When used in shampoo and other hair products (conditioners, beard oils, gels, and creams), silicone coats your hair trapping in moisture giving it a shiny appearance. However, since silicon is a coating on your hair and repels water, it is extremely hard to clean. A stronger soap is needed to clean it leaving your hair dry and brittle. That same silicone-based product must be applied to keep it looking healthy. Now we are locked into a cleaning cycle that is damaging to your hair and to your skin. The hidden truth is that the more you use, the more damage it causes and the more money we spend trying to keep the cycle going.
When we decide to focus on our overall health, we usually start with what we eat. We decided to eat cleaner, cut out bad foods and add exercise to our daily life. Your body is no different. Synthetic ingredients have been shown to cause many health issues by being absorbed into the blood stream. The benefits to using natural soaps are endless!
Using natural and organic soaps will not contain any harsh chemicals or detergents which will cause skin irritation, shave rash, and bumps among other skin and health issues. Natural shave soap with plant based ingredients will host a number of moisture and skin healing properties. Using a shaving brush is the best way to create a luxurious lather rather then simply using your hands. A rich lather will protect and lubricates the skin. The friction of the bristles on your face as you lather up, softens the beard and opening pores.
Often over looked and dismissed, staying hydrated is essential to overall health. Water is required by every cell in your body and is vital to all body functions. This includes beard growth. A strand of hair is made up of 25% water. Hair follicles need nutrients and vitamins to produce hair. These nutrients are carried throughout the body by water. We often take being hydrated for granted by not drinking enough water. Here is why water is so crucial to your overall health. Brain Function Water makes up 70-75% of brain tissue. Studies show that dehydration alters the regulation of...