No one really talks about this natural resource—it is not only one of nature’s most versatile plants, but also the fastest growing plant in the world. If you still haven’t guessed it, we’re talking about bamboo! While bamboo is known to produce things like clothes, bags, crockery and even furniture, it is also used in many medicinal and healthcare items. In fact, you’ll be surprised to know that bamboo is a wonder ingredient for your hair as well.

It has the highest amount of vegetative silica as compared to any other plant! Silica is a trace mineral that slowly diminishes with time. And, lack of it not only affects the health of your hair but also your skin, nails and other body organs.

From increasing the volume of your hair and eliminating dead cells on the scalp to strengthening your mane, silica-infused ingredients can work like magic for your hair. Here’s how bamboo benefits your hair.

benefits of bamboo for hair

Boosts hair growth

If you’ve always wanted to flaunt super long hair, then this natural ingredient might just make your dream come true. Did you know bamboo has high silica content (read: about 70 percent), which makes it super effective in improving hair growth. Silica is an essential micronutrient found in the skin, bones and hair which gives it a youthful appearance and elasticity.

Adds shine to your locks

What’s the point of hav* long, thick hair if it’s lacklustre? Being rich in nutrients and hav* naturally cleansing properties is what makes bamboo extract one of the best natural ways to add shine to your locks. The extracts of this powerful plant support moisture retention, which strengthens and softens hair. And that’s not all! Bamboo extract cleanses the hair of environmental pollutants, dead skin cells and product build-up that can dull your beautiful locks.

Gives you thicker hair 

Whether it is genetics, hair care habits or harsh treatments, there are a number of reasons for hair thinning. But, fret not! Bamboo extract which is known for its scalp-soothing properties, improves blood circulation in the scalp, strengthening hair follicles and promoting the growth of a thicker mane. This plant extract is also filled with antioxidant and anti-irritant properties that create an environment for more hair to grow. Win-win!

So there you have it; three compelling reasons to add bamboo-infused products to your hair care routine!