Natural Ingredients


What we put on our skin and scalp is important, which is why we only use natural and where possible organic ingredients that help to support the natural scalp environment without disrupting it. Meet curl care that is not watered down by harsh and harmful chemicals, but that is powered by pure, botanically derived ingredients.

What are the benefits of botanical ingredients? Botanicals are plant derived extracts, oils, powders, waters/hydrosols and butters derived from flowers, herbs, nuts, seeds, roots, leaves, barks and berries.

Why do we use them? Botanical ingredients yield amazing functional and therapeutic properties both for the hair and scalp. And when harnessed in the right way, they can do wonders for dry hair. Aromatherapeutic plants such as Jasmine, Lavender, Eucalyptus and Tangerine can act as natural antimicrobial ingredients fighting against bacteria to improve scalp conditions. Fruits rich in antioxidants such as derived cold pressed Papaya Oil, can provide ultraviolet protection for the hair preventing damage from free radicals.

How do we source them? Not every ingredient is extracted the same. We always select ingredients that have been delicately extracted through the processes that honour their purity as well as their integrity (such as cold-pressing, steam distillation and time-honoured infusions).

Hibiscus

This beautiful Ayurvedic flower is rich in antioxidants and imparts shine to the hair while promoting healthy growth. Hibiscus has been used since ancient times for its ability to delay pre-mature graying. Hibiscus is rich in amino acids, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and alpha Hydroxyl acids along with other nutrients which are extremely beneficial for the scalp and aid in hair growth, hair loss and hair regrowth. This flower extract is present in the Flower Garden Hair Butter.

Ayurvedic flower Hibiscus
Rose flower water

Created from the first steam distillation of roses. The ''Queen of Flowers'', rose is stimulating, centering and uplifting. Since ancient times, rose water is highly prized for its source of perfume, medicinal use, and nutritional properties, leaving a sweet soft scent in the hair when used noticeably. Rose water is a well known hair loving botanical that stabilises your hair’s pH level and aids in repairing hair’s damaged porosity. It naturally conditions dry hair because it is rich in flavonoids and vitamins A, B3, C, D, and E.

Rose flower petals

These beautiful petals have antiseptic properties and therefore can be used to treat scalp irritations. Our journey starts with whole botanicals — the actives found in our selection of wild harvested delicate flowers including rose petals, lavender buds, wild pansy, hibiscus and marigold are delicately extracted in the studio. From this, a unique complex of the botanical actives, combining herbs and essential oils is created, called the Root Blossom Complex™, present in our Flower Garden Butter. Our Flower Garden Hair Butter is made with this unique infusion.

Rose
Jasmine flower

Known as the ''King of Flowers'', is one of the oldest and widely used scented flowers in Japan and Africa. It has a warm, exotic, floral fragrance that relaxes, soothes, uplifts, and enhances self-confidence of a person. This exquisite oil is an absolute extraction from white jasmine flowers and it takes a huge quantity of petals to produce an ounce of the essential oil. Jasmine Oil purifies the scalp of bacteria and buildup. The natural properties found in jasmine oil eliminate and reduce the possibility of infections and scalp conditions such as dandruff.

Jasmine
Lavender

A powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-septic. Lavender stimulates circulation in the scalp, strengthens new hair growth, and helps to balance the natural oil production of the scalp. It is made from the flowering buds of certain species of lavender, and is likely what was known in Bible times as spikenard, or spikes of nard, a once common name for lavender, very commonly used for perfume because of its very pleasant aroma. It is one of the most soothing and relaxing oils. This powerful, fragrant oil is present in the Floral Hydration Hair Mist.

Lavender
Ylang Ylang

The ''Flower of flowers" as it is called, is balancing both to the scalp, and the mind. Ylang-Ylang is made into a soothing and sensual oil with a fresh, floral, sweet, slightly fruit and exotic fragrance. Ylang Ylang oil was regularly used as a natural hair growth remedy in Victorian England and has continued to be used to treat fine and limp hair. It boosts hair development when massaged into hair follicles and it is used as natural treatment for alopecia and thinning hair.

