Natural Hair Education

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Education has always been a major tenet of our company's philosophy. We invite you to explore our online library of educational resources, articles and videos to familiarize yourself with the world of holistic hair care. Learn about how the ingredients in your shampoos affect the health of your hair and scalp, as well as your overall well being. Through education we can lead the world to choosing only wildcrafted products that work in tandem with nature to revitalize and replenish our hair and bodies.

Helpful Henna Hints

How to Henna

How to Cover Gray Hair

Have you tried all of the above processes and it’s still not working? Here’s some tips that might help, you can also check out our videos for more information. For gray or white hair MM Pale Blonde Henna is a great way to give grays and natural-looking golden hue. For stubborn grays you may need to switch to shades of brown henna.

Tips for Henna'ing Natural Hair

Looking for a conditioning, all-natural hair color for black women? Morrocco Method Henna Hair Color is an amazing way to color the hair without risk of damage. MM Henna is deeply conditioning and nourishing and is the perfect hair coloring treatment for afro-texture hair. While many henna hair dyes are marketed as “natural,” they contain harsh metals and toxins. MM continues to bring the purest ingredients into our products to ensure their quality and the quality of your look.

How to Fade Henna Hair Color Naturally

Are you unsatisfied with your henna hair color? Are you looking to stop coloring and embrace your natural grays? Here, we offer a uniquely natural method to remove henna hair color naturally.

Henna Frequently Asked Questions

Made from the leaves of the Lawsonia plant, henna works its magic without damaging, without drying and without chemically altering the structure of the hair. To debunk any myths, perhaps the best way to define henna is with three simple words that describe the results it yields — sheen, body, color. Henna is, in many ways, the ideal colorant and works by binding with the keratin of your hair, preventing brittleness and breakage.

Henna Virgin Tells All

"Going the natural route with Morrocco Method hair color has made all the difference with my hair! First, I used the Auburn Henna to cover my highlights because they were fake looking (and flashy streaks are really so ‘yesterday’)! Then I applied Henna Brown to get back to my natural brunette color. Wow! I am just thrilled at how healthy and shiny my hair is these days."


Natural vs. Chemical

Hair Dye Allergy? Natural Hair Color to the Rescue

Natural hair color is a great solution to hair dye allergies. Have chemical dyes given you trouble? Well you might have a hair dye allergy. We’ve had customers email us saying they have chemically dyed their hair for years and would get results like having their head break out in a rash. Basically their body was rejecting the harmful chemicals. Luckily there’s a way to color you hair that’s safe and natural. Henna hair dye is the best way to use natural hair color.

Chemicals in Hair Products

Once upon a time, people lathered, rinsed, never repeated, and went on their merry bad-hair days. Then, science and chemistry specialized the way folks wax and pomade, condition and shine. About 10 years ago, companies began creating new compounds so they could design products for specific hair types, for curls and fine hair and thick locks alike. Now, some consumer groups worry about the mix of chemicals that meld into that sudsy rinse every morning.

New Research on Chemical Hair Dye & Cancer

According to a study published in last February’s issue of the International Journal of Cancer, the USC research team found that women who use permanent dyes at least once a month for a year or longer have twice the risk of bladder cancer as non-users even after adjusting for smoking. Those who used dyes more often and for longer periods, as well as hairdressers (who use dyes on their clients), face an even higher risk.

Shampooing Tips and Tricks

MM Shampoos

Introduction to MM Shampoos

Each of our shampoos have their own healing properties. We have five shampoos that each represent an element that constitutes the essence of every living being. These elements are fire, earth, water, air, and ether.

Tips on Using MM Shampoos

Do you have questions about Morrocco Method Shampoos? Sometimes the low/no-foam chemical-free formula can take some getting used to. So let us provide you with three important tips & tricks for shampooing with Morrocco Method shampoos.

Detox Story: Candi's Switch to MM

MM products saved Candi’s hair. She had felt like she needed change to a more natural and nourishing hair-care, and as she did, her body and her soul felt healthier. The journey continues as her body shows improvement daily.


Natural v.s. Chemical

What is Cocamide MEA in Shampoos?

