Abyssinian Oil

Abyssinian oil is produced from the Crambe abyssinica plant originating in the eastern African Ethiopian Highlands known as Abyssinia, which is where it derived its name. It has a short growing cycle of 90 to 100 days and doesn’t require as much water to grow as other plants, making it an environmentally-friendly crop to produce.

Abyssinian oil is being used more and more by haircare professionals for many reasons. Abyssinian oil has concentrations of over 60% of C22 omega-9 long-chain fatty acids as well as C18 omega-6 and omega-9, which are doses much higher than in any other natural oil, yet it is extremely light in the hair. These fatty acids cannot penetrate the hair shaft, and instead create a net around the hair, keeping cuticles closed and protected, while locking the moisture inside the hair. These properties unique to Abyssinian oil help to achieve more gloss and bounce than other oils, even at the cellular level. 

Abyssinian oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamins such as Vitamin B1, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin B2, minerals and proteins which all can promote healthier hair. Abyssinian oil contains linoleic and linolenic acids, which can contribute to hair growth, maintain nutrients, and lend anti-inflammatory properties to the scalp. Just as you take vitamins for your body, using Abyssinian oil is like taking an external multivitamin for your hair. Abyssinian oil helps keep hair moisturized, shiny, bouncy, helps to protect from heat damage, and can help repair split ends. Lightweight Abyssinian oil is great for everyday use and assists in keeping your scalp healthy without a tacky buildup.

We put Abyssinian oil in all of our shampoo soaps since its fatty acid profile was basically made for haircare!

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