Category: Ingredients We Love

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel

Nature’s Astringent for Healthy Scalp Witch Hazel is known as “nature’s astringent.” Often used as a skin soother and toner, this winter blooming plant erupts with yellow flowers, almost like a little promise from Mother Nature that spring (and healthy skin and hair!) is right around the corner. Here’s why we love it as an…

Rice Proteins

Proteins Make Perfect Rice water has been a beloved beautify ingredient in Asian cultures for centuries. It’s said female rice farmers in China, Japan and other Asian countries bathe in the water used to wash rice, which leads to their long, strong and beautiful hair. We’ve fallen in love with rice in many forms in…
Tapioca Starch

Tapioca Starch

A Root to Nourish Your Roots We love heading to chemistry class! Advancements in green chemistry mean we’re continually discovering new ingredients to harness the power of Mother Nature in our clean, pure and beautiful products. Tapioca starch is one of those ingredients. You may love it in puddings, pies and your favorite boba drink,…

Flax Seed Oil

An Ancient Crop to Feed Modern Hair: Flax Seed Did you know flax seed is one of the world’s oldest crops? This mighty seed has been harvested since the dawn of civilization; it was first introduced to the United States by colonists to produce fiber for clothing. And while flax seed is wearable, we love…

Shea Butter

Mother Nature’s Emollient Rich Conditioner: Shea Butter In our never ending search for the perfect ingredient, shea butter, also known as “Mother Nature’s conditioner,” is one of our favorites. This solid fatty oil produced from the Shea-Karite tree nut grows in the tropics of East and West Africa, as well as regions of west and…

Aloe

Get Stronger, Shinier Hair with Arizona Aloe   The Egyptians called aloe “The Plant of Immortality.” We call it one of our favorite ingredients. Crack open a leaf and apply the clear gel to soothe sunburn or irritation and you’ll see and feel its natural healing properties. On the hair and scalp, aloe provides the…

Rice Bran Oil

The Rejuvenating Benefits of Rice Bran Oil In our never ending search for the perfect ingredient, rice bran oil offers amazing benefits for the hair scalp and skin. It’s a natural ingredient rich in vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants and  a beauty secret well-kept among Asian and Japanese women who liberally use this oil in their…
Tamanu Nuts

Tamanu

The Rich Healing Power of Tamanu Oil Tamanu Oil is a topical healing oil derived from the nuts of the Ati tree in the South Pacific. It has been used for hundreds of years to clear up essentially any skin condition (even leprosy back in the day!). It is a secret that’s been forgotten, but…
Avocado on countertop

Avocado Oil

The Mighty Avocado: Superfood for Your Hair We know avocados are good for our insides, but this yummy fruit delivers amazing benefits to hair, too. Ancient Egyptians used the nutrient dense avocado to prevent hair loss and moisturize the hair. They were right! Avocados serve up a delicious dose of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, biotin,…

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