Irish Moss Benefits For Hair
What is Irish Moss?
Irish Moss is a commonly gathered seaweed or red algae. The Latin name of Irish Moss is Chondrus Crispus. This reddish-purple Moss is found in the Atlantic Ocean coastline, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Irish Moss is so nutrient-dense that it was used as “poverty food” during the famous Irish Potato Famine of 1846 – 1848. It is thought that this contributed to its fall from favor after the famine – so strongly was it associated with hardship that it was largely ignored for a good many years to come.
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According to the U.S Center for Disease Control, hair grows at an average of 0.50 inches (1.25cm) per month. This means the average person can expect to grow 6 inches of hair per year. The speed at which your hair grows depends on both genetics and the shape of your follicles – Asian hair is on average the thickest and most coarse hair compared to Caucasian and African hair. Hair grows at 0.50 inches on average per month which sounds like a lot, right? So why does it never feel like it? Well, things like over-styling, a bad diet, and not taking good care of your hair can result in split ends and breakages which shorten the length of your hair. A study conducted in 2010, by the International Society of Hair Restoration, reported that over 923,599 individuals around the world have sought the assistance of Trichologists for various issues relating to receding hair or hair loss.
Irish Moss Benefits For Hair Growth
Irish sea moss and its derivative carrageenan extract are used as medicinal hair grower incorporated as emulsifiers in hair products. They are known for their ability to soothe the scalp, condition the hair, enhance shine, and fortify the hair fibers, Irish sea moss is gentle enough for your skin and strong enough to strengthen the hair. Many manufacturers of cosmetic products introduce hair vitamins into their products by adding Irish moss which makes hair grow quickly and become thicker within a short period of time. In summary, the beauty benefits of Irish moss for hair are:
- Fortify the hair fibers
- Enhance shine
- Soothe the scalp
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4. Condition the hair
5. Strengthen the hair
6. Grow hair quicker
7. Make hair thicker
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