When it comes to organic botanicals and herbs, there are many unknown oils and butters that can benefit our bodies in many ways. When it comes to our hair and reaching our individual hair goals, we listen closely to solutions that will help with healthy growth, moisture, and fighting frizz. One of the many essential oils that has recently gained popularity amongst naturalistas abroad is Ungurahua Oil.

What is Ungurahua Oil?

Scientifically known as, Oenocarpus bataua, Ungurahua Oil derives from the rainforests of Central and South America. It is commonly found between Peru, Brazil, and along the Amazonian River and is cold pressed from the seeds of the rain forest trees once the tree reaches full maturity. This essential oil is commonly used as a antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-hairfall treatment in different countries around the world.

Why Ungurahua Oil is so interesting

This specific oil has a history dating back centuries back to the indigenous peoples. Because of its many benefits to relieve hair, skin, and nail issues; the oil has proven to be versatile. For naturalistas who live in hot climates with little moisture in the air to those living in humid climates, Ungurahua will work wonders to preserve the life of their hairstyles.

How to use it

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The Ungurahua Oil is very unique because it can be used in multiple ways. It can be used as an essential oil, a treatment, a pre-poo, or a finisher just to name a few. Additionally, the Ungurahua Oil can be used to as a remedy for cracking or aging skin.

  • For Moisture

For naturals with chemically or color treated hair this oil helps with increasing resistance to damage from manipulation. The strength of it allows for damaged cuticle layers to be temporarily mended. In regards to dry and brittle hair, Ungurahua Oil nourishes and moisturizes the hair strands to prevent snapping of the hair strands from various sections of the hair causing uneven hair styles.

  • Frizz, beware

As a treatment, Ungurahua Oil works well for scalp conditions. During the dry winter months or in the hotter regions of the southern and western states, the Ungurahua Oil works well as an all-natural anti-frizz serum.

  • For the Scalp

Having a healthy scalp is one of the many keys to healthy hair success. For people experiencing scalp conditions from the most minimal to the most severe, the antioxidants and antibacterial properties of Ungurahua Oil will help balance out those issues upon consistent usage.

  • For Porosity Issues

Knowing porosity distinctions is crucial to picking hair beneficial hair products. If you're in a need of an oil that will not sit on top of your hair, Ungurahua is for you. The Ungurahua oil is lightweight; its molecular structure contains small particles that are able to penetrate the hair shaft to infuse moisture from the inside out.

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Where to buy

Ungurahua oil can be purchased through various online vendors. It's normally sold its pure form, 100% Ungurahua oil. However, it is also sold in a blended formula, which contains U oil as the base oil and other essential and carrier oils as additives.

If you're on the market for a new multipurpose oil, Ungurahua oil is for you.