Our Ingredients

OUR KEY INGREDIENTS

Hibiscus

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 the scalp and aid in hair growth, hair loss and hair regrowth. This flower extract is present in the Flower Garden Hair Butter.

Rose flower water

Created from the first steam distillation of roses. The ''Queen of Flowers'', rose is stimulating, centering and uplifting. Since ancient times, rose water is 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 level and 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. This ingredient is found in the Jasmine Oasis Floral Hydration Hair Mist.

Rose flower petals

These beautiful petals have antiseptic properties and therefore can be used to treat scalp irritations. Our journey starts with whole botanicals — the actives found in our selection of wild harvested delicate flowers including rose petals, lavender buds, 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. Our Flower Garden Hair Butter is made with this unique infusion.

Jasmine flower 

Known as the ''King of Flowers'', is one of the oldest and widely used scented flowers in Japan and Africa. It has a warm, 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 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 Jasmine Oasis Floral Hydration Hair Mist.

Lavender

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 aroma. It is one of the most soothing and relaxing oils. This powerful, fragrant oil is present in the Floral Hydration Hair Mist

Ylang Ylang

The ''Flower of flowers" as it is called, is balancing both to the scalp, 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 Rose & Honey Milk Detangler.

Camellia

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.

Calendula 

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 flower is present in the Rose & Honey Milk Detangler.

Wild Pansy 

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.

Passion Flower

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.

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. This ingredient is found in the Jasmine Oasis Floral Hydration Hair Mist.

Sweet Orange 

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. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Hair Oil and African Citrus Bloom Shampoo.

Tangerine 

Citrus essential oils provide exceptional purifying benefits to scalp as they clean and deodorise. Naturally soothes dryness of the scalp and dandruff. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Hair Oil and African Citrus Bloom Shampoo.

 Plant Derived Oils and Butters

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. Organic Shea Butter forms the base of our Flower Garden Hair Butter.

 
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. This ingredient features in our Flower Garden Hair ButterRose & Honey Milk Detangler and Curl Refresh Clay Wash.

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. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Shampoo and Flower Garden Hair Butter.

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).  This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Shampoo.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Like Caprylyl Glucoside, is a gentle coconut derived foaming and cleansing agent considered a safe alternative to sulfates. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Shampoo.

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. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Hair Oil.

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. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Hair Oil.

Safflower Oil

Protects hair, nourishes hair follicles, moisturizes, and stimulates blood circulation to promote hair growth and thickness. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Hair Oil.

Watermelon Oil

Or watermelon seed oil is also known as Ootonga oil or Kalahari Oil. Watermelon seeds contain 22% oil, which is thin, dry, runny and soft and smooth and a clear golden yellow with a slightly nutty flavour, reminiscent of sunflower oil. It is a dry oil containing a high level of linoleic acid. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Hair Oil.

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. This ingredient features in the African Citrus Bloom Hair Oil.

 

The Power of Plants

I wanted to create haircare products that were not watered down by harmful substances or fillers, but were powered by ingredients found in nature. Botanicals are the powerfully nourishing plant extracts, oils, powders, waters and butters derived from flowers, herbs, nuts, seeds, roots, leaves, barks and berries. And when harnessed in the right way, they can do wonders for our hair. 

What are the benefits of botanical ingredients? 

Botanical ingredients yield many functional and therapeutic properties. As an example, a plant ingredient rich in antioxidants and colour such as cold pressed Papaya oil, can provide ultraviolet protection for the hair preventing damage from free radicals. Other plants such as Jasmine, Lavender, Eucalyptus and Tangerine can act as natural antimicrobial ingredients fighting against bacteria to improve scalp conditions. 

Quality matters. 

Not every ingredient is extracted the same. Many traditional beauty products tend to ignore the quality of their ingredients or water them down. We source ingredients that have been delicately extracted through the processes that honour their purity as well as their integrity (such as cold-pressing, steam distillation, time-honoured infusions or compression).

- Rose, Founder and Formulator

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Would you recommend Flora & Curl to a friend?: Yes
How long have you been natural?: 5+ Years
Shampoo

Nice Shampoo , only need small amount even though my hair is thick & long , low suds (no sulphates) , lovely smell ,,

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How long have you been natural?: 2-3 Years
Big tick

Detangles effortlessly, great base for locking in moisture and it smells divine. What’s not to like?

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How long have you been natural?: 5+ Years
Love the scent.

So far all of Flora & Curl products makes my hair soft and smelling wonderful.

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How long have you been natural?: 2-3 Years
Love it

I really like this, instantly adds shine and moisture to my hair.

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How long have you been natural?: 5+ Years
Just the boost I needed

Considering I used this product in a rush... It was just the boost I needed to bring my curls back to life. The product smells amazing and really helped my curls feel rejuvenated. I look forward to spend my time working this product the next time I use it and I definitely want to try other products from the Flora & Curl line.