Check out some of the best products made with natural ingredients, as well as some tips on how to take care of your hair this season.
Sun, heat and humidity are not the best for our hair but the harsh winter weather isn’t going to help us much either. It’s essential to protect your hair from the cold and prevent damage, and since many chemicals often cause more damage to both hair and scalp, why not invest in some natural/organic hair products that will keep your hair soft and shiny?
This season, opt for a super moisturising shampoo and conditioner, and don’t forget to treat your mane to a weekly deep conditioning treatment. Choose an oil to lock in moisture, for example, Argan oil is perfect for any hair type, but if you have thicker or curly hair, you can try some heavier oils, such as avocado, castor and mustard.
You should also get regular trims to minimize split ends and keep your hair as healthy as possible.
Last but not least, wear a hat to protect your locks when going out and remember to always keep yourself hydrated on the inside as it reflects on the outside.
If you would like to try something new but you’re still not sure about what would work best for your hair, check out our list of 10 of the best products with natural key ingredients that will soon become your best friends:
- Dr Organic Vitamin E Shampoo
This shampoo promises to ‘hydrate the fibres of the hair while restoring the natural moisture levels of the scalp’. It contains organic bioactive Vitamin E and Aloe Vera. Use this to boost health and shine.
- Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment
Whether your hair is damaged or simply in need of some pampering, Aveda offers a weekly treatment which is perfect to repair and nourish dry hair. This intensive masque includes pure plant oils and quinoa protein in its ingredients.
- Liz Earle Botanical Shine Conditioner
A silicon-free conditioner available for normal or dry/damaged hair. The normal version is made of a blend of meadowfoam, Kalahari melon oil and seakale, while the other version contains African Shea butter. Both conditioners have apple and orange extract for smooth hair.
- As I Am Coconut CoWash
A perfect product for curls and coils, this cleansing conditioner promises to keep your hair super moisturised while removing any traces of dirt and styling products, thanks to a special blend of natural ingredients, such as coconut oil, castor oil, tangerine and saw palmetto.
- Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
This hair smoothie is perfect to reduce frizz, define and maintain smooth curls. Enriched with Macadamia oil, Neem oil and silk protein, it works best on thick/curly hair.
- Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Masque
This Macadamia masque is great to bring dry, damaged or colour-treated hair back to life. The key ingredient is a blend of Macadamia and Argan oil. Try this to revitalise medium to coarse hair.
- Ogx Renewing Moroccan Argan Penetrating Oil
Ogx Argan Oil is made of a blend of Moroccan Argan oils which ‘penetrates the hair shaft’ and gives strength while restoring softness and shine. If you have very fine hair, apply just a small amount to avoid weighing it down.
- Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner
With the use of pure Shea butter and natural oils, the Cantu Leave-In Conditioner is a great addition for natural hair. Other than adding manageability, repairing split ends and stop breakage, this helps a lot to protect from heat damage.
- Creme of Nature Mango & Shea Butter Ultra-Moisturizing Shampoo
Since Shea butter is one of the best and most used natural ingredients for hair, here is another nice product this time enriched with natural mango. This shampoo conditions, softens and protects while gently cleaning the hair.
- Ancient Formulae Shikakai Herbal Hair Oil
This Indian oil, a blend of Shikakai extract (also known as ‘hair fruit’), Amla (Indian gooseberry), Brahmi ( a plant used in Ayurvedic medicine), and other natural ingredients, is perfect to massage on scalp and leave overnight to promote hair growth and make hair thick and strong. It also helps in reducing hair loss and split ends. Try this herbal oil for long, soft, healthy hair and scalp.
Have you tried any of these products or planning to? Do you have any advice on natural hair care? Comment below or tweet us @santmagazine.
Words: Ammy Putzu
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