Ucuuba butter comes from the seed of the red fruit of the Ucuuba Tree, Virola surinamensis. Once the fruits are collected from the ground, the seeds are taken from the fruit & then cold pressed. The butter is a rich source of Lauric, Myristic & Palmitic acid & the key Vitamins A & C, which all contribute to healthy skin & hair. The butter also carries anti-inflammatory, antiseptic & anti-aging properties. The fatty acid profile of the butter makes it a good choice for preventing hair damage from free-radicals & boosts shine & elasticity in the hair.
It is commonly used in the Amazonian community for the hair; it provides moisture & helps prevent a dry & itchy scalp whilst at the same time, restores the natural shine of hair & prevents frizz.