Baobab: “The Tree of Life” and Its Benefits on Hair and Body
Today we have something very special to share with you.
We are focusing on Africa’s powerful Baobab Tree - The Tree of Life! It is also the major ingredient for our products (Come on, check them out - you know you want to). With over 500 uses, it's believed that the Baobab Tree is a gift from the gods. How else can you explain its ridiculously long life expectancy of over 500 years?
First, the Baobab fruit (also known as “Mabuyu” in Swahili), is naturally rich in vitamin C. Did you know that Vitamin C is good for your skin and helps in fighting off signs of aging (reduces wrinkles and repairs damaged skin)? In addition to that, vitamin C also helps in restoring damaged hair.
Awesome, right? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Read on to learn more about the benefits of the Baobab fruit on your hair and body.
Why is Baobab the best ingredient for hair care products?
Baobab oil is naturally blessed with the omega fatty acids 3, 6 and 9. This property makes it one of the best natural hair moisturizers. In addition to that, it’s also rich in linoleic acid - a water retention agent that seals in the moisture in hair.
Baobab oil is without a doubt the best remedy for those with dry hair.
Benefits of Baobab on Hair
1. Strengthens and repairs damaged hair
Baobab is indeed immensely rich in fatty acids and vitamins. However, there is more to it. Your hair follicle is made up of keratin protein. In addition to being rich in vitamins and fatty acids, Baobab is rich in collagen-inducing properties that will help your body in building more hair protein (keratin). This helps to further strengthen your hair strands and reduce breakage.
2. Remedy for dry and itchy (sometimes flaky) scalp
You might have noticed that your hair and scalp have suddenly become itchy. In some cases, that annoying itchiness is usually accompanied by white flakes that are usually mistaken for dandruff.
Baobab is a natural moisturizer and will alleviate dry scalp (the root cause of all this). It also has anti-inflammatory properties that will help soothe irritated scalps (this will help relieve some of that itchiness).
3. Non-greasy nourishing oil
We all want soft and glossy hair. Baobab oil is currently the best oil for frizz control. It’s particularly crucial for those with 4C hair that is easily entangled. Your hair will not only feel good on the touch, but it will also be easier to manage and style.
Unlike other oils in the market, Baobab oil has a unique amino acid property of one-third saturated, monosaturated, and polyunsaturated fats. The saturated fats penetrate deep into your hair strands and scalp for quick action while preventing oil buildup on your scalp (oily and greasy scalps are breeding grounds for yeast and other infections).
Unsaturated fats will create smooth films over each hair strand. These films will not only seal in the moisture, but act as emollients and prevent entanglement.
Benefits of Baobab on Skin and Body
1. Anti-aging agent
Baobab oil is among the few natural oils that can help slow down your skin's aging process. This ability can be traced back to its high antioxidant profile, which surpasses all fruits in the world. Antioxidants deal with the free radicals responsible for accelerating your skin's aging process.
Remember when we talked about Baobab's hair regeneration ability? Well, its collagen-inducing property also has a regeneration effect on your skin. Because of this, Baobab can restore your skin cells, repair damaged skin, and clear wrinkles. Baobab is the way to go for smooth, radiant, and youthful-looking skin.
2. Boosts the body’s immune system
Baobab has also proved its importance in other areas besides the cosmetic industry. Unlike other living organisms, human beings can't produce or store their Vitamin C in their bodies. Because of its high vitamin potency, 2 tablespoons of Baobab powder is enough to provide us with 33% of our daily vitamin C requirement.
Fortunately, Baobab has a tasty flavor and will no doubt go well with your cup of orange juice or water.
3. Promotes good digestive health
Baobab also comes with a lot of benefits when ingested. According to research done by NHS, approximately 40% of the human population suffers from one digestive problem at a particular time.
Baobab contains both soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fibers are useful in lowering cholesterol levels in the blood whereas, insoluble fibers clears your digestive system and enables other foods to pass through easily. It’s also proven that drinking baobab powder will help in weight loss because it will give you a feeling of fullness and help deal with cravings.
Baobab is a truly wonderful fruit for your hair and body. With over 500 uses, it would be extremely tiresome for us to list them all. However, we’re sure you now know what makes Uhai’s hair care products so effective. Check them out today!