Last month with Halloween, we could see pumpkins a bit everywhere. You can do so many things with it: bake a pumpkin pie, eat the seeds as a snack or for carving it for Halloween decoration. But pumpkin is not the only winter squash that can be used in many ways.
There is a large variety of winter squash and each can help you to get beautiful hair and skin.
In this post, we want to focus on one squash with a peculiar shape but can bring so much to your hair. We are talking about turban squash! Read on to find out more!
About Turban SquashTurban squash (Cucurbita maxima if you want to use its botanical name), is a winter squash native of South America, which has a orange base colour and is mottled in shades of orange, green and white , often used as an ornamental gourd.
The flesh is edible, has a soft, floury texture with a light nutty taste. Because of its shape, it is also refereed as ‘Mexican Hat’, or ‘Turk's turban’ or even ‘French turban’ ("Giraumon" in French) due to the protrusion that sits atop the main part of the squash, similar to a turban sitting on a head.
Turban squash is packed of nutrients like beta-carotene, calcium, potassium, vitamin A,B5,B6 and C but also fibres. The seeds inside also contains these nutrients. Oil can be extracted from the seeds, which can be then applied on hair as it has amazing properties.
Benefits on hair
Strong hair to a better growth
Nourished hair and scalp
Softer and thicker hair
If you adopt turban squash seed oil as part of your hair care regimen, you’ll be on the path to get softer, hydrated and shiny hair. Not only will your hair be left nourished, but your hair thickness will also increase.
Where to find it?
Turban squash is Beauté Insolente’s favourite ingredients and is used in many of their products.
THIS is our go-to oil for pre-poo treatments. It is mixed with avocado oil to leave your hair soft and ready for your wash day.
The blend of oils soothes your scalp, deeply nourishes very dry and damaged hair, giving it more elasticity. Caribbean Trip can be used for a hot oil treatment too.
This edge control is a game changer. Use it to style your baby hair and keep it moisturised for 24 hours.
If you are looking to achieve a well-defined twist-out our braid-out, well, look no further. Our founder, Carole, got her signature twist-out with it.
This leave-in conditioner smoothes your hair cuticles making your detangling process easier. It contains turban squash seed oil for softer and shiny hair. Highly recommended for brittle and damaged hair.