Five Ingredients Every Natural Should Know

We know you love what our products do for your curls, but are you familiar with some of our superstar ingredients? Here are some of our favourite ingredients you should know.

Five Ingredients Every Natural Should Know

If you’re anything like me, then reaching for your favourite products with ingredients that you love, plays an important part in your hair journey. I mean, we all like to keep an eye out for the latest products and trending ingredients, right? This is especially important if you are on a personal hair care journey and have specific goals in mind for your scalp or curls. Here is a list of our superstar ingredients that we love, and think you will too!

Rosemary Oil 

One of the most popular and trending oils right now is Rosemary Oil. An oil made from the same rosemary herb you can cook with. It is an essential oil that is filled with antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, and is considered a power-house oil in the curly hair community. This fragrant herb has been used for many years and hosts many benefits including:

  • Eases scalp discomfort
  • Energises the scalp

This power-house ingredient is a great addition to hair care products and can be found in our Soothe Me Collection. A premium scalp care range that is formulated to support a healthier scalp that will soothe and help look after any dry, oily, or itchy scalp conditions you may have.

Flora & Curl Tip: As Rosemary Oil is an essential oil, it is better to be diluted with a carrier oil such as Olive Oil when applying directly to the scalp. Why not treat yourself to a relaxing scalp massage while you’re at it.

Vitamin C

Also known as L-ascorbic Acid, a powerful antioxidant and natural collagen booster, Vitamin C is an amazing ingredient not only for your skin but also your curls. All hair types can benefit from incorporating Vitamin C into their natural hair routines, but it may be especially beneficial for those with dull hair, and tresses that are prone to breakage. Here are just a few benefits that we can receive from Vitamin C.

  • Balances the scalp
  • Shields and protects
  • Adds beautiful shine and vibrancy
  • Smoothens the hair cuticles
  • Strengthens the hair cuticles

Found in our Protect Me Collection, Vitamin C will give your curls the extra protection they need. Even the dullest of curls are transformed into radiant, strong and shiny strands.

Olive Oil

This multi-tasking fruit has the ability to conquer all curls’ mishaps. Olive oil is the fat obtained from the fruit of the olive tree. The olives are ground into a paste and then the oil is extracted, providing us with what I call, liquid gold! With the ability to strengthen hair follicles, condition dry hair, and aid in repairing damage, it’s no wonder this oil is great at boosting overall hair health.

Olive Oil is also great for:

  • Nourishing the scalp
  • Conditioning and strengthening your hair strands
  • Reducing the amount of hair fall
  • Moisturising brittle hair
  • Giving you softness and shine to your curls

Found in our Hydrate Me Collection, this oil is not only perfect all year round, but is great to use in the winter months, as our curls are more prone to dryness.

Coconut Oil

An oil made by pressing fresh coconut meat or dried coconut meat called Copra, rich in Lauric Acid, Coconut Oil is a naturally fatty oil that has a high affinity for hair protein. It easily penetrates the hair shaft, and because of its fatty nature, its high fat content is great for sealing in moisture and conditioning dry hair, while improving hair and scalp health.

The use of Coconut Oil doesn't stop there. This naturally fatty oil is also great for:

  • Retaining moisture
  • Help with hair loss
  • Repairing damage
  • Prevents breakage and split ends
  • Provides lustre, shine and softness

Perfect for dry, brittle and coarse curls, our Hydrate Me Collection aims to hydrate your strands, while giving you optimal hair and scalp health.

Sweet Almond Oil 

This oil contains a high concentration of Vitamins A, B and E, all of which help add shine and brightness to dull and dry hair. Also containing fatty acids Omega 3, 6 and 9, it helps to reflect damaging UV rays and protect hair from the sun. This helps prevent hair becoming dull. Sweet Almond Oil is extremely nourishing to not only the lengths of our hair, but the roots as well. 

There are many great benefits that give Almond Oil the spotlight it deserves.
When applied to the hair, almond oil helps strengthen, soften, hydrate and smooth the hair texture, making it the multi-tasking hero oil your hair routine has been missing.  

It is also great for:

  • Conditioning and moisturising dry hair
  • Improving scalp health
  • Preventing hair breakage
  • Hydrates dry, dull hair and
  • Smells beautiful!

Formulated to add definition, shine and volume to curls, our botanically infused Style Me Collection has the perfect amount of this curl-loving ingredient to give bounce to your curls, and definition to your coils.

What are some of your favourite superstar ingredients that you like to use and can’t live without?

Naturally yours,
The Team at Flora & Curl

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