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Gem Hair Care Guide

11 Shampoo And Conditioner Combos That ELLE Editors Love BY ARIANA YAPTANGCO

11 Shampoo And Conditioner Combos That ELLE Editors Love  BY ARIANA YAPTANGCO

 

"I have color treated hair and a sensitive scalp, that is subject to psoriasis, if too much manipulation or harsh ingredients are involved. When it comes to wash day, I need products that gently cleanse, exfoliate my scalp, and replenish as much hydration as possible before I set my style, without doing more harm than good. I discovered Meraki—a Black-owned, 100% natural, non-toxic, vegan hair line—last year, and it checked every box. As a bonus, each bottle is sealed with a gemstone inside, for high vibrations and good vibes." — Angel Lenise, Supervising Video Producer

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This Rose Quartz Shampoo Wants You to Love Yourself via Mane Addicts written by Emilie Branch Nov 25, 2021

This Rose Quartz Shampoo Wants You to Love Yourself  via  Mane Addicts written by     Emilie Branch  Nov 25, 2021

Learn more about our Nourishing Rose Quartz Shampoo and our founder Amber Makupson's inspiration for this product in the article below via Mane Addicts written by Emile Branch!

 

 

"There’s no better time like the present to realign your mind, body, and soul to find balance. Crystals are a great way to change your energy (or at least remind yourself to do so) and either way, they sure look good. As big supporters of good vibes only and, of course, hair, we had to know more about a shampoo infused with crystals. We spoke to Amber Makupson, founder of Meraki, on the inspiration behind their rose quartz shampoo and how it works."

“Rose quartz is one of my favorite gemstones,” Amber exclaims. “It promotes the frequency of love on all levels and is associated with the heart chakra. Considering the climate of today’s society, I felt there was a need for more love, self-love, and love for humanity. The frequency of love is one of the highest vibrations here on earth. My intention is that when people experience this shampoo it will be a constant reminder to continue to love yourself and others even during challenging times.” Sign us up!

“Adding the element of rose quartz gemstones infuses the frequency of love (the energy associated with rose quartz) into each product. The rose quartz gemstone can be saved as a keepsake and used as a powerful tool during meditation or even as beautiful energetic décor once you finish the shampoo. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving,” Amber explains.

(via Meraki)

About Meraki’s Rose Quartz Shampoo

 

Yes, there are actual rose quartz crystals in every bottle of shampoo. “The infusion is achieved on an energetic level. Everything contains vibrational energy on a surface level as well as an energetic level,” says Amber. “This product is available in 4oz, 8oz, and 16oz. You can expect to receive anywhere from .5oz to 1oz in

 

The Benefits of the Shampoo

Aside from benefiting the soul, the rosy element benefits the hair as it’s “formulated to support a healthy, hydrated hair and scalp through maintaining the scalp’s pH and retaining your hair’s natural moisture. This vitamin-packed, crystal-infused cleanser, is 100% botanically derived and made with panthenol, provitamin B5, bamboo, and moni oil providing intense hydration and shine.”

How to Use the Rose Quartz Shampoo

No need to self-select—crystal shampoo, like crystals, is for everyone. “Our products are perfect for all hair types as they are all botanically derived and provide your hair with the essential vitamins and nourishment needed to achieve healthy luminous hair,” she shares. Results in the hair can be expected during your wash process, and Amber encourages taking this moment for even more. “You can expect to see results during the wash process. We can also suggest setting an intention and reciting the affirmations that come with the product before and during your Meraki experience.”

All of the brand’s products are infused with gemstones and crystals. “Meraki was created around the idea of self-love, finding my passion for life, and being fearless in the pursuit of the things that set your soul on fire. The word ‘Meraki’ is a Greek word that means to do something with love, soul, and creativity. Essentially, my brand combines beauty, wellness, and spirituality to form high vibrational products. These products nourish your mind, body, hair, and soul.”

 

 

 

 

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Meraki Organic's Purifying Amethyst Shampoo healthy scalp = healthy hair

Meraki Organic's Purifying Amethyst Shampoo healthy scalp = healthy hair

A healthy scalp = healthy hair

 

 

You want longer, healthier hair ? Perhaps you should look into how well you have been treating your scalp. Getting gorgeous hair has so much to do with its roots because healthy hair starts at the scalp.

