Raifort frais (Armoracia rusticana)
A well-known sauce to those in the culinary world, fresh horseradish also acts as a vitamin-rich stimulant when applied to the skin and hair, with antimicrobial qualities making it a deeply cleansing and invigorating ingredient.
Horseradish belongs to the Brassicaceae family, alongside zingy companions such as mustard and wasabi. Although native to southeastern Europe and western Asia, the root is now grown across the globe due to its popularity in cooking.
Producing a large amount of vitamin C, horseradish is beneficial to maintaining collagen production - an important protein found in the hair and skin. The root is has a warming effect when used topically, and is therefore perfect to use in hair care products and treatments. As horseradish helps to boost circulation, the stimulating effect can help in promoting hair growth and thickness.