The Benefits of Using Charcoal for Your Hair
Activated charcoal is a fine black powder that is made from natural sources of carbon. Charcoal is obtained through heating carbon-rich materials such as coal, wood, coconut shells, and bone char at high temperatures. The charcoal is activated through a variety of processes, which includes treatment with oxygen, steam, and carbon dioxide, among other chemicals. The activation process removes impurities from charcoal particles and produces fine black porous granules. The activation process creates numerous holes and crevices in the charcoal particles, increasing its absorption ability. The unique porous and voluminous charcoal particles absorb toxins and impurities from the skin's surface, improving its overall appearance and health.
Charcoal has been utilized for beautifying and healing purposes by many cultures throughout history. The Egyptians had used activated charcoal for medicinal purposes and also to remove bad odors. It is believed that they had used charcoal for preserving the dead bodies. Activated charcoal has become an increasingly popular ingredient in skin and hair care products in recent decades. It is famous for its purifying and absorbent properties that enhance skin’s and scalp’s health. It helps remove the buildup of dust and excess oils from the skin, restoring its health. Thereby, it is an active ingredient in many shampoos, conditioners, and hair masks. Botanic Hearth's Activated Charcoal Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask contain authentic activated charcoal that promotes the scalp's health in several ways. Here are some of the impressive benefits of using charcoal for your hair:
- Promotes Scalp's Health
The buildup of dirt, excess oils, sweat, and dead skin cells clog hair follicles on the scalp, hindering hair growth. The blockage in hair follicles causes inflammation that leads to infection and hair loss. Activated charcoal draws out impurities, removes the buildup of excess oils and cleanses dead skin cells from the scalp, leaving it with a healthier and clearer surface. Moreover, pollutants and free radicals cause to deteriorate the scalp's health the same way it affects the skin's health. They assert oxidative stress on the scalp, weakening its health and accelerating hair loss. Activated charcoal's porous particles go deep into the scalp's surface, removing pollutants and dust particles settled on your scalp. Furthermore, it soothes dryness and irritation caused by pollutants and free radicals that lead to hair loss.
- Soothes Dryness and Irritation
Dryness is a common condition that causes flaky patches on the scalp. There are several factors that can develop dryness on the scalp, including hormones imbalance, frequent hair-washing, skin conditions, and medications. Although dryness is not directly responsible for hair loss, it can affect the scalp's health. Dryness on the scalp causes itchiness that leads to scratching, which injures hair follicles resulting in some hair loss. Activated charcoal is well-known for its absorptive abilities. It absorbs toxins, dandruff, and excess oils from the scalp that affect its health. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, activated charcoal soothes dryness, irritation, and redness and helps improve the scalp's overall health.
- Supports Voluminous and Shiny Hair
A healthy balance of oil is necessary for healthy and shiny hair. However, an oily condition can clog hair follicles, hamper hair growth, and cause hair loss. Many shampoos have harsh chemicals that strip off natural oils from the scalp, leaving it looking dull, dry, and unhealthy. These shampoos cleanse the scalp and affect oil glands with their vigorous ingredients. Activated charcoal absorbs excess oils without affecting oils glands. It is gentle on the skin and does not irritate the scalp that further leads to inflammation and redness. Its absorption activity keeps a healthy balance of oils on the scalp, supporting voluminous and shiny hair.