Monoi Oil is a gift from nature. Tahitian for "scented oil", it has been a Polynesian beauty secret for centuries! In fact, Monoi Oil is only produced in Tahiti, French Polynesia. It is highly beneficial for both the skin and the hair containing moisturizing and soothing properties. The scent is very delicate and not overwhelming.

Monoi oil contains no sulfates, parabens, silicones, phthalates or anything synthetic whatsoever.

Monoi oil contains no sulfates, parabens, silicones, phthalates or anything synthetic whatsoever. It is the pure combination of Coconut Oil and the nature essence of Tiare Flowers (Tahitian Gardenias) Monoi oil is created by pure extra virgin coconut oil being pressed from the natural falling of coconuts from their palm tree. Then, the tiare flower is soaked in that coconut oil for approximately a month. 

Heal past damage, prevent further damage

Monoi oil will help heal past damage and also help to prevent new damage from mechanical, chemical or the elements from happening. Like coconut oil, Monoi can help stop protein loss in hair which has been shown to help stop breakage. This will help the hair grow longer, stronger and become healthier. It also contains coconut oil and because of this, Monoi oil helps to significantly reduce frizz.

Tahitian Monoi oil penetrates the hair shaft, helping the cuticles lay flat and stay smooth. Monoi oil helps add brilliance and shine to the hair. It has a high concentration of vitamin E which helps hair's elasticity plus strength and contains anti-oxidants which can help prevent free radical damage.

In clinical studies from the Monoi Institute, subjects saw fewer split ends, fewer dry ends and overall improvement in the general condition of their hair. Under the experimental conditions of the study, the Monoi de Tahiti "helped to improve the shine and overall look of the hair. Hair fibers were revitalized and keratin scales were more compact and presenting in a homogenous surface." In another study from the Monoi Institute, it was recorded that the Monoi de Tahiti improved the general appearance of the hair by protecting, strengthening and beautifying the hair fibers. As in the evaluation of its moisturizing ability, the Monoi de Tahiti confirm its pervasive capillary action in comparison to jojoba oil and shea butter.

Benefits of Monoi for the Skin

  1. It helps protect the skin against external elements.
  2. It helps the skin appear more supple and softer.
  3. It helps increase skin hydration both immediately and in the long term. 
  4. It may be used to heal eczema or skin rashes.
  5. It can help heal skin quickly from sunburn. 
  6. It can help relieve dry and itchy skin.

In a clinical study from the Monoi Institute, when Monoi was used on the skin against jojoba oil, shea butter and Vaseline oils, the moisturizing benefits of the Monoi was gradual and longer lasting against its competitors.

The many uses of Monoi Oil 

  • Pre-Poo
  • Conditioner Enhancement (add some to your conditioner)
  • Wet Hair Sealer
  • Frizz Fighter
  • Body Moisturizer
  • Cuticle Oil
  • Bath Oil

If you are looking for some hair products featuring Monoi Oil, here are a few recommendations.

Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo

A Coconut-derived, sulfate-free cleanser that is gentle enough for the most fragile and distressed hair that detangles and leaves hair stronger and healthier, instantly. 96% less breakage after one use. 

$18 in CurlMart

Design Essentials Natural Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Oil Treatment

Instantly starts the repair process for damaged hair, renewing strength and elasticity while shielding the hair from damaging elements leaving the hair visibly softer, silkier and healthier.

$12 at Sally Beauty

SheaMoisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Scalp Therapy

This treatment will soothe, hydrate and provide antioxidant benefits to the scalp, which promote healthy hair renewal and growth. Hair looks thicker and fuller over time.

$9.99 at Target

Sojourn Monoi Oil Treatment

An ultra-light yet deep conditioning treatment specially formulated for chemically treated, dry, frizzy and environmentally damaged hair. Enriched with natural moisturizers, this botanically based hydrating oil absorbs instantly into the hair with no residue or buildup for a clean, healthy and fresh look that leaves hair soft and shimmering all day long.

$11.99 on Amazon

Have you tried Monoi oil on your hair yet? How do you feel it compares to coconut oil?