We have removed several potential pollutants from our products in order to guarantee that we are keeping our promise to be a clean and safe company to buy your shampoo and hair care from. One of the ingredients we have removed from any MM product: coconut. Why? Because of the possibility of Cocamide MEA in shampoo.

Say No to Foam! Harmful Chemicals in Your Shampoo

“Non-sulfate shampoos” have become a buzzword in the hair industry, now that people are realizing just how harmful chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) can be. But are these chemicals really gone from the shampoos? Nope. They’ve just been renamed (SLS alone has 38 different names) or replaced with different chemicals.

Why Your Shampoo May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Hidden in your shampoo are ingredients that can cause serious health problems. What is worse, the companies that make these ingredients use many names in order to confuse you. Know what to look for, and know your options.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: How Toxic is Your Shampoo?

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a synthetic surfactant frequently found in shampoo that produces lots of foam and suds. Notorious for convincing people it cleans their hair - it does the opposite. SLS can cause your hair damage, and over time, can cause your body harm.

Quality of Ingredients: What's in Your Shampoo?

Compare what makes up the shampoos you find at the super-market to the natural basics that go into Morrocco Method. Leaving nothing out while adding nothing we don’t need, MM’s final product boasts extras that make your body happy, clean, and simple.

Top 10 Most Unwanted Ingredients in Personal Care Products

Are you aware that most of the shampoos and personal care products used today have cancer-causing agents? Here is an overview of the Top 10 Unwanted Ingredients commonly found in shampoos and skin care products and their possible side effects.

Are Your Beauty Products Killing You?

If you got out of the shower this morning, blow-dried your hair and gave your 'do a spritz of VO5 hairspray, you've just poisoned yourself a little bit. If you do this every morning as your regular routine, you are accumulating these poisons by the bucketful. Chemicals in your shampoo can do more than affect how good of a hair day you are going to be having, they can affect your body, life, and that of your children.

Conditioning & Detox

Natural Conditioning for Beginners

Conditioner & Shampoo Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about conditioning? Conditioning is a vital part of proper hair care but may not be the same process for every person. Do you have curly hair, needing plenty moisture, or fine hair? Learn to listen to your hair and understand its needs. We'll help.

Curl Corner: Caring for Naturally Curly Hair

You’ve already scored a ‘win’ by deciding to make the change from chemically processed to all natural and healthy hair. Morrocco Method products clean and oxygenate the scalp, helping to produce healthy follicles and hair growth. There are five simple steps to achieving beautiful natural curly hair: cut out the chemicals and heat, deep condition regularly, practice proper brushing and combing, trim your tresses often and use protective styling.

Curly Client Show & Tell

“It is the first time my hair has felt really alive, moisturized & rejuvenated. I am very impressed with your products! I am a new customer will continue to be. I’ve been done with commercial shampoo & conditioners for quite some time now but your line by far hands down is the best I’ve ever tried in my life!" Read more success stories from curly hair enthusiasts.

Deep Conditioning: 5 MM Products to Help You

Deep conditioning is an important part of any hair care routine. A lot of people worry about their ends drying out but what about the foundation of your hair the roots? Deep conditioning is key because it effects the two most important aspects of your hair, the roots and the ends. MM has a vary of products with conditioning effects but here are 5 amazing products for deep conditioning.

Conditioning for Summer

The summer months bring lots of fun in the sun, hours relaxing at the beach or sitting by the pool, along with other outdoor activities. All of this seemingly innocent exposure to the natural elements can actually be hard and damaging to your hair and scalp. During this period is it important to cleanse, condition, and nurture your hair. For the ultimate conditioning during the summer, a simple to use 3-conditioner program is ideal.

Multi-use: Creative Ways to Use MM Conditioners

Many products are multi-use. This means that some of our conditioners can be used for other things to make your life easier. These are commonly asked questions from clients who are both new to the company and seasoned users. For other questions, please feel free to visit our website at ww.morroccomethod.com and look at FAQs section.


