Having a balance of plant based ingredients and clean science are key to the effectiveness of our products. We say that our products are healing because they contain a high concentration of many plant elements that are able to go beyond coating the surface to give you an artificial and temporary softness, strength, and shine, but actually penetrate into the strands to continually build up and heal the strands from the inside out. The same way a workout routine or changes in diet take dedication, healthy hair is meant to be a continual journey.
At Replenish, we take our plants seriously! Here are our key ingredients for our products and the benefits they provide to your hair:
Black Seed Oil: Black seed extract, which is also known as Nigella sativa oil or black cumin seed oil is recommended by different religions and ancient cultures. Christians described black seeds in the Holy Bible as the healing “black cumin." Muslims call the black seeds blessed seeds and believe it will heal any illness. It also goes back to the very ancient times of history. It was used by the ancient Egyptian pharaohs, the Queens Cleopatra and Nefertiti, as well as the Romans. Black seed oil is thought to naturally restore hair growth in thinning areas thanks to its high concentration of thymoquinone, a powerful antihistamine, prescribed to alopecia patients to help regrow hair, for the scalp to reduce inflammation, to stimulate hair growth and reduce flakiness, and to simply make hair healthy, soft, hydrated and shiny with consistent use.
Bamboo Extract: Bamboo Extract which comes from the leaves and stalk of the bamboo which has high content of the trace mineral silica that is concentrated with Biotin which encourages hair growth, helps to strengthen the hair, and restores elasticity.
Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein: This is a vegetable-based alternative to animal amino acids to mimic the amino acids that make up the Keratin in the hair. Hydrolyzed quinoa increases the hair's ability to retain moisture and can help transform dull, lifeless, brittle hair into a soft, supple, and shiny strands.
Marshmallow Root Extract: Has amazing slippery texture for easy detangling and softening of the hair. It is also high in plant protein that promotes healthy hair growth and shine while also soothing dry scalp and skin inflammation.
Broccoli Seed Oil: This oil is full of many Vitamins that have many benefits to the hair. Vitamin C is full of antioxidants that help fight off free radicals that are responsible for premature aging of the skin and hair. Vitamins B6 and B12 also help maintain healthy skin, nails and hair and help nutrient absorption at the hair follicles making your hair stronger. Vitamin A, potassium, and calcium in broccoli all help prevent hair loss. Iron in broccoli helps blood cells carry oxygen and important nutrients to blood cells that feed hair follicles to support healthy, strong hair.
Mango Seed Butter: A natural emollient, mango butter is perfect for sealing moisture in the strands. It contains many vitamins such as Vitamin C, which can block free radicals and help the body produce collagen, Vitamins E and A, which fortify the scalp and help with moisturizing the strands. It is concentrated with an antioxidant called ‘mangiferin’ which can help protect the hair cells from damage and boosts cell regeneration.Due to its high concentration of essential fatty acids such as Omega 6 &9, it can penetrate the hair cuticle to fortify and reduce split ends and breakage. It also contains tannins, which gives mango butter its anti-inflammatory, antifungal/antimicrobial properties. This butter is hypoallergic, so it is perfect for those that have allergies to nut butters.
Baobab Seed Oil: Native to certain regions of Africa, Arabia, Australia and Madagascar, the Baobab tree is often referred to as the “tree of life.” Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and fatty acids, this oil helps to produce collagen in the scalp layer, ease dandruff, smooth processed hair, hydrate, boost hair growth, and fight free radicals.
Rosemary Essential Oil: Another vasodilator, Rosemary oil opens the blood vessels and stimulates hair growth, improves circulation, and soothes the scalp. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties which promote healing in the skin and scalp and has been studied to improve hair loss caused from alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, and psoriatic alopecia.
Aloe Vera Leaf Extract: Extracted from the leaves of the aloe vera plant, this plant contains proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp, conditions your for softness and shine, promotes hair growth, and balances the scalp to reduce dandruff.
Black Castor Oil: This oil is known to increase blood flow to the scalp and supply valuable nutrients to hair follicles. Black Castor Oil will also help to prevent hair breakage, dandruff, eczema and dry, itchy scalp.
Menthol: Menthol is considered helpful for hair growth is because it's known scientifically as a vasodilator, which means it has the ability to stimulate blood circulation in the scalp and cause hair follicles to open up. This can help to increase hair growth and minimize hair loss.
Avocado Oil: This oil is a lightweight oil that is good for all hair porosities and densities. It is extremely rich in oleic acid and monounsaturated fats, making it one of few oils that can actually penetrate the hair shaft and dermis layers and moisturize your hair, rather than sitting on top and coating your hair. These fats also strengthen the hair shaft and help prevent breakage.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil:
This oil is best known for its antifungal/antibacterial properties, which make it perfect for those with dry, itchy scalp and especially for those with cases of dandruff/seborrheic dermatitis. It can also help combat stress/anxiety, sooth the mind, and alleviate headaches.
Lime Essential Oil: Lime oil known to reduce dandruff, promote hair growth, and enhance your hair's natural shine. An added plus is the ability of its aroma to open airways and uplift your mood.