Difficulty level: 2/5
- In one study, turmeric demonstrated effectiveness against hyperpigmentation and other UVB-induced skin damage in mice. It specifically prevented the following: an increase in skin thickness, a reduction in skin elasticity, formation of wrinkles, and formation of melanin induced by chronic UVB exposure . The mechanism by which turmeric accomplishes this is believed to be via the "inhibition of increases in metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) expression caused by chronic irradiation".
- Curcumin, an active component of turmeric, "protects skin by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation through the inhibition of nuclear factor-kappa B ".
|Hair before color.|
|Color in "natural blue black". |
(There are better dyes out there; i just picked this because it was only $2.99.)
|Rinsed and now conditioning.|
|Tailbone length braid extensions.|
|Aiming to keep this in through the end of March.|