We’re always on the hunt for all-natural miracle ingredients.
From floral extracts to plant seed oils, clean compounds are double impact- they’re good for the Earth and your strands. While common organic ingredients like coconut oil and jojoba extract may sound familiar, allow us to introduce you to a wonder-plant you may not have heard of just yet: Sea Buckthorn Berry. Native to Siberia, this tough shrub-born berry faces some of the harshest environmental conditions on Earth. Armed with an arsenal of powerful nutrients like omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9, as well as a high concentration of vitamin C and over 190 biologically active compounds, Sea Buckthorn Berry is works overtime to nourish and protect hair.
Sea Buckthorn Berry is quickly becoming one of beauty’s best kept secrets. We sat down with Aoife McCarthy, a Pro Educator at amika, to get every detail on the unique benefits of this brand’s go-to ingredient. Read on to find out why you should incorporate this superfruit into your routine ASAP.
1. This power-plant is packed with vitamins and fatty acids
“Sea buckthorn is truly a one of a kind ingredient because it has SOOO many vitamins and minerals packed into it” McCarthy explains, “the most notable would have to be the fact that it contains Omega-7.” According to McCarthy this fatty acid aids the production of collagen, which helps heal damage in the hair and any inflammation on the scalp. This power-plant’s unique properties help your hair grow in healthier and more luscious.
2. Sea Buckthorn Berry is multi-purpose
So how does Sea Buckthorn Berry stack up against other natural extracts and oils? The wonder-ingredient delivers a powerful punch in one tiny package. “Sea Buckthorn Berry really has everything you could want in a small (and very concentrated) package” McCarthy explains, “it has 15 times more vitamin C than a whole orange, 3 times more vitamin A than a carrot, Vitamin E AND Omegas 3,6,7, and 9.” This hardy plant product is truly a one and done ingredient. Add Sea Buckthorn Berry to your routine ASAP if you want happy, healthy hair without additional additives. Ideal for the low-maintenance, high-impact type.
3. This super fruit benefits all hair types and textures
“Truly anyone would benefit from adding Sea Buckthorn into their hair routine” McCarthy recommends, “it’s especially beneficial for anyone who has scalp inflammation or damage to their hair or scalp because of the healing properties of the Omega-7.” Products like amika’s Soulfood Nourishing Hair Mask and cult-favorite Reset Exfoliating Jelly Scalp Scrub are a great place to start if you’re looking to include this superfruit in your line up. According to McCarthy, all-natural enthusiasts can even benefit from adding Sea Buckthorn Berry to their diets because of its health benefits!