Rare Ingredients of the Amazon

The extraordinary bio-diversity of the Amazon Rainforest has produced an amazing variety of rich, mineral and vitamin-laden, organic ingredients and clays which have been used by the indigenous people of the Rainforest since antiquity. Taya, through selective and sustainable production processes, harvests these botanicals, plants and clays in a manner where the region’s bio-diversity is respected and maintained.

Amazon White Clay

The Amazon White Clay is a natural clay rich in mineral salts and nutrients such as iron, potassium, and calcium, and is found along the banks of the Amazon River where it is inundated with organic and botanical materials which it absorbs, creating an intensely nourishing clay.

These micro particles of Amazon White Clay invisibly adhere to the hair increasing the diameter of each hair strand and creating an immediate feeling of thicker fuller hair.

Used in Taya’s Amazon White Clay Advanced Thickening Blend Collection.

Brazilian Black Clay

Used for generations by the indigenous communities of the rainforest for its diverse benefits, Brazilian Black Clay is exceptionally rich in bio-available essential minerals, and acquires its black color thanks to its high concentration of Titanium, Iron and Copper. Its rich composition of mineral salts and other essential elements makes this clay highly beneficial for hair’s inner core strength and elasticity, and to reinforce the hair cuticle, to enhance fiber integrity, and to revitalize and resurface weak, fragile, delicate, tired, brittle hair.

Used in Taya’s Inner Core Hair Strong Anti-Breakage Collection.


Brazilian Green Clay

This unique clay has an extraordinarily high concentration of Calcium Montmorillonite Clay, which has been used by indigenous cultures and healers for centuries as an internal and external healing agent. Also known as “living clay” due to its high concentration of organic plant matter which gives it its green coloration.

The indigenous would use this mineral-rich clay on open wounds and for stomach or intestinal distress, and the use of Calcium Montmorillonite Clay for the health care of humans and animals is an accepted practice throughout the world.

A recognized detoxifying agent, this green clay has the ability to absorb toxins. When used on hair, it absorbs oils and toxins on the cuticle surface which weigh the hair down. Thus freed of these toxins, the hair strand immediately regains its natural volume and body, and when coupled with the Copaiba Resin, the hair assumes its most voluminous and fullest state.

Used in Taya’s Copaiba Resin Advanced Volumizing Blend Collection.


Amazonian Red Clay

Amazonian Red Clay is found in some of the most remote areas of Amazon Rainforest, where for centuries the local indigenous communities have enjoyed its extraordinary healing benefits. Rich in copper and iron oxide, which provide its deep red coloration, the indigenous have always believed that the nutrient-rich Red Clay embodied the spirits of their ancestors and was therefore blessed with magical, restorative, healing properties.

Over the centuries the indigenous developed a highly potent, restorative balm mixing Red Clay with Raw Maracuja Oil that was considered sacred. This buttery balm immediately smoothed, exfoliated, and hydrated dry skin, and rapidly accelerated healing.

When this balm was applied to damaged hair it was rapidly repaired, dryness was immediately eliminated, scalp buildup and toxins removed, and the hair was left thick, flowing, vibrantly alive and shiny, and completely restored. Hair color remained vibrantly true and shiny. Long hair became super healthy and irritated scalps were calmed under this soothing buttery red clay blend.
So miraculous was this buttery, cream like mixture that it became an indigenous ritual passed down from mother to daughter for generations. It became known as “The Healer Balm”.

Used in Taya’s Red Clay Naturals Restoring & Repairing Collection.


Acacia Collagen

Acacia Collagen is a plant-derived substitute for animal collagen obtained from Acacia seyal. Acacia Collagen has plumping and moisture retaining properties, as well as a protective film forming, nutritive astringent. Acacia Collagen is used in a wide range of cosmetic formulations, including anti-aging, skin care, and sun care due to its ability to plump and improve the moisture content of the skin. It is ideal for fine, depleted, lifeless or ageing hair and helps to plump and adds body, richness and thickness to fine, lifeless hair.

Used in Taya’s Acacia Collagen Plumping Collection.


Buriti Nut

The Buriti Nut derives from a palm tree which the indigenous people called the “Tree of Life”, as every part of the tree can be used, and it is central to their daily lives. Buriti Nut Oil is a super-rich source of fatty acids, beta carotene and pro-vitamin A, which helps create a natural shield that protects hair from sun, heat, water loss, and styling tools like blow driers and heat irons. Buriti Nut Oil has natural lipids that mimic the lipids found on healthy hair, so your hair recognizes them and absorbs them, unlike synthetic or mineral oils that simply seat on the surface of the hair making it heavy and greasy. Thus, Buriti Nut oil penetrates deep in the cuticle of the hair and instantly repair, hydrate and transform the condition of anyone’s hair, especially hair which is damaged, dry, color-treated, chemically-treated, frizzy, over-processed, lifeless or weakened. Or just out-of-control.

Used in Taya's Buriti Nut Intensive Repair Collection.


Copaiba Resin 

Copaiba Resin, is a powerful natural occurring resin that leaks from the trunk and the bark of the Copaiba Tree, an ancient tropical tree that grows in the fertile soils of the Amazonian Rainforest, and has been traditionally used as healing and anti-inflammatory agents. The resin bonds to the hair creating overall volume, body and lift, providing a long-lasting, flexible and moveable hold. Revitalizes, replenished and restores the hairs natural volume and body.

Used in Taya's Copaiba Resin Advanced Volumizing Collection.


Kinwa Grain

Kinwa Grain is an ancient grain grown in the Andes Mountains of South America. The indigenous communities held this grain to be sacred and referred to it a “mother of all grains”, given its great nutritional value, as it has the perfect balance between carbohydrates, protein and fibers. The Kinwa Grain is complete nutrition for your hair: It is immediately absorbed into your hair cuticle system providing it tremendous body, density, elasticity and flexibility, making hair more playable and easy to style.

Used in Taya's Kinwa Grain Collection.


Amazonian Berries

The color pigments from the selected Amazonian berries present a revolutionary, non-damaging easy-to-use, fast-drying, and easy-to-control color for your hair. This amazing, rich, Coloring Mud helps extend the time between color treatments keeping your hair looking salon fresh. Its clay-like consistency helps creates lift and extra density to the root area, and even helps thinning areas look fuller. Taya’s Coloring Mud are water resistant, won’t rub off easily, and will stay in place through exercise, perspiration, and even swimming.

  • Amazonian Yellow Berry: Blends with medium blonde tones
  • Amazonian Golden Berry: Blends with brown and brunette tones
  • Amazonian Black Berry: Blends with dark and black tones

Used in Taya's Amazonian Berries Coloring Mud Collection.