Babassu Oil boasts a high moisture-retaining capacity, meaning it doesn't evaporate or break down easily. It helps keep moisture from escaping once it's on the skin, scalp, and hair shaft. Locking it in keeps strands and skin moisturized for longer periods of time, and makes it less prone to breakage.
Babassu oil is a tropical oil made from the seeds of the babassu palm, a tree native to the rain forests of South America. Packed with antioxidants and healthy fats, it can boost the health of your hair. Babassu Oil is loaded with lauric acid, and a blend of stearic acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid and oleic acid. These natural deep conditioners smooth strands so they’re shinier, less frizzy, and less prone to breakage.
The Babassu seeds are mostly harvested by an association of women known as the “Babassu breakers.” These women gather and break open the fruit (no easy task) with a goal of using the entire fruit: the seed kernels for oil, the middle layer for flour, and the husk for charcoal. Other parts of the palm find their way into roofs, fences, and compost. The income generated from Babassu derived products is crucial to the survival of thousands of families.