From all indications, caviar lime and its extract are more than just a new gimmick in the beauty world. In fact, there are some real benefits that your hair is likely to see from using this fruit. As board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Dendy Engelman told Byrdie, “Pertaining to hair, caviar limes are known to naturally exfoliate the scalp without stripping it of its natural oils and cleanse the scalp of dirt and impurities, thereby supporting an optimal environment for healthy hair growth.”
It probably isn’t a surprise, then, that the haircare brand Wella lists caviar lime extract as one of the ingredients it uses in its products, with notes on its website about how the fruit is rich in AHAs, or alpha hydroxy acids. AHAs themselves are also commonly used in beauty products, although before adding them to your own routine, note that there are some ingredients that shouldn’t be mixed with AHAs.
According to haircare brand Sozo Australia, caviar lime can also help to smooth your hair and repair damage to it. As Dr. Engelman noted to Byrdie, “Caviar lime products can be used on all hair types and textures, and it is especially helpful for repairing damaged hair–whether that be from heat damage, over-processing, or environmental factors.”