We all want the best for our hair - that’s why we feverishly scour the internet for hair care tips and tricks. But you’re missing out if you haven’t heard about the ancient hair secrets that have helped women all around the world grow luscious, healthy manes. The good news is what worked for them back then could work for you now! Keep reading to learn about some hair secrets from around the world!
Long Tresses with Aloe Vera from Argentinian Women
Quiet as it is kept, aloe vera may be the secret to growing your hair to new lengths. Argentinian women credit the aloe vera plant with stimulating their scalps and promoting healthy hair growth. If you want to give aloe vera a try, you can add it to your favorite shampoo, conditioner, or leave-in. You can also use it as a weekly scalp treatment.
Overnight Hydration from France
Do you struggle with dry hair no matter what you do? Take it from the French - all you need is shea butter and a plastic cap. Warm up some shea butter between your palms, apply a thin layer to your hair, put on your plastic cap, and get some Zs. In the morning, you’ll be greeted with hydrated strands.
Natural Shine with Argan Oil from Morocco
Shiny hair is a sign of youthfulness and health, but there’s a fine line between shiny and overly glossy. Moroccans have cracked the code to a natural-looking shine with argan oil. It leaves your hair with a glow that’s always eye-catching and never overpowering. To get your shine on, rub a nickel-sized amount of argan oil between your palms and apply it sparingly to your freshly styled hair.
Gentle Cleansing with Black Soap from West Africa
One of the leading causes of dry hair is washing it with a drying shampoo. West Africans discovered the wonders of black soap centuries ago, and now the secret is out. African black soap is both efficient and gentle, cleansing your hair well without stripping it of all moisture. On top of that, it’s super easy to use. Just dampen your hair with water, lather up some soap, massage it into your hair, and then rinse thoroughly. You’ll notice a massive difference in your locks!
Hydrated Locks with Cactus Oil from Jamaica
Dry hair is non-existent if you’ve got cactus oil on hand, and for a long time, Jamaicans were the only ones privy to that information. The oil is a super hydrator that seals in moisture for lasting hydration even in scorching weather. And if you have trouble with frizziness in humidity, look no further - cactus oil protects from humidity-related frizz to keep your straight styles sleek all day long.
There you have it - five of the most impactful international hair secrets. With access to all of these secrets, you’ve got some interesting hair care techniques and products to try out at home. We wish you the best as you tap into the hair wisdom of women from all around the world!
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.