We have a new shampoo in our range now published in our Shop.
We would like to share some info on why we chose Vanilla Bean for this new shampoo.
Vanilla beans contain a large range of vitamins, minerals and essential oils, all of which work together to keep hair healthy.
Vanillin is an anti-oxidant and critical for healthy locks. Antioxidants work to fight free radicals, which form both during normal everyday body processes and from exposure to harmful environmental factors.
Free radicals damage cells, including hair cells effectively causing growth to slow down. Antioxidants, such as vanillin, will work against free radicals, inhibiting them and therefore reducing the effects on the body.
Antioxidants also prevent damage to the follicles. Because of this, antioxidants such as vanillin have been linked to an increase in growth.
One large set of vitamins that can be found in vanilla beans is the B-complex vitamins.
Vanilla bean contains niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2) and B6 and several of these vitamins play crucial roles in the health of your hair.
The other B vitamin found in vanilla beans is pantothenic acid (vitamin B5). Similar to riboflavin, a deficiency in pantothenic acid can cause hair loss, but it can also lead to scalp irritation. Therefore, by including it in hair products in the form of vanilla bean, you are able to decrease your risk of both hair loss and scalp irritation.
Vitamin B6 which is also present in vanilla beans can help growth by keeping your scalp healthy. In fact, people who have a vitamin B6 deficiency may develop dermatitis, a skin condition that can slow down growth.
Copper is a co-factor that helps superoxide dismutase, which is an antioxidant enzyme. Therefore it has the same benefits as vanillin, the antioxidant in terms of eliminating free radicals and therefore preventing loss.
Copper also helps with the body’s production of melanin, the compound that is responsible for giving our hair its pigment. Because of this, copper (and therefore vanilla beans) are useful in products designed to fight the development of gray strands.