Across Asia, and now more and more in the West as well, bamboo is used for just about every purpose — floors, furniture, kitchen tools — and of course panda food! What you probably don’t know about bamboo, however, is the many ways in which it can contribute to your beauty routine. Bamboo is rich in a nutrient called silica, which is an essential nutrient for humans. It helps us absorb vital minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium. Most surprisingly, this silica substance can improve your hair, skin, and nails as well.
So how can bamboo make you more beautiful? Check out these three ways!
Healthier, Stronger Hair
Bamboo’s silica extract is great for damaged or dry hair. After a vacation at the beach or rounds of dye or perms, your hair will be relieved to have some bamboo shampoo and conditioning.
Many of ALTERNA’s hair products include bamboo extract, and you can find ALTERNA here: Alterna Bamboo Abundant Volume Shampoo and Conditioner Set (8.5 Oz Each)
You can also import bamboo hair therapy products from the Dominican Republic where bamboo hair products are more popular:
Silicon Mix Bamboo hair treatment 8 Oz
Healthier, Stronger Nails
Bamboo extract’s silica isn’t just great for your hair, it’s also great for improving your nails. Ever struggle with brittle or easily broken nails? Pay a bunch of money for a new manicure only to have it ruined with a few days time? Bamboo extract may offer the solution you’re looking for.
Try applying Sally Hansen’s Green Tea & Bamboo Strengthener every day and you’ll be amazed how quickly you notice results:
Sally Hansen Nail Nutrition Green Tea + Bamboo 0.45oz
Younger-looking, Healthier Skin
Bamboo extract’s silica actually helps repair and rebuild collagen, which makes a fantastic ingredient in lotions and moisturizers. Bamboo as a skincare ingredient also helps to exfoliate, nourish the skin, and treat blemishes by calming any redness.
For the neck and upper chest, Revision Skincare offers a product called Nectifirm that is great for reducing wrinkles and smoothing the skin. It’s combination of bamboo, silica, collagen and elastin claims to decrease wrinkle depth by 67 percent and give you firmer skin within 28 days. It’s available at various locations, or you can easily find it online:
Finally, for the rest of your body, try Lather Bamboo Lemongrass Scrub. Although it’s a scrub, it is very gentle, and contains antioxidants to help nourish the skin, minimize wrinkles, and make your skin look younger and radiant.
So what are you waiting for? Bamboo is just the ingredient you’ve been missing in your beauty routine, so go out, give it a try, and see the difference it makes!