Harvested using a gentle infusion process, orchid oil is extracted from the stems and flowers of the Cymbidium orchid, AKA the boat orchid. In addition to its frizz controlling properties, in clinical trials it was discovered that orchid oil helps fill in the cracks and imperfections in each and every hair strand, restoring natural hair shine. Additionally it acts as an external moisture balancer, possessing both hydrophillic and hydrophobic properties. Orchid oil contains Orchicyanin I, Orchicyanin II and Cyanin, all of which form Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), scavenging up to 4x more free radicals than Vitamin E & Vitamin C!
L-arginine is a semi-essential amino acid that converts to nitric oxide and causes blood vessel relaxation, known as vasodilation. The vasodilatory effect of arginine promotes hair growth as the nitrogen oxide generated from arginine opens the potassium channels of the cells. The blood supply to the hair root is then improves, which in turn stimulates hair growth.
Allantoin is a natural chemical compound produced by many organisms, bacteria, and plants. It is naturally non-toxic, non-allergenic and features unique emollient, anti-irritant, shine enhancing and protectant properties. It also has the unique ability to increase the water content in the scalp by stimulating leukocytosis (raised white blood cell count) in the scalp, enhancing lymph fluid circulation. Allantoin is also keratolytic, meaning it helps soften the keratin in hair and hair follicles to allow for better penetration and retention of essential moisture.
Vitamin B-5, or pantothenic acid, is an essential vitamin for hair growth and health. All of the B vitamins help your body process and use what you eat, thereby nourishing your hair follicles. Without this vitamin, your hair follicles will not get the nutrients they need to function properly. Over time, this can lead to malnourishment hair follicles, resulting in reduced hair growth and even loss.
2 Styling Hacks for Pomade
It was the go-to styling product in the Rock’n Roll Era and has been making a comeback: the pomade. This classic men’s grooming styling product allows you to create a shiny, well holding style. Here are 3 of Team REDAVID’s favorite tips:
- TO CREATE CLASSIC “TOUSLED HAIR”: Apply REDAVID Pomade through the hair from left to right, starting at the crown and working towards the fringe. That hand movement will ensure that every part of your client’s hair has product on it. Once you’ve worked it through, start styling the hair into the final shape that you want to create, arranging the fringe (which is the focus of the hairstyle) as desired. If you want to increase the amount of separation and texture, use the tips of your fingers.
- TO CREATE PERFECT BRAIDS: REDAVID pomade works wonders when it comes to braiding hair. It allows you to rough up the roots, allowing braids to stay composed and in place, even if hair is clean and slippery.