Can Shampoo Thicken Afro Hair?
Afro hair is dry because the kink and coils prevent sebum (natural lubricant produced by the body to moisturise and coat hair strand scalp whilst also ridding scalp of bacteria) from flowing directly down the hair follicle, click here to learn more. Oils and creams are often used to excess to counteract dryness, which in turn causes a build-up of product on the hair strand and scalp. The weight of moisturisers, oils and creams, combined with dirt (which sits on the moisturisers etc), also causes hair to become limp in appearance. Product build-up and dirt block the hair follicle and restrict hair growth, making hair thin and fragile whilst also preventing sebum from being released, which creates a vicious cycle of dryness and thinning. Please note, Afro hair can also become thin for other reasons: styling practices, menopause, hormonal imbalances, stress, male pattern baldness hair care regimes, click on the links for more information.
Frequent shampooing plays such a crucial role in preventing hair from thinning. Using the right shampoo frequently can give your afro hair a fuller, healthier appearance over time, click here for more information. Cleansing your hair and scalp through the process of shampooing rids your hair follicles of product build up and excess dirt which can restrict hair growth and weigh hair strands down. Shampooing your hair restores hair vibrancy and bounce because it is cleansed of grease and dirt which can be an inhibitor for follicle thickness and growth, click here to learn more.
Shampoos such as ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo have been developed with the necessary ingredients to keep hair follicles clean and healthy. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo is effective at thickening afro hair because it contains Rosemary and Nettle. Rosemary thickens hair because it improves the circulation of blood (microcirculation) around the scalp, which facilitates the transference of nutrients and oxygen to the hair bulb, which is necessary to create hair, ensuring hair is thick and strong. Should microcirculation slow, or become restricted, the hair bulb becomes starved of nutrients and oxygen, preventing the production of thick, strong hair and instead hair will become thin and weak.
Nettle is another ingredient which enhances the thickness of afro hair. Nettle is rich in minerals such as iron, magnesium and zinc. Iron improves circulation of blood around the scalp, an important function of transferring nutrients and oxygen to the hair bulb which are then converted to hair. Maintaining microcirculation prevents hair thinning and ensures a continuum in the production of thick hair. Zinc helps to add shine and luster to hair whilst magnesium promotes hair growth. Nettle is also an antioxidant, assisting to eliminate bacteria and infections of the scalp which can cause hair loss and thinning. Nettle has anti-inflammatory properties, which soothes inflammation on the scalp, preventing hair thinning, all of which assists in achieving a thick mane of afro hair.
ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo works in tandem with the ProTress Energising Lotion which contains the patented Si Matrix PF, which is a revolutionary ingredient for treating hair loss. Si Matrix PF is innovative treatment for connective tissue recovery, making hair thicker, stronger and less prone to break or shed, thereby reducing hair loss. Si MATRIX is also a fundamental nutrient for the scalp, guaranteeing a balance of good and healthy hair. Si Matrix PF works to re-balance and reactivate the scalp, revitalise hair follicles and restore hair growth, whilst stimulating and strengthening hair. Once the Lotion is applied to the scalp, a tingling sensation will occur (as if massaging the scalp) to increasing blood flow - peripheral micro circulation. The effect will improve the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the hair bulbs, whilst also revitalising and reactivating hair follicles to stimulate hair growth.