 

Each hair grows from, and through , an individual follicle which surfaces on your scalp. Is is essential that the follicle and the scalp, at point of exit, are clean, clear, and healthy. Follicles that are full of sebum or blocked by dead skin, dandruff or infection will have an impact on the quality of hair growth. In fact , permanently blocked or obstructed follicles may eventually cease to produce hair at all.

 

The scalp is made up of cells which divide and continually work their way to the surface and then shed.  It is essential that dead skin is removed by brushing or washing , but also by weekly exfoliation.

There are many factors that affect the health of our scalp, some which I have discussed in my previous blog posts. Some examples that I have touched upon include nutrition deficiency, using natural-oils, underlying medical conditions, auto-immune disease.

 

What does an itchy scalp signify ?

 

An itchy scalp basically signifies an imbalance of the scalp. Normally, itchiness will be due to bacteria caused by sweat, sebum and pollution remaining on the scalp and causes itchiness.

It could also be caused by a reaction to a particular ingredient used in a product, shampoo or conditioner. Another common cause can be shampoo products not being rinsed from the hair thoroughly, which can dry out and irritate the scalp.

 

Should you avoid any ingredients for optimal scalp health ?

 

I wouldn't recommend ingredients that block or suffocate the scalp from breathing. Look for ingredients ending in "cones" ( silicone, dimethicone, trimethicones ), which are added to make hair feel softer, and more moisturized , but they are molecularly heavy and will block the scalp.

 

Today I will discuss the benefits of using a clarifying shampoo weekly to promote a better and healthier scalp for hair growth.

 

What is a clarifying shampoo and when should I use it?

 

To put it simply , a clarifying shampoo gives your locks a much deeper cleanse than a normal shampoo ever could. Designed to remove stubborn build up from your hair, a weekly wash with a clarifying shampoo is just what is needed to provide a healthy scalp. For those who use a lot of styling products, this is a must. It removes remnants of hairsprays, wax and other regular use styling products , dry shampoo, hair oils, and other things you may not even thought were in your hair, like mineral deposits from hard-water, and chlorine from the swimming pool. It’s a good idea to incorporate clarifying shampoo as the first step into your hair care routine, alternating out your normal shampoo once a week for best results.

 

One of my favorite clarifying shampoo is AMETHYST shampoo by Meraki hair care.

 

Purifying Amethyst Shampoo is sulfate free, vegan shampoo. Its formulated with extracts that clean , hydrate, and exfoliate the scalp : Extracts such as White willow bark, Amla, Ginseng, and hibiscus.

 

White Willow Bark has 3 powerful benefits for scalp and skin :

 

1) Helps fight acne

-White Willow Bark : has natural exfoliating properties , it contains salicylic acid which is a powerful exfoliant. , it gently eliminates flakes and dandruff and and also prevents buildup of dead skin cells.

 

2) Controls Oil Production

- White Willow Bark , is a gentle cleanser, it helps to balance oily scalps while maintaining a healthy level of sebum for conditioning and protecting the hair strand.

 

3) Reduces inflammation

- White willow bark extract has anti-inflammatory properties due to the tannins that are present, therefore reducing any inflammation on the scalp.

 

MASSAGE

 

Scalp massage is beneficial because it promotes good blood flow to the scalp , increases circulation, soothes nerves, and relaxes muscles. Once each week, massage the scalp with the fingertips using a firm pressure in circular motion.

 

Nutrients for healthy scalp

 

Try an omega -3 supplement, eat more antioxidants, and take a good probiotic. Make sure to read my previous blogs posts where I discuss the nutrients necessary for proper hair growth.

 
 

I hope these tips will lead you to healthier choices for keeping your scalp healthy. Always test patch a small area before starting any new product.

 

 

The content of my page is for informational/educational purposes only. Nothing should be constructed as medical advise.

 

Dr. Naghmeh, Pharm.D.

 https://nrameshni.wixsite.com/drnaghmehpharmd/post/a-healthy-scalp-healthy-hair

 

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Why Crystal Infused Hair Care?

Why Crystal Infused Hair Care?

Our founder Amber Makupson catches up with Jessica Ourisman and necessite to discuss the benefits of Crystal and gemstone infused hair care! Check out a few highlights from the interview below!!

