Moringa Oil (Moringa oleifera)
Herbal Essences Golden Moringa Oil shampoos and conditioners include real moringa, as certified by plant experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Moringa is one of the most nutrient rich plants in the world
What is Moringa?
Moringa, or Moringa Oleifera, is a nutrient-rich plant that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties and health benefits.
Did you know that the oil extracted from its seeds contains over 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants?
Moringa oil is good for your hair, as it protects your mane from free radicals and does an incredible job of keeping it clean and healthy.
Another reason to apply moringa oil to your hair and skin is that it contains hydrating and detoxifying elements that promote healthy skin and hair.
Where does Moringa come from?
The Moringa Oleifera plant, from which we derive moringa oil, is native to India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. It grows in tropical and subtropical countries and can withstand harsh environmental conditions. This tree is also known as 'the drumstick tree' or 'the miracle tree', owing to the numerous health properties it possesses. That's why it was a common practice amongst ancient Mauryan warriors to consume moringa extracts before a battle to gain strength.
Its medicinal properties and benefits for hair and skin led to the beauty industry discovering it and using it as a major ingredient in beauty products. It has 90+ nutrients and 45 antioxidants, coupled with vitamin B and C, as well as different types of monosaturated fats like behenic acid and oleic acid, ensuring that your hair looks shinier, smoother and healthier than ever.
Moringa oil is usually acquired by cold-pressing to retain its nutrients. What makes it the perfect remedy for your hair is that it is easily absorbed by your thirsty tresses and does not weigh your hair down. Not just that, moringa oil also nourishes and moisturises your scalp, protecting it from damage. So, let the oil of the 'miracle tree' rejuvenate your hair.