From a distance, the New Zealand native Manuka shrub may not look like much, but the closer you get, you’ll quickly notice the stunning small white flowers and dark green leaves certainly are something to marvel at.
Beauty aside, what is it that makes Manuka so special?
Manuka, aka Tea Tree, has extraordinary strength due to the harsh New Zealand sun. If you have spent a summer in New Zealand without sunscreen and consequently paid the price you will be able to concur with the much higher UV levels compared to other countries. In order for the Manuka plant to persist in such a harsh environment, it has developed strong bioactives to protect the plant, effectively making it a super-plant powered by UV. Therefore the stronger the sun, the highest level of potency the Manuka plant contains.
COMB Manuka Honey Infused Hair Oil is infused with Manuka honey and also contains Manuka oil in its most pure form to provide your tresses with the astounding benefits of this little magic shrub.
What are the benefits of Manuka Honey?
Manuka honey is made from the nectar of the Manuka plant which bees collect to produce Manuka honey, highly valued worldwide for its rare and healing properties. Manuka honey can only be made in New Zealand, and can only be collected for a few weeks per year while the Manuka plant is flowering. Beekeepers work all year, relying on favourable weather conditions in these short few weeks in order to produce a decent yield of Manuka honey.
There has been extensive research conducted on Manuka honey, and it has been recognised worldwide for its remarkable natural qualities. The strong antibacterial properties of Manuka make it a wonderful remedy from sore throats to using topically on your skin - proving the benefits for overall health are clear to see. Manuka honey has also been used for its beauty powers from improving acne and skin infections, and is also touted for its natural moisturising properties. This therefore makes Manuka honey the perfect addition to your hair care routine as it enhances hair hydration by absorbing moisture directly from the air and drawing it into the hair follicle, leaving your hair hydrated and protected from the drying elements.
How to best use COMB Manuka Honey Infused Hair oil to hydrate and nourish dry hair
If your hair is in need of some extra TLC, pull out all the stops with an overnight mask. For an intensive overnight treatment apply two to three full droppers to dry hair, focusing on the ends. Wrap with a towel or hair towel wrap to allow the ingredients to penetrate the hair follicle to repair, rebuild and nourish the hair while you sleep. In the morning, rinse and shampoo the hair twice followed by your favourite conditioner. Repeat weekly for best results.
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