao, and, besides being a component of chocolate tablets, is a very interesting ingredient for cosmetic use. In fact, cocoa butter has antioxidant properties, stimulates the production of collagen for a more tonic and elastic skin and has nutritional, moisturizing and protective properties thanks to the presence of fatty acids such as linoleic and oleic acid. These features make cocoa butter an essential ingredient f...
For cosmetic use, emollient, regenerating and moisturizing properties, ideal for massages and to be applied on skin, lips, hair and nails, helpful against wrinkles, stretch marks, shaving, waxing or diaper irritations, dry and cracked lips, brittle hair and nails.
From the seeds of the Argania spinosa plant, that grows in the south of Morocco, the argan oil is extracted. This oil is mainly used in beauty preparations for external applications but, in the countries of origin such as Morocco or Algeria, it can also be used in cooking. Argan oil for cooking use has a different preparation than that used for the skin care, in fact if used for cooking the fruit is roasted otherwise it is cold pressed, making it clearer. In this article we focus on argan oil fo...
It protects hair, fortifying and restructuring properties for brittle, dull and frizzy hair, helps soothe and treat seborrheic dermatitis, which often causes hair loss, anti-wrinkle treatment for skin.
The sapote, also called Caribbean apricot, is the fruit of Pouteria sapota, a plant native to Central America and belonging to the Sapotaceae family together with argan and shea. From the seed of sapote an oil is obtained, rich in antioxidants, anti-aging substances and characterized by fortifying and restructuring properties, the oil is used mainly in case of brittle and dull hair in order to make them glossy and healthy and to combat seborrheic dermatitis, that often causes hair loss. The sapo...
Antioxidants and mineral salts, action on hair and nails, able to strengthen them, remedy to boost the immune system and to protect the elasticity of tissues and blood vessels, against joint pain.
The bamboo is a plant of the Gramineae family, typical of the tropical and sub-tropical regions, it is characterized by flexible stems, high but at the same time very resistant. The bamboo, for these characteristics, can be used to implement architectural constructions, furniture but also paper and textiles. In addition to this, the bamboo has also healing properties, it is in fact a source of mineral salts and antioxidants, in particular, it is rich in silica, potassium and choline, important t...
Vitamins and mineral salts, tonic and energizing action, able to warm the body and to fortify bones, nails and hair, alkalizing properties useful in case of sour stomach.
The millet, or Panicum miliaceum, belongs to the Gramineae family. It is often underestimated and considered a food suitable just for birds and poultry but this grain, originating from Central and East Asia, has important healthy properties also for humans. Millet is a gluten-free grain, for this reason it can be eaten also by those people who are gluten-intolerant, millet helps to warm the body and this property makes the cereal very important in autumn or winter, it contains mineral salts suc...
Frankincense essential oil
Antiseptic, expectorant and anti-rheumatic properties, helpful in case of cough, cold, laryngitis, anti-wrinkle action, able to tone the skin and to make the hair glossy, useful in case of cystitis, able to balance the nervous system, to calm the breathe and to promote meditation.
The frankincense essential oil is obtained from a plant , the Boswelia carterii, and has anti-rheumatic and antiseptic properties, for this reason it can be applied in case of rheumatism, trauma but also problems of the respiratory tract such as asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis and cough. It results helpful in case of cystitis and to rebalance the nervous system. Avoid it in the first three month of pregnancy because it promotes menstruation. Just one thing before describing the main uses: than...
Antioxidants, vitamin C and mineral salts, able to strengthen the immune system, helpful to improve the sleep, external use for irritated skin, acne, psoriasis and brittle hair.
Rooibos is a member of the Fabaceae family and comes from South Africa. The leaves of this plant are used to prepare an herbal tea, called rooibos or redbush tea, with important healthy properties for the body. Rooibos doesn’t contain caffeine, for this reason you can drink it also in the evening, it is rich in mineral salts, such as magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc and calcium, vitamin C and polyphenol. Rooibos is also able to lower cholesterol, promotes calm and sleep and can be drunk by ch...
Protein, vitamin B, mineral salts, it fights fatigue and anemia, able to detoxify the liver and skin, helpful in case of acne and pimples, oily skin, strengthens hair and nails, fights the pain in case of neuralgia.
The brewer's yeast can be fresh, used to make bread or pizza, or dry, with more nutrients. The brewer's yeast is characterized by a high content of proteins, vitamins of group B, and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and calcium. Thanks to these properties, brewer's yeast is an ally to fight fatigue and asthenia, it has also a powerful detoxifying action for the liver and leads to benefits for skin, especially in case of acne, hair and nails, by strengthening them and by st...
Anti-inflammatory, wound-healing and diuretic properties, remedy in case of urinary tract disorders, bleeding, sore throat, water retention, kidney stones, helpful to prevent hair loss but also in case of excessive sweating of the feet, to be used to stop bleeding including nosebleeds.
Equisetum, or horsetail, is a plant which grows wild in fields, however, it is better to buy the herb in specialized shops since there are different species of horsetail and some of these are toxic. Equisetum has an anti-inflammatory, healing and diuretic action. It has beneficial and curative properties against urinary tract infections, kidney stones, water retention and cellulite. In addition to these properties, the horsetail is a remedy to treat wounds, ulcers, sores, bleeding, including nos...
Painkiller, remedy in case of all types of pain, anti- cellulite, it helps to make the skin elastic and healthy, shiny hair, remedy for toothache and tooth decay.
The ivy climbing must be used for external application, indeed, if used internally, in large doses, it can cause poisoning. This plant has anti-inflammatory, anti-cellulite, anesthetic and pain killer properties. Ivy climbing can be used in case of pains, that calms, rheumatism and burns. You can use ivy climbing for a toothache, but also for ears ache or sore throat. This plant helps also in case of cellulite, by fighting fat, gives elasticity to the skin and reduces swelling of the ankles by i...
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