Sea Buckthorn: From Soil to Hair

Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil (hippophae rhamnoides) is one of the key ingredients in our hair care range. It is a highly nutritious, natural oil that is extracted from the Sea Buckthorn shrub, native to Europe and Asia. The plant produces bright orange berries which are rich in vitamins and nutrients. Sea buckthorn has 12 times more vitamin C than oranges and up to 3 times more vitamin E than spinach!

You will find Sea Buckthorn Oil in our Scented Organic Hair Oils, Clean Conditioner (Instant Hair Mask) and 4-1 Conditioner, to deeply nourish you and your hair. 

Sea buckthorn has been used for centuries to promote healthy hair growth and improve the overall condition of hair. The Latin word hippophae translates to "shiny horse", and the ancient Greeks used the leaves to feed their race horses because of their nutrients.

Our founder, Tabitha:

"We can learn a lot from our hair when it’s in its natural state," says Tabitha, who is also a horse woman. "A horse’s coat is an absolutely massive piece of information on what's going on in its body – it’s no different with us."

The power of Sea Buckthorn 

Rich in antioxidants and vitamins

This regenerative oil is packed with beta-carotene, as well as vitamins A, C and E. The healthy fatty acids help nourish and protect the hair, while its antioxidants help fight against free radicals that can damage hair and cause split ends and breakage, keeping hair healthy and strong. Vitamin C plays a crucial role in the production of collagen, which makes up a significant portion of the hair structure and is responsible for giving hair its strength and elasticity. 

Hydrates Hair

Sea buckthorn oil is also a natural moisturiser for the hair. It helps to hydrate the hair and improve its texture, making it softer and more manageable. This can be particularly beneficial for those with dry or damaged hair, as sea buckthorn oil can help to restore moisture and improve the overall condition of the hair. Plant (vegan) omegas boost collagen and hydrate the hair and scalp, revealing beautifully soft tresses, full of natural shine. 

Helps prevent hair loss

Another benefit of sea buckthorn oil for hair is that it can help to stimulate hair growth. It contains essential fatty acids and other nutrients that help to nourish the scalp and promote healthy hair growth. It is also believed to help reduce hair loss.

From Soil to Hair

In addition to its many hair benefits, Sea buckthorn Oil is a sustainable and environmentally friendly ingredient. Its deep roots help prevent soil erosion and improve soil quality. According to the Soil Association - "Half the topsoil on our planet has been lost in the last 150 years, due to erosion." The effects of soil erosion go beyond the loss of fertile land. 'It has led to increased pollution and sedimentation in streams and rivers, clogging these waterways and causing declines in fish and other species.' (WWF)

The mycelium (mycorrhiza) lives in its roots where it binds nitrogen from the air, which means they can improve soil fertility and reduce the need for synthetic fertilisers. 'Organic farmers make soil health a key priority on their farms, building fertility naturally through the use of compost, crop rotation and nitrogen-fixing crops' - Soil Association.  

By using our products that contain Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil, you are supporting sustainable and responsible farming practices that benefit both you and the planet.

You will find Sea Buckthorn in our:

Scented Organic Hair Oils


Clean Conditioner - Instant Hair Mask



4-1 Conditioner


Feel empowered by the knowledge that you are supporting organic farming and soil biodiversity with Tabitha JK hair care.

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