Detoxing

The Importance of Detoxing for Optimal Hair Health

Toxins, chemicals, and pollutants — all bad for the immune system. The importance of detoxing the body also extends to the hair and scalp. The hair is a living and breathing extension of the body and the scalp contains some of the largest pores on the skin's surface. A routine regimen of deep cleansing and purification is essential to creating a complete and balanced wellness program.

What is the Detox Process?

If you’re new to natural hair care, your hair might experience a detox period as it adjusts to chemical free products. This process commonly involves the shedding of residues, wax build ups, chemicals and toxins from your hair and scalp, sometimes resulting in waxy, dry or oily hair. The detox period is an important step towards healthy hair and a visible sign of your hair actively reversing chemical damage.

Bentonite Healing Clay Detox - Benefits and Uses

Bentonite healing clay detox is known for its many healing and detoxifying benefits. We took things one step further by adding many spices and herbs also known for their healing properties to formulate our Zen Detox. We formulated our Zen Detox specifically for its detoxifying benefits for hair, but we put together a list of the many other things you can use it for!

5 Tips to Ease Your Detox

Detox can get you down, but it’s also a healthy, natural process and a good indicator that your hair is headed in the right direction. When you switch to 100% natural products, your hair and scalp need to rid themselves of chemical build-up and toxins. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but trust us, we know that it’s not fun when it does.

Styling, Brushing & Lunar Hair Cutting

Styling

Side Effects of Synthetic Styling Products

Some of the most damaging hair products on the market today are styling products. These products contain many toxic ingredients including butane, ether, and polymers. Getting rid of styling products is often one of the last steps in people’s lives to becoming chemical free, when it should really be the first.

Stop the Mousse Abuse!

Without question, the most damaging commercial hair styling preparations on the market today are gels, mousses and sprays. The chemicals in these products are entirely too powerful to be beneficial for healthy hair. In order to create the severe look, they are loaded with polymers, benzaldehyde and a-terpineol, to name only a few toxic compounds. We outline what is found in common gels and sprays used.


Brushing & Massaging

Benefits of the Boar Bristle Brush

Linda talks about the benefits of brushing your hair with a boar bristle brush.

How to Brush use Boar Bristle Brush

Watch as Anthony Morrocco, Master Hair Shaman, explains how to use a boar bristle brush to spread the oils through your hair and condition it for true luxury!

Brushing Natural Curly Hair

Anthony and Nicole show you how to brush natural hair. Nicole has a mixture of 3c, 4a and 4b hair patterns!

Results: Brushing Natural Curly Hair

Nicole shows off her beautiful natural hair after using a boar bristle brush and styling it!

Gemcombs for Morrocco Method Int’l

Your holistic hair regimen will be complete with one of Linda's gemcombs. Use them after the boar bristle brush to spiritually uplift you and your hair.


Cutting

How to Cut Natural Curly Hair

Cutting naturally curly hair is an important part of upkeep and maintenance and shouldn't be ignored! Nicole and Anthony give tips on cutting natural curly hair!

How to Cut Your Own Hair

Anthony and Katelyn show you how to use the blunt snip cut technique on your own hair! Be your own hairdresser.

Corrective Cutting Damaged Hair

Cutting damaged hair takes a little more effort than non-damaged hair. What do you do when your ends are splitting but you don't want to lose much length? Blunt Snip Technique to the rescue!

How to Cut Men's Hair

A blunt snip cut performed on a typical male hair cut by Anthony Morrocco.

How to Fix a Bad Haircut

Ever gone to the hairdresser only to walk out with a mess? Martha's hair was cut by someone who confessed 45 minutes in that she never cut short hair before! When Martha went home, she found her hair was cut shorter on her right side than her left. The nightmare!

How to Communicate with your Hair Dresser

Watch as Master Hair Shaman, Anthony Morrocco, and Laurelle explain how to communicate with your hair dresser.

Using Elixirs with your Lunar Cut

Anthony Morrocco shows us how to use the Morrocco Method elixirs before a lunar haircut.

Where to Get a Blunt Snip Cut

Linda is Anthony's only apprentice, and we trust her with your Crowning Glory!

Lunar Goals Explained

Anthony Morrocco explains the differences between the 5 lunar goals: lengthen, thicken, strengthen, beautify and root work!

