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Beauty trends come and go, but tried, tested and true are natural ingredients with long haul benefits. Joining the circle of go-to natural ingredients with impactful benefits (think coconut and argan oil) is mongongo oil from the Kalahari Desert.

Refinery29 recently covered the benefits of this nutrient packed fruit. And we couldn’t help but boast about this ingredient is found in AG’s Smoothing Balm. Packed with linoleic and unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, mongongo oil hydrates while providing extreme frizz control.

In an article by NaturallyCurly: “The composition of the oil in mongongo fruit is fairly different from many other plant oils used as topical hair treatments or conditioning ingredients. It is comprised of between 40-50% polyunsaturated fatty acids, as compared to shea and coconut oil, which are comprised largely of saturated fatty acids and mango, olive, avocado, jojoba and almond oils, which are comprised mainly of monounsaturated oils.” Translation: the fatty acids found in mongongo fruit retain moisture better than any other oil on the market.

Combined with the miracle of argan oil, every product in AG’s Smooth category works to make thick, coarse or kinky hair velvety soft and frizz-free. Nutrient-rich ingredients leave hair noticeably smoother and healthier. And the best part, our oils are fair-trade from PhytoTrade Africa. Dub mongongo oil 2016’s beauty fix.

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