Though small in size, blackberries are high in antioxidants, which help protect hair from the damaging effects of the environment. It’s loaded with vitamin C, which stimulates collagen production and contributes to strong hair. Blackberry extract adds instant volume, for bouncy locks full of body and shine. Blackberries even have the ability to help prevent hair loss.
Every Tara hair and skin care formula harnesses the most powerful, highest-quality ingredients from nature. Each one is rich in heritage and proven through science to have effective results when used in the right concentrations. Here are just a few of our favorites.
Though evidence from Egyptian ruins suggests that yeast has been part of the human diet for at least 4,000 years, yeast has recently been discovered as one of the most beneficial ingredients in hair care. Its high content of vitamins, especially vitamin B, makes it especially useful for hair growth and strength. It has both antioxidant and cell renewal properties, standing up to free radicals that can damage cell membranes. The folic acid in yeast makes hair shine while helping to prevent grays. Plus, yeast is good for the scalp, fighting flakiness and dandruff.
Extracted from the kernels of the Moroccan argan tree, this exotic oil has been used as a moisturizing conditioner for hair since ancient times. Commonly dubbed “liquid gold” for its luxuriousness and effectiveness, it contains large amounts of beneficial nutrients, like vitamin E and fatty acids. Argan oil penetrates the hair shaft deep to fight frizz and mend split ends. A best-known secret to sleek, shiny hair that’s soft to the touch.
Jojoba Oil is rich in vitamins C, B and E, as well as minerals such as copper and zinc, which gently cleanse the hair’s roots, stimulate growth, strengthen strands and promote volume. The ingredient also has universal healing properties that allow it to treat and soothe a dry, itchy or irritated scalp, resulting in healthier follicles.
A potent source of protein and hydrating fatty acids, caviar extract works to stimulate hair growth, improve the health of the scalp and follicles, and hydrate strands from root to tip. The ingredient is also rich in antioxidants that help to minimize damage from UVA and UVB rays. Leaves hair looking revitalized, smoothed and lustrous.
In ancient Greece, India and other cultures throughout history, the onion has been used as an effective remedy for thinning hair and hair loss. It has powerful antioxidant and antibacterial healing properties, stimulates accelerated hair growth, renews hair strength and nourishes hair by restoring lost nutrients.
Since ancient Greece, people have been using the grape to help maintain good health. In more recent years, grapeseed oil has surfaced as a mineral-rich ingredient with brilliant benefits for hair. It contains generous quantities of vitamin E—essential to vivaciousness and shine—leaving hair smooth and lustrous. Plus, grapeseed oil leaves no oily build-up or residue, making it an exceptional, all-natural go-to.
Rosemary is a healing herb native to the Mediterranean region, where it’s been used for centuries. Its oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps keep the scalp moisturized and healthy. Rosemary is especially powerful for protecting skin cells from free radical damage and even reversing premature graying. Well known as a remedy for premature hair loss, it improves circulation that aids in hair growth.
Obtained by cold-pressing mature olives, olive oil is incredibly rich in vitamin E and has been used topically for millennia. The Romans used it as a body moisturizer. Egyptians used it as an antibacterial agent, cleanser and moisturizer for hair and skin. An ideal hydrator and conditioner that has stood the test of time.
The soybean, or soya bean, originates in Southeast Asia and was first domesticated by Chinese farmers around 1100 BC. Rich in proteins, calcium, potassium and vitamin B, soy has just recently been discovered as a natural conditioner that strengthens and improves the health of both the hair and skin. It helps reduce flaking and itching of the scalp, and effectively nourishes the hair from root to tip.
Although lavender can be traced back 2,500 years to the Mediterranean, Middle East and India, only recently has its oil been discovered as a natural remedy for thinning hair and hair loss. This essential oil stimulates hair growth, helping it grow fast and thick. When worked into the scalp, lavender oil can also help prevent itchy scalp, dandruff and inflammation. Its heavenly scent only adds to its popularity as a go-to for healthy hair.
The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of thyme effectively soothe itchy or irritated skin, ensuring a healthier scalp and follicles. The ingredient is also known to improve blood circulation to the scalp, which further promotes healthy skin and follicles, and stimulates hair growth. Leaves hair looking lustrous, full-bodied and revitalized.
Rich in oleic acid, linoleic acid and omega-3 fatty acids, castor oil is an incredible natural remedy that works to promote and maintain the hair’s radiance, and leaves both the scalp and hair feeling supple and hydrated. Harvested for more than 6,000 years, castor oil has been used medicinally and topically by many ancient civilizations.
Shea butter has been used to nourish and revitalize hair since Cleopatra’s Egypt. It’s rich in hyaluronic acid and vitamins A, E and F, plus essential fatty acids that hydrate and restore the hair, scalp and follicles. Perhaps its most unique ability is boosting skin’s natural collagen production, which results in a soothed, smooth scalp. Dry hair is deeply hydrated. Damaged hair is healed. Shea butter is fundamental to perpetual hair health.
In southern Asia, the mango has long been revered as a healing ingredient. Mango seed butter, in particular, has incredible emollient properties, which makes it the perfect hair and scalp conditioner. Dryness is repaired. Breakage is a thing of the past. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids, it works deeply to nourish, condition and renew.
Native to the rainforests of the Amazon, açai is known as the “miracle fruit.” Açai berries are high in antioxidants to keep hair healthy in the face of sunlight, pollution and other free radicals. It not only removes build-up from hair, but also delivers concentrated amounts of vital nutrients that make hair stronger, softer and shinier.
Raspberries are traditionally known for their powerful therapeutic properties, particularly because they are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants work to fortify cells and minimize damage caused by free radicals—things like an unhealthy diet, stress or the environment. By working at the cellular level, this superfruit starts deep to improve hair’s health. The result is glossy, voluminous hair, every time.
The use of strawberries for good health dates as far back as medieval Rome. Rich in essential minerals and omega-3 fatty acids, strawberry is a powerful natural moisturizer. It nourishes and rejuvenates the scalp, while improving the health of hair follicles. Also packed with vitamin C, strawberries are yet another superfruit high in antioxidants.
The Uttwiler Spätlauber apple has the unique ability to heal its own wounds. Similarly, this apple’s stem cells can delay the effects of aging on the hair and scalp. The stem cells contain powerful antioxidants and stimulate dormant hair follicles to promote consistent growth of hair that’s both shiny and thick.
A powerful natural acid found in the human body, hyaluronic acid’s main function is to hydrate and repair. It acts like a sponge, attracting moisture from the environment and locking it deep inside hair and skin. In fact, it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Hyaluronic acid is a proven remedy for dry, damaged hair and skin.
A potent source of amino acids, beta carotene and vitamins A, B, C and E, aloe vera is one nature’s most nourishing ingredients, and an invaluable addition to any hair care regimen. It promotes hair growth, soothes and moisturizes the scalp, and even has anti-aging properties. Leaves hair feeling intensely nourished, and looking volumized and lustrous.