While looking through the ingredients list on our website, you may have come across some very strange oils and extracts and wondered how they could possibly benefit your scalp and hair. Perhaps our most asked about ingredient is Prickly Pear Cactus. Prickly Pear Cactus, though unusual, possess some great benefits for your hair and scalp. Here’s some of the ways Prickly Pear Cactus can revitalize hair, turning it younger, healthier and more vibrant:

#1: Healthier, younger looking skin

Prickly Pear Extract is a fantastic remedy for damaged or aging skin. The seeds of the Prickly Pear plant can be used as an oil that has anti-inflammatory properties. This can help reduce blemishes, dry skin, acne and much more to help your skin look healthier and years younger. Rich in antioxidants, the oil from Prickly Pear Cactus also helps maintain skin’s natural glow and replenish your scalp.

#2: Replenishes Vitamin E

Prickly Pear is chock full of Vitamin E, which acts as a natural conditioner. This will give you hair shine, and volume. It can also help repair damaged hair and protect your hair from being damaged in the sun! For an easy solution, you can use our Floating Lotus Conditioner after you shampoo and leave it in for 3 to 15 minutes. You will notice how soft your hair feels after trying it!
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#3: Natural Sudsing Effect

As you have probably discovered, Morrocco Method products don’t foam quite as much as normal products. More than often, the suds produced by traditional shampoos are a byproduct of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), an astringent chemical that strips the hair of its natural oils. Prickly Pear is a great natural alternative as it provides a very low sudsing action to our shampoos. This helps spread the products a little better throughout the hair.

Remember, if you want a deeply replenishing conditioner to moisturize your scalp and leave your hair manageable, you can find this ingredient in our Floating Lotus Conditioner.