Scalp Treatment and Hair Cutting

Watch as The Hair Shaman Anthony Morrocco and Laurelle discuss the importance of proper scalp care and hair cutting techniques.

Lunar Hair Cutting for Men

Watch as The Hair Shaman, Anthony Morrocco and Laurelle discuss the lunar hair cutting technique for men.

Restoring Elixir Series

Elixirs for Hair Restoration

Your Introduction to MM Elixirs

Morrocco Method Elixirs work to promote scalp reconstruction and new hair growth. We present nine formulae, made from the finest raw, vegan wildcrafted ingredients, herbal and plant extracts, minerals, vitamins and proteins from all over the world. They help treat alopecia, hair loss, hair thinning, candida, psoriasis and scalp disorders such as dandruff, itchiness, skin eruptions, and excessive oiliness or dryness.

Elixirs for Your Seasonal Lunar Haircut

Did you know you should use elixirs during your seasonal blunt snip haircut? It’s easy and feels amazing! MM Elixirs are specially formulated to promote healthy hair regrowth and there is no better time to use them than during your Seasonal Lunar Cut. As you shock and awaken the roots of your hair with your lunar cut, you will simultaneously promote new growth with the elixirs.

Duality in Nature: The Gold & Silver Elixirs

Duality is the most basic state of natural; a simple observation of your surroundings can reveal as much. Hot and cold, sun and moon, man and woman–life is built around the premise that every state of being has its natural opposite, and together these opposites make a balanced whole.

Pitta Dosha: What's Your Element?

In Ayurveda, dosha refers to the three biological energies that comprise the body. The doshas–pitta, vata, and kapha–exist in harmony with one another, and an imbalance of these energies is the is the direct cause of disease and contamination. Balance is achieved through healthy dietary and lifestyle choices.

Kapha Dosha: Water and Earth

Kapha is a binding dosha. Imagine a jar filled with earth and water. Without motion the earth would simply settle on the bottom while the water floats above. Think of Kapha as the perpetual stirring motion that keeps these two elements from separating.

Vata Dosha: The Final Ingredient

Vata is most commonly represented by the Air and Ether elements. Vata governs movement in the body, meaning that it controls both the nervous system to the digestive system. It also controls breathing and the firing of nerve impulses in the brain.

Zodiac Signs and the Four Elements

Hair is, in many ways, like a second thumbprint; no two heads of hair are the same. If you have curly hair and you try talking to your straight-haired friend about your frizz problem then you might as well be on different planets. Similar to our five-element shampoos, our god/goddess elixir series is formulated around different elements–Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. To know which elements best suits you, take a look at the zodiac calendar.

Morrocco Method Elixirs Multi-uses

MM Elixirs are not only great for the health of your hair; they also have a wide range of multi uses. They make excellent facial and body moisturizers. To give your fingernails extra sheen, rub a small amount of Elixir over the nail and into cuticles.

Bath & Skin Care

Natural Skin Care Information

What is Ionized Water

Water becomes ionized when it either gains or loses an electron. Water that has been ionized becomes either alkaline or acidic according to whether the pH has been adjusted up or down. We use acidic water in our products because it is brimming with hydrogen ions that retard bacterial growth. This water is for external application only. It’s great for both skin and hair care, always leaving the hair neutralized with a good polish.

Children's Bath Products Pose a Risk

The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate cosmetics, leaving companies to monitor the safety of their products on a voluntary basis. Some of the companies tested for possible human carcinogens were companies who produce children’s soaps. How much do you trust a company you don’t know well with your family’s health wellness?

Chemicals to Avoid During Bath Time

Caring for a baby is complicated, but with Morrocco Method, at least one thing is simple: washing. Babies are more sensitive and thus deserve extra special care. Commercial products may be tear-free but they are dangerous and toxic to your child. The skin, being the body’s largest organ, absorbs the chemicals you wash your baby with.

DIY Body Care: Natural Bathing

The healing powers of water are strong, and whenever I feel ill, or sore, or stressed; a bath is my first choice. Many commercially made bubble baths are chemical-laden disasters, and one can easily trade a bubble bath for an herbal bath with minimal effort for maximum benefit.

