Explore the world and learn secrets for beautiful hair! This week, Madison Reed visits Peru to bring you hair care secrets, fashion-forward trends, and fascinating facts.
The beautiful country of Peru has a full range of climates, from the dry desert, to the lush tropics, to the year-round freezing wintery cold in the Andes. It's the land of the ancient Incas, diverse modern cultures, delicious ceviches, and tasty pisco sours. And a trip to Macchu Picchu is just the ticket to satisfy the urge for adventure.
Beauty tip: Quinoa
This multi-functional grain, an essential part of the diet of early Andean civilizations, is packed with protein and amino acids. But it’s not just a healthy food—it can also be used topically to restore skin buoyancy. Quinoa has been used in face masks, hair masks, balms, conditioners, and body washes as an effective, moisture-packed ingredient. For a radiant natural hair treatment, save the water you use to wash quinoa, and use it as a rinse. It’s a natural soap, and some say it helps prevent hair loss.
Hairstyle: Silky Smooth
Peruvians are blessed with long, thick hair—in fact, Peruvian hair is a staple of the market for extensions and weaves. So naturally, many Peruvians like to wear their hair silky smooth, just how it falls. This might include blunt bangs, a face-framing layer, or even an edgy asymmetrical cut, but the most common underlying theme is to wear it stick straight.
- Peru is the 6th largest producer of gold in the world.
- There are three languages in Peru: Spanish, Quechua and Aymara. If you go east of the Andes, in the Amazon Jungle regions, it is thought that natives speak 13 different languages.
- It is home to 25,000 plant species (10% of the world’s total) and close to 5,000 species of fish and animals, Peru is among the 10 most biologically diverse countries in the world.
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