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A model looking at the ends of her hair and worried about hair loss and damaged hair

Everyone experiences hair loss or hair breakage at some point. Pregnancy, illness, aging, and improper hair care are all related to how resilient hair is to breakage and loss. Thankfully, there are ways to treat both of these hair issues and prevent them from becoming a chronic problem.

 

First, it’s important to know the difference between hair loss and hair breakage. If you are seeing more strands than usual in your bathroom sink or you feel like you have less hair when it’s gathered in a ponytail, this is due to hair loss. Hair that looks frizzy or frayed is caused by breakage.

 

A certain amount of hair loss is normal and happens to everyone. The average woman is said to lose between 50 and 150 strands per day. While some people are heavier shedders than others, if you notice that you are dropping more hair than usual or your hair is noticeably thinner, it’s time to get to the bottom of why you are losing hair.

 

Stress and not getting the proper vitamins from diet are common reasons for increased hair loss, but imbalanced hormones and other health issues can also be the cause. If you are eating a healthful diet and managing stress, and still seeing excessive hair loss or thinning, it’s a good idea to check in with your doctor.

 

Hair breakage often occurs when hair is dry, brittle, over-processed, or over-styled. A little TLC and your tresses will be back to beautiful.

 

7 Ways to Prevent and Treat Hair Loss and Breakage

 

1. Cleanse wisely — Those sulfate-loaded shampoos are super drying, and dry hair is prone to breakage and hair loss. Use nontoxic hair care instead, and only shampoo when hair is actually dirty. Put second or third day hair up in a ponytail for a classic look.

 

2. Gentle up ‘do — As for that pony … using super tight or pulling hair bands will also lead to hair breakage. Hair ties made with soft fabric won’t pull, break, or cause the dreaded hair dent. Stock up on hair ties in fun shades and designs to make up ‘do day more exciting.

 

3. Cool the heat — Flat ironing or heat styling every day will cause hair to fray and frizz, becoming more susceptible to breakage. A good blow out should last at least two days, but if you feel the need to heat style daily, try to keep the temp at 365 degrees to avoid damage. Lower for finer textured hair.

 

4. Detangle with care — Wet hair is fragile hair, so be sure to go easy on just washed strands. Rather than raking through with a brush (yes, it’s quick and tempting), carefully detangle hair with a wide toothed comb. Leave brushing for when hair is dry.

 

5. Up the moisture — Don’t wait until your hair feels dried out to use a moisturizing treatment. Regular use of our coconut oil hair mask will keep hair hydrated, flexible, and resilient to breakage. If you bleach or heat style your hair, up your hair mask usage to twice weekly. Using a hair mask also boosts circulation and unclogs hair follicles, which stimulates hair growth. Good for those dealing with excessive hair loss.

 

6. Safe sleeping — Did you know your hair can break while you sleep? It may sound crazy, but it’s true! Cotton pillowcases cause friction and absorb healthy oils from hair, leading to breakage. Opt for a silk pillowcase to maintain your mane.

 

7. Healthy hair diet — There are certain foods that keep hair healthy and strong. Of course, coconut oil is on the list of hair superfoods. Stock up on healthy hair foods for strong, thick locks.

Model facing with her back showing her long hair

Hair extensions aren’t just for celebs and Real Housewives anymore. If you are thinking of adding some length, here’s a guide to choosing the best extensions for you and how to care for them.


Wonder how those super models and movie stars seem to switch up their ‘do on a whim? No, it’s not hair growth supplements or fabulous genes.


Hair extensions get the credit for taking women from bob to mermaid in a day. Hair experts say the
hair extensions trend is so hot for 2017, even guys are sporting man bun extensions. But that’s a whole new convo.


Thinking of taking the plunge and trying out extensions yourself? There are a few things to know before adding length to your mane.


Choosing the Right Hair Extensions


Like most beauty products, there are several types of hair extensions to choose from. The first thing you have to decide on is if you are going with extensions made of synthetic or human hair.


Synthetic hair is a popular choice because it is affordable and tends to be a bit more durable than human hair. Those are the pros. The cons of synthetic? You cannot heat style or color this type of extension, it tends to matte more easily than human hair, and it looks less natural.


