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The rise of moringa oil

23 July 2018
The rise of moringa oil
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We all know that the health-conscious mindset is popular today, and that people far prefer to use products that prioritise natural ingredients. And there’s always a new natural haircare favourite. In fact, you can read here about today’s top 3 . In this article, though, we’re focussing on the benefits of moringa oil for hair. You’ve probably heard the name, but what is it, really?

Moringa oil is extracted from the moringa tree, which is widespread in tropical areas today, but originated in northern India, close to the Himalayas. The moringa tree – also known as the horseradish or drumstick tree – is a versatile plant packed with over 90 nutrients and 46 types of antioxidants. You can eat moringa, use it as a form of traditional medicine and it even has potential as high-protein livestock feed, biofuel or a water purifier. But you’re on a haircare website, so you’re probably most interested in moringa oil as a “miracle” solution for your locks…

What are the uses of moringa for hair? Moringa oil is a powerful haircare all-rounder. It helps to combat dryness – including dry scalp – and its potent combination of vitamins (particularly A, B, C and E), essential folic and amino acids, plus minerals (especially zinc) encourages everything from healthy hair growth and scalp circulation to general rejuvenation and ease of manageability.

The world’s haircare professionals sat up and took note of moringa’s high levels of vitamin and mineral-enrichment. They then figured out how to incorporate these benefits into premium products that consumers can trust. And there’s no guesswork about how to use these science-backed products, as the instructions are right there on the packs, and these products have been lab-tested for safety, too.

So, where can you buy moringa oil? What products contain it? Here are a couple of top haircare solutions you can pick up from your favourite salon – where they’re relied on and used by professionals.

The high-end Redken Curvaceous range includes moringa oil as part of its unique Curl Memory Complex, the exclusive technology that makes these products so effective on tight spiral curls – fighting frizz and strengthening strands. The moringa oil here performs an intense moisture-restoring function. Meanwhile, the Biolage Exquisite Oil range from Matrix blends moringa, coconut and almond oils in silky formulations that replenish and cleanse without ever weighing down hair.

Moringa oil isn’t the most widely available haircare ingredient, admittedly. However, there’s no reason to feel frustrated if you can’t find it. You can always seek out professional products that contain other powerful, natural oils like argan and amla. There are loads of options available to you, and your stylist will point you in the right direction.

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