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OUR GARDEN OF INGREDIENTS


 

FLORA {BIOLOGY} ~ 'PLANT LIFE' 
Flora & Curl is where nature meets curls. Our hair food is formulated with your healthiest hair in mind. We use a high quality selection of cold pressed plant oils and butters, therapeutic-grade essential oils and powered by active botanicals that are carefully selected for their nutrients and active properties. We do not use synthetic perfumes and our customers love the results delivered by our own proprietary aroma blends.

KEY INGREDIENTS

 
Aloe Vera -
 Applies a protective barrier slowing down the evaporation of the natural moisture in the hair to the outside atmosphere. It contains Lignins which is a property that provides Aloe Vera with its deep penetrating properties.

Rose Flower Water - Is created from the first steam distillation of roses. ''The Queen of Flowers'', rose is stimulating, centering and uplifting. Since the ancient times, Rose water has claimed to be 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 leveland 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. 

Sunflower Butter - Is known to have high levels of Oleic Acid, which is an Omega 9 acid. This Omega 9 acid is known to be one of the essential acids that are needed to be a part of your diet as it can stimulate natural hair growth. This Omega 9 acid is also responsible in preventing brittle hair and also hair loss. Sunflower is known to be packed with Vitamins A, B, C, E, potassium, iron and calcium that are very beneficial for hair health and growth.

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.

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.

Argan Oil - Natural antioxidants present in Argan oil strengthen the hair by repairing damage. The Vitamin E in Argan oil makes it a tremendous agent for hair treatment. Many external and internal agents like heat, over styling and oxidization damage the hair. Vitamin E present in Argan oil is very useful in restoring the natural hair and renewing and repairing the damage caused by heat, chemicals or other destructive agents. Unsaturated fatty acids like Omega 3 and Omega 9 in Argan oil are a rich source of essential nutritional components for hair shafts and roots. These unsaturated fatty acids strengthen the protein bonding structures in dry natural hair, thereby improving the strength of hair and healing split ends.

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.

Caprylyl/Caprylyl Glucoside - Is an Ecocert is a naturally derived cleansing agent, obtained from renewable raw materials, through a combination of plant based fatty alcohols (coconut) and corn glucose (sugar / starch). 

Cocamidopropyl Betaine -
Like Caprylyl Glucoside, is a gentle coconut derived foaming and cleansing agent considered a safe alternative to sulfates.

Behetrimorium Methosulfate - Is naturally derived from rapeseed oil. It is actionic and self-emulsifying; it is made up of fatty alcohols of cetearyl alcohol and behentrimonium methosulfate. It yields the ability to moisturise and condition hair to the roots. It has the ability to penetrate up to the hair shaft making hair healthier and thus easy to comb and maintain.

Camellia Oil - 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.

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.

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.

Safflower Oil - Protects hair, nourishes hair follicles, moisturizes, and stimulates blood circulation to promote hair growth and thickness.

Rice Bran Oil - Is a rich, nourishing, nutrient-dense carrier oil. It has one of the softest and most velvety feels amongst carrier oils.

Jojoba Oil - balances the hair oil if there is too much sebum build-up on the scalp and dissolves and removes it therefore keeping the scalp and hair in harmonious balance.

Baobab Oil - comes from the Baobab tree, native to Africa, which blooms once a year. This rare oil warms well, and is known for its hair repairing properties as it contains one of the highest levels of antioxidants that protects hair from sun damage and heat styling damage.

Manketti Oil - comes from the nuts of the Mongongo fruit trees that can be found in the deep sands of the Kalahari and is tough in nature, as it can survive droughts and massive ranges in temperatures. It is alued for centuries for its nutritive value and environmental protective properties.

Kalahari Oil - contains a high level of copper which helps the production of melanin and is responsible for keeping hair color intact.

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.

Tangerine Fruit Oil - Citrus essential oils provide exceptional purifying benefits to scalp as they clean and deodorise. Naturally soothes dryness of the scalp and dandruff.

Sweet Orange Fruit Oil - 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.

Vitamin E - Natural Anti-oxidant

ACTIVE BOTANICAL INGREDIENTS
Exotic flowers have been used since ancient times to beautify and repair damaged locks and we trust in nature's gifts just as people have for thousands of years

Our process
Our journey starts with whole botanicals — the actives found in our selection of wild harvested delicate flowers including lavender buds, rose petals, 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. 

Hibiscus (Hibiscus Sabdariffa) - 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 your hair and aid in hair growth, hair loss and hair regrowth. This flower extract is present in the Flower Garden Hair Butter.

By adding Rose Petals (Rosa Multiflora) to boiling water and making a rinse or infusing it in a butter, they can be used to revitalise hair and promote new growth. They can also be used to condition the hair, giving it a healthy shine. Rose Petals have antiseptic properties and therefore be used to treat scalp irritations. Flora & Curl goes the extra mile by creating products made with purpose to help your hair blossom like a wild flower — formulated with my special proprietary blends of wild harvested flower extracts, oils and waters we call the Root Blossom™. The active botanical properties of the locally grown flowers are delicately extracted for weeks in a time-honoured process in our studio. This flower extract is present in the Flower Garden Hair Butter.

Jasmine (Jasminum Officinale) - known as the ''King of Flowers'', is the one of the oldest and widely used scented floral in Japan and Africa. It has a war
m, 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 healthy healing properties found in jasmine oil eliminate and reduce the possibility of infections and scalp conditions such as dandruff. This exquisite oil is present in the Floral Hydration Hair Mist.

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) - 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 and healing aroma. It is one of the most soothing and calming oils, proven to cause deep mental relaxation in studies. This powerful, fragrant oil is present in the Floral Hydration Hair Mist

Passionflower (Passiflora Incarnata) - This exotic and sweet-scented flower is soothing, anti-inflammatory and sedative in nature. This flower extract is present in the Flower Garden Hair Butter.

Wild Pansy (Viola Tricolor) - 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. This flower extract is present in the Flower Garden Hair Butter.

Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata) - “The Flower of Flowers" as it is called, is balancing both to the hair, 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. This ingredient is present in the Coco Rose Detangler (coming soon). 

Chamomile (Chamomilla Recutita) - from the Greek ‘chamaimelon’, or ‘earth apple’, is the description of its delicious scent. This ingredient is present in the Coco Rose Detangler (coming soon).

Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) - 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 ingredient is present in the Coco Rose Detangler (coming soon).

From high potency herbal infusions and extracts to rich plant oils and plant butters, our nutrient rich products nourish your scalp naturally.
 
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