Benefits of moringa oil for your hair

As you put our restorative Ghost Oil in your hair you may be wondering “what makes this so good?” We're here today to talk about the not-so-secret ingredient that makes Ghost Oil a best seller and fan-favorite: moringa oil.

Moringa oil comes from the seeds of the moringa oleifera tree, also referred to as the "Miracle tree.” It’s full of phytonutrients and behenic acid that are associated with several benefits for your hair and skin. Many people consider moringa oil to be a superfood because of its extensive list of benefits and it’s available in several forms including oil, capsules, powder and tea, among others. It so happens that we loved the benefits of moringa oil so much that we decided to infuse our entire Ghost Collection with it. 

Learn where moringa oil comes from, why it’s so good for your hair, and how you can start enjoying its benefits by incorporating the moringa oil-packed Ghost Collection into your routine!

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ghost oil

formulated with moringa
oil for soft, frizz-free hair
from roots to ends


What is moringa oil?

Moringa oil is derived from the seeds of the moringa oleifera tree native to India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The tree is also known as the drumstick tree or the "Miracle Tree" because its leaves and seeds contain more than 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants that boost health. Moringa oil is typically made through a cold-pressing process that extracts the rich nutrients in the seeds. The nutrients include vitamin C, vitamin B and different types of monounsaturated fats like oleic acid and behenic acid that help promote smooth, shiny and healthy hair.

Cool, so now that you've learned what moringa oil is and where it comes from — let's look at the moringa benefits for hair and why we chose to infuse our Ghost Collection with it.

What are the moringa benefits for hair?

Moringa oil has a seemingly endless list of benefits for hair because of it’s high nutrient content, but here are the most things it does to help you to have a good hair day every day:

1. Moringa oil strengthens your hair

That’s right. Not only does moringa oil make your hair look shinier, but it actually makes it stronger too. The rich nutrients in moringa oil such as zinc (which is essential for maintaining healthy hair) help boost keratin production to strengthen hair and prevent breakage. Additionally, the proteins in moringa oil also help to protect hair from potential damaging factors such as heat and the environment. 

A bonus benefit of moringa oil is its rich supply of fatty acids such as behenic acid that can improve the shine and softness of your hair as well.

2. Moisturizes scalp

Moringa oil is renowned for its ability to deliver moisture straight to the scalp, which helps to prevent dryness and deeply nourish hair from the source. While many oils have a tendency to stick around on the surface of your scalp for a while, one of the most appreciated benefits of moringa oil is that it absorbs quickly as a result of being so light. Rather than simply adding moisture to the exterior of dry or damaged hair strands, moringa oil hydrates the scalp to hydrate hair from the inside out thanks to its abundance of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. When using our Ghost Shampoo and Conditioner or applying Ghost Oil onto wet or dry hair, the moringa oil inside delivers rejuvenating vitamins and minerals straight to your hair and scalp, keeping them healthy and hydrated.

3. Fights split ends

The benefits and healing properties of moringa oil make it ideal for hair care and battling split ends. Specifically, moringa oil is packed with amino acids which can help to repair split ends by nourishing weak strands. Have you been using heat on your hair for three days straight? Have no fear, Ghost Oil is here to help heal all those damaged ends. Moringa oil is a key ingredient in our Ghost Oil which revitalizes hair from roots to ends by enriching the shaft with essential nutrients that naturally smooth frizz and promote radiant shine!

4. Promotes hair growth

Moringa oil has built a strong reputation for promoting natural hair growth due to the high content of key nutrients such as vitamins A/B/E and zinc.  Zinc is especially important because it promotes keratin production, and keratin makes up 90% of every hair on your head. Although you can boost your keratin production by consuming certain foods such as sweet potatoes, spinach, and eggs — the amount obtained from foods won’t be sufficient to significantly promote hair growth. Instead, you should use products that contain nutrient combinations designed to boost keratin production and promote healthy hair — such as our Ghost Collection

So if you accidentally cut off one too many inches of your hair (it happens to the best of us), incorporate moringa (which contains keratin boosting nutrients) packed Ghost products into your routine to speed up the hair growth process and restore your luscious locks!

5. Moringa oil helps hair retain its color

Many hair oils have a slight tint to them which can affect the color of your hair whether it’s natural or dyed, but moringa seeds actually create a clear oil so this issue doesn’t occur.  In fact, the vitamins C and E found in moringa oil fight free radicals that cause hair to weaken and turn gray. Furthermore, the added moisture you receive from moringa oil helps to protect against dryness and UV rays which can deplete color in your hair. So whether you’ve dyed your hair and don’t want the color to be altered or you’re all-natural and want to prevent hair from greying, moringa is the way to go when choosing a hair oil.

If you have blonde, grey, or silver hair and want to keep color from fading, consider using our hydrating and color-enhancing Purple Mask to help keep your hair light and bright.

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purple hair mask

formulated to hydrate, soften
and reduce brassiness in blonde,
grey and silver hair tones

Enjoy the benefits of moringa oil by incorporating Ghost products into your hair care routine

Strengthen your hair, moisturize your scalp, and fight split ends while promoting natural growth by incorporating our moringa oil infused Ghost Collection into your routine. Start by using the Ghost Shampoo to cleanse hair, then use our Ghost Conditioner to moisturize the hair and scalp. Finish your routine by adding 2-3 drops of our restorative Ghost Oil to damp or dry hair, which enriches the hair shaft with essential nutrients to help prevent split ends, eliminate frizz, and add all-over shine! Already a fan of these products? Check out the full Ghost Collection to see other moringa oil-packed recommendations such as our protection adding Ghost Prep and detangling Ghost Dry Oil.


If you have other questions about the benefits of moringa oil for hair or our Ghost Collection, send us a DM at @verbproducts on Instagram and we’ll help find products perfect for you!

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