Getting to grips with the good oils: Why Abyssinian Oil is the new Argan
We were brought up under the impression that excess oil was the enemy. Sure, you don’t want greasy roots but you also don’t want dry, brittle hair. One of the best ways to reduce hair breakage is to introduce healthy oils into your hair care routine, preferably one using natural ingredients like kale or Abyssinian Oil. In the same way that healthy fats like avocado are great for your diet, healthy oils are fantastic for your hair. Don’t shy away from them!
Why do we need hair oil?
In hot environments, your hair struggles to retain its natural moisture. It’s no different to how your skin dries out on holiday or you feel more thirsty in warm weather. Essential oils are lost to the sun which can result in dry hair and pesky split ends. While this can happen anywhere, it’s particularly a problem for those who spend time in hot, dry environments.
Ways to keep your hair hydrated
There are countless ways to nourish your hair and protect against dryness. Hair serums are known for their lightweight nature and ability to absorb deep into the hair cuticle, adding moisture wherever it's lacking. In addition, exfoliating shampoos are skilled at ridding the hair of dry cells and promoting a healthier, shinier barnet.
Whichever hair treatment you opt for, keep an eye out for an organic ingredients list. To best reduce hair breakage, look for ingredients grown outdoors rather than brought to life in a lab. Botanical hair care products have been on the rise for several years now and it’s hardly surprising - their nourishing properties and delectable fragrances can’t be rivalled!
Introducing Abyssian, the luxury botanical hair care brand
Made with 99% plant-derived ingredients, Abyssinian is a botanical hair care range with a mission to renew moisture in lacklustre locks. The range is named after an African bush plant known for the potency of its seeds when cold-pressed. Beauty experts are dubbing it a superfood for the hair, with some calling it the new Argan Oil. Not only does the collection offer an organic alternative to chemical-based hair care products, but the power of nourishing Abyssinian Oil is proven to reduce hair breakage and counteract dryness.
Our favourite products from the Abyssinian collection include…
Sunday Detox Exfoliating Shampoo
In a bid to purify and soothe your hair and scalp, exfoliating shampoo is designed with damaged and problem hair in mind. Whether you’ve dried out your hair from too many chemical products or naturally suffer from a dry or irritated scalp, this botanical hair care solution will ease your woes. Dead sea salt rocks join Abyssinian oil and coconut cleansing agents for a super nourishing botanical treatment that gently buffers the hair cuticle and gets rid of chemical build-up and impurities. Use exfoliating shampoo just as you would a regular shampoo, working up a lather around the scalp. You can also relax in the knowledge that there’s no silicone, paraben or SLS present in the Abyssinian Exfoliating Shampoo.
Known as a one-stop beauty elixir, silky serum is a must for natural-looking locks. The high fatty acid structure of Abyssinian Oil treats the hair to various types of nutrients and healthy natural oils, while the lightweight nature of serum easily penetrates the hair cuticle. While any type of hair serum is a great idea, we particularly love antioxidant-packed Abyssinian Oil. For a deeply-nourishing botanical hair care essential, you can’t beat it!
Dry & Damaged Hair Mask
When your hair is in a bad way, it’s hard to remember your bouncy barnet from healthier days gone by. Luckily, there’s a solution no matter what state your hair’s in. Pick up a revitalising hair mask from Abyssinian and bring back life to your locks! Concentrated silk proteins add shine to weakened strands while phytosterols, omega 3-6-9 and vitamins E-B5 battle even severe dryness. Simply smooth the lightweight oil through your hair, paying special attention to the lengths and ends. Leave the mask on for as long as you want, even overnight if necessary. The primary focus of this botanical hair care treatment is to renew moisture and reduce hair breakages, so if that sounds like something you need, why not snap it up?