Blueberries: Little Summer Miracle Fruit

Who knew that these anti-oxidants filled berries protect your hair from sun damage?

Summer is synonymous with pool time, beach days, fun in the sun, and… blueberry picking! Sadly, though, the warm weather can take its toll on your mane. Can you say chlorine, UV damage, and pollution? Luckily, the nutrients found in blueberries can help to protect your hair from those nasty environmental stressors. It’s just one of the many benefits of the blue fruit.

Blueberries are considered the ultimate superfood. Their precious nutrients play a starring role in our breakfasts, smoothies, snacks and desserts. More importantly, rich in antioxidants, they are natural remedies that help in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, as well as certain infections.

But did you know that the fruit has been used for its health benefits for many centuries? Harvest season has been an important time for a variety of reasons: for subsistence purposes (food and medicine), and for community-building purposes.

It’s no wonder that the first ingredient that we considered at Mistik were local blueberries! It can be found in our Antioxidant shampoo and conditioner as well as our Hydro Serum.

Each of its nutrients play a role in your hair’s health. Vitamins A, B, C and E help to nourish your strands and scalp. Blueberries also have anti-inflammatory properties which help to calm irritated scalps, like when you have sunburn.

More importantly, its antioxidants (in particular flavonoids and anthocyanins) do the real preventative work: they help to protect your hair environmental from aggressors like pollution and UV rays.

So, if we have one pro-tip for you this summer, add a dab of our Hydro Serum to your hair before you head out in the sun. It will go a long way in keeping your locks looking strong and healthy.

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