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Unexpected benefits of activated charcoal for hair that few people know

Keep your hair clean, healthy and dandruff-free with this powerful substance.


What is activated carbon?

Activated carbon is made by treating carbon-rich materials such as coconut shells, coal, bone coal, peat, sawdust, fruit peels at very high temperatures to form a super-adsorbent and fine powder.

Activated charcoal's detoxifying power has made it a popular ingredient in the cosmetic industry.

Benefits of activated charcoal for hair

Hair Mask: Activated charcoal is a natural and safe alternative to cleanse and remove toxins, dirt, excess oil from your hair and scalp. It absorbs all the dirt and grease on the scalp, thus keeping the scalp clean.

Non-Toxic: It is free of harsh chemicals as it is made from organic substances.

Gentle: The fine texture of activated charcoal allows for gentle, effective cleansing without stripping the hair of its natural oils.
Activated charcoal with properties to help care for hair safely and effectively. Photo: Vicofoods

Soothes Scalp: People with sensitive skin can use activated charcoal to treat various scalp conditions such as flaking, irritation, and itching. Therefore, it is recommended as a popular home remedy for dandruff.

Detoxifier: It is used to remove toxins like chemicals from your hair, especially from pollution or swimming in chlorinated pools. It is safe to use on colored hair, but it may stain lighter hair colors.

Suitable for all hair types: Since activated charcoal is made with natural ingredients, it can be used safely by everyone. It does not dry frizzy hair.

Hair Volumizer: Activated charcoal removes product residue from your hair, thus increasing hair volume. It is especially effective at removing dry shampoo that is left on your hair.

Speeds up hair growth: Anecdotal evidence shows that activated charcoal unclogs hair follicles to promote hair growth. Thus, it is a popular hair care ingredient used in shampoos for its cleansing and detoxifying properties.

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