This Orchid oil extract restores moisture, shine, elasticity and softness to
hair that has become damaged from chemical treatments, and thermal stress.
White Sands’ interest in Orchids for hair is inspired from studies that have
shown the orchid’s mysterious capacity for longevity, beauty, and its
versatility to adjust to different environments with vibrant color. Orchid oil
is very light weight, unlike most other oils it does not affect the hairs
ability to perform when styling.
Wet Hair Application: Shampoo and condition first. Towel dry and apply about the size of a nickel, distributing evenly through the entire head of hair (scalp not necessary). Comb through for even distribution and then apply styling aids as desired. This will adjust each strand's moisture balance and texture.
Dry Hair Application: Apply about a dime size in your palms. Spread evenly from roots to ends by distributing 0rchids to the left, right, and back sections of hair
Smarter than the average oil! As one of the first
hair care products to utilize one of nature's
untouched beauty secrets. Orchids by White Sands encompasses a one of a kind concept due to
the anti-aging characteristics of the orchid flower. This orchid oil extract restores moisture, shine,
elasticity and softness to hair that has become damaged from chemical treatments, thermal stress
and daily UV and UVB exposure. You will be amazed with die facts about orchid flowers, transforming this cosmopolitan treasure into a unique beauty ingredient. As you read on, instantly sec why
our product's capabilities are believable.
The Orchid Story:
There are roughly 30,000 species of orchids with 120,000 additional hybrids. Orchids come in
an enormous variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. The name is derived from the Greek word orchis,
which means "testes" and refers to the shape of the flower's roots.
Orchids are found on every continent except Antarctica. Records of orchids can be traced back as
far as 5008.C. in China and to Greek and Roman times. They were prized for their perfume,
flowers, foliage and in at least one case, their seeds. To this day, orchids grow naturally in all corners
of the world. Divisions or propagations of orchids discovered in the 19th century are still growing
and blooming today: a botanical heritage from an earlier century.
Orchids are surprisingly resilient in their native habitat. Most orchids are epiphytes: meaning that
they cling to their host for support but do not feed off of it as a parasite would. Their roots are aerial,
preferring open air exchange instead of being buried in soil. Their white roots gather moisture and
nutrients from water and air. Some Orchids live in areas that experience dry periods, which can cause
the orchids to grow thick succulent leaves capable of storing water. Other sympodial orchids have thickened Stems at the bases of their leaves, called pseudobulbs, which hold water. Many orchids have roots covered with velamen, a highly absorbent layer of tissue that helps absorb moisture and nutrients.
The Orchid and White Sands
While Sands' interest in Orchids for hair is inspired from studies that have shown the orchid's
mysterious capacity for longevity, beauty, and its versatility to adjust to different environments with
vibrant color. The orchid's life span and bloom far surpass most other flowers. Some bloom for a
week and others bloom for a month unlike most flowers thai only bloom for a couple of days. Orchid
cell membranes contain a longevity molecule and some species are virtually immortal. Usually aging
cells have less and less ability to pass nutrients and vital signals through their membranes. But this
longevity molecule ensures, in all 30,000 species of orchids, that the membranes of die plant's cells
do not deteriorate. In short, as the cells age they continue to act as if they were brand new.
The orchid's unmatched personality traits pushed Fernando Salas, the creator of White Sands, to
chemists with questions concerning how an orchid extract could affect hair moisture and shine on
various hair types (dry, oily, frizzy and curly) and could improve hair color retention. After multiple
variations and testings, the orchid ex-tract Bulbophyllum sp was found to help mend split ends and
filled holes in die fabric of each hair strand. The orchid extract also provided the hair the ability to
hold moisture and control frizz which, in turn, gives die hair a high shine and the capacity to hold
the desired hair style all day long. This led to the inclusion of the orchid extract, Bulbophyllum sp
in our leave in reconstructive treatment The Cure 24/7.
testing of orchid extracts led to the idea of an orchid oil. This new orchid
oil product was
infusing hair with many of the same characteristics as the orchid flower. The following are the
highlights of die orchid oil testing on multiple hair types, and all shades of hair color
Moisture Balance: The orchid oil provides
moisture balance for hair that has become delicate from
chemical treatments, thermal stress, and daily UV and UVB exposure. The orchid oil brings the hair
into a moisture balanced state by restoring consistent hydration levels, so when the hair and scalp
need moisture, they are not overly moisturized. The tests also showed that even in high humidity areas
the oil would not allow an over abundance of moisture to weigh the hair down and make it frizzy.
Brilliance and Shine: The orchid oil
fills in the cracks and imperfections in each hair strand giving
a high shine and making hair brilliant. When the hair strands are in perfect moisture balance, it
closes die cuticle layer and keeps the hair from frizzing, dius giving hair incredible shine.
Light Weight/No Residue: Orchid oil is
very lightweight and does not weigh die hair down.
Unlike most other oils and shine products, it does not affect the hairs ability to perform when
styling. Because the orchid oil is not greasy, and leaves no residue, the hair has the ability to hold
|h, a style with desired volume and texture.
Coarse Curly Hair: Coarse and curly hair is the ideal
candidate for orchid oil due to its
inability to hold moisture. During testing, White Sands discovered when orchid oil is applied to
coarse curly hair, it balanced the moisture and created consistency in texture for defined curls,
making the hair soil and shiny. In essence, orchid oil will eliminate frizz and work in conjunction
with other sly ling products to change texture and repel moisture, while enhancing vibrant color.
Alter thorough testing of the pure orchid oil. White Sands became astonished with the results and
wanted to incorporate this as a new product in our line. However, roughly a.2 pounds of roots is
needed to make just T gram of orchid extract. Since a pure orchid extract would be very expensive, a
lower cost alternative was necessary. Testing began with combining silicones that were light weight
and volatile to the orchid extract. Volatile silicones were used as they dissipate quickly (into the atmosphere) and allowed the hair to receive the same benefits of the orchid oil and achieve all of its natural capabilities.
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