Traditionally hawaiian celebrities and women have beautiful look with silky, shiny & long hair using natural ways and products. So check out the helpful tips to get healthy hair.
Nothing American evokes exotic beauty more than the Hawaiian Islands. It’s no secret that both vacationers and residents of Hawaii seem to radiate a special glow. Their skin is clear and bright, and their hair shines in the sun. What’s the trick to achieving island beauty? Getting back to basics with all-natural tropical ingredients. Here’s a guide to key Hawaiian ingredients that have been used on the islands for centuries. In Hawaii, long hair is the traditionally favored style for most women. Long hair is considered very feminine and sexy and makes wahines (women) look fine and exotic. In Hawaii, beauty is a connection to nature. Oils used to cleanse and moisturize, scrubs to exfoliate and polish, and flower and herbal essences to heal. Smooth skin, silky hair and an inner glow stem from ongoing interaction with the ocean, the rainforest. Hawaiians look to their immediate surroundings for their beauty secrets. Algae, sea salt, and coconut oil are nature’s gifts.
Hawaiian hair care tips
Here are some tips on having beautiful, healthy, shiny hair:
- Go bananas for healthy hair: If your hair is starting to show signs of damage from heat styling or color treatments, try this Hawaiian secret for super-shiny tresses: Use a fork to mash one banana in a bowl, then slather the mixture from root to tip. Leave the treatment on for 15 minutes, then wash with shampoo. Bananas help improve the health and natural elasticity of your hair thanks to their high levels of potassium.
- Massage your scalp. Press hard on your scalp with your fingertips and massage your whole head. This gets the circulation going and can even help with individuals suffering from small bald spots.
- Get a scalp brushing. My favorite place to do this is at Ulupono Academy, A Paul Mitchell beauty school salon, in Kaimuki, Oahu. It’s really inexpensive, and great for your scalp. Students will use a hair brush to brush your scalp in sections and invigorate your scalp and hair follicles and exfoliate the skin.
- Brush your hair, especially the scalp. My girlfriend, Iwa, has the most beautiful long hair and she brushes her hair every night at least a 100 times. I remember Frederick Fekai saying the same thing once in an interview. The proof is in the haupia pudding!
Take prenatal vitamins. I know this sounds crazy and I’m not promoting that you get hapai (pregnant), but prenatal pills is a hula dancers secret! We take prenatal pills when we want our hair to grow longer and faster. Plus you get the benefits of healthy full hair and strong nails.
- Best oil care: Coconut oil are most recommended for hair care. Hawaiian women often use two local fruits for their beauty secrets. Coconuts have a fat that’s good for the body, not harmful. Drink the coconut milk to benefit your insides and use coconut oil as a hair treatment to stimulate growth. Not only can coconut oil be ingested, but also it also holds external benefits. In the hair, coconut oil provides shine, and treats and prevents dandruff. At home, experience Hawaiian beauty with a hair mask. Scoop out about a handful of organic, unfiltered coconut oil and massage it into your scalp, working it through to the ends of your hair with fingers or a comb. Leave the oil in overnight and shampoo your hair the next morning. Instant gloss. When used on the skin, coconut oil heals and prevents dry, chapped areas. Apply it on your cuticles, or massage it on the heels of your feet and elbows. The bountiful fruit has anti-aging properties, helping to decrease fine lines and wrinkles. Kukui Nut Oil for skin and hair is also best. You might have already seen the Hawaiian Kukui Nut leis – a string of brown to black shiny and smooth nuts that is worn around the neck, mostly by men on various occasions. The Kukui Nut, also called Candlenut and its many uses are not very well known outside of Polynesia, but the popularity of this precious oil is steadily increasing.
- Deep condition your hair weekly. I like to use Biolage deep conditioning balm when I am home. Put a lot on damp hair, put it in a bun, and do your housework. If you want extra conditioning, put a shower cap around it so that it seals in more heat. I also like to use oils, such as organic argan oil, coconut oil, or manoi (Tahitian) oil. I will put this in my hair in a tight bun before I go into my Bickram hot yoga class, and by the end of the class my hair is deeply conditioned. You can also do this before entering a steam room, but be sure that the oil/conditioner in your hair does not get all over the steam room or you may not be welcome there anymore!
- Eat healthy and try not to dye your hair too often. Try to eat lots of dark leafy green vegetables and give your hair a break by not dying it too often or using hair products that damage your hair on a daily basis.
- Let your hair air dry instead of blow drying it.
- Do not comb your hair while it is wet to prevent breakage.
Hawaiian beauty tips for dry hair care
You can make dry hair silky and manageable and dry skin soft to the touch by using some of the beauty secrets from Hawaii. The exotic oil, Kukui Nut Oil, comes from the Kukui nut tree and is the official state tree of Hawaii. It was used as lamp oil in early times, as well as being used as a healing oil for burns, skin irritations and wounds. It easily penetrates the skin and hair and contains a high fatty acid content which is necessary for softening the skin and hair. It’s aroma is sweet, pleasant, with a nutty undertone. Due to its moisturizing and regenerative properties, it is extremely beneficial for mature, aging skin as a facial and body oil and used to treat radiation burns from breast cancer radiotherapy. Did you know that Hawaii is the largest producer of macadamia nuts in the world? While these are wonderful to eat and enjoy, Macadamia Nut Oil is highly emollient, has no odor, is suitable for massage, and its fatty acid content closely resembles human sebum. Being a lower priced oil than Kukui Nut Oil, it is widely used in skin care products.
The Hawaiian Secret to Growing Long Hair
Hawaiian women are known for their beautiful, long hair. It is not unusual for Hawaiian women to grow their hair well past their waists. As a child growing up in Hawai’i, I considered long hair as prosaic. However, having since moved away and living on the mainland for many years, the women from my childhood with flowing tresses down their back is nostalgic. I am frequently asked what is their secret to such beautiful hair. But there really is no secret product or secret treatment. The only secret would be the simplicity of how they care for their hair.In contrast to the hair care routines I see with many women on the mainland, I never remember a bevy of salon products in the boudoirs of their counterparts in Hawai’i.
The only hair care product in my household as a child, outside of shampoo and conditioner, was a homemade herbal hair tonic. My mom made it from scratch using items from her garden. She used this hair tonic to groom my hair to keep it shiny and healthy. It was such a staple product for our family that I still use it to this day.
Upon investigating my mom’s little recipe, I found that each of the ingredients she used have been shown to promote hair growth and nourish the scalp for strong, healthy hair. The herbs that make up this hair growth tonic include sage, horsetail, nettle, and lavender. These herbs also have been used in many different cultures for the purpose of growing long hair. If you want to grow your hair long, use the Hawaiian secret of simplicity with this herbal hair tonic straight from my mom’s garden.