Ylang-Ylang
Camellia

Is a Japanese oil with a sweet, herbal aroma. It is made from the seeds of the Camellia flower and is a great source of unsaturated fats (similar to olive oil and grape seed oil). When used on hair, camellia oil helps to condition the hair shaft, stimulate scalp circulation, and promote healthy hair growth by preventing breakage and split ends. In Japan, Camellia oil is commonly used as a leave-in, best when applied to damp hair such as after showering. Geishas and Maikos apply a lot, for the distinct Japanese traditional glossy hair look they prefer.

Camellia
Calendula

Applied to the scalp promotes growth of stronger hair by increasing collagen production and circulation in hair follicles. Calendula is also known as pot-marigold and is an herbal plant that has lots of medicinal values. Commonly it is known as Marigold and it has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it good for healing wounds, cuts and inflammatory skin diseases. This flower is present in the Rose & Honey Milk Detangler.

Calendula
Wild Pansy

Is a perennial flower that grows up to 3 to 40 cm and comes in many forms. Its petals display a variety of rich colours: it mixes yellow, blue, purple and white into the wide range of hues that give meadows such vibrancy. It is naturally comprised of Salicylic Acid, tannins and flavonoids and can effectively nourish the scalp and this way improve hair quality.

Wild Pansy
Passion Flower

This exotic and sweet-scented flower is soothing, anti-inflammatory and sedative in nature.

Sweet Orange

Similar to citrus oils, it is rich in Vitamin C, it dilates the blood capillaries to enhance nousihment to the follicles as a way to strengthen the hair roots and stimulate their growth. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Hair Oil and African Citrus Bloom Shampoo.

Sweet Orange
Tangerine

Citrus essential oils provide exceptional purifying benefits to scalp as they clean and deodorise. Naturally soothes dryness of the scalp and dandruff. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Hair Oil and African Citrus Bloom Shampoo.

Tangerine

Plant Derived Oils and Butters

Shea Butter

Is rich in the content of bio-active triterpene esters provide beneficial effects including anti-irritancy, anti-inflammatory and enhanced UV-B protection. Organic Shea Butter forms the base of our Flower Garden Hair Butter.

Shea Butter
Coconut Oil

Is rich in lauric acid, which has a high affinity for hair protein, and easily penetrates the hair shaft because of its low molecular weight. This ingredient features in our Flower Garden Hair Butter, Rose & Honey Milk Detangler and Curl Refresh Clay Wash.

Coconut Oil
Sweet Almond Oil

contains a high concentration of vitamins A, B and E, all of which help add shine and brightness to dull, dry hair. Additionally, fatty acids omega 9, 6 and 3 help to reflect damaging UV rays and protect hair from the sun. This helps prevent the dullness that comes from hair that is very dry. Sweet Almond Oil is extremely nourishing to not only the lengths of the hair but the roots as well. Almond oil is lighter than many other helpful oils, which makes it an excellent natural resource for leave-in protection. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Shampoo and Flower Garden Hair Butter.

Sweet Almond Oil
Avocado Oil

Is edible oil pressed from the avocado fruit, not seed. It is high in monounsaturated fats and vitamin E, and is quickly absorbed by skin and hair. Vitamins B and E in avocado oil strengthen hair and boost cellular level, replenishing hair and rejuvenating the scalp for hair growth. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Hair Oil.

Avocado Oil
Grapeseed Oil

Contains vitamin E, which is necessary for hair growth and health. The extensive proteins, minerals, and the linoleic acid it contains also offer lots of benefits for hair. Hot grapeseed treatment will help hair look shiny, but not feel greasy. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Hair Oil.

Grapeseed Oil
Safflower Oil

Protects hair, nourishes hair follicles, moisturizes, and stimulates blood circulation to promote hair growth and thickness. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Hair Oil.

Safflower Oil
Watermelon Oil

Or watermelon seed oil is also known as Ootonga oil or Kalahari Oil. Watermelon seeds contain 22% oil, which is thin, dry, runny and soft and smooth and a clear golden yellow with a slightly nutty flavour, reminiscent of sunflower oil. It is a dry oil containing a high level of linoleic acid. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Hair Oil.

Watermelon Oil
Papaya Oil

Is extracted from the sweet and delicious papaya fruit seeds. It helps to repair split ends and is known to restrict dandruff and protects from ultraviolet rays, making it an all-natural sunscreen. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Hair Oil.

Papaya Oil