* 100% Argan Oil: The Vitamin E found in argan oil is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight the free radicals that can wreak havoc on hair over time. It also assists with circulation, making the perfect conditions for hair to be healthy. Finally, because Vitamin E accumulates in the epidermis for up to 6 months, these benefits extend far beyond a single application.
In Morocco this invaluable liquid that is the argan oil is a cosmetic product of beauty for the skin and the hair but also organic food oil. The argan tree is an endemic tree in morocco where it occupies a surface of 28.000 ha. It constitutes the second forest essence of the country after the holm oak and just before the thuya. The Argan Tree can live from 150 to 200 years. The Tree is very resistant in the drought and in the heat and adapts itself to almost all the grounds. The argan tree grows to the wild state and in abundance in the dry and semi-arid zones of the southern Morocco. The argan tree plays an irreplaceable role in the ecological balance and in the conservation of biodiversity. Thanks to its excellent roots system, the Tree contributes to the preservation of the ground and allows fighting against the water erosion which threatens the desertification of a major part of the region.
Argan oil production process
Between June and August, the Moroccans harvest the mature fruits of the argan tree. These fruits are dried for many weeks, in the sun. The women, in the cooperatives, will use a small rock to crush the nut contained after the pulp has been taken off. The nut is known to be 16 times harder than the hazelnut. Once the nut is crushed, the precious argan almonds are extracted.
But it is not over yet. The almonds are then pressed in a special oil press which then gives us 100% pure argan oil, with absolutely no additives. The oil then goes through a special filtering process before it is filled into bottles.
* Linseed or Flaxseed Oil: Flaxseed oil is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6.
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* Mango Butter: It contains important antioxidants and is rich in vitamins, including vitamins A and E. The composition of mango butter resembles that of shea and cocoa but the fatty acid content is a bit different. Fatty acids include oleic (42.9%), stearic (41.7%), palmitic (6.9%), and linoleic (3%). It is non-greasy and has a slightly sweet and fatty aroma in its natural form.
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* Cocoa Butter & CHOCOLATE!: -Cocoa butter is hydrating and reduces moisture loss.....Cocoa butter can add volume to fine hair and increase its resilience for styling
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/182275-cocoa-butter-hair-benefits/#ixzz1FNbM2wup
-lactose IN CHOCOLATE acts as a good humectant that helps curly tops retain moisturizer. The protein in chocolate is boosted by the milk, making it good for “natural” (without chemical relaxers or permanent colorants) hair.
Cocoa butter can prevent damage from chlorine in pools, notes the website B4Tea. Chlorine damages the hair shaft, which makes it more vulnerable to pool chemicals, resulting in dull, dry, weak, brittle or even discolored hair. Apply cocoa butter to the scalp and comb it thoroughly through the hair before swimming to give it a protective barrier against pool chemicals.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/182275-cocoa-butter-hair-benefits/#ixzz1FO3h2aDX
Nutrients in chocolate include:
- * Protein
* Vitamin A
- * Potassium