Are you battling with extremely dry, weak, and brittle hair? If so, are you ready to “tear your hair out” over the battle to keep your hair hydrated and shiny by applying a long-lasting and effective moisturizer?
Dry, weak, and brittle hair has many causes, including aging, hormone imbalances, vitamin and mineral deficiency, spending long hours in the sun, and chemical styling products. Therefore, the question that begs is, what can you use to restore your hair’s natural luster as part of the treatment regime to correct the underlying reason for weak, brittle, dry hair?
By way of answering this question, let’s consider a natural product known as Squalane moisturizer, its origin, composition, and how it can improve your hair’s natural condition and restore it to its natural, healthy condition.
Squalene versus squalane
At the outset of this article, it’s important to note that squalane and squalene are not the same product. The way each word is spelled indicates the differences between the two products or ingredients.
What is the difference between these elements?
Squalene is a lipid that is produced naturally by your body’s skin. It is a minor component of sebum, or it makes up between 2% and 3% of sebum, the oil produced by your skin’s sebaceous glands.Sebum’s natural function is to keep your hair and skin looking healthy, shiny, and preventing both from drying out.
The biggest challenge with your body’s production of squalene is that the amount your body naturally produces decreases with age. The lipid’s peak production is during your teenage years. It then starts slowing down during your twenties and thirties, with your skin drying out as you age.
The good news is that squalene is not only found in the human body. It also occurs naturally in olives, rice bran, and sugar cane.
Squalane is hydrogenated plant squalene. It cannot be used in hair care products in its natural form as it is too unstable and becomes rancid when exposed to oxygen. The hydrogenation process stabilizes the lipid, converting it from an unsaturated oil to a saturated oil to increase its shelf life and ensuring that it is more hair-friendly for the efficient absorption by your hair and skin. And, when extracted from olives, the end product also includes vitamin E; a natural skin and hair strengthening and rejuvenating product.
It also has anti-inflammatory properties, therefore, is used in eczema and acne preparations.
Using Squalane as a hair treatment
In summary, squalane moisturizer acts as an organic emollient and a protective agent, deeply moisturizing and protecting it from drying out due to the natural aging process. The squalene molecules replicate the skin’s ability to restore, hydrate, and repair itself.
It is also important to note that the squalane molecules are incredibly compatible with your hair and skin. Consequently, when it is used on dry, brittle, weak hair, it is absorbed by the hair and used to strengthen and hydrate hair strands from the follicle to the tip. And, because it is non-greasy, it treats your hair without making your hair look oily and unwashed.
There is no doubt that squalane-based moisturizers are the answer for people with dry, brittle, and weak hair as it is an emollient and protective agent that is non-oily, resulting in shiny, healthy, strong hair.