What exactly is a hydrosol? And what can it do for you?

Hydrosol: one could interpret this beneficial ingredient as a means of “hydrating your soul”. While that’s just a play on words, it’s not too far fetched.

A hydrosol (also known as plant waters or floral waters) is the water that is distilled with an essential oil. A hydrosol is created when the steam from the distilled water passes through the plant material. Through this process, it takes with it the pertinent oils from the plant. Hydrosols provide a more gentler version of the same therapeutic benefits as essential oils. They are safe for anyone to use as they can be used on skin, children, and many pets. They can also be consumed for health benefits.

There are different makes of hydrosols which can provide different benefits. For example, a chamomile hydrosol can be used as an anti-inflammatory providing cooling effects and may help in treating common skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and other inflammatory conditions. A lavendar hydrosol promotes relaxation and can also be used as an anti-inflammatory.

Want to experience what hydrosols can do for you? Try our Botanical Hydro Mist! It is specially formulated with a blend of botanical waters including chamomile, lavender, peppermint, rose and more to freshen your tresses giving your scalp and hair the hydration it needs before your moisturizing routine!flower-2510255_640

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Thirsty hair…you SHOULD care

We know, having to “adult” can sometimes leave little to no time for self-care. However, TrendyLee is here to remind you that you and your body are important too! One of the things that tends to suffer when self-care just isn’t your focus is your hair. Just like the rest of your body, your hair needs nourishment too. It is so important to ensure that you have a healthy balance of moisture in your hair. If your hair is lacking in moisture, this can lead to some upsetting things like extremely dry, unmanageable, brittle hair, and even worse…hair breakage!

Having a good moisturizing routine for your hair can help prevent breakage, make your hair easier to manage, and even promotes hair growth. Many might think that using something like coconut oil or olive oil will do the trick. While these type of oils may have some benefits, it takes more than a basic oil to moisturize your hair. If you use oil alone, you run the risk of dealing with heavy, weighed down oily hair and clogged pores. These are not good signs of balanced moisture.

Instead, you want to make sure that you are also using important ingredients such as Vitamin E, a balanced blend of different oils, and even Aloe Vera. Check out TrendyLee’s Mango Lockz Hair and Body Cream for a perfectly balanced solution to moisturizing your hair, and remember…don’t leave your hair thirsty, your hair health is important too!