Hair loves monoi oil, and that’s why I chose to use the natural ingredient of monoi oil to be a key part of my formulation for our hair (silk) peptides - our new soft hydrating styling hair serum.
What is Monoi Oil?
Monoi oil is made by soaking Tiare flowers (also known as Gardenia taitensis or Tahitian gardenia) in coconut oil for a month. It originates from the Polynesian culture and makes an incredibly moisturizing oil with a beautiful aroma.
The delicate flower gives the oil its exotic scent, and the coconut oil is full of minerals, nutrients, and saturated fatty acids that make it easily absorbed by the hair.
The oil is beautiful and a big part of what makes hair (silk) such an exceptional product.
How does it work?
It’s best for low porosity hair. It moves into small gaps within hair follicles to deeply hydrate, condition, and nourish each hair strand, helping to deliver longer, stronger and healthier-looking hair.
What are the specific benefits of Monoi Oil?
There are a lot of benefits.
- It protects from the sun - monoi oil is an excellent shield for hair from sunlight, extreme weather conditions, heat treatments (like blow-dryers, curling wands), and environmental toxins (like cigarette smoke and pollution). This protective nature of monoi oil helps act as a barrier to external conditions and nurtures your hair health.
It is packed full of B vitamins - it offers a complex of B1, B2, B3 and B6 vitamins essential for healthy hair growth. Deficiency in B vitamins causes hair loss, hair thinning, and slow growth, so monoi oil helps to counteract this problem.
- It is full of Vitamin C & E - both vitamins are crucial for hair growth, slowing down the aging process of the hair and preventing premature graying. The Vitamin C in monoi oil is also packed full of antioxidants—double win!
- It is high in minerals - monoi oil is a good source of potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus, all minerals that help to penetrate inside hair follicles and improve hair condition. Zinc has a positive impact on the production of keratin (the substance that is the main building block for hair), and potassium helps to regenerate the hair bulb. The power of monoi oil is intensified by the magnesium.
- It prevents greasy strands - even though it is an oil, it helps to regular sebum secretion in the scalp and leaves hair clean and non-greasy.
Monoi oil is an essential ingredient in the battle for hair repair and hair health. I love it! And this, alongside my blend of french silk peptides and hyaluronic acid in the product, means that our hair (silk) peptides are unique from other hair oils. It works with your hair overtime, not just for a day, all without the use of harsh silicones.
The serum ensures the look of strong, smooth, soft, and shiny hair while also strengthening the appearance of your mane.
I love monoi oil, and you will too.
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***THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED OR REGULATED BY THE FDA. WE ARE NOT DOCTORS, THEREFORE ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST