Coltrane’s heady mix of Wunder ingredients
Jordan & Pippen, Kobe & Shaq, Jagger & Richards, Paul & John, Coltrane and Miles; Great combinations play off each other, their respective strengths filling in the space left by the other, one breathing in as the other breathes out, their styles so intertwined they become like one when in motion.
When we formulate the same rules apply. What we combine together needs to create magic that is greater than the sum of its individual parts, combinations must make the product sing, and make it world class.
So we have it here in our Coltrane Hair Clay. Flashy, mysterious, exotic Pracaxi oil in all its natural glory combining with humble, solemn, oft misunderstood beeswax, the bass to Pracaxi’s lead.
Pracaxi Oil is from the Pentaclethra macroloba tree that grows in the deepest and darkest corners of the countries like Nicaragua and Brazil. Pracaxi oil is obtained by a natural (chemical free) cold press process that draws the oil from the seeds and flesh. The secrets of the Pracaxi seed have been widely known in the Amazon for generations where it has been used on anything from acne and burns to body and hair oil. In Coltrane it is an awesome conditioning agent and works in combination with the waxes and clay to leave hair feeling smooth and soft.
Pracaxi actually has one of the highest natural concentrations of Behenic Acid which is a fatty acid that creates a protective barrier against pollution and environmental hazards for both skin and hair which is great for busy city streets. Pracaxi is also very rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, primarily oleic (omega 9) and linoleic (omega 6) which promote firmness and helps to tone the scalp when you where it. Finally Pracaxi oil is highly absorptive, increasing the efficacy of other ingredients it combines with.
So what to say about humble old Beeswax? It is a natural substance generated and secreted by honey bees. It is hard and breakable when cold but soft and pliable when heated.
The benefits to our hair are plentiful adding texture and the volume that makes it appear stronger and thicker and makes it easier to mould and style. Beeswax assists in preventing split ends whilst delivering shine and natural protection from the elements – it’s like the best older brother you ever had - Beeswax has your back. Beeswax hydrates, conditions, soothes, and calms the scalp, Beeswax nourishes, conditions, and softens the strands while and promoting the hair’s luster.
Beeswax is comprised largely of fatty acids, hydrocarbons, and esters. Because Beeswax does not spoil, become rancid, or otherwise expire, it can continue to be reheated and reused which makes it perfect for a natural hair clay when you need to bring your look back to life.
Coltrane Clay, a direct homage to the greatness of the man.