Here is an article about the multiple benefits of the spirulina, trendy beauty algea. We will focus this discussion on easy tips and recipes for your hair.
What is spirulina?
Microscopic and millennium algae, spirulina comes from various parts of the world. It can be found in India, Africa, Mexico or France. Spirulina has been a few years ago a very popular ingredient, and for some very good reasons. It is full of benefits. Skincare, haircare, probiotics to fight stress or just revitalizing cure, you can use the spirulina for a lot of different purposes.
Rich in minerals, vitamin E, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, the spirulina is also very rich in iron, proteins, omega-6 and beta-carotenes. It has fortifying, revitalizing, anti-aging, restorative and nutritive properties. Following its growing success, cheap spirulina has been introduced to the market. It is often a poor quality and the algea has been exposed to certain pesticides. That can be the case for example of a spirulina that comes from China. This will reduce its benefits and increase its toxicity.
To choose a spirulina of good quality:
- Prefer the spirulina in the form of powder or flakes from France.
- Learn about the drying method and use the dry and convective spray methods
- Choose Ecocert-certified spirulina. Available in France.
- Check the ingredients, spirulina must be 100% pure and without addition.
Choosing a spirulina of excellent quality and resulting from organic farming is essential if you want to use it for your fresh juices!
The benefits of spirulina for your hair
Thanks to its high concentration of iron, fatty acids and amino acids, note that integrating spirulina into your hair routine will allow to:
- Strengthen dry, brittle hair as well as damaged or split hair,
- Revitalize, fortify and restore texture and volume to fine hair
- Help your hair to grow faster by improving blood circulation
- Combat hair loss. Combine it with brewer's yeast or wheat germ!
- Redefine curly hair while moisturizing it
- Protect the hair from external aggression
- Facilitate detangling and styling hair
- Fight against dandruff and itching and relieve sensitive scalp
How to use spirulina for your hair?
- Spirulina in hair mask
To stimulate hair growth and nourish deeply, mix 2 to 3 tablespoons of spirulina powder according to your length of hair with 2 tablespoons of castor oil and a brick of coconut milk. Leave for 1 to 2 hours then rinse!
If you want a deeper action, you can also use 2 tablespoons of spirulina mixed with 3 tablespoons of neutral henna, 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and 1 organic vegetable yoghurt. You can also add vegetable oils such as jojoba oil, argan oil, avocado or coconut oil! Leave it during 2 hours under cellophane or under a hot towel before rinsing. You can also let the mask work its magic all night to have beautiful hair in the morning.
2. Spirulina in anti-dandruff spray / redefinition of loops
To fight against dandruff or bring a little spring to your curls, apply spirulina on your hair. This is a very good natural remedy! Mix 50ml of rosemary CT verbenone (hydrolat – anti-dandruff), ylang-ylang or rose from Damas for curly hair with 40ml of mineral water to which you dilute 1 teaspoon of spirulina powder. Shake well before applying.
3. Spirulina in shampoo or conditioner
Spirulina powder will blend perfectly into your homemade shampoo recipes. You can also add directly to a washing base or a mask base. For a dose of shampoo or mask, add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of spirulina and mix well before application!