The hero ingredient in our Agave Citrine Masque is Organic Agave root! The original nectar found for hair is always the best.
Agave Root is a soothing hair humectant, which provides moisture and gives hair a lustrous shine. Agave nectar is comprised of large molecules: polysaccharides. Saponin, inulin, and fructose have many hydroxyl groups that make them hydrophilic or attract water. As a result they act like a humectant and draws water to the hair.
The agave plant is native to the southwestern region of the United States through the northern part of South America. This honey-like sap comes from the leaves of the blue agave, which is a succulent plant that resembles cactus or yuccas in form and habitat but actually more similar to the aloe vera. There are well over 100 species of agaves but the blue agave is the preferred species for producing nectar even though it contains more fructose than any other commonly-known sweetener, including high-fructose corn syrup, according to Dr. Oz. So consuming this natural nectar may not be ideal but believe me when I say it does have some benefits to enjoy.
Agave nectar is a natural alternative to refined sugars and artificial sweeteners. It is unrefined and free from additives, has a taste comparable to honey and has none of the bitter aftertaste associated with artificial sweeteners. It is about 1.5 times sweeter than sugar and comes from the same plant that's used to make tequila. If one is not up for consuming this natural sweetener than what it can do for your tresses may be what you are looking for.
Honey is liquid nectar produced by honeybees (honeybees make the most common of honey that gets used for everyday). Extracted from the nectar process of bees, honey can be used for a large variety of things.
Cons: Honey is not vegan. Honey is FULL of sugars. Sugars that can take away from the moisture you need for your hair. Honey can be great for your hair, but unfortunately, not by itself. Honey needs a counterpart to balance honey out. So, best bet, don’t use this often. As always with any treatment you use, create a schedule but don’t overdo how many masks you make.