Human hair is, of course, a more natural looking choice of extension. You can heat style and color them, and they last up to a year or longer with proper care.


As for application method…there are a few different options for adhering your new extensions to your head. Top methods are heat fusing extensions to existing hair, sewing the extensions into tiny braids of natural hair (weave), and using double-sided tape to attach to the head.


A temporary, and far easier, way to get in on the long hair trend is with clip-in extensions. And yes, they come in human hair too.


Caring for Hair Extensions


You may be wondering if synthetic hair extensions are easier to care for. The answer: Nope.

 

Not only do you need to be careful not to tangle the hair, but this type of extension cannot get too hot. Avoid washing them in super hot water, and never blow dry or heat style. Synthetic hair is also not suited to hair masks and other treatments.


Washing and conditioning your real hair extensions regularly, with natural hair products, will keep them looking their best longer. As with your own hair, a regular infusion of
healthy hair ingredients is also a must.


A hair mask for hair extensions? You bet’cha! ST. TROPICA HAIR MASK is gentle enough to use on human hair extensions and keeps them looking smooth, glossy, and fabulous.


One place our coconut oil hair mask doesn’t work? Synthetic hair. Imagine, hair that doesn’t love
all natural ingredients? That stuff is best left for dolls.


Don’t play around when choosing and caring for hair extensions. The better you care for them, the better they look for the long term.

A model washing out her long hair with ST. TROPICA hair mask with a sulfate free shampoo

You love that squeaky clean feel a sudsy shampoo gives your hair, don’tcha? We all do! Not so much the dry, frizzy aftermath. Not to be a downer, but the consequences of using sulfate-laden products may burst your bubble.

 

We’ve come to expect certain things out of a shampoo. It must clean our hair, obvi. It must smell good, or at least not bad. And it must give a good lather. Or should it?

 

Why You Don’t Want Sulfates in Your Shampoo

 

What if you learned that sudsiness has little to do with how clean shampoo gets your hair? Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are harsh surfactants commonly used in mainstream shampoos. These guys are responsible for the foaminess we all know and love, plus a few things we aren’t so crazy about.

 

This is probably not the first time you’ve been steered away from sulfates. Many hair experts advocate avoiding these ingredients as a way to preserve color. The truth is, sulfates do more damage than simply wrecking your fresh ‘do.

 

These synthetic ingredients strip natural oils from hair and can cause dandruff, dry scalp, frizzy hair, skin and eye irritation, and allergic reaction. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) considers SLS a skin irritant when used in concentrations of 2% or greater. The average mainstream shampoo contains anywhere from 0.6%-20% concentration of the ingredient.

 

You know the feeling of getting shampoo in your eyes? The stinging and burning that just won’t stop? This is SLS at work. If a product contains SLS and does not sting the eyes, like many baby shampoos, it probably contains chemical ingredients with anesthetizing properties that mask the burning effect. Nasty, for sure.

 

AS for SLES, it is often marketed as the kinder, gentler version of SLS. It is basically the same ingredient, but put through a process called ethoxylation in order to make it milder for skin and hair. And milder it may be, but that processing causes the ingredient to release 1,4-Dioxane, a petrochemical by-product with links to cancer.

 

Another concern surrounding SLS and SLES is that they are both penetration enhancers, allowing other chemicals to more easily be absorbed into the skin and reach the bloodstream. And if a shampoo contains either SLS or SLES you can be fairly certain it also harbors other not-so-healthy ingredients.

 

Do Sulfate Free Shampoos Get Hair as Clean?

 

You don’t want to expose yourself to these harsh ingredients, but wonder if sulfate-free shampoos work as well at getting hair clean. As with any beauty product, if you don’t like it, you won’t use it. Healthy or not.

 

You will be relieved to learn that natural hair products that are sulfate-free work just as well as those that contain SLS. As a matter of fact, your hair will be softer, smoother, and healthier when using shampoos made with natural cleansers.

 

There are safe cleansing ingredients that work well on hair. Sugar or glucose based surfactants cleanse without stripping or causing irritation. Look for shampoos made with decyl glucoside and laurel glucoside.

 

If you’ve been taking good care of your hair and are still seeing dryness, frizziness, or scalp irritation, it could be due to these synthetic ingredients. Fortunately, sulfate-free shampoos are on the rise, becoming more popular & more available then ever before. You’ll be amazed how well your hair behaves once you go sulfate-free.

