Part of our brand goals at SAVE ME FROM is to give you the opportunity to really understand what is in our products and why we chose specific ingredients. And, as part of our LIV LUX LAB company philosophy, we want to make sure all of our ingredients are chosen with a clean conscience and ultimately improve your hair now and as it continues to grow!
In this article, you will learn about why we chose Karanja Seed Oil as one of our essential ingredients infused into our potent formulas, and how it’s going to transform your haircare routine. Welcome to the LAB, where you can get into the nitty gritty of our products and their ingredients!
You’ve probably heard of Moroccan Oil, Argan Oil, and Macadamia Oil. These types of oils have been around for a while and are used as weekly to daily to situational treatments. While they may be good, we loved the extra medicinal qualities inherent in Organic Karanja Oil.
Read on to know what we really mean..
Let’s start from the beginning.
We’ve mentioned before that our haircare products have been inspired by Ayurvedic medicine. This ancient Indian medicinal practice has many components: learning to keep a proper frame of mind, getting to know your body and habits and learning healthier ones, and utilizing nature’s rich medicinal plants to correct ailments.
Karanja Seed Oil for Hair Health
Karanja Seed Oil is one of these medicinal plants used by the people of India for thousands of years. Each part of the Karanja tree is used for various illnesses and physical conditions, but the oil is well-known as being used to treat skin diseases such as dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis. Now, think of how healthy this is for your scalp! Even if you don’t suffer from any of these types of skin diseases, almost all of us suffer from irritated scalp due to inflammation caused by damaging chemicals in the air (pollution, yuck!) and hair products that don’t have your skin’s best interest at heart.
The Karanja Tree is also known as Indian Beech or Pongamia Pinnata (if you want to get really technical). The tree grows primarily in tropical climates like what is found in India and surrounding Asian countries and grows to up to 40 feet. The seeds grow in little green pods with one light brown seed in each. Once the seeds are compressed into an oil, they give off a comforting nutty smell, vastly different than its more pungent cousin seeds that are also used in haircare and skincare products.
Hair Benefits of Karanja Oil
Karanja seed oil is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids which can help treat inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema. From a scalp perspective, it can help with irritation and dandruff. Karanja oil is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal, making it a soothing ingredient in scalp care and haircare.
Ever wondered if there was a hair sunscreen out there? Well, our products will protect your hair and scalp from sun damage due to this amazing ingredient! Karanja Oil is very rich in flavonoids, which are known for their antioxidant and UV-blocking abilities of up to SPF 30, which is enough to make a difference in keeping your locks’ look and health throughout the summer.
Karanja Oil also contains 18 carbon chain fatty acids (oleic acid) which helps with controlling your hair’s water loss, making it softer and more manageable!
See which other oils we use to enhance this effect!
Frizzy Hair…Do Care!
Now, this isn’t just what we love about it. It also protects and smooths your hair’s cell membrane complex. Your cell membrane cortex sits between your hair’s core and cuticle where binding and moisture reside. When the cell membrane complex is damaged, you experience hair breakage due to reduced elasticity, and frizzy hair due to improper hair swelling (you know that frizzy hair you get when it’s humid out? Yep, that’s your hair swelling up!)
Sourced With a Clean Conscience
Our Karanja Oil is organic and chosen carefully with a clean conscience. We believe that once we can see what is damaging your hair, we can learn from those who have the strongest hair in the world. Indian women have been using hair masks and other remedies for centuries as part of their Ayurvedic treatments. As a result, their hair has much fewer split ends, less frizziness, and more strength and length. We wanted to learn from these hair gurus and create a product that actually works to correct your hair’s worst damage!
If you’re like us, you really want something that is hair moisturizing, hair strengthening, and hair nourishing. Don’t forget a soothed scalp! Well, it doesn’t stop with Karanja Oil. We have so many other ingredients, some which are in each product and some which are in only a few, that will offer your hair protection and fix your hair damage!
Fenugen, The Fenugreek Rich Hair Treatment With Karanja Oil for Healthier Hair
It's worth mentioning the hair reparative benefits of Fenugen. Inspired by Ayurvedic medicine, we've captured the most active parts of fenugreek benefits for hair and unleashed its rich phytonutrients into a concentrated and purified active ingredient. Fenugreek phytonutrients include medium and long chain fatty acids, terpenoids, polyphenols, phospholipids and vitamins A, C and B variety vitamins (including vitamin B3 for hair benefits) and paired these with bio-boosters like ubiquinone (also known as Coenzyme Q10 for hair), organic Karanja (also known as Pongamia for hair benefits) and medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s derived from coconut for hair). As you age, hair losses important moisture and nutrition that causes your hair to become dry, porous, easily tangled and look dull. Fenugen is a rich source for phospholipids such as phosphatidylcholine, conditioning mucilage & vitamins A, C & several B that replenish your hair’s hydration, restores healthy porosity & lightly condition so your hair can be frizz-free & shiny. Through a patented eco extraction process, we've magnified fenugreek’s phytonutrients and phospholipid content into our clinically proven technology. Fenugen possesses the rich nutrients of fenugreek seeds in a complex 5x more potent in its phytonutrients. These nutrients include Vitamin A, B Vitamins, Vitamin C and more. With consistent, long-term use, hair bonds are rebuilt, hydration is restored helping to reduce frizz, the scalp is energized and nourished from within allowing hair that's more resistant to damage to emerge. Rooted in Ayurveda, our Fenugen is the best ingredient for healthy hair - clinically proven to transform hair from tip to root, inside and out.