Think the desert is too hot for plants to handle? Think again. Our beautiful home is brimming with vibrant botanicals that just so happen to have been used for centuries to revive hair to its healthiest. (Jackpot!) So we took our pick of the very finest and infused our clean haircare formulas with them—read on to learn more about what they can do for you.
HIBISCUS FLOWER EXTRACT
Signature Shampoo’s hero ingredient
This extract is cultivated from the sun-loving hibiscus coulteri, also known as the desert rosemallow, whose cup-shaped flowers blooms appear after significant rainfall. Packed with keratin-producing amino acids, the extract encourages healthy hair growth and traps moisture in the hair shaft, restoring elasticity and silky smoothness.
MORINGA SEED OIL
Signature Conditioner’s hero ingredient
The moringa oleifera tree (also known as the tree of life) is the bearer of seeds from which this ingredient is derived. Native to India, the tree thrives in hot, arid regions like our desert home. Its oil’s rich content of vitamins and antioxidants boost keratin production and restore moisture to dry strands.
JOJOBA SEED OIL
Deep Conditioning Treatment’s hero ingredient
Jojoba seed oil is extracted from the jojoba plant, a drought-resistant shrub that grows wild in the desert, withstanding harsh environmental conditions and living up to 200 years. The golden yellow liquid works magic on the hair, repairing breakage, encouraging hair growth, and providing heat protection.
PRICKLY PEAR SEED OIL
Also known as the nopal cactus, the prickly pear cactus is identified by flat, bright green pads that bear red fruit and yellow flowers in the months of June and July. Its namesake oil (cold-pressed from the cactus’ seeds) is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids that condition strands to be silky, soft, and healthy.
CACTUS FLOWER EXTRACT
Cactus Flower Leave-In Conditioner’s hero ingredient
Cactus flower extract is procured from the flowers of cereus grandiflorus, a cactus species commonly referred to as queen of the night. The botanical blend is rich in potassium and vitamins A and D, which combine to strengthen hair elasticity, prevent breakage, and promote healthy hair follicles.
Cactus Fruit 3-In-1 Styling Cream’s hero ingredient
In the midst of summer, dragon fruit comes to life, growing proudly upon climbing cacti. These night-blooming plants can reach heights up to 20 feet and live as long as two decades. They are rich in antioxidants and enzymes that seal moisture within the hair to nourish from the inside out.
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