A model doing a hair mask at home by applying oil to her hair and combing the strands for healthy long hair

As the season changes from cold to crisp and dry, our beauty routine undergoes a transformation of its own. You definitely switch up your wardrobe. Makeup colors and skin care products often require a bit of modifying too. What about your hair care routine?

 

Yep, how you treat your hair needs to change along with the rest of your scene. No, we are not talking complete overhaul here. Just a few tiny tweaks to keep your mane gorgeous this new year.

 

You know that scarecrow look that begins to enter the picture mid-winter? Yeah, that! Don’t wait until there’s no turning back. Get your hair care situation in order while your mane is healthy and you won’t have to deal with haystack head later.

 

5 Simple Fall Hair Care Tips to Make Now

 

1. Use Gentle Shampoo and Conditioner: If you aren’t already using organic hair products, now’s the time to start. Choose shampoos and conditioners made for your hair type to ensure compatibility. And always check ingredient listings to be sure products don’t contain any harsh toxic ingredients, like sulfates, parabens, silicones, and artificial fragrance.

 

2. Shampoo Less: With steamy pool time taking a backseat to breezy walks, your hair should be able to take a day (or two) off between washings. Even when using gentle nontoxic shampoo hair can become dry from over washing. Give it a break and let your natural hair oils do their thang.

 

3. Get a Trim: A change of season is always a good time for, well, a change. Thinking of a shorter hair style or bangs? Go for it! If not, a barely-there trim rids locks of split ends and fuzziness that can cause your mane to look dry.

 

4. Give It a Rest: All of those hair ties, bobby pins, and clips? Those are summertime essentials, right? Give your hair a rest and wear it down to avoid breakage as cold weather approaches. Try keeping up ‘dos to no more than twice weekly. Bad hair day? Coil hair loosely and secure with chopsticks.

 

5. Moisture Surge: Hair loves moisture year ‘round. Make a weekly (or twice weekly) habit of indulging in a healthy hair mask. Our coconut oil hair mask delivers a quenching dose of deep down moisture that makes hair behave, and staves off dryness and damage. Simply apply and relax while it does all the work. Perfect used prior to washing or as a nighttime treatment.

 

A few easy hair care switch ups and your strands will stay healthy and beautiful straight through the season. You may not wear another pony or messy bun until this summer.

Coconut image with hibiscus flower and essential oil bottle for long lustrous hair

In the era of health and wellness, many shoppers make it a habit to read ingredient listings on foods they purchase. Great idea! But did you know it is equally important to do the same with cosmetics? Here’s help finding the top healthy hair ingredients for shiny, gorgeous locks.

 

Just because a cosmetic product label says it is “natural” or even “organic” does not mean there are no nasty synthetics hiding in there. The only way to be sure? Flip the product around and read the full ingredient listing.

 

Even some nontoxic products contain ingredients that are difficult to decipher. When in doubt, check The Environmental Working Group Skin Deep database to find out how a particular ingredient is sourced. Yes, it sounds time consuming but we are talking good health here. Once you get the hang of label reading, you’ll be ID-ing harmful ingredients in a snap.

 

Another great way to zero in on truly safe products? Follow brands you trust. If a product has misleading labeling or no complete ingredient listing, move on.

 

We are proud to let you in on exactly what our hair mask contains. One quick look at our ingredient list tells you it is not only made from completely easy-to-identify ingredients, but 100% Organic, Certified Cruelty-Free, and Vegan too. No secrets here.

 

Let’s take a look at each of the ingredients used to create ST. TROPICA Hair Mask and why they are so good for your hair.

 

Top Healthy Hair Mask Ingredients for Gorgeous Locks

 

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is the darling ingredient in health and wellness these days, and for good reason. This natural oil is moisturizing without being overly greasy, super softening, and compatible with all skin and hair types. Coconut oil for hair has the ability, unlike other oils, to penetrate the hair shaft and offer deep-down reparative benefits. It is also rich in Lauric Acid and Vitamin E to increase hair strength by reducing protein loss.

 

It is essential to know that, like many healthy natural ingredients, not all coconut oil is created equally. We use only cold pressed, unrefined, Certified USDA Organic Virgin Coconut Oil in our hair mask.

