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 properties which, when combined with other key ingredients, can be helpful in stimulating hair follicles, nourishing hair and renewing hair strength.
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.
A powerful natural carbohydrate found in the human body, hyaluronic acid’s main function is to hydrate and add plumpness. 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, making it a proven remedy for dry, lifeless hair and skin.
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.
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 tend to split ends. A best-known secret to sleek, shiny hair that’s soft to the touch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a cleanser and moisturizer for hair and skin. An ideal hydrator and conditioner that has stood the test of time.
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. An exceptional, all-natural solution.
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, it’s known as a natural conditioner, nourishing the hair from root to tip, while helping to strengthen and improve the health of both the hair and skin.
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 strength and vitality. It has both antioxidant and cell renewal properties, standing up to free radicals that can damage cell membranes. The folic acid in yeast helps hair shine while working to prevent grays. Plus, yeast is good for the scalp, fighting flakiness and dandruff.
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.
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. When blended with the right ingredients, this essential oil can help thicken hair. Its heavenly scent only adds to its popularity as a go-to for healthy hair.
Rosemary is a healing herb native to the Mediterranean region, where it’s been used for centuries. Its oil has soothing properties, which can help keep the scalp moisturized and healthy. Rosemary can be especially powerful at helping protect skin cells from free radical damage. Well known as a remedy for premature hair loss, it improves circulation that can help revitalize hair.