moringa benefits for hair

While I love to think of myself as a pensive soul that cares deeply and thinks critically, I also know the power of a good hair day. I also know that getting your hair professionally treated costs an arm and a leg! Home treatment options aren’t much better, with most beauty products costing more than $10… do you see where I’m going with this?

Yup, moringa can save the (hair) day.

As if you need another reason to love moringa, we have compiled a list of the ways that moringa powerfully supports good hair days (and for a fraction of the price).

#1 The Iron in Moringa Brings Oxygen to the Roots

Iron deficiency has been linked with hair loss for years, now, making iron a logical ingredient for healthy hair growth among women. This is because iron helps carry oxygen in the blood, all the way to your scalp. When any living organism has a fresh supply of oxygen it grows better, including your hair follicles! Moringa is one of the top vegetarian sources of iron. Just one serving of our Kuli Kuli moringa powder will give you half of your daily recommended iron!

#2 The Zinc in Moringa Stimulates Hair Growth

Zinc is probably the biggest player in this hair game. Not only has low levels of zinc been linked to poor hair growth, and even hair loss, it has also been shown to help improve hair growth and help damaged hair follicles recover more quickly. Zinc is a very important contributor to healthy hair follicles, which are literally the root of every single hair on your head.

#3 The Essential Amino Acids in Moringa Build Healthy Hair Strands

Moringa is packed with amino acids, the building blocks of cells. There are a handful that are particularly important in hair growth—arginine, cystine, cysteine, lysine, methionine—all of which are abundant in moringa. Many people are lacking in the essential amino acids because of a poor or unvaried diet. A serving of moringa each morning, though, can give you exactly what you need!

#4 Vitamins C & E in Moringa Fight Oxidative Stress

Vitamins C & E are powerful antioxidants that help fight against damaging free radicals. Free radicals accost the body from both the inside and outside, causing hair to weaken and even turn grey. Vitamin C can help combat this damage while vitamin E can help repair the damage that is already done.

#5 The Omega 3s in Moringa Nourish Hair

Most people think of salmon when they hear about Omega 3 fatty acids, but moringa is a great plant-based source of this fatty acid. Omega 3s help thicken hair strands by plumping them up with healthy fats. In one study published by Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology participants that took Omega 3 supplements found themselves with significantly increased hair growth and increased diameter and density in their hair strands. How cool is that?

moringa benefits for hair

Moringa Avocado Hair Mask

If you’re already adding moringa to your daily routine then you are setting yourself up for a great hair day already! If not, well then, what are you waiting for? Moringa isn’t just an inside-job, though. You can also paste it onto your lovely locks to reap some major benefits from the outside, as well!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Kuli Kuli Moringa powder
  • ¼ avocado, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

Mash everything together with a fork until a nice paste is made (you could even run this in your food processor for a whipped version!). Apply thoroughly to your hair, focusing on the ends. Cover in a shower cap or carefully tie back your hair. Leave it in for about 10 minutes and then rinse clean.

You can use your own shampoo to wash the mask out of your hair, though I love using a combination of baking soda and water to rinse my hair. Depending on your hair it may be a bit oily afterward (though that ain’t a bad thing in the long run) so maybe try this on a weekend.

After this hair mask you will definitely have shiny, soft, lush fill-in-your-adjective-here hair. This combined with the boost of nutrients from chowing down your moringa powder is a winning combination for beautiful hair, for sure!

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Further Reading

Now that you know how wonderful moringa is for your hair, check out our blog post on moringa’s benefits for skin.  You may also be interested in it’s benefits as a complete plant protein, or maybe you’d like to read about it’s anti-inflammatory properties. We’ll leave you to it!