St. Tropica Hot Oil Hair Mask Virgin Coconut

42 gm, 1.5 oz
100% all natural organic hair mask with virgin coconut oil, biotin, green tea and additional ingredients for softer, healthier hair. The powerful blend restores damaged hair, promotes new hair growth, and is backed by government-published studies in the USA and Korea.
Best For
Promotes hair growth [1-5]; Restores hair strength [1-5, 9]; Lesses thinning hair [4, 5]; Targets scalp irritation [11]
Ingredients of Concern


      • Pros:
      • 100% all natural organic hair mask with coconut oil, biotin, green tea, bhringraj, amla, horsetail, and hibiscus for softer, healthier hair
      • Restores damaged hair
      • Promotes new hair growth
      • Hydrates hair
      • Targets frizzy, dry hair and split ends
      • Moisturizes hair
      • Multiple Government-published studies in the USA and Korea
      • Totally natural hair care
      • Made with Certified Organic Ingredients
      • Highest possible score (#1 out of 10) on the Skin Deep Database
      • Certified vegan
      • Heating action in just 20 seconds
      • Tropical scent
      • Microwave and kettle safe
      • BPA-free packet
      • Silicone-Free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate- free, gluten-free, soy-free, cruelty-free and free of additives, stabilizers, preservatives, or fragrances

      Ingredients Concern:  None discovered

      Cons:  May not provide the same experience for all users

      Founders Tiana and Sean of ST Tropica are hair and skin fanatics who traveled extensively to find the best plant and fruit-based ingredients to put in their products. That quest has led them to some amazing tropical places where they source all of their ingredients. Their products are all natural, Certified Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny), and Certified Vegan (PETA), and sustainably sourced. ST Tropica products have the highest level of safety of EWG with a score of 1. Their products are also made in the USA.
      Coconut promotes skin health, including the scalp, and enhances the body's ability to prevent and/or repair UV-induced skin and hair damage [1-4]. Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, is an essential nutrient that is well known for its ability to support strong, vibrant skin (scalp) and hair [5-8]. Green tea contains antioxidants such as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which combat UV-induced DNA damage in the skin (scalp), and green tea also contains caffeine which targets DHT, a substance associated with hair loss [11-13]. Amla functions as a hair tonic and it has anti-inflammatory properties that help improve the health of the scalp [14, 15]. Bhringraj is used as a hair tonic as it targets hair loss and the graying of hair [16]. Horsetail has been shown to dramatically boost the growth of hair due to its silica content, which also promotes shinier hair that does not fall out as much [17].
      Promotes hair growth [1-5]; Restores hair strength [1-5, 9]; Lesses thinning hair [4, 5]; Targets scalp irritation [11]
      Coconut oil supports moisture retention on dry, irritated skin (e.g., scalp) and it helps targets skin inflammation [1-4]. Biotin boosts metabolism and functions as a co-enzyme that enhances the breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates, fats (fatty acids) and other nutrients that nourish the hair [5-9]. Fatty acids in particular, strengthen the protective outer layer of the body's cells, including those that make up hair follicles [10]. Therefore, biotin promotes healthy hair growth by ensuring that vital nutrients are released from food and properly transported throughout the body (e.g. scalp and hair follicles). Green Tea contains EGCG, which is an antioxidant that targets oxidative stress-induced skin (scalp) damage [11]. Green tea also contains caffeine, which contains active substances called polyphenols (antioxidants), which stimulate the growth of mitochondria (energy-producing cells) and protect cells throughout the body, including hair cells, from free radical as well as toxin-induced damaged [12]. In addition, caffeine blocks DHT activity, thereby preventing the buildup of sebum and hair loss [13]. The topical application of caffeine also supports new hair growth by inhibiting phosphodiesterase [13]. Amla has been shown to improve hair hygiene, it enhances hair pigmentation, and it enriches hair growth [14, 15]. Bhringraj has been shown to promote hair growth by rejuvenating hair follicles, and it also helps cleanse the hair of microorganisms and dandruff [16]. Horsetail contains silica that boost the production of collagen in the hair and skin (scalp) [17]. Was only able to locate hibiscus-related hair research in animal models.

      Key Ingredients: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil; pure Biotin; organic Bhringraj; organic Horsetail; organic Amla; organic Hibiscus; organic Green Tea

      All Ingredients: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil; pure Biotin; organic Bhringraj; organic Horsetail; organic Amla; organic Hibiscus; organic Green Tea; organic Coconut Butter; organic Coconut Fruit Extract

      APPLYING TO HAIR AND SCALP: Using caution as packet and contents may be hot, open by cutting along the dotted line on the back of packet. Squeeze contents onto DRY hair and scalp and massage in gently. Apply shower cap, or plastic wrap (NOT a towel) to head and hair. Leave treatment in for minimum of 20 minutes. For best results, leave in overnight. Shampoo hair TWICE, then condition hair to finish the treatment. HEATING INSTRUCTIONS: For the microwave, lay unopened packet in microwave and heat for 20 SECONDS. Remove packet from microwave using caution as packet and contents will be hot. Check for desired temperature by kneading unopened packet in your hands. If packet is too hot, let it cool to a desired temperature. For the kettle, stand unopened packet (bend to fit) inside a heat-safe mug so that the top portion of the packet protrudes outside (above) the top of the mug. Fill mug 4/5 full with hot water from a kettle and wait for 30 SECONDS.

      These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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