Ava Puhi. 🙂 I would like to write about this wonderful plant today. To be very honest… I hadn’t heard its name before I started writting my page and tried a great shampoo with this ingredient. Maybe it’s changing now but I still often have the same reaction whenever I mention this plant being really good for hair. And this reaction is just looking at me with questions in the eyes. 🙂
This my reason to have a closer look at this wonderful plant and the wonderful story behind…
Dr. Paul Alan Cox is the hero of this story. An American ethnobotanist who has spent more than 30 years in Polynesia searching for possible cures for incurable human diseases. The source of his passion was painful: losing his Mother to cancer. While studying the island’s plants he wrote more books and protected the island’s forest as well. He established Seacology Foundation with the aim of protecting the enviroments and cultures of islands all over the world. Well… this webpage is about hair care and Dr. Paul Alan Cox really had a big role in developing my favourite hair care products but I cannot just forget to mention the fact that he had such important works like finding drugs for HIV. The key was Mamala tree and thanks to Dr. Cox’s activity the Samoan Government had a new source of income while the World got a new treatment.
And what does it all have to do with hair care?
Living in Polynesia Dr. Cox realised old ladies with young skin and it lead to the idea of developing beauty care products based on indigenous knowledge. As an important part of this product family he payed his attention to the Ava Puhi Moni anti-dandruff shampoo which contains rainforest ginger. Indigenous tribes squeeze the bulbs of the plant and rub it into their hair. After a light rinse they squeeze some more as a conditioner. They call it Ava Puhi. 🙂 Though it is said to be better to use the plant itself most of us don’t have an access to it so I am really thankfull to Dr. Cox for his amazing work. Now we also can enjoy the benifits of this plant in our home.
Not just taking but giving something back to the Island is another very important part of the story in my oppinion. Thanks to the cooperation of Dr. Cox and the American cosmetics company called NuSkin, The Force for Good Foundation was set up and still operates supporting several projects all around the world. Customers can take part of it by every single purchase on Epoch products. There is a priceless knowledge behind Ava Puhi accumulated generation to generation.
Like usual… I am always open to any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
People say when somebody gets rich the person usually forgets about the poor ones. Not only a person but the companies too. It does not need to happen. Today I would like to make an irregular post by writting about a company as a proof of the fact that money does not kill solidarity in all case. This company has offered quality products (including my favourite hair care products :-)) to the customers for more than thirty years now. It is registered on the New York Stock Exchange and gives the possibility of reaching financial freedom for more and more people day after day but for me their unique concept, called Nourish the Children, is the most creditable.
The programme was launched in 1998 and only five years later the company reached donating 100 million meals with the help of its distributors, employees and customers. The aim is providing nourishing food instead of money. This solution can give much more than a meal. Families send their children to school given VitaMeal is distributed through school programmes. To create an economic opportunity for the locals there are VitaMeal plants in Malawi and Mainland China. It means reduced transportation costs and boosted local economies.
The formula of this meal was developed especially for malnourished children.
A balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat and fibre
Essential fatty acids required for normal brain development, skin health and immune deffence
Electrolytes necessary for maintaining normal fluid balance and muscle function
25 essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A for normal sight and immune functions as well as nutrients for normal growth and skeletal development
Joining the programme you can take part of helping to the children being in need most. And VitaMeal is not the only one way of helping because some proceeds from it goes to Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation which works on funding agricultural education in Malawi. Increasing farm production may opens the door to less and less need for assistance in that region.
The distributors who want to donate a certain amount of meals every single month and encourage their first level to do the same can become a Nourish the Children (NTC) Ambassador. A company providing quality products all over the world, gaining awards year after year… and still focus on helping others? Yes. This is Nu Skin.
Today’s post is a little different from the others. It is not about one general problem but about the decision I made when I have chosen these products for hair care. I have never been that lucky to have gorgeous head of hair just because… so I have already tried many different types and brands. And why I am gonna keep using NuSkin products? I have three good reasons. 😊
Because of the results: These products have proven already. Not only for me but many other persons around me. Whether you have problems with hair loss, thin hair or dandruff you will find the solution. This company works a lot on innovation and has developed ingredients like CS7, a cuticle smoothing agent to prevent split ends and making hair shiny and managable. You can enjoy the benefits of Tricalgoxyl to remineralise your scalp and hydrate your hair or you can fight against dandruff with Ava puhi.
Because of the company: This company has existed for more than three decades, operating in 50 markets and being registered at the New York Stock Exchange as well. An enterprise with continuous research and innovation about skin and hair care. Working together with more than 70 full-time scientists and more than 30 academic institutes. This company has several laboratories in order to provide a combination of natural ingredients and innovative technology for the customers and that’s why it fits also for the ones who prefer natural hair care. A few years ago it was listed 5th of the 100 most trustworthy mid-cap companies in the U.S. by Forbes . And beside being trusty they started a programme about nourishing the children in need which gives even more additional value to their activity as I see.
Because of the possibility: The possibility of helping others. It is a great thing when you find the product that works for you. But there are much more potential in this situation because you can also help others to solve their problems. I am not the only one to have thin hair or other hair related problems and now that I have found these great products I can try to inform as many of you as possible. Because we all deserve being beautiful and confident. 😉
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