The past few years have seen a great transformation as natural hair care products have taken the place of chemically-laden shampoos, conditioners and supplements. This means that our hair can enjoy wholesome and planet-friendly nourishment, rather than the suspect and damaging commercial products that have been pushed on us for years.There are tons of benefits to treating your locks with nature’s best! Here are just three of our favourites:
Cut Out Chemicals
Conventional hair care products contain sulphates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, silicone and a host of other sketchy chemicals. These ingredients not only cause irritation and allergic reactions, but over time they can actually damage your skin and weaken your hair. Almost all commercial shampoos contain sodium lauryl sulphate, or a similar compound, which strips the natural oils from your scalp and hair, leading to dryness and breakage.
Make Mother Earth Proud
Because conventional hair products are packed with chemicals, they inevitably pose a threat to the environment. Chemicals are pumped into the atmosphere during the production process and, even worse, they ultimately find their way from our shower drains to rivers and oceans, which majorly threatens aquatic life. On top of that, sourcing the ingredients can harm the lives of plants, animals and even people. Sodium lauryl sulphate is almost exclusively made from palm oil – an industry which is causing devastating damage to the environment and animal life due to its farming practices.
Turn Your Hair into a Hulk
While there are vitamin-enriched conventional hair products on the market, they often come with harmful chemicals that will still damage your hair and thus negate the positive effects. All-natural products, however, provide your hair with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients, without the chemical saboteurs, and work with your body’s natural oils and compounds to foster hair that is long, strong, healthy and resilient.
With all of these perks, more and more people are turning towards natural products. Luckily, it’s easier than ever to move away from damaging treatments and give your hair the love it deserves, but it can be tough to figure out which products to choose and what ingredients to look for.
Luckily, we’ve come to the rescue with this list of our favourite products to get you looking and feeling your best:
Biotin is an essential vitamin for healthy nails, skin and hair. Not only does it encourage protein production, it can also prevent hair loss, increase volume and bring new levels of shine! Taking a daily supplement will ensure that you’re getting enough of this miracle worker!
Jason Restorative Biotin Shampoo
This fragrant shampoo is packed with biotin and vitamin B5 to nourish your hair and encourage strength and flexibility. Plus, ginseng and lavender work to treat split ends and reduce breakage. Free from harmful and drying chemicals, this is the perfect product for treating unhappy hair and preventing future damage!
Avalon Organics Therapy Biotin B-Complex Thickening Conditioner
This nutrient-rich conditioner is the perfect product for soft, shiny and healthy tresses. A combination of biotin, quinoa protein, vitamin E and saw palmetto come together to cleanse the hair, build strength and encourage growth. Soften and soothe your hair without.
Sabuca Moisture Drench Shea Butter Hair Mask
Jam-packed with moisturising shea butter, essential oils and vitamins A, E and F, this is the perfect cocktail for healthy, strong and gorgeous hair. Not only will this hair mask give your locks get some much-needed nourishment, but it will also treat the scalp and encourage healthy hair growth. This is perfect for a quick home pampering session as you massage the creamy formula into your tresses and let it work its magic!
Africa Organics Marula Hair Treatment Oil
This fabulous oil offers manifold benefits including hydration, health and styling. You can either work the product through your hair and rinse it out for shiny nourished locks, or use a drop or two to banish flyaway and frizz.
Wellness Odourless Organic Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has become a firm favourite for natural haircare, and it’s easy to see why! This little gem provides hydration, gets rid of dandruff, prevents hair loss, protects against lice, and treats damage! Our coconut oil is organic and odourless, so you can get all of the benefits with none of the drawbacks of other brands.