Nuts About Hair Care

We all crave a beautiful, healthy mane. Supermarket shelves are loaded with colorful, perfectly marketed bottles promising us the hair of our dreams.

Recently, many major hair-care brands have come under scrutiny for all the nasty additives, including sulfates, in their mix. Consumer awareness is on the rise, people are reading labels, the rise of the organic era is upon us.

Age old beauty secrets include the use of various nut oils, and these are making a comeback into the hair-care scene.

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My personal favorite is the Macadamia Professional Range. Based on the premise that all global hair-types have different needs, the Macadamia product range is free of sulfates, and is safe to use on all heads, including babies.

macadamia blend

Each product is based on a therapeutic blend of macadamia oil and argan oil. Macadamia oil has the highest percentage of Omega 7 than any other nut oil. Omega 7 closely resembles human hair sebum, and it is this characteristic that makes this oil deeply nourishing yet totally weightless with no product buildup whatsoever.

Argan oil is rich in Omega 9, and this ensures the hair is fed with a hearty dose of antioxidants and vitamin E to increase hair strength and shine from within.

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The marriage of potent macadamia and argan oils promises deep nourishment for all global hair types: a signature blend for every signature texture.

My favorite product from the Macadamia Professional range is the ‘Healing Oil Treatment’. It is a leave-in oil that moisturizes dry locks without the greasy after-effect. My dry, colored tresses have greatly benefitted from this treatment, and I use it almost daily.

macadamia healing oil treatment

On a recent holiday, I bought the Macadamia Professional travel kit. I love the packaging of this brand, and this miniature kit is super pretty. And did I tell you how fantastic is smells?

macadamia travel kit

The range also includes many styling accessories, and I’ve had the ‘No Tangle’ brush for over a year now. It really is a miracle product when it comes to brushing out unruly tangled hair.

macadamia no tangle brush review

The Macadamia Professional range is available in all Nazih stores across the UAE.

 

Argan oil has been a star beauty oil in the media for quite a while now Technically not a nut oil, argan oil is derived from the kernels of the Moroccan Argan tree, and has been a beauty staple among Moroccan women for centuries.

WS Argan is a connoisseur of rare and precious oils for health and beauty. Established in the UK, the key ingredient in all their offerings in 100% pure argan oil. Their products are ethically sourced, completely organic, and vegan. Even their packaging is recyclable.

“Our Argan Oil collection offers a sensory, full body experience, restoring and healing your skin and hair to their full potential” – Donna Azar, Operations Manager.

The latest addition to the WS Argan range is the Essence Argan Oil. This is a sensual blend of pure argan oil and aromatic white silk musk. It is highly moisturizing and is enriched with vitamin E and antioxidants. It can be used on the hair as well as the body.

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WS Argan Essence (AED 390 for 50 ml)

 

Essence – pure argan with pure musk  (50ml - 390 AED)

Another newbie to the UAE hair-care scene is the Rahua range. Pronounced ‘Ra-wa’, each product is made from 100% natural Amazonian ingredients. Rahua contains certified organic ingredients and contains conditioning nut oil which is found in the deepest, darkest parts of the Amazon rainforest. The Rahua nut oil repairs even the most damaged hair and has been used by the Amazonian tribal women for centuries. The range also contains no silicone, sulphates or any other ‘nasties,’ and is gluten free.

I am eyeing their Voluminous Range that promises ‘Amazon Beauty’ volume!

Rahua Volume Shampoo (AED210)
Rahua Voluminous Shampoo (AED 210)
Rahua Volume Conditioner (AED220)
Rahua Voluminous Conditioner (AED 220)
Rahua Voluminous Spray (AED180)
Rahua Voluminous Spray (AED180)

The Rahua range has a cult following including Hollywood stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Johnny Depp.

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In Dubai, the Rahua range is available in Harvey Nichols, ‘Posh by Feyral’ at Burj Al Arab, and Plethora Hair Lab.