The Amazonian Ingredients That will Banish Bad Hair Days For Good

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South American women are emerging as the dynamic new leader in the beauty world, their hair, skin and body care brands are something to take note of. With hordes of stunning women, it’s easy to see why they are commanding the beauty world’s attention. Just think of Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, actually to make it quicker just think of 90% of the Victoria’s Secret catwalk models, or Angels as they are otherwise known, and with legs like theirs they do seem otherworldly...

From the suburbs of São Paulo to the beaches of Venezuela, South American Women are spending more money on their appearance than they ever before on hair, skin and body care brands. This shift in the beauty culture is due to the unique, natural ingredients found in the flora and fauna that thrives in the indigenous rain forests. By harnessing the power of these plants they have stumbled across some beauty secrets, we just can’t wait to share with you.

So, whilst I could bang on about products to give you booty Brazilian women would die for, we are going to focus on a whole other area that is taking centre stage. Or should than be the mane stage...I’m talking about their lustrous, long, healthy, shiny hair.

Naturally, South American hair tends to be very curly and due to the intense heat and humid climate it can often frizz. Which is why the Brazilian blow dry was invented.

This treatment is one of the most popular treatments across the whole continent and is catching on across Europe too, and the benefits are fast becoming apparent. The general gist is that it seals a keratin infused smoothing solution into the hair shaft, that keeps hair smooth and straight for up to 3 months. However at anything from £200 a pop, it can get a little pricey. So, we have rounded up the best of Brazil and beyond, for their hair enhancing products to will give you the mane of a supermodel, without having to leave your bathroom.

The Keratin Protein Restructuring Serum £40.00 is the ideal at home version of the Brazilian blowdry. Restructuring damaged hair and leaving you with a healthy, luscious mane.

Follow the at home treatment with a hair enhancing shampoo and conditioner, such as the Brazilian Blowout Volume Shampoo £24.00 Brazilian Blowout Conditioner £24.00 which will leave hair with some seriously soft, touchable volume.

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Then Rahua comes in. Their products are enriched with Rahua-Ungurahua oil, the brand's not so secret ingredient, culled responsibly from Ecuador's Amazonian rainforests. Alongside sunflower seed oil for shine, quinoa to strengthen, and scented with a blend of lavender and eucalyptus. The products and treatments will give your hair the moisture surge it needs and as an added bonus it’s 100% natural, vegan, and gluten-free.

The Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask £44.58 is my favorite product from the brand. The intensive treatment is a salon quality product that revives damaged dull hair and effectively heals, fortifies and strengthens hair. It keeps my elbow length, wavy tresses in working order. Honestly, since using this product weekly my bad hair days are few and far between..

These our our top picks on the South American hair care that is garnering as much attention as their already impressive skin and body care products. These are guaranteed to give you hair as perky as a Victoria’s secret model’s butt. Can’t say no to that…

If you're looking for a hair oil to give your locks some Brazilian style lustre, shop our nourishing selection here.

Not sure which products are right for your hair? Try taking our quick and free online beauty quiz to discover your beauty matches.

For a tan to rival those South American beauties, why not try Sun Stripping for a believable bronze glow. Read how here.