It takes centuries for water to flow through Earth’s surface and finally collect in the aquirers from which we draw it. If those layers happen to be near volcanoes, the water, on its journey, accumulates precious minerals that enhance its properties. For cosmetic use, and specifically for the treatment of hair, minerals such as iron, selenium, copper, and zinc are invaluable to add shine, brilliance and pliability to any type of hair, but to colored and treated hair in particular.
Of course, not all volcanic waters have the same combination of minerals but, with the help of qualified geologists, we have identified the correct sources from various locations in the world. These waters are the basis for our Lavacqua Final Rinse.
Everyday washing with regular tap water subjects hair to impurities and chemicals that dull color and reduce pliancy. Chlorine and calcium are the worst offenders. Our water, naturally filtered on its journey through layers of volcanic soil and lava, is naturally pure. Its use as the very last rinse before styling breaks down and removes impurities and its mineral content enhances shine, brilliance and silkiness.
However, we did not stop there. Concerned with the overall health of hair and scalp we also formulated a cocktail of botanical elements, each providing specific benefits. Thyme, Coltsfoot, Yarrow, Birch bark, Horsetail, Nettle, Rosemary, Peppermint, Honey and Vinegar in the right blend manage overall scalp and hair health, promote hair strength and growth, stimulate hair follicles and naturally soften and condition hair.
This completely natural product makes a truly innovative use of ancient natural resources and provides and everyday solution to most common hair problems.
Iron: A European Journal of Dermatology study found that women can experience excessive hair loss due to iron deficiency. Iron also helps improve hair texture and reduces dullness by increasing the fiow of oxygen and nutrients to the hair roots and scalp
Copper: Copper and iron work together to make red blood cells and it is a major component of the outer coating of nerve fibers and collagen. Copper is a vital element of the natural dark pigment, melanin, which imparts coloration to skin, hair, and eyes. Intake of copper helps protect against graying hair
Zinc: This is often viewed as an essential mineral for healthy hair. Many experts believe zinc deficiency leads to deterioration of the protein structure that comprises the hair follicle. The weakening of this follicle can in turn cause shedding or loss. It is thought that this ingredient plays an integral role in DNA and RNA production. This is required for the normal division of hair follicle cells which leads to healthier hair growth
Selenium: This ingredient is renowned for its ab巾ty to boost hair growth. It is known to destroy a fungus known as Melassezia found on the scalp. Selenium helps in proper functioning of hormones and increased hair growth
Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme): is known to promote general hair- health
Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot): I1as a囧gh content of cyste1ne (an amino ac d) and sulphur and silica (miner als). which are all beneficial for the skin and hair. It is known to help strengthen and support the shaft. The high level of silica is also soothing to the scalp. clears build-up. am! adds elasticity and sheen to the hair shaft
Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow): is kr1own to boast ant1sept1c. astringent. cliaphoretrc , strmulant. ancl mile! arornatic properties
Betula Alba (Birch) Bark: is known to strengthen hair
Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail): is rich in minerals and known for ·ItsconeI由011111g properties. The silica found in the sterns helps strengthen weak. bri田e. clarnagecl hair. giving it vitality ancl shine with regular use
Urtica Dioica (Nettle): has been used for centuries to improve the appearance of hair and as a remedy for oily hair
Rosmarmus Officinalis (Rosemary): is commonly used to restore cJry, flyaway hair ancl make it shine. It stimulates hair follicles ancl circulation in the scalp. Rosemary is commonly used to stimulate hair follicles ancl make hair longer ancl stronger. It also may slow the process of prernature hair loss ancl graying of the hair
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Water: is used as a hair rinse to soothe both dry and oily scalps
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender): Lavender oil prornotes thick. healthy hair. Many people lose their hair because of a medical com!由on called alopecia areata. Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to reject its hair follicles as foreign objects. Lavender oil is a natural product that provides nutrients to the scalp
Honey: is a natural hurnectant that is full of the antioxidants and nutrients needed to feed hair follicles that house the live part of hair. It is also a fantastic conditioner that softens and smooths the hair
Vinegar: 1s known to rernove scaly build-up ancIr-es1·cIue frorn hair sh詛s ancI closes the cuticles. Since res1 due coats the hair causing it to look dull. removing residue gives the hair rnrne shine. By closing the cuticles the hair slides rnore easily and there will be fewer tangles. Vinegar has a tonic action that promotes blood circulation in the small capillaries that irrigate the skin