Will Black Volcanic Ash Revolutionize The World Of Hair Dressing?
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The secret ingredient to the new line of hair products, which is said to revolutionize the hairdressing world, is black volcanic ash, from the distant tropical island of Tanna, in the tiny South Pacific nation of Vanuatu.
Lately researchers have discovered that the average woman, unknowingly, uses 176 different chemicals on her body, during her daily beauty routine. Cashing in on the use of products like volcanic ash is part of the world wide drive to find more natural products.
This is not the first time the volcanic ash has been used in products for the body. Volcanic Earth, based in Vanuatu, sells a fashionable exfoliating ‘Ash Power’ body scrub, made from volcanic ash, sucrose (fine sugar). The scrub is rich black, like fertile soil. The texture feels like fine granulated sugar being rubbed on the skin. Rubbing the grains back and forth produces the exfoliating action, scrubbing off dead skin cells. The grains dissolve into lightly aromatic moisturizing foam, after a few minutes.
One of the ash exfoliate user described it as; “It’s like dying your own hair. The black as squid ink stuff gets everywhere you don’t want it to be. I don’t think the facecloth I used to remove it in the shower, will ever recover. I was so glad we had a handheld shower so I could quickly to hose the splatters away from the grout, so they wouldn’t stain. My husband would have killed me.”
The mineral rich, oil absorbing volcanic ash contains sulphur, which has been used for centuries as a treatment for many different skin conditions. The ancient minerals of the ash are said to detoxify and restore life energy.
Kate Hudson and her partner claim you can purchase a product that will control fly away hair, besides Ash Thermal Mask, an Exfoliation Scrub and even a Prep & Prime lip refinisher, applied as a basis for lipstick, all made with volcanic ash.
It is astonishing what pulverized cooled molten glass and rock, created through violent volcanic explosions, can do. The locals in Tanna may be burning away a fortune, when they gather the ash and use it on their fires to cook their food, instead of collecting wood. Particularly since the area has been covered by the ash. I am sure when it comes to the end results however; it will be an issue of who has ownership over the precious ash which liberally covers the plain around the foot of Mt Yassur, turning the scenery into a backdrop from a science-fiction movie?
There is a further more valuable use for the ash, which only nature can create. When high levels of volcanic ash is erupted into the air, as was experienced in 1991 after the eruption of Mt Pinatubo, there was a worldwide cooling effect. The ash, which can remain suspended for days and sometimes even up to years, screened the sun and cooled the earth. A string of volcanic eruptions could be the answer to the world’s crisis of global warming. Will nature be kind and lend us a helping hand?
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