Healthy, strong hair is not very porous and is naturally hydrophobic, meaning it repels water. Hair that is porous absorbs water very quickly, causing the hair to swell. When this happens, the cuticle layer on the outer section of the hair cannot expand, which causes the scales on the cuticle to rise. When cuticle scales rise, hair is more prone to breakage. Hydrophobicity helps hair maintain its balance and is essential for hair health.
A range of different oils can be applied to hair to make it more hydrophobic. Almost any oil will help repel water, but many hair oils do so by sitting on the hair as a film, rather than soaking in and penetrating the hair shaft.
Plant oils are emollients used to soften hair so that it is more pliable and can bend without breaking. Our range of oil based hair moisturisers are pure base oils, or a synergistic blend of penetrating oils. Unlike many hair oils, our oils do not contain mineral oils, silicones, synthetic chemicals or parabens. They are pure plant oils that penetrate hair, making it soft and healthy.
Moisturise and soothe skin from the effects of sun, salt, wind and other environmental elements. Kukui Nut Oil has been traditionally used by natives of Hawaii for generations to help soothe and rejuvenate their skin. Kukui Nut Oil has a balance of both oleic and linoleic fatty acids, and full of antioxidants Vitamins A, C and E.
For the hair:
Use on dry hair that has been damaged by overexposure to sun and wind or apply a few drops to heat dried hair
For the skin:
How to apply: While the skin is moist, apply 1-2 pumps on palm of the hand and dab on to face & under eye and massage in gentle upward strokes.
100% Kukui Nut oil (Aleurites Moluccans)
Nourish and regenerate skin or tame frizzy hair with the luxurious oil of Africa's super-fruit. Baobab Oil is a lightweight oil packed with omegas and antioxidants and absorbs easily into hair and skin without a greasy look or feel.
Wild harvested, cold pressed 100% pure Baobab Oil extracted from the nuts of the indigenous tree of Africa.
For hair: helps tame frizz and deeply moisturises
How to apply: Use directly on damp hair as a leave-in conditioner or squirt a few drops into your conditioner
For skin: As it has high levels of essential fatty acids, it soothes and repairs skin, increases skin elasticity and helps to retain moisture in skin
How to apply: As a face or body moisturiser, apply a few drops on to moist skin and rub in or squirt a few drops into your face or body cream
100% Baobab oil (Adansonia digitata)
This special blend of pure organic oils adds gloss, protection and nourishment for hair. The essential fatty acids in this blend penetrate the hair to treat and condition at the same time. Jojoba balances the sebum production in the scalp and helps promote a healthy shine to the hair, while Argan hydrates & restores condition to damaged hair. Almond oil helps to condition, nourish, and soften hair while stimulating hair growth.
How to Apply:
Treatment: Before shampoo, massage into the scalp to promote healthy scalp.
Leave-in conditioner: Pump 2 to 3 drops of the oil in the palms of the hand and & massage into the ends of damp hair & style.
Jojoba oil*, Argan oil*, Almond oil*, Essential oil of Lavender* & Rosemary extract
*denotes certified organic
Our Certified Organic Argan oil is unrefined, cold pressed & extracted from the nut of the Argan Tree. Often called liquid gold or Moroccan oil, this rare and expensive oil, contains high levels of naturally occurring vitamin E, fatty acids and antioxidants which contributes to its unique moisturising abilities that are vital for healthy skin and hair.
Skin moisturiser: Pure Argan oil is easily absorbed, and regulates the pH balance of the skin, which in turn protects against sun exposure and other damage. Due to its high content of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, Argan oil repairs damaged skin and provides a natural boost to the skin. Argan oil penetrates the skin easily giving a youthful, dewy glow without any grease. It is gentle enough to use on all skin types.
Hair conditioner: Argan oil adds shine to hair and is able to restore the natural luster and beautiful shine of the hair. Argan oil is a great product to calm frizzy ends, add moisture & repair damaged hair.
How to apply:
Face - Apply 1-2 pumps on palm of the hand and dab on to face, under eye & neck & massage in gentle upward strokes.
Hair - Apply 1-2 pumps on palm of the hand and comb through wet hair starting from the mid-lengths of the hair.
100% Argan oil* (Argania spinosa)
*denotes certified organic