Mongongo trees grow particularly well in the deep sands of the Kalahari Desert and can survive droughts that span years. We use oil pressed from the seeds because it contains eleostearic acid that polymerises rapidly under UV light to form a protective film over each hair.
Baobab trees are found across equatorial Africa and can live for a thousand years. We harvest the fallen fruit sustainably from the wild and we use an extract of the fruit to deliver prebiotics and anti-oxidants.
Marula Oil is well known as an excellent tissue oil, but it also helps to reduce dryness and breakages in hair. It is sourced from the fallen fruit of the Marula tree (much beloved by fun-seeking elephants).
The Kalahari Melon is an important source of water for the nomadic San people of the Kalahari Desert. The high phytosterol and Omega-6 levels give it strong moisturising, restructuring and anti-ageing properties.