Are you missing the smell of the ocean during this winter season? If you’re like me who’s located on the east coast then you know it’s too cold to walk down the street, let alone to go to the beach. Plus lately, it’s either snowing, raining, or just so cold that your hands feel like it’s going to freeze off. Mother Nature is clearly making up for lost time this winter. However, for those of you who can’t relate to my experience, I’m sure you’re just either looking to spice up your hair recipes or test out new products on your hair. You’re probably wondering why I started with the smell of the ocean as my introduction to the benefits of Sea moss. Sounds pretty random huh? But trust me, it does relate, and here’s why.
Raw Sea Moss, especially Jamaican Sea Moss has a very distinctive smell. It’s not bad but it does remind you of the ocean because of the salty top coating that Sea Moss actually has. So if you’re someone who is craving a vacation right now the way that I am. The aroma that Sea Moss gives off will just make you start sprinting to book your next vacation until you remember that we’re in covid times and that’s probably not going to happen right away. Since we got that out of the way, let’s talk about why Sea Moss is actually beneficial for the hair.
Here Are Some Reasons Why
Sea Moss contains iron, antioxidants, natural minerals, antimicrobial, and vitamins that are needed to restore the hair strength, moisturize your natural hair texture, aid in cell rejuvenation, condition the scalp, add shine, and many more. Some of the natural minerals it contains are Calcium, Folate, as mentioned before Iron, Zinc, Potassium, Omega 3, and Omega 6. When it comes to the vitamins that are released out of this product, you have Vitamin A, C, E, and B.
Now, if you’re asking yourself why are these so important? Let me break down why it’s necessary for your product ingredients to have these nutrients. As I’m not going to go into detail about the full benefits of all of the specific minerals and vitamins found within Sea Moss. Please note that many of these mineral/ vitamin descriptions can be found within our Why Quinoa is Not Only Great For Eating but Great for Hair Nourishment & Growth Post”, and also “Why Chia Seeds are a Great Addition to your DIY Products” Post. Check out these posts to get the full breakdown of what these minerals and vitamins actually do.
So Let’s Look At Why Vitamin A and B are Beneficial To The Hair
Vitamin A & B assist the oil glands within your hair to produce sebum which helps to moisturize the scalp naturally. In addition to that, they also increase the flow of red blood cells, which then promotes oxygen and nutrients to the scalp. As a result of this, the hair follicles will then become nourish, increasing your chances of hair growth.
This allows the scalp to release toxins and free radicals. So what are free radicals? Free radicals travel within the body looking to pair up with other electrons. They often do this in order to create instability within your body. By creating this instability, then causes cell damage. Cell damage around the scalp area ultimately causes hair loss and hair shed. Lastly, antioxidants help to maintain collagen and protect the scalp blood vessels in order to promote the hair’s health.
Having a product with Antimicrobial properties is very important because you don’t want an unwanted guest in your hair products or hair. When I say unwanted guests, I mean bacteria, mold, and fungus. These items are not only harmful to you but can also cause inflammation and irritation within the scalp. So making sure that you use products that contain this property is extremely important. Just remember a healthy you and healthy scalp is the fastest way to have healthy hair.
Well, that’s it. Don’t forget to check out those other posts for more information on the breakdown of these minerals and vitamins. Plus stay tuned for our How to Make Sea Moss Gel and How Sea Moss Gel actually works on Natural hair video coming out soon. All videos can be found on our YouTube channel or Social media pages. Lastly, don’t forget to leave a comment, subscribe to this page, and follow us on all social media. The links to our social media pages and YouTube channel can be found at the top of the Home Screen page.