 

Organic Green Tea: Another ingredient that is no stranger to the healthful lifestyle scene, Green Tea has been linked to everything from lowering risk of cancer to warding off premature aging. This ingredient holds high concentrations of the polyphenol EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), a super-potent free radical-fighter. Studies show Green Tea is helpful in boosting hair growth, and it contains Panthenol, which strengthens hair and prevents split ends.

 

Organic Hibiscus: Yes, the Hawaiian state flower is pretty. It also results in some pretty fantastic looking hair. Hibiscus is packed with Vitamin C, Phosphorous, Riboflavin, Calcium, and Carotene, and has been found to prevent hair loss. The ingredient is also a natural source of antioxidants and offers a soothing feel to skin, ideal for those with sensitive scalp.

 

Organic Biotin: This B complex vitamin has a long history as a hair, skin, and nail savior. Biotin boosts cell turnover, which supports healthy hair growth. Remember how we told you to eat Biotin-rich foods to infuse hair with shine and ward off thinning? A one-two punch of healthy diet and supportive hair mask will keep your locks full on luscious.

 

Organic Amla: Into Ayurveda? Then you have definitely heard of this natural beauty. AKA, Indian gooseberry, Amla has a long history of use in skin and hair care throughout India and Asia. And the list of benefits is long – strengthens hair, detoxifies the skin, increases a look of vitality, enhances shine, promotes hair growth, supports hair color, reduces hair loss and baldness, and fights free radical damage. Amla is at once cleansing, moisturizing, and nourishing. No wonder it has been used for centuries.

 

Organic Horsetail: “It” ingredient in hair care, this celeb stylist favorite may be rare where herbs are concerned, but it is making its big debut on locks everywhere. The fern-like plant is a descendant of huge tree-like plants from the Paleozoic era, and has a history of use traced back to ancient Rome and Greece. Rich in silica, Horsetail repairs damaged hair tissue, creating a healthy, vibrant mane. Perfect for those looking to treat over-processed or damaged hair.

As you can see, ST. TROPICA hair mask is so much more than an ordinary coconut oil mask. Our healthy hair ingredients pack a major punch. Best of all, our hair mask is organic and free from synthetics. A brand you can trust.

A model with long hair is wearing a hat and big sweater during fall season

As the season changes from hot and humid to crisp and dry, our beauty routine undergoes a transformation of its own. You definitely switch up your wardrobe. Makeup colors and skin care products often require a bit of modifying too. What about your fall hair care routine?

 

Yep, how you treat your hair needs to change along with the rest of your scene. No, we are not talking complete overhaul here. Just a few tiny tweaks to keep your mane gorgeous through autumn and beyond.

 

With summer humidity out of the picture, your ‘do may look better in the fall than any other time of year. Why on earth would you make changes when your hair is behaving itself?

 

You know that scarecrow look that begins to enter the picture mid-winter? Yeah, that! Don’t wait until there’s no turning back. Get your hair care situation in order while your mane is healthy and you won’t have to deal with haystack head later.

 

5 Simple Fall Hair Care Tips to Make Now

 

1. Use Gentle Shampoo and Conditioner: If you aren’t already using organic hair products, now’s the time to start. Choose shampoos and conditioners made for your hair type to ensure compatibility. And always check ingredient listings to be sure products don’t contain any harsh toxic ingredients, like sulfates, parabens, silicones, and artificial fragrance.

 

2. Shampoo Less: With steamy pool time taking a backseat to breezy walks, your hair should be able to take a day (or two) off between washings. Even when using gentle nontoxic shampoo hair can become dry from over washing. Give it a break and let your natural hair oils do their thang.

 

3. Get a Trim: A change of season is always a good time for, well, a change. Thinking of a shorter hair style or bangs? Go for it! If not, a barely-there trim rids locks of split ends and fuzziness that can cause your mane to look dry.

 

4. Give It a Rest: All of those hair ties, bobby pins, and clips? Those are summertime essentials, right? Give your hair a rest and wear it down to avoid breakage as cold weather approaches. Try keeping up ‘dos to no more than twice weekly. Bad hair day? Coil hair loosely and secure with chopsticks.

