By Sabrina Perkins of seriouslynatural.org

It’s an exciting time to be natural!  Not only are we living the dream of nurturing and loving our tresses, we are inundated with information and reports of the latest and greatest natural oil, plant, or tea that promises to make our hair more gorgeous than ever!  So, without further ado, here’s another one! #SorryNotSorry  Ladies, I present to you… bamboo extract! 

This woody grass belongs to the subfamily Bambusoideae and is a fast growing natural resource with over 1,200 different species world-wide.  Bamboo is a self-generating natural resource that provides considerable environmental benefits. This famous plant is used for ecological purposes and as an extremely important forestry plant, but did you know it was a natural gold mine for hair?  Here are  benefits to adding bamboo to your tresses.

Top 4 Benefits of Bamboo for Natural Hair:

  1. It’s filled with silica; an average of 70% all-natural silica concentration. “This mineral helps to strengthen your blood vessels and improve circulation, which can stimulate the blood flow to your scalp and encourage growth. It also is a necessary component of your skin’s connective tissues and helps to strengthen your bones, nails and hair.” LIVESTRONG.COM
  2. It’s excellent at cleansing scalp and hair.  When used in shampoos, Bamboo puts in work, clearing pollutants, dead skin cells and product build-up.  This leads to a natural ‘pop’ in your locks.
  3. Bamboo is supportive of the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans. Huh? Basically,  it plays a significant role in moisture retention.  Moisturized strands are more elastic and less likely to break. #growthretention Ingredientstodiefor.com
  4. It has anti-irritant and anti-oxidant properties.  So if you’re tender headed, or have sensitive skin, Bamboo for you. Also, if you’re nutrient-deficient, this extract will provide the nourishment and fortification you need to help your skin and strands thrive!   Ingredientstodiefor.com

There are several ways to gain the benefits of this prehistoric wonder resource. You can eat the yummy shoots, take a pill supplement, sip bamboo tea or use hair products that have it listed within the first 5 (after water) ingredients, for top effectiveness. 

When it comes to meeting those skin and hair #goals, bamboo extract is the right choice. But will you try it?!

Sabrina Perkins is an author and beauty blogger of two successful blogs, seriouslynatural.org and naturalhairforbeginners.com. A natural hair expert with over 10 years in the field, her newest book, Natural Hair For Beginners – A Beginners Guide To Going Natural Successfully! has received rave reviews and breaks down the basics of natural hair and how to keep it healthy.

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