4 Reasons You’ll Want Activated Charcoal to be Your New Boo
By Tiffani DouglasOn the regular, your natural hair goes through some serious changes. From product experimentation to protective styles, you’re constantly putting your curls and scalps to the test, so the last thing you’d even think about is putting charcoal on your hair. Say what now? Though it sounds impractical, it’s probably one of the best things you can do for your hair and scalp, and as the old adage goes, don’t knock it 'til you try it. Here’s why. Sweat, natural oils and product buildup can weight your hair down and lead to itchy, irritated scalp, and damaged, clogged hair follicles. To remedy these conditions, you need a curly hair shampoo that not only deep cleanses and restores, but is also gentle on your delicate hair. For these reasons, activated charcoal shampoo is the “it” cleanser because of its amazing detoxifying properties and its ability to keep your hair and scalp healthy and fresh. What is Activated Charcoal? Activated charcoal is the more sophisticated cousin of charcoal briquettes, but it’s not the same. It is a fine black powder that is formed by heating carbon-rich materials to an extremely high temperature. This heating process is called activation, which increases the surface area making it more porous than traditional charcoal. The porous surface has a negative electrical charge, which attracts positively charged particles like dirt, debris, and toxins. That means that when these particles come into contact with activated charcoal it attracts, attaches and is easily washed away in the cleansing process. Why Activated Charcoal Shampoo for Curly Hair is Boss Besides being gentle and effective, activated charcoal shampoos clean deep but are free of harsh chemicals. Charcoal shampoos are great for all hair textures and prevent excessive build-up when used regularly. Here are the four key benefits of activated charcoal shampoo for curly hair. Promotes hair growth. Your scalp is your skin too, and like your skin, it often produces excess sebum and absorbs unnecessary dirt and oil, which can clog hair follicles and impede your hair’s ability to grow. Activated charcoal deep cleanses the hair, unclogs pores and rids the scalp of impurities which allows your hair and scalp to breathe and thus grow more effectively. Detox your hair and scalp. Activated charcoal is an awesome purifier. Because of its porous texture, it naturally attracts and pulls toxins and impurities from your hair and scalp. The toxins on your scalp and hair stick to the activated charcoal giving your hair an extra clean finish without stripping it of its natural oils, like traditional shampoos. Relieves and repairs damaged scalps and various scalp conditions. Since activated charcoal shampoos hydrate and extract toxins, it’s great for relieving itchy, dry, irritated scalps and it reduces the likelihood of developing dandruff. Gives your curls more volume. Product build-up can be a real problem for curly girls, and regular shampoos only cleanse the surface leaving your hair limp and lifeless even after shampooing. Charcoal shampoos deep clean your hair and remove those impurities making your hair feel light and bouncy. Check Out Curl’s Charcoal Shampoo for Curly Hair Curl’s Cashmere+Caviar Hair Bath is one of the best curly hair shampoos. For additional tips on how to use activated charcoal shampoo, check out our prior blog. Your curls will thank you! In addition to curly hair shampoo, check out www.curls.com for an extensive selection of organic curly hair products.