 

5. Moisture Surge: Hair loves moisture year ‘round. Make a weekly (or twice weekly) habit of indulging in a healthy hair mask. Our coconut oil hair mask delivers a quenching dose of deep down moisture that makes hair behave, and staves off dryness and damage. Simply apply and relax while it does all the work. Perfect used prior to washing or as a nighttime treatment.

 

A few easy fall hair care switch ups and your strands will stay healthy and beautiful straight through the season. You may not wear another pony or messy bun until next summer.

Model with long hair standing in the water looking at the palm trees

Lustrous, glossy, smooth, shiny locks. Every girl’s dream. And hey, guys want nice looking hair too. Unless you were born with a gorgeous, easy to manage mane, you may think no product could ever get you there.

 

My hair is too frizzy to ever hope for smoothness.

 

No product could tame these curls.

 

A hair mask that works on my kinky hair? Not a chance.

 

If this is what you’ve been telling yourself, we have a surprise in store for you. There is one ingredient that is practically magic for hair. And guess what? It works on all hair types. Better yet, it is all natural and good for hair and skin.

 

What is this miracle worker? Coconut oil!

 

It’s no secret coconut oil is a beauty hit. But how can it be beneficial to all hair types at once?

 

Coconut Oil for Frizzy, Kinky, and Curly Hair Types

 

Coconut oil has the unique ability to penetrate the hair shaft, hydrating and repairing hair from the inside out. Frizzy, kinky, and very curly hair types tend to be dry. This infusion of healthy oil tones down dryness and smooths strands. Hair is left soft and manageable.

 

ST. TROPICA Hair Mask is made with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and other healthy hair ingredients perfect for frizzy, kinky, or curly hair types. Organic Amla is rich in essential fatty acids which strengthen hair and soften strands from root to tip. An ideal ingredient for dry hair. Organic Horsetail smooths the hair shaft and gives a revitalized look.

 

Use our hair mask twice weekly for maximum benefits to frizzy, kinky, or curly hair.

 

For Oily, Fine, and Limp Hair Types

 

So, what about hair types that aren’t in need of as much moisture, like thin or oily hair types? It is important to remember when treating oily hair and scalp, that drying products can cause frizziness, flyaways, and split ends, and may even lead to excess oil production. Essential moisture helps to balance an oily scalp and keep hair healthy.

 

As for fine or thinning hair? Coconut oil is lightweight and won’t weigh hair down, so the perfect choice when dealing with less-than-beefy locks. This nutrient-rich oil also helps to promote hair growth by preventing breakage, boosting circulation, and keeping hair follicles clear.

 

We’ve included ingredients in our hair mask well suited to oily, thinning, and fine hair types. Organic green tea strengthens and promotes hair growth, while Organic Hibiscus helps to reduce hair loss. Organic Biotin increases elasticity, minimizing hair breakage.

 

Use ST. TROPICA Hair Mask weekly on oily, limp, or fine hair for best results.

 

For All Other Hair Types

 

No hair issues to speak of? Lucky ducky. You can still get in on the goodness of a coconut oil hair mask. Coconut oil adds brilliant shine and manageability to all hair types, even those that are relatively well behaved to begin with. Plus, healthy hair care helps to ward off future damage.

 

Our hair mask is designed to be heated and applied to dry hair. Heat opens the hair cuticle, allowing the coconut oil to more easily penetrate strands. Dry hair readily absorbs the oil, so use the mask prior to washing. Let the mask absorb into hair for at least 20 minutes, longer if you are treating dryness, frizziness, or damage.

 

As you can see, there is practically nothing Coconut Oil can’t do. This all natural superstar ingredient is well suited to all hair types.

 

Now, if we could get it to do the laundry we’d really be on to something.

A model sitting in a salon chair looking at a hair color palette to dye her long hair.

You know that super soft feel hair has after a fresh color job? You know how it is short lived and hair is left dried out and straw-like after continuous coloring or bleaching? Let’s discuss.

 

Yes, regularly coloring and bleaching hair leads to dryness, split ends, and frizziness. No doubt about it. We’ve all been told to steer clear of hair damage by avoiding coloring or bleaching, heated styling tools, and even over-washing. But we also want what we want, and if that is covering grey or going in for the latest hair dye trend, we are going to do what makes us happy.

