Nature is full of the essentials we need to care for our hair. For centuries, people have been mixing up concoctions made up of things straight from the plants and trees around them to care for their mane. We have put together a list of nourishing oils, including those that make up our various collections, that encourage healthy hair growth and will help you maintain beautiful hair.
Peppermint oil has so many things going for it, but the most obvious feature is its amazing scent. The cooling effect that you feel when it's applied - when diluted in a carrier oil - is an instant relaxant but also leaves your scalp feeling refreshed. Peppermint is also a natural antiseptic, which assists in preventing and treating scalp issues like dryness, itchiness, and dandruff. Best of all, it helps stimulate blood flow to the scalp which is important as this is the way our hair follicles are nourished. Having an increase in that area is a plus for encouraging healthy hair growth.
Almond oil is likely one of the most popular carrier oils since it’s lighter than most and, therefore, can be used on a wide range of textures as well as on the scalp without causing too much buildup. It contains Vitamin E and proteins which keep breakage and shedding at bay and works great as a sealant. We’ve got all these components plus the benefits of peppermint oil wrapped up in our Mint Almond Oil! It makes a great choice for battling dry scalp as well as for the final step in your moisturizing routine.
Avocado oil penetrates the hair shaft and is high in monounsaturated fatty acids or the “good” fats which makes it an amazing natural moisturizer, helping to heal dry, brittle hair and dry scalp. Like almond oil, it contains proteins which strengthen the hair as well as high levels of antioxidant Vitamin E which helps prevent hair loss and promote growth. No wonder our Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk is a fave among those who suffer from dry, thirsty hair. Check out this article for more on the benefits of avocado !
This is an oil we may not have heard much about until recent years, but the benefits will have you running for our Babassu Collection .
Closely related to coconut oil, babassu oil comes from the fruit of palms found in Brazil. It’s lightweight, absorbs quickly into the hair shaft and contains anti-inflammatory properties. Like avocado oil, babassu oil is great for treating brittle hair, a common complaint among many with textured hair. Our Babassu Oil Sulfate-Free Shampoo is so effective due to the moisturizing benefits of this oil in addition to its foaming power. Hair is left clean yet soft and moisturized, not stripped.
Derived from the nut of the Manketti or Mongongo tree, mongongo oil is a rich emollient known to be extremely useful for both skin and hair, giving them shine and vibrance in addition to its restorative properties. Thanks to its acidic properties, mongongo oil, when used on the skin or scalp, helps reduce inflammation and also acts as a natural sunscreen for both the hair and skin.
In short, mongongo oil’s polyunsaturated fatty acids coupled with Vitamin E help protect the hair from the damaging effects of extreme heat, be it from the sun or heat styling tools. This is what makes our Mongongo Oil Collection the go-to for the prep and maintenance of heat styles like blow-outs, etc. From the Pre-Shampoo Treatment to the Style Setting Spray , you’re covered from beginning to end.
As you can see, we’ve taken great care to make sure our products contain only the best ingredients to help your hair reach its full potential.
Cold, dry air, leaves natural hair dry. Even the coats and hats that we wear to keep us warm can cause damage to our hair. With that being said here are 5 tips that will help you to avoid breakage and dryness during the winter.
When it comes to going natural, the first thought of many women is that they’ll need to chop off all of their hair in an effort to get back to the texture they were born with. The concern is that they won’t like the way they look with short hair. Or worse, OTHERS will not like it, especially family or significant others.