3 In­gre­di­ents your hair needs now

Bonus: they’re lo­cally sourced and make your hair look lovely, too.

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When there are so many sham­poos, con­di­tion­ers, masks and styling prod­ucts to choose from, the task of wash­ing your hair can feel over­whelm­ing. Luck­ily, lo­cal in­gre­di­ents are stand­ing out from the crowd and prom­ise glossy, strong and re­vi­talised locks. Take your strands to the next level with these in­gre­di­ents.

1 Mon­gongo

What it is This egg-shaped fruit from the man­ketti tree has a thin layer of edi­ble flesh around a hard, pit­ted shell. In­side the shell is a nu­tri­ent-rich nut that re­leases oil when pressed, sim­i­lar to an al­mond. Why it’s great “Mon­gongo is rich in omega-6 oil, which aids hy­dra­tion and cell re­newal,” ex­plains Mea­gan Smith, prod­uct man­ager for Biosense, a pro­fes­sional and lo­cally pro­duced hair­care range. “Thanks to its high amounts of vi­ta­min E, mon­gongo has ex­cel­lent an­tiox­i­dant properties, and the al­pha-eleostearic acid present acts as a pro­tec­tive bar­rier when hair is ex­posed to UV rays. This in­gre­di­ent is es­pe­cially great for colourtreated hair.” TRY [1] Biosense Fin­ish Creamy Dreamy Po­made (R150).

2 Xi­me­nia

What it is Oval in shape, the xi­me­nia fruit con­tains a sin­gle seed that’s en­riched with un­sat­u­rated fatty acids and oils. Why it’s great “The un­sat­u­rated fatty acids in xi­me­nia help nour­ish, mois­turise, soften and re­vi­talise hair,” ex­plains Mea­gan. TRY [2] Biosense The Ul­ti­mate 12 In 1 Leave-in Treat­ment (R160).

3 Baobab

What it is Thought to live up to 3 000 years, the baobab tree can cre­ate its own ecosys­tem, and the San peo­ple thought of it as a magic tree be­cause it pro­vided shel­ter, food and water. Its su­per­fruit con­tains anti-in­flam­ma­tory, an­timi­cro­bial and sooth­ing properties. Why it’s great “Baobab helps to smooth, mois­turise and strengthen hair, mean­ing less break­age,” says Mea­gan. “It rein­vig­o­rates dam­aged hair and calms frizzy locks.” TRY [3] Biosense Hy­drate Sham­poo (R150).

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