 

This doesn’t mean you have to bow down to haystack head in the name of color. There are ways to combat hair damage due to color treating and bleaching. Better yet, prevent damage in the first place while still getting the gorgeous color you love.

 

What Coloring and Bleaching Does to Hair

 

Let’s back up just a sec and talk about how hair color works. Our hair gets its natural color from melanin, the pigment that also gives color to our skin. Varying degrees of melanin account for variations in hair color. Grey or white hair has lost its melanin. You get the picture.

 

Permanent hair color does not simply coat strands in color. It has to open up the hair shaft, break down natural pigment, and deposit color. Bleaching works the same way, but strips away the color rather than depositing new color.

 

Blowing out the hair cuticle like this strips the hair shaft of natural oils. This causes permanent damage, worsening with repeated coloring.

 

How to Prevent and Repair Damage

 

Restoring oil lost during coloring and bleaching is essential to repairing color damaged hair. Hot tip: Ditch the synthetic loaded hair treatment.

 

Coconut oil is better at penetrating the hair follicle than mineral oil and other conventional hair conditioning ingredients, restoring moisture to damaged hair. We recommend heating our coconut oil hair mask, made with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and other healthy hair ingredients, to deliver reparative ingredients deeper into strands.

 

We also use Organic Green Tea, loaded with Panthenol, to strengthen hair and control split ends. The anchor of our mask, Organic Horsetail, helps to repair and revitalize damaged locks, perfect for over-processed hair.

 

How to Use the ST. TROPICA Hair Mask on Color Damaged Hair

 

Using our hair mask once you begin to experience damage will help to restore softness, shine, and bounce. To protect hair from the damaging effects of hair dye and bleaching, apply our heated hair mask the day before you plan to have your hair colored. For maximum results when treating color-treated hair, leave the mask on overnight.

 

If you color your hair on a regular basis, keep your mane healthy and looking its best by making ST. TROPICA Hair Mask a regular part of your hair care plan. A weekly or twice weekly application will keep hair lustrous.

 

Will the mask dull your color? Absolutely not. Not only is our hair mask perfectly safe for all hair types, including color-treated hair, but will help to maintain color by increasing smoothness and shine. Healthy hair is beautiful hair!

A heart shape bowl showcasing healthy fruits and nuts for long beautiful shiny hair

It’s no revelation that what we eat affects how we look and feel. Too much junk, caffeine, or alcohol shows up on our bodies. Midsection bloat, sallow skin, and dark circles are all telltale signs of a less-than-healthy diet.

 

Did you know unhealthy eating can also affect your hair? It’s true. Not getting enough of the good stuff could be causing dryness, dullness, breakage, and even hair loss.

 

The good news? It couldn’t be easier to get healthy-hair essentials into your life. Before you reach for supplements or chemical hair treatments for a quick fix, take a look at the best foods for healthy hair and get them into your regular eating plan for gorgeous, shiny locks. Of course, you’ll get the biggest payoff by opting for organic foods whenever possible. And don’t forget to drink plenty of filtered water.

 

10 Best Foods for Healthy Hair

 

1. Blueberries: These teensy berries are antioxidant powerhouses, ranked #1 fruit in antioxidant activity by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This means they fight free radical damage and protect against premature aging. Get your daily dose, especially if you are dealing with thinning, brittle hair.

 

2. Coconut oil: When we don’t eat enough healthy fats it shows up on our skin and hair. Dry, dull looking locks can signal a deficiency. Coconut oil is chock full of essential fatty acids that help to keep hair follicles moisturized and supple, and support healthy hair growth. It also works topically to give hair luster and shine. Be sure you are using the highest quality coconut oil, like the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil we use in ST. TROPICA Hair Mask.

 

3. Green Tea: We know that this superfood protects against environmental damage and premature aging. Did you know it also helps stimulate hair growth? That’s right, adding green tea into your daily regimen will keep your mane full and healthy. We’ve added Panthenol-containing Organic Green Tea to our hair mask, perfect for those concerned with hair growth.

 

4. Eggs: This incredible edible is rich in biotin that helps to thicken and strengthen hair. It also gives locks a healthy shine. Good for dealing with thinning hair. Other ways to get biotin? Almonds, salmon, and avocados contain this B vitamin. And, of course, we use Organic Biotin in our hair mask too.

