3 Nourishing Benefits of Baobab Protein for Healthy Hair

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Long, strong and healthy locks may not always be genetic, but they can certainly be obtained through treating your tresses to the right ingredients!

We’re all about natural ingredients that sink into the hair shaft where they deliver powerful nutrients to repair and restore from the inside out. Baobab protein has to be one of the most powerful nutrients to repair and restore hair. In this article, we explore exactly why!

What is baobab protein?


Baobab protein is derived from the seeds of the iconic Baobab tree, also referred to as the “tree of life;” a true symbol of life on the African plains. The Baobab tree is found in mainland Africa, Australia, and Madagascar.

These ancient trees are renowned for their longevity with some living up to an incredible 1000 years. Their cork-like bark has been used for ages to produce clothing and rope and they hold large amounts of water, ideal during times of drought and making them known as incredibly nourishing.

 Once a year, beautiful white flowers bloom on the baobab trees, which create seed-filled fruit once pollinated. The oil is then sustainably extracted by cold-pressing these seeds.


What can baobab protein do for my hair?

Just as the tree is known for being deeply nourishing, so the oil offers one of the most powerful hair repair complexes among all the vegetable proteins! Brimming in Vitamins A, D, E, and F and infused with a deep dose of amino acids, this powerful oil is like pure magic for your strands. It’s wonderfully rich, yet easily absorbed without leaving behind a greasy residue that may be expected with natural oils. It is silky smooth with a mild and pleasant scent.

Deeply Hydrates Your Locks

With all the products and tools we expose our locks to (from highlights to straighteners and curling irons), it’s no wonder our strands are often left a little fried. Baobab will soon become your hair’s best friend because its long lasting moisturizing properties deliver hydration in spades. Baobab oil locks moisture in the hair shaft and helps to protect the hair against heat styling; while targeting dandruff and itchy scalp.

Protects Against UV Stress and Heat

You may think it's strange that baobab can have anti-aging properties for your hair, but environmental aggressors can age your hair just as they do your skin! Baobab protein provides a unique anti-aging treatment for the hair by protecting against UV stress and heat.

Stronger, Softer, Thicker Hair

Saturated fats and oleic acid in baobab provide superior hair strengthening and support elasticity by penetrating the hair shaft. Your hair will feel stronger and thicker and you’ll notice less fall out when you comb through in the shower!

How do I get started with baobab for my hair?

If you are exposed to environmental stressors such as the sun, wind, and ocean on a regular basis, you may want to try a targeted  product such as our  Pre Swim Hair Mask before you go swimming and follow it up with Baobab Oil Enriched Shampoo and Conditioner.

TapaReef donates 1% of all sales to the Baobab Foundation a non-profit organisation in South Africa that promotes and supports the conservation of baobab trees and is involved in improving the lives of communities who live among these trees.

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