The Amazon rainforest has always fascinated me, I remember watching a nature documentary (think it was David Attenborough's Human Planet series). It amazed me how the people of the rainforest have learned and inherited so much knowledge about the wonders of their environment, such as how to use plants medicinally.
When I stumbled across new boutique website NUUSUITE, the haircare brand Amazon Series instantly caught my attention. Each product in the Amazon Series line contains extracts from many of the Amazon Rain Forest's amazing plants and fruits.
What I love most about this brand is how it is challenging the world to learn more about the health benefits of natural vegetation. These amazing fruits and plants contain antioxidants, vitamins and intense moisturising properties which have the capacity to eliminate free radicals whilst being completely natural.
I have been using the MuruMuru Anti-Frizz Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner (and also the Acai oil, which will be a separate post because it's so awesome....you'll be throwing out your Moroccanoil once you've read about it).
MuruMuru Butter is proven to repair hair's lipid barrier and intensely restore moisture. The shampoo and conditioner does not contain any sulfates or parabens and has worked wonders on my thick, long and wavy hair.
The shampoo lathers up really nicely, I only needed a 50p sized amount for the whole of my hair and the smell........?! The smell is DIVINE! The acai berry scent fills the whole of your bathroom and is infused in my hair until the following day or two. Nothing else compares, I promise you.
Amazon Series haircare is only available in the UK from NUUSUITE , so go get de-frizzed!
Some facts on the Amazon Rainforest (which I borrowed from a brilliant website, studies in the amazon, read more here) Thank you.
– More than 20 percent of the world’s oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest. This has earned the area the name “The Lungs of the Planet.”
– The Amazon Basin holds one-fifth of the world’s fresh water.
– Five hundred years ago, an estimated 10 million natives lived in the Amazon rainforest. Today, fewer than 700,000 survive.
– As a result of rainforest destruction, approximately half the world’s species of plants, animals and insects will be destroyed in the next 25 years.
– In Brazil, colonists have destroyed over 90 indigenous tribes since the 1900’s. This not only is the destruction of people, but of their cultures, and accumulated knowledge, including that of medicinal plants.
– Most medicine men and women and shamans remaining in the Amazon Rainforest are 70 years old or more. Each time one dies, a vast body of knowledge is lost.
– Most of the shamans today do not have apprentices. So when a shaman dies, thousands of years of accumulated knowledge come completely and irreversibly to an end.
– More than half the world’s approximately 10 million species of plants, animals and insects live in the tropical rainforests.
– Rainforests once covered an estimated 14 percent of the Earth’s surface. They now cover less than 6 percent. At current rates of loss, the rainforests will be completely gone in 40 years.