5 reasons you need to try baobab oil

The African derived oil is being hailed as the next big thing for natural hair and skin care

Baobab oil is very rich in nutrients – contains all three omega fatty acids: omega 3, 6 and 9, as well as containing some rare fatty acids and a host of vitamins. It includes vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as dihydrosterculic acid, malvalic acid, arachidic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. So how can we benefit from this African wonder?

1. Hair repairing
Baobab oil acts as an intensive hair repair which is great news for women with chemical or heat damage. It is also a great weekly addition for winter when afro hair tends to get drier and more brittle. It moisturises dry hair and scalp which again is just what your hair needs to withstand the cold. Say bye to itchy scalps.

2. Elasticity increase
If you relax your hair then you know how the breakdown of hair bonds can reduce your hair elasticity. Use as a weekly hot oil treatment and watch dry and dull hair become revived again.

3. Skin improvement
Baobab’s oil ability to stimulate collagen and preserve skin elasticity, along with its high level of vitamins, it can not only help prevent stretch marks but it can reduce their appearance. As it’s easily absorbed into the skin, without clogging pores or leaving a greasy residue, it’s great for all skin types and will leave your skin nice and smooth.

4. Hair growth
More and more natural products are being discovered as hair growth secrets and baobab oil joins that list. It is even reported that the oil helps to tackle baldness. Afro hair loves omega fatty acids and baobab is crammed full of them.

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5. Anti ageing
Whether your skin is showing signs of ageing, has been damaged by the sun or the use of harsh skin products, baobab oil can help – thanks to its many nourishing ingredients that have to ability to heal the skin from deep within. As the oil is rich in many different vitamins, it does an incredible job at combating the early signs of aging, and due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it can reduce redness and inflammation.

Are you a baobab fan? If so, let us know in the comments!

5 Comments

  1. by Haven Salon on 09/12/2020  9:35 AM Reply

    Is this like coconut but African version?

    • by IShelley on 09/12/2020  6:31 PM Reply

      Hi Haven
      Baobab is super rich in nutrients and all three Omega fatty acids: Omegas 3,6,9, vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K, with a high volume of vitamin C and even more rare fatty acids. It also contains high levels of calcium.
      The fruit of Baobab is powdery and looks like sherbet, unlike coconut which is fleshy. It's a true super-food fruit. Baobab oil which is cold pressed from the fruit, is excellent for your hair.
      Regards,
      The BBH Team

  2. by Ysanne Tidd on 07/12/2020  7:16 AM Reply

    I found this article interesting and very informative about the many health benefits of Baobab Oil, thank you so much for educating us your readers about its many wonders.

    However, upon searching for more info on this oil and stumbling upon your article (as amazingly informative it was to read about its various benefits), I feel it would have been a nice touch for you to have included some recommendations of what brands were good to go with and more importantly black-owned manufacturers of this oil that we could support by buying this product from them. As a black hair and beauty magazine, I would have thought that this approach to informing potential consumers would be a given. Maybe this is some food for thought for similar future articles.

    All that being said, once again I thank you for the important information you have shared in this article.

    Blessings in abundance x

    #strengthentheblackpound #blackpound #buyblack #wesaveourselves #blackisbeautiful

    • by IShelley on 07/12/2020  4:32 PM Reply

      Thanks very for your comments. Some articles educate about products and others are more consumer-based and will mention products and where to get hold of them. As a black magazine we are aware of our responsibility and we do try and promote black owned businesses. Check out this link, there are about 80+ businesses included here: https://www.blackbeautyandhair.com/entrepreneurs/

      Kind regards,
      The BBH Team

  3. by Olivia noah on 19/10/2020  7:45 AM Reply

    That was when I found out about the efficacy of baobab oil. But the way you describe its benefits. This is really amazing information for me. I understood that baobab oil is only important for hair. But now I know that it has many benefits for the skin. You have done a really great job. I couldn't help but admire you. And you deserve that compliment too. Basically I'm a researcher. I got a lot from this blog of yours. Thank you

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