 

5. Lentils: These little legumes are a great source of iron-rich protein, important for healthy hair growth. Lean meats are also good for supplying iron, but if you prefer a veg diet, you can’t beat lentils. Make a place for healthy protein in your diet if you are seeing hair loss.

 

6. Nuts and Seeds: Zinc is essential to tissue health, and that includes hair. The mineral ensures proper growth and repair, and a great source is through seeds and nuts. Also peanut butter, yogurt, lean beef, and oysters. Good for those experiencing dryness or flaky scalp.

 

7. Sweet potatoes: This orange veg is rich in vitamin A, which helps with cell growth. A deficiency can mean dull, dry locks. On the flip side, too much vitamin A can cause hair loss. Rather than turning to supplements to get more of this vitamin, add beta-carotene rich foods to your diet, like sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, asparagus, cantaloupe, and pumpkin.

 

8. Shiitake Mushrooms: If your natural hair color has faded or appears dull, get some of these healthy hair beauties in your diet. Shiitake mushrooms are rich in copper, which helps to maintain natural color and may prevent premature graying. Seaweed and sesame seeds are other options for getting your copper.

 

9. Spinach: If you’ve ever been low in iron, you know that spinach should be in your diet. This iron-rich leafy green is also high in folate, a B vitamin that keeps the body properly oxygenated. Since low iron can mean hair loss, it is extra important to eat foods like spinach during times of physical, emotional, or hormonal stress.

 

10. Strawberries: Hair breaking off? You need some vitamin C. And strawberries are packed with it. Vitamin C supports collagen production and strengthens hair, helping to ward off breakage. Other sources are citrus fruits and bell peppers.

Girl with frizzy hair thinking of using a ST. TROPICA Hair Mask

Coconut Oil for Hair is the Ultimate Frizz Fixer

 

Summer isn’t even officially here yet, but you may already be fighting the frizz. It doesn’t take much humidity to send certain hair types into a frizzy funk. Here’s how coconut oil for hair is going to change your life this summer.

 

First, of all. What makes certain hair frizz at the first whiff of moisture while others seem to bask in smooth glossiness year ‘round? Hey, we are all born with our own skin and hair types. Best to embrace what you’ve got and learn how best to manage it.

 

Yes, that naturally sleek hair some are lucky enough to sport may seem like a hair dream come true. But even those with straight hair can succumb to bouts of frizz.

 

Frizzy hair turns up in different forms. You can have whole head frizz, where you experience out of control strands on your entire head. Maybe only the top layer of your hair goes frizzy, leaving the bottom disproportionately straighter. And then there is the frizz halo, that messy little cloud that mostly plagues straight-haired guys and gals.

 

No matter what type of frizz you deal with, the cause is dry hair. When hair is dried out, the outside cuticle layer is roughed up, rather than the flat cuticle layer that comes with sleek, glossy, healthy hair. This raised hair cuticle layer is what causes hair to look frizzy.

 

Ok. So now that we know what causes frizz, how do we fix it?

 

Frizz does not have to derail your whole beauty plan. All you need is to rehydrate hair with healthy natural ingredients. And the best way to do that is with natural coconut oil.

 

Remember, not just any old coconut oil will do. Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, like we use in ST. TROPICA Hair Mask, is the healthiest way to treat frizz and persuade curly hair to behave. The unique molecular structure of Virgin Coconut Oil enables it to fully penetrate the human hair shaft, getting past the cuticle and into the cortex. The result? A flat hair cuticle layer. And you know what that means…buh-bye frizz.

 

We include other healthy hair ingredients in our hair mask to banish fuzz. Organic Amla is high in essential fatty acids, making hair incredibly soft. And Organic Horsetail is a celebrity hair ingredient that repairs damaged hair tissue along the hair shaft. Both great for battling less-than-silky locks.

 

Regular use of ST. TROPICA Hair Mask will keep your mane sleek, shiny, and manageable all summer long. No need to sweat rain or humidity (or sweat, for that matter) with this glossy hair trick in your hair care arsenal.

 

And we aren’t the only ones who believe in coconut oil for hair as the best frizzy hair treatment. See what our fans are saying about our healthy hair mask.