Trichoptilosis, or split ends is an extremely common problem for all hair types but especially for hair that is coarse and curly. This hair type tends to be naturally dry which exacerbates the situation further.
Hair is made up of the cuticle, which is the outer layer of dead cells which protect the inner structure which is called cuticle and which made up of long coiled proteins.
Breakage and split ends when the outer layer ie the cuticle is worn away so that the hair starts to split or unravel. Damage can be caused from over styling with excessive heat, use of inferior styling tools, environmental damage, lack of maintenance, over washing and improper detangling techniques.
Whilst it is impossible to repair a split end once it is there, protecting and nourishing the hair can help prevent them from occurring.
Hair that is well moisturised and nourished is less likely to experience split-ends, therefore using products which repair the protein structure and replace lost moisture is important.
French ingredient supplier to the cosmetic market, Cobiosa, has created a Trichomega – a natural, botanical active which is extracted from the Sacha Inchi nut, which is found in the Amazon forests.
The oil is cold pressed to ensure that it retains all its natural goodness and properties. It contains extremely high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and has an average of 48% Omega 37% Omega 6 and 8% Omega 9.
This makes Trichomega an outstanding additive for promoting faster hair growth as it feeds the follicles to stimulate hair growth. Significantly, it restores the lipid layer, which is the only continuous structure found in hair, making hair more resistant to breakage and split ends.
It also improves the general health of the hair giving it a beautiful shine and appearance. Trichomega is ideal for inclusion in hair treatments that address the main issues associated with hair breakage.