Is Lemongrass the Hair Industry’s Best-Kept Secret?
May 24, 20181 min read
Every imaginable ingredient from silicone to argan oil and even coconut oil has been bottled up and marketed as the "hero" for resurrecting damaged hair. But despite all the chemical compounds and botanical ingredients that tend to surface for hair strengthener products, could something as natural and sustainable as lemongrass be the holy grail for healthy hair?
Harnessing the oil as the star ingredient in his Lemongrass Hair and ScalpTreatment($58), celebrity stylist Paul Labrecque thinks the naturally derived ingredient is stellar as a hair restorer and hair strengthener. “Lemongrass oil is ideal to use during spring and summer. Not only is the scent beautiful, but the oil also gets deep into the cuticle for thicker, less frizzy strands,” he says. An under-the-radar hair helper, lemongrass not only acts as a smoothing agent, but it’s also believed to strengthen hair follicles to help prevent hair loss. “Plus, when you steam the oil into the hair (steam towels can be used), everything is absorbed better into the hair. And a cold rinse helps lock in the moisture so results can be seen and felt for weeks,” says Labrecque.
Paul Labrecque’s Premium Hair CollectionRepair Treatment (there’s also an in-salon treatment of the DIY version that he offers at his New York, Philadelphia, and Palm Beach salons) harnesses the power of this do-good hair restorer oil. This five week system will help restore luster and vitality and pep up over-processed strands. If you're looking for a naturally-powered hair restorer, see how this lemongrass oil hair treatment can help.