Skin, hair, and teeth are said to be indicators of age, cleanliness, and trustworthiness, as well as barometers of a person’s impression, and are now considered part of one’s appearance, regardless of gender.
Nercocia. has upcycled the precious Tear grass bran oil extracted from the bran of the Tear grass to develop highly moisturizing Tear grass skin care and wear. And now, we have created the world’s firstTear grass shampoo bar, which takes advantage of the benefits of Tear grass to provide the necessary cleansing and moisturizing for your hair.
We hope you will join us in thinking about “healthy hair and a healthy scalp,” which affect your impression.
◯What is a healthy scalp and hair?
Healthy hair is shiny, moisturized, voluminous, and elastic. Conversely, inactive hair has a dry scalp and hair that is kinky and wavy. Problems such as hair loss, gray hair, dry scalp, sticky scalp, and odor can result from loose scalp and pores and lack of nutrition.
The aging process of hair begins as early as in one’s 20s, and the scalp environment is especially important for healthy hair, but it is difficult to notice any changes because you cannot check it yourself.
We have listed concerns for each age group, so please check your current situation first.
- Early 30’s Hair loss, puffiness, scalp stickiness, odor
- Late 30s Hair loss, dryness, sticky scalp, odor
- Early 40s Glossy, sticky and smelly scalp, dry and sensitive scalp
- Late 40s Elasticity, volume, swelling, glossiness
- 50s Elasticity, volume, volume, glossiness
- 60s Volume, volume, glossy, elasticity
The age is only a guide.
Hair is related to genetic factors, but your hair is also strongly influenced by acquired lifestyle habits.
The way each strand of hair grows and changes its growth is not uniform, but is closely related to the condition of the scalp and hormones.
◯Structure of scalp and hair
The scalp and face are connected by a single piece of skin.
It is thicker than facial skin, has more sebaceous glands, and is more prone to sebum problems.
The hair matrix cells around the hair papilla repeatedly undergo cell division, and the new cells pushed up to the surface emerge as hair.
This is called turnover, which takes place over a period of 40 days, longer than that of your face.
By preparing the environment of the scalp, the soil for healthy hair growth is prepared.
However, as the scalp ages, the dermis also becomes thin, less elastic, and sagging, so by improving blood circulation to the scalp, the condition is regulated and healthy hair grows.
Also, with age, the scalp loses moisture and becomes dry. It is important to choose a hair care product that not only cleanses but also moisturizes the hair and scalp.
Hair, which appears to be a single strand, has three structures.
There is the outermost cuticle, which is responsible for texture and shine, the cortex, which holds moisture and nutrients, and the medulla, which is at the center of the hair.
A good balance of moisture and nutrients will result in thick, strong, shiny hair that is less prone to breakage and split ends.
◯Causes of scalp and hair damage
Compared to the face, the scalp has more sebaceous glands and is more prone to odor, but strong shampoos and washing more than twice a day remove too much sebum and dry it out.
Also, like the face, hair and scalp are affected by ultraviolet rays and become dry, so it is important to keep them moisturized.
Decreased barrier function
When dryness becomes severe, the barrier function is compromised. The reduced barrier function causes inflammation, redness, and itching of the scalp.
Stress and lack of sleep are also major enemies.
In addition, the human body has indigenous bacteria, and the same can be said for the scalp.
It is said that an imbalance in the indigenous bacteria of the scalp causes dryness and dandruff, as well as graying and hair loss.
In fact, research has shown that “shiso ingredients” are effective in maintaining the balance of indigenous bacteria.
Nercocia.’s shampoo bar uses shiso ingredients, which are said to regulate indigenous bacteria.
Hair coloring and perms damage hair.
Hair is also damaged by heat above 55°C (55°F), such as with a hair dryer.
Unwashed styling products and unwashed treatments can also cause irritation of the scalp.
Damaged areas are repaired while moisturizing to prevent further damage.
◯Advantages of using Nercocia. wheatgrass products
We at Nercocia. believe that by focusing on products made in Toyama Prefecture, valuing the circulation and human connections to the region, and putting our heart and soul into our production, we can provide our customers with products that they can feel safe using.