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Ingredient highlights for our Award Winning Quartz Conditioner

Ingredient highlights for our Award Winning Quartz Conditioner
Ingredient highlights for our award winning Quartz Conditioner! Even more reason to fall completely in love with her over and over again
-White Willow Bark balances the scalp, removing excess buildup so that the follicles can breathe and function optimally.
-Monoi extract for soft, silky hair.  Our Tahitian monoi extract is made from real gardenia flowers that have been infused in coconut oil to harvest both their intoxicating fragrance and their hair beautifying benefits.
-Amla, ginseng, yerba mate and sage stimulate circulation, enhancing hair growth and strength.
-Marshmallow root, prickly pear and hibiscus extracts saturate the hair with moisture and are excellent for detangling.
-Fair Trade Cupuacu and shea butter deeply nourish the hair, and are balanced out with lighter oils that minimize frizz, prevent breakage and prevent a dry scalp without causing the greasy buildup associated with heavier oils.
-Extracts from non-GMO corn and beets, along with Provitamin B5 intensely hydrate your tresses while also repairing hair damage.
-Aloe vera juice strengthens and hydrates your strands.
 
-Above all, like all our Meraki Gems, it is infused with a genuine quartz crystal that is lovingly placed in each bottle.
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Irish Moss {Sea Moss} benefits for hair

Irish Moss {Sea Moss} benefits for hair
Good morning Beautifuls! Meraki Amethyst Curl Primer + Heat Protectant lets jump right into a few key ingredients! First up Irish Moss {Sea Moss}
Moisturizes the Scalp
Sebaceous glands present on the scalp secrets sebum that are responsible for moisturizing your scalp, resulting in dandruff-free hair. But sometimes, this activity disrupts due to lack of vitamin A. Sea moss contains vitamin A, which improves the sebum production.
2. Improves Hair Growth
As sea moss is a rich source of vitamin E, it improves hair growth. Vitamin fights against oxidative stress, which is the main culprit behind hair loss. You can also try the sea moss gel recipes as a topical treatment to obtain its benefits.
Prevents Hair Loss
Lack of iron causes hair loss. As Irish sea moss has a rich source of iron, it efficiently prevents hair loss and also cures the iron deficiency as well. Add this fantastic nutritious seaweed in your daily diet to make most out of its plethora of health benefits. -  Irish Moss {Sea moss}
Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamin A 118 IU
Vitamin C 3.0 mg
Calcium 72.0 mg
Vitamin E 0.9 mg
Folate 182 mcg
Vitamin K 5.0 mcg
Vitamin B 60.1 mg
Iron 8.9 mg
Zinc 1.95 mg
Vitamin B 120 mcg
Potassium 63.0 mg
Sodium 67.0 mg
Water 81.3 g
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Organic Bamboo Extract benefits for your hair!

Organic Bamboo Extract benefits for your hair!

 

 

 

 

Did you know? We utilize Organic Bamboo extract in our formulation in Our Agave Citrine Pre-Shampoo mask, Amethyst Curl Primer, Quartz Conditioner and our Amethyst Shampoo

Bambusa Bamboo, or Giant Thorny Bamboo, is known to be one of the fastest growing plants in the world with a tensile strength to match that of steel. The bamboo grows in humid tropical climates where the plants can reach a height of 20-30m. Its culms are used for house construction, scaffolding, furniture, cooking utensils and fencing. Shoots and seeds are edible and leaves are used in medicine. As such bamboo has rapidly been accepted as a natural material pioneering the concept of sustainability throughout many industries including that of personal care.

 

Bamboo also serves as a natural source of silica. Although the function of silica in bamboo is unclear, researchers postulate that silica provides structural support for the plant. Deposits occur in the form of hydrated amorphous silica that forms through the polymerisation of monosilicic acid, which is absorbed by the bamboo roots. The biosilicate isolated from bamboo has typically been used in supplements targeted for the treatment of arthritis. Today, we are looking to transfer this sustainable source of bio-silicate into the hair care market utilizing its natural properties to seal, protect and condition each hair strand.

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Why Hair Fails to Grow and how to Help it Thrive

Why Hair Fails to Grow and how to Help it Thrive
Hair grows at an average rate of half an inch every month. That means, the average person's hair grows about 6 inches every year.  If your hair is not receiving the care it needs and is breaking off at the same rate as it is growing, it will stay the same length all year until you change your hair habits. Continue reading
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