Spring is finally in full bloom! There’s no better time than the awakening of Mother Nature to give your scalp and haircare routine a total revamp. Seasonal changes call for a fresh renewal of your age-old haircare routine. Why not introduce skincare-inspired steps and high-performance natural actives that will allow your hair to grow and flourish as much as the beautiful world around you.
Did you know that much like Mother Nature’s flowerbeds, the scalp acts like soil and fertiliser to our hair. The scalp is a rich and diverse microbiome, made up of a community of bacteria that play their part to support and balance the health of the scalp. In fact, the hair on your head grows underneath the scalp for two full weeks before it emerges - meaning that we need to care for the scalp the same way we would nourish soil.
Beautiful, healthy flowers and plants grow in well watered, nutrient-rich and regularly weeded ecosystems. The same way that healthy soil will produce the healthiest and most impressive plant life, emphasising the health of the scalp will cultivate the health, condition and growth of your hair.
With the arrival of Spring, we would love to shine a spotlight on some of our most powerful scalp and hair-healthy ingredients, derived from Mother Nature herself. The MONPURE London range is brimming with results-driven plant-based actives that are clinically tested and formulated to nourish, fortify and restore balance to the scalp, which is the essential foundation for healthy hair growth.
MONPURE’s Star Plant-based Wonders
Among our wide-range of plant based solutions, we want to highlight four of our favourite natural wonders that cultivate the ultimate condition of the scalp and hair.
Aloe vera is one of nature’s wonders due its healing and hydrating properties. This spiky succulent plant grows naturally in dry climates across Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. For centuries,, the gel and juice found inside the aloe plant has been a popular remedy to treat a range of skin conditions and ailments. The ancient Egyptians referred to aloe as the ‘plant of immortality.’ So, what are the benefits of aloe vera for the hair and scalp?
Aloe vera is full of polysaccharides, which are famed for their powerful hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties. The succulent plant also works to reduce transepidermal water loss, locking in moisture to dry scalps and soothing inflammation and irritation.
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Witch Hazel Water
Witch hazel is a plant native to eastern North America and eastern Asia. Witch hazel water refers to the liquid extract that is distilled from the plant itself. It contains chemicals called tannins that easily bind to the keratin protein of the hair and work as astringents to deeply cleanse the hair and scalp.
Witch hazel has historically been used to reduce swelling, alleviate irritation and redness, as well as combat bacteria. In terms of benefits for the hair and scalp, witch hazel water is a natural toner, astringent and anti-inflammatory that is ideal for treating irritated scalps. It works to tighten pores, remove excess sebum and regulate its production, alleviate skin ailments and soothe sensitive skin.
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Allantoin is extracted from the root of the comfrey plant, a medicinal flowering plant native to Britain and extending throughout most of Europe.
Allantoin is an active ingredient that holds moisturising, soothing, protectant and anti-irritant properties for the hair and scalp. As an emollient and astringent, it accelerates wound healing by speeding up cell growth, while also cleansing and softening the scalp.
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Pumpkin Seed Extract
Pumpkins are believed to originate in Central America over 7,500 years ago. The seeds of the pumpkin fruit are considered to hold a range of benefits, ranging from their nutritional value, associated with reduced risk of certain cancers and benefits for heart health. What’s more, pumpkin seed extract has been clinically tested as an effective and natural hair loss solution.
Pumpkin seed extract has been scientifically proven to block the 5-alpha reductase enzyme that produces DHT, a byproduct of testosterone that causes hair loss. It initially targets the catagen (transition) and telogen(resting) phases of the hair growth cycle, working to minimise excess shedding. It also boosts the growth of new follicles leaving the telogen phase and entering into a new cycle of the anagen (growth) phase. This powerful extract also stimulates follicles, delivers nutrients and boosts circulation to the scalp.
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The changing of the seasons marks the perfect time to introduce these wonders of Mother Nature into your hair and scalp routine. At MONPURE, our natural ingredients form part of a holistic approach to scalp and hair health, where we believe that nature already possesses everything there is to other to maximise your results.
MONPURE’s celebration and respect for Mother Earth means that we are always putting the planet and people before profit. Our range of plant-based solutions are also PETA-certified vegan and cruelty free, as we believe that neither animal products nor animal testing have any place in our beauty regimes.