Pollution, stress, a build-up of quick-fix styling products, age, thinning and greying, all impact on the quality of hair and while this can be upsetting, it's never too late to take action. Just as we rely on daily moisturisers for skin, the people of India rely on nourishing oils to protect, maintain and help strengthen scalp and roots, resulting in the thick, glossy hair for which they are renowned.
Mauli Grow Strong Hair Oil is a hero treatment oil that combines refined Ayurvedic elixirs to activate follicles at a cellular level helping to reconstruct, protect and deliver intense hydration. Expertly formulated in England, herbs of thickening bhringraj, rejuvenating bhrami and conditioning amla are individually infused in a base of nutrient-rich moringa, flame of the forest, argan, sesame and coconut oils. Hand-blended using traditional Ayurvedic methods, the oils and herbs are separately heated at their various optimal temperatures, then cooled and reheated several times over eight-twelve weeks, to ensure the blends mature and the infuse, at which point soothing Himalayan cedarwood and turmeric leaf are added and further left to settle. The powerful ingredients and ancient blending method combine to offer lacklustre hair strength and vitality.
- Amla/Indian Gooseberry. High in tannin compounds and one of the worlds most powerful antioxidants, alma has 20 times more concentrated vitamin C than an orange and infuses hair with nutrition that protect against environmental aggressors, whilst working to strengthen follicles and promote growth. An excellent natural conditioner, alma diminishes split ends, dryness and dandruff.
- Bhringraj/Eclipta Alba – Known as the ‘King of Hair' for its rejuvenating properties, its protein packed extracts are used in Ayurveda to reduce premature greying and hair loss, whilst increasing strength, thickness and shine. Calming and conditioning; a little applied before bed should improve sleep patterns and reduce stress. In a study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2009, tests on mice determined that treatment with bhringaraj extract helped stimulate hair growth. Additionally, a 2008 study from the Archives of Dermatological Research found that bhringaraj extract was more effective than minoxidil (a substance commonly used in the treatment of hair loss) in promoting hair growth in rats.
- Brahmi/Centella Asiatica - A regenerative herb that is said to aid concentration, calm the mind and rejuvenate hair. Rich in saponins and tannins, these powerful antioxidants are revered in Ayurveda for their ability to add moisture, thickness and gloss to hair, whilst eliminating dandruff, reducing split ends and slowing signs of premature greying and discolouration.
- Moringa - With an impressive oleic acid content of 72%, moringa contains 47 potent antioxidants, 36 anti-inflammatory compounds, 18 essential amino acids, 7 x the vitamin C of an orange, 3 times the iron of an almond, 4 x the calcium of milk and twice as much vitamin A as found in a carrot. The incredible rejuvenating properties of this light, luxurious oil penetrate deeply into scalp and follicles so depleted minerals and vitamins can repair and revive naturally. When massaged regularly into the scalp and roots, moringa helps bring hair back into balance so it grows stronger, fuller and glossier.
- Flame Of the Forest - A superb shrub used to in Ayurveda to prevent hair loss, treat dandruff and add strength and shine.
- Himalayan Cedarwood - A sweet, woody, balsamic aroma, we blend it in Grow Strong for its calming, soothing effect, making it ideal for nighttime application. And being anti-seborrhoeic, it helps regulate sebum production, therefore preventing dry, itchy skin and scalp. Hibiscus - This flower petal is a natural antioxidant that is used in Ayurveda to stimulate circulation, prevent split ends and premature greying, whilst leaving hair feeling softer and thicker.
A common Indian phrase is to 'do his/her Champi', which translates to stroking someone's ego and making them feel good. Practiced in Ayurveda and even featured in the Kama Sutra, Champi is in fact the term used for an Indian head massage. A good champi using superior oils helps relieve mental fatigue, enhance clarity and memory and balance emotion, as well as strengthening hair and scalp. Champi someone you love with Grow Strong and have them Champi you; it feels good". Bittu Kaushal