We are committed to the development of products that will preserve this wonderful environment for the next generation by using not only wheat germ, but also fabrics, fragrance ingredients, packaging, and other items necessary to make our products as much as possible from Toyama Prefecture.
We protect rivers and oceans from pollution by using biodegradable materials.
We also do not use any plastic for packaging materials.
By using upcycled clothing and skin care products that luxuriously contain the precious oil extracted from the bran of wheat grass, which was once discarded, we can contribute to global environmental conservation.
◯World’s first Tear grass shampoo bar
Astragalus root grown in Toyama Prefecture is used to create a shampoo bar that is gentle on the hair and scalp.
This shampoo bar is a purely domestic product that cleanses while moisturizing the hair and scalp with the moisturizing effect of Astragalus ingredients, packed with the blessings of Toyama.
Astragalus has long been said to have anti-inflammatory properties and to balance the body’s moisture balance, and is also effective for moisturizing and treating rough skin conditions such as warts, blemishes, and acne.
The essential oil of shiso is used to balance the indigenous bacteria of the scalp, and the product is expected to work on the scalp to prevent hair loss and thinning hair.
Nercocia. original shampoo bar.
Left: Gunjo, made in Japan/80g
Warm fragrance of refreshing blue perilla and oriental wood.
Contains beauty ingredients Tear grass nuka oil and cocamidopropyl betaine (plant-derived) ingredients
Mild detergent with low irritation and cares for the skin and leads to shiny hair.
Japanese herb extracts such as Japanese pepper and peony are gathered from Japanese and Chinese herbal medicines that are closely related to Toyama, along with Toyama Bay deep sea water that is rich in mineral ingredients.
Right: Suoh, made in Japan/80g
The elegant fragrance of red shiso crape is gorgeous, sweet, and enchanting.
Contains the moisturizing ingredient Tear grass nuka oil and the cleansing ingredient sodium cocoalkylate. A collection of Japanese and Chinese plant extracts with skin conditioning and moisturizing properties, such as clara root, ginseng root, and peach leaf extract.
It moisturizes the scalp, which tends to become hard and dry, and gives hair bounce and elasticity.
Nercocia. original conditioner bar
Left: Houou, made in Japan/80g
Contains the beauty ingredient Tear grass nuka oil and natural plant-derived argan oil, both of which are highly effective in moisturizing. Japanese herb extracts such as Japanese pepper leaf and peony moisturize hair and scalp, repairing and preventing damage. It leaves hair moist and manageable.
Right: Bikou, made in Japan/80g
Contains plenty of moisturizing ingredients such as Tear grass nuka oil and squalane oil.
Japanese and Chinese plant extracts such as kurara root, ginseng root, and peach leaf extract give elasticity and moisture to the scalp, which tends to become hard and dry, and leave the scalp refreshed and clean.
Nercocia. original body soap bar
Left: Body Soap, made in Japan/80g
Warm scent of refreshing blue-green algae and oriental wood.
Contains plenty of plant-derived moisturizing ingredients such as Tear grass nuka oil, olive oil, squalane, ceramide, and hyaluronic acid. The cold process manufacturing method, which does not apply heat but allows the soap to heat naturally, protects the skin without destroying the moisturizing ingredients, leaving it moisturized and moist.
Plant-derived soaps properly care for delicate skin.
It is also suitable for people with sensitive skin.
Right: Body Soap, made in Japan/80g
The elegant fragrance of red shiso is gorgeous, sweet, and enchanting.
Contains plenty of plant-derived moisturizing ingredients such as Tear grass nuka oil, coconut oil, squalane, ceramide, and hyaluronic acid.
The cold process manufacturing method, which does not apply heat and allows natural thermal formation, protects the skin without destroying the moisturizing ingredients and gently cleanses the skin.
The skin’s texture is improved, leaving it refreshed and clean.
The mildly alkaline, plant-derived soap properly cares for the delicate skin.
It is also suitable for people with sensitive skin.