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Hair + Scalp Science

Genetic Roots of our Hair

Adhikari and his colleagues examined the DNA of 6,357 people from Latin America. The region is a genetic melting pot, with populations from European, Native American and sub-Saharan African ancestors. To find genes for different hair types, there can be few better places to look.

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Science Sea-worthy The Marvellous + the Real

Caribbean Sea Acts as a Whistle, can be ‘heard’ from Space!

Reprinted from sciencecodex.com: A study of the Caribbean Sea by University of Liverpool ocean scientists has revealed that, in the midst of all the noise of the ocean, this region behaves like a whistle, which blows so loudly that it can be ‘heard’ from space in the form of oscillations of the Earth’s gravity field. […]

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London Serendipity

Tiny Seahorse Charms Londontown

Was it coincidence or serendipity? After some recent stops and starts, we finally decided on a date (it was November 2011) to go ahead with our infant Sargasso enterprise. That very week on the BBC news page, a tiny article flashed across my screen. . . about a tiny seahorse. Consider it an ecological triumph or a […]

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Ethical Business Heritage Ingredients

Statement on Ethical Business Practises

Blue Mountain Apiary, Jamaica  One of the sites farmed by our friends at Blackbirds Farm, producers of our beeswax and honey infused with Blue Mountain coffee, ginger, and cinnamon notes. Sargasso sources raw ingredients from proven, reputable, and independent suppliers in the UK and around the world, especially in the Caribbean, where we are committed to doing business. […]

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Caribbean life + art

Aesthetic

Reality becomes art As life is remembered  breathe, feel, live, love  

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Family life Hair + Scalp Heritage

The Family Hair

She was the toddler with a mohawk, the one who hated getting her hair combed, the kid who ran away screaming at the sight of a comb, and the beautiful child who her dad called the kid with the “dynamite hair style.”

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Hair + Scalp Ingredients

Muru Muru Who?

Murumuru butter. It’s the key ingredient in our Muru Muru Smoothie, which is great for keeping curly hair of any age or ethnicity in tip-top shape. It’s also excellent on beards and help any scalp maintain the proper balance of moisturising oils. (We’ll even have an unscented version, suitable for babies 6 months and older and those of […]

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Caribbean life + art Heritage Sea-worthy

A Tale of a Vanishing Caribbean Tradition

Every island has fishing villages that feel centuries old, shores that are littered with broken boats (schooners), nets, and memories of the days of great catches. It’s the proud and dying life memorialised in the late Derek Walcott’s poem, The Schooner Flight. I know these islands from Monos to Nassau, a rusty head sailor with sea-green […]

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Soap

Our first batches!

   

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Soap

Winter 2012

Orangewood Sargasso Botanica soap