There’s a tree that grows in southern Africa and Madagascar, and this tree is miraculously resistant to drought. When fruit drops from the trees, women in village co-ops collect the plum-like fruit (which contains four times as much vitamin C as an orange), and then they carefully hand-harvest the oil from the kernels inside. The oil contains powerful antioxidants, multiple nutrients, and essential fatty acids, all of which protect skin and hair against environmental damage, boost cellular activity, hydrate at a deep level, and help repair existing damage.
It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But it’s the honest-to-goodness true story of marula oil, which has been widely used for centuries for its medicinal and skincare benefits. And if it has been trusted that long in a geographical area that experiences some of the harshest, driest weather on the planet, then you can trust it to work just about anywhere.
If you’ve already tried the Africa Organics shampoo or conditioner that was featured in your fall Yuzen box, then it’s likely you’ve already noticed a difference in how your hair looks and feels. That’s the marula oil going to work! In the shampoo, it helps prevent breakage, and it’s an essential ingredient in a cleansing formula that won’t strip the good stuff out of your hair. In the conditioner, it nourishes your hair but never leaves it feeling greasy.
The folks atAfrica Organics truly believe in the power of this oil, and you will, too, after you try it. Visit www.africaorganics.co.za to browse their other marula products, including shower gel and hair treatment oil.