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The Benefits of Moringa and Marula for Your Hair

Moringa and marula are two ingredients that aren’t usually talked about in the mainstream when it comes to hair care specifically. Many people world first associate the two with skincare, however the truth is these two ingredients work amazingly on hair as well. They are powerful, unsung ingredients in the hair care world that have the ability to work magic on your strands and scalp – especially when they are coupled together. 

This week we’re launching our Moringa & Marula Sensitive Scalp Oil! This long-awaited product has only been available in our #HAIRGOALS kit and hasn’t been available to purchase individually – until now. It’s a superstar product that was  created for dry, tight, itchy, sore, flaking scalp. The hair of your dreams starts with the skin that covers your head. Many times scalp problems are often at the root of hair concerns. Just like you take care of the skin of your face – you need to give the same love to the skin on your head. Let’s talk all about it below.

What are the benefits of moringa for my hair? 

Moringa is also known as the “Miracle Tree” because each and every part of the tree including its fruits, leaves, seeds and more have medicinal qualities and properties. It penetrates deeply in a matter of seconds and leaves your scalp feeling ‘dry’ as opposed to greasy. This is because your scalp is able to soak up all its nutrients, without leading to excessive buildup. 

Moringa oil is one of the few oils with strong antiseptic properties. It’s also moisturizing and rich in nutrients such as vitamin E and zinc  – which are essential to healthy hair. Vitamin E is an antioxidant which means that it can prevent and slows down the damage to hair follicle cells caused by free radicals – ultimately aiding in hair growth. And zinc helps the oil glands around the hair follicle work properly, and is responsible for repairing hair tissue. 

Moringa is also fantastic for balancing the natural oils on dry scalp, and hydrating skin cells. It also has an oleic acid content of about 65-73% which is pretty high. Oils high in oleic acid are known to moisturize skin cells at a deeper level. Moringa is a powerful fighter of scalp infections, dandruff, scalp acne, and scalp disorders! When you apply moringa oil on your scalp, it cleanses, disinfects and moisturizes. Could we ask for more?!

What good can marula do for my hair?

The marula tree is a plant native to Africa, and many of its parts have been used in food and traditional medicine in the continent. The marula fruit contains a brown nut with white kernels inside – the oil is usually extracted from the kernels, and is a source of protein. 

Like moringa oil, marula penetrates hair deeply and nourishes it, without leaving it greasy. It is moisturizing and also helps to reduce breakage, which is especially beneficial for dry, brittle hair. Marula Oil contains a high amount of antioxidants and essential fatty acids like omegas-6 and -9 that absorb deeper and more easily into your scalp, since the molecules are much smaller than traditional hydrating oils. It’s non-comedogenic because it’s so high in omega fatty acids and absorbs quickly, so it won’t clog your pores. It also has antimicrobial properties that help fight future bacteria, and it also has anti-inflammatory properties.

How to use the Moringa & Marula Sensitive Scalp Oil

Daily or weekly Spritz:

You can apply our Moringa & Marula oil as a weekly or daily spritz in between wash days, as a way to moisturize and nourish your hair. Just mix a small amount of it with water and use it to spritz your hair every night, or a few times a week. 

As a pre-poo:

  1. Section and pin hair into 6 twists. 
  2. Apply 1-2 dropper squirts of the Hair Oil into each twist, working your way down the length of your hair per section. 
  3. With your fingertips, start from the scalp and massage for 30 seconds and re-pin. 
  4. Cover your head with a plastic cap and leave in for a minimum of 30 minutes or leave overnight before wash day. 
  5. Sit under a dryer for 20 mins for added or deeper penetration, and saturate ends of hair to help with split ends. Hair with Low porosity should sit underneath heat to really open up the hair shaft.

In your LCO or LOC method:

LOC and LCO are two methods of moisturizing the hair that help keep moisture locked into place. They’re also an easy guide to remembering the steps of applying your hair products. The two methods are meant to maximize moisture retention after washing the hair, which can be very drying for some of us.

  1. Spritz your hair with water, rosewater or aloe vera juice. This will serve as your liquid. 
  2. Go in with an oil. This is where our Moringa & Marula oil come in. Apply to your hair  the amount will be dependent on the length and thickness of your hair, but anything from a teaspoon to a tablespoon will do the trick. Massage the oil into your scalp, and ensure you are coating your strand from root to tip. 
  3. Lock it all in with a cream. Our Golden Sea Buckthorne Shine & Moisture Hair Butter works great as it locks in hydration and moisture. 

Head here to find out more about our Moringa & Marula Sensitive Scalp Oil!

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