Buriti Oil – properties, effects and a review of the best oils

Oil extracted from the Moriche palm tree has interesting care properties but bad reputation behind it. It is considered to be an unhealthy substance. Is it worth looking for it in cosmetics? What can replace it? The answer can be found below.

There are at least a dozen various palm species. One of them is the Moriche palm, from which Buriti oil is extruded. It is worth knowing at least the general outline of the properties of the Moriche palm oil and how it is used without going into details related to the specific species of this plant.

Buriti Oil – characteristics

There is no way not to recognise it. Only the oil from Moriche palm, regardless of its type, is so intensely orange (sometimes even red) and so dense. It is one of the plant butter used in cosmetics. Because of its consistency, it works well as a base for creams. Buriti oil is obtained by pressing the pulp or seeds of Moriche palm trees and it becomes liquid only after heating it up.

What are its properties?

When describing the oil from the Moriche palm tree, it is impossible not to mention its properties, which are owed to essential fatty acids (including saturated, omega-9, omega-6), vitamins A, C, E and other antioxidants. It provides deep hydration, soothes irritations, eliminates premature signs of ageing, and provides protection against harmful sun radiation. Buriti oil also contains a lot of beta-carotene, which provides the skin with a beautiful and healthy tan.

How does the Buriti oil affect my hair? First of all, it provides it with proper hydration and regulates the work of the sebaceous glands in the scalp. Thanks to this, the hair is well hydrated along its entire length but no longer oily at the base. This is definitely the problem for most women who have dry and split ends but suffer from scalp oiliness. The oil also provides protection to the hair.

Buriti oil among other natural oils

Although Buriti oil has very interesting properties, it can be successfully replaced with lighter and better absorbed (by the hair) types of oils. There are many that have comparable or even better properties and are much lighter for hair. Some even contain extra valuable nutrients.

If you are looking for a good hair care product, consider those that contain as many natural oils as possible. However, those do not always have to be cosmetics with Buriti oil content, because the strength lies in the quality and appropriate choice of oils, not their kind.


NANOIL Hair Oil – available in three versions
  • Provides reinforcement, regeneration, hydration and nourishment.
  • Takes care of both the condition of the hair and the delicate scalp.
  • Seals the scales, strengthens the inner bonds and the hydrolipid coating.
  • It speeds up hair growth, prevents hair loss, makes styling easier.
  • Prevents hair thinning, shortens drying time and tames unruly strands.
  • Comprehensively protects the hair against harmful external factors.

Nanoil Hair Oil is weightless, well-absorbed, beautifully scented, ideal for all women who love conscious hair care. There is no other such concentrated product, in such a luxurious edition, completely natural and maximum effective. For an affordable price, we get 100 ml of product efficient with valuable oils in composition. Depending on the version of the oil, there are fro 6 to 9 natural oils and butter, enriched by extra substances such as vitamins, panthenol, silk, keratin and innovative hair growth promoters and thinning inhibitors. Nanoil is the only oil product available on the market that matches hair porosity. It can be used in several different ways.

Nanoil is a series of three hair oils, for low porosity hair, for medium porosity hair and for high porosity hair. For more information on hair porosity and a detailed list of ingredients, visit the product webpage.

Alterna Bamboo BB Beach BalmAlterna Bamboo BB Beach Balm
  • Strengthens and regenerates hair in difficult conditions.
  • Provides protection against the harmful effects of the sun.
  • Protects the colour of hair adding radiance.

This is a low capacity hair balm as for a more compact and dense cosmetic. It provides hair with the support needed especially during warm summer days. Simply apply a small amount of Alterna Bamboo BB Beach Balm onto freshly washed and towel-dried hair to provide protection and proper care. The product can also be used on dry hair. Afterwards style as usually. The 5-in-1 hair balm from Alterna is an interesting alternative to sunscreens, as it protects the hair and maintains its condition. However, this is not a versatile product.

Moroccanoil Oil No MoreMoroccanoil Oil-No-More
  • Restores the balance of the scalp and takes care of the condition of the hair follicles.
  • It soothes irritations, revitalises hair and acts as an antioxidant.
  • Adds volume to hair by lifting it at the base and reducing oiliness.

Moroccanoil offers products based on Moroccan Argan oil, considered as one of the most expensive oils. Moroccanoil Oily Scalp Treatment contains Argan oil as well. The second interesting oil in the composition is Ginger oil – responsible for accelerating skin microcirculation. To apply it, part your hair in sections and apply few drops evenly all over your scalp. After 5-10 minutes comb the hair and then, rinse thoroughly. Unfortunately, one package of Moroccanoil Oil is no more than just 45 ml.

Philip B Imperial Conditioning CremePhilip B. Imperial Conditioning Crème
  • Gives hair elasticity, radiance and softness.
  • Protects strands against various harmful factors.
  • Ensures proper nutrition, moisture and rejuvenation.

Philip B. Russian Amber Imperial Conditioning Crème is probably the most expensive hair conditioner we can buy. It contains concentrated plant extracts combined with advanced technology. There are both amino acids and a mixture of Ginger oil and nettle extracts, chamomile, rosemary, sage, burdock and Grape Seed Oil. This is a typical conditioner that should be applied to clean and damp hair from half-length down for about 5 minutes.