Coconut Oil is to natural hair as _______ is to ________. Pick the best answer. And of course the answer is C. cotton is to the South. Lol!
- The cat is to the bananna.
- The pineapple is to the doorbell.
- Cotton is to the South.
Now let me introduce you to what may become Coconut Oil’s nemesis as we explore Mongongo Oil. This fruit based oil is native to African. The fruit is said to be plucked from a tree that is known to last in severe weather. It is an egg shaped fruit known for its emollient and protective properties. As your eyebrows begin to raise you can imagine why you’d want such an oil in your starting line up of products.
Mongongo Oil is derived from the manketti tree (you can also see it referred to as manketti oil). So what did mother nature pass on her to her offspring? For starters she passed down calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, and high concentrations of vitamin E. Vitamin E means healing the oil contains regenerative properties. In addition, the oil is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids which lead to a protective and emollient layer. Moreover, this oil contains acidic properties. Many of the oil’s fans point the linoleic acid and oleic acid. Linoleic acid (which is said to make up between 30% and 54% of the oil) calms inflammation even redness or eczema of certain classes. If you have dandruff, tough, or damaged hair you may benefit from adding Mongongo Oil to your regime.
Naturallycurly.com nicely sums of the benefits of Mongongo Oil. “Manketti oil is ideal for conditioning hair because it has hydrating, regenerating, and restructuring properties for the hair and scalp with the vitamin E content making it a natural sunscreen.” Essentially all elements go toward providing a protective barrier which goes on to the protect the hair from the sun and hot climate. http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/ingredients/the-benefits-of-mongongo-oil-for-hair-si/.
You may purchase Mongongo Oil here. https://trulynaturalboutique.com/product/moptop-mong/