Definition of jojoba
: a shrub or small tree (Simmondsia chinensis synonym S. californica) of the box family of southwestern North America with edible seeds that yield a valuable liquid wax used especially in cosmetics
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An ~optional~ last step is to smooth a drop or two of Moroccan oil or jojoba oil through your hair for extra shine.
Then apply a generous amount of cream or ointment that contains an oil (such as olive oil and jojoba oil), or Shea butter.
A jojoba scrub kicks things off, followed by a face pressure-point massage, a relaxing head rub, and a layer of rich shea butter lotion to combat dry skin at 35,000 feet.
Before styling, generously coat hair in a leave-in sunscreen like René Furterer Solaire leave-in moisturizing spray ($23, renefurtererusa.com for salons), which contains a chemical sun filter and moisturizers like camelina oil and jojoba wax.
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Origin and Etymology of jojoba
Mexican Spanish, of Uto-Aztecan origin; akin to O'odham hohowai jojoba, Yaqui hohoovam
First Known Use: 1900See Words from the same year
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