Chemical based shampoos tend to strip most of the natural oils of the hair, leaving hair & scalp dry and prone to frizz. A good conditioner replaces some of the oils stripped from the hair during shampooing. Conditioners work by smoothing down the scales of the hair to make it look smooth and shiny. Shampoo opens the hair's cuticle, conditioner seals it back up, locking nutrients in.
Nature has some excellent emollients that are chemical free and that have been used by natives of Africa and South Asia in conditioning hair naturally. These can be found in fruit powders and butter obtained from the seeds of fruits. We bring you these conditioning agents in their raw form, without adding an chemicals.
Amla, a small berry that is sun-dried and powdered, is an excellent conditioning herb and has been used in South Asia for centuries. Regular use provides nourishment to hair and keeps it glossy and silky. Amla is also an excellent exfoliant as it contains high levels of ascorbic acid which break up the top layer of dead skin cells.
As a conditioner: After shampooing hair, mix some Amla powder with water to form a paste and then smooth over hair. Rinse well. For deep conditioning, leave on for about 5 minutes before rinsing.
For brunette tones: Mix Amla powder with Henna & Indigo mix to make a deeper brunette color when dyeing grey hair.
As an exfoliant: Amla is a natural and excellent exfoliant and astringent scrub. Mix a spoonful of Amla powder and enough warm water to make a thick paste. Scrub on face or body and rinse.
100% Amla powder* (Emblica officinalis)*denotes certified organic
Made from wild harvested, cold pressed, unrefined Mafura Butter & Essential Oils, it conditions dry, damaged or colour treated hair.
Mafura Butter has been used for centuries in Africa as a hair treatment to moisturise and condition dry, damaged hair. Mafura Butter is rich in essential fatty acids & therefore this fat content helps restore hair elasticity and soften hair cuticles hence promoting more manageable hair. It is especially ideal for rejuvenating damaged hair and prevents brittle hair from breaking.
Directions: After shampooing apply the hydrating mask from mid-lengths to ends of hair. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse well with warm water. For a deep treatment, apply to damp hair and wrap head in a towel for 20 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.
NOTE: Do not wet the contents. As there is no preservative added, if water enters the product, it will form mould & is not useable. Use the spoon provided and only take what is needed into the shower. The product will melt at 30̊ C, so leave it in a cool place. A re-solidified product will not loose any of its natural properties.
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Mafura butter**, Essential oils of Geranium*, Lavender*, & Rosemary*
**denotes wild harvested, * denotes certified organic