Natural Summer Skin Care Guide

During summer, your skin is vulnerable to sun, sweat and sand. If you haven’t already heard, our hair care products have a variety of uses, including natural summer skin care. Here’s how to give it some all-natural summer love.

How to Treat Cradle Cap Naturally

When you are a new parent, any change in your baby’s skin or hair can cause concern. There is a lot of information to sort through on your baby’s health, and if you’re like most Morrocco Method moms and dads, you want only safe, 100% natural products for your baby. Cradle cap is a harmless infant scalp condition that can be treated naturally at home, and it is common in infants, especially in the first three months of life.

Soothe Sunburned Skin with Blood of the Dragon Styling Gel

During warmer months, it's hard to resist spending more time in the sun. Of course, spending time outside is great for our bodies and minds, but as many of us are already aware, too much exposure to the sun can be harmful to our skin. that’s where the Blood of the Dragon Styling Gel can help. Among its 100% natural ingredients is the skin-soothing super hero of the succulent plant world: whole leaf Aloe vera.

Advice from the Hair Shaman

Words of Wisdom

Anthony's Open Letter to Doctors

“Healthy, beautiful , luxurious hair is one of the most desirable attributes of the human body. Yet, as you well know, an estimated 30 percent of all women and over 70 percent of all males throughout the world are experiencing hair loss in ever increasing numbers. This disturbing increase is caused not only by the well-documented rise in stress and hypertension, but by the continuing use of toxic, chemically treated shampoos, mousses, gels, artificial colors and fragrances that are so dangerously prevalent in the marketplace today….”

Founder's Letter to New Customers

"I am honored to present Five Elements Morrocco Method—the most effective known system of care for your hair, including scalp rejuvenation and reconstruction. Morrocco Hair Care has been endorsed internationally by leaders in the wellness profession. We’ve done it by staying true to our tradition of quality and purity, with a full understanding that perfect hair care must never be far from nature. We select only top quality plant and marine botanicals from the finest available globally."

5 Steps to Healthier Hair

These five steps will not only help your hair grow healthier, but it will also help with hair loss, hair thinning, alopecia, and many other scalp conditions. Going natural and stopping chemical abuse is the first and most important step in your hair regrowth process. Morrocco Method shampoos are key hair regrowth products because they are raw, vegan, gluten free, and free of synthetic chemicals.

Natural vs. Unnatural Balances in Our Fats and Oils

How did I become a top expert? I started playing football for execrcise and joined a rugby team. I was struck down by arthritis my knee was swollen the orthopaedic specialist wanted to give me a knee replacement and I refused. He said I would never run again. Instead I researched what cause arthritis and I found the cause.

Words of Wisdom About Spring

This is a time for transformation, growth, and fresh energy. Spring represents an awakening. Nature is waking from it’s winter hibernation with new life, blooms and beginnings. Morrocco Method Hair Care mirrors the flow of nature, keeping us connected to our source. Now is a great time to enliven and awaken our energy, celebrating our physical, energetic and spiritual bodies.

Spokes in the Wheel - Philosophy for Healthier Living

Beautiful, healthy hair depends on more than just the products you use. Like the spokes of a wheel, many things work together. Seasonal cutting can help address hair loss and aid in growing and maintaining truly luxurious hair. Every spoke helps the hair and scalp to become thicker, stronger, and healthier. Here are some of the other spokes in the wheel.

Morning Cleansing Tonic for Springtime

Springtime is the ideal time to release excesses toxins and restore your essences. As the melting snow and rain are flowing from the mountains toward the sea, our bodies naturally want to release toxins that block our bodies’ energies. We do this through pre-purification methods that nourish and prepare the body to let go of accumulated toxins, followed by the purification methods themselves.

Get Longer Hair This Full Moon

For centuries humans have followed the moon’s cycles to determine when to plant and harvest crops; this same practice can be applied to your hair with the Lunar Hair Chart. The full moon, in particular, is the most powerful day to your hair for a particular cutting goal. This month’s cutting goal is lengthen.