Understanding Natural Hair Care

Natural hair care products have come a long way. These days they’re longer lasting, more effective and better formulated than ever before. We look at some of nature’s most potent ingredients, to see if Mother Earth can solve all our hair care needs.

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY NATURAL HAIR CARE? 
Although it’s hard to pinpoint what is meant by natural, we believe natural ingredients should be sourced from plants or other natural sources. These ingredients are extracted mechanically and use natural solvents, rather than chemical alternatives.

NATURAL HAIR INGREDIENTS

FINE HAIR
Fine, thin or damaged hair will benefit from the use of honey in hair care. Honey is a fantastic natural softening and smoothing ingredient, as it’s composed of hair healthy nutrients including amino acids and vitamins, which moisturise.

Milk is another all-natural option, as it’s packed with proteins that provide moisture and condition and strengthen hair. Milk is also rich in Vitamin A and B6, which keep hair soft and shiny.

We recommend: Milk & Honey

”We believe natural ingredients should be sourced from plants or other natural sources.”

DRY HAIR

Washing, brushing and drying hair can leave it dull and dry. If you suffer from very brittle hair, look for an all-natural oil. Moroccan Argan oil’s high Vitamin E, antioxidant and fatty acid content make it a popular all-natural conditioning treatment. It’s one of the most effective ingredients for improving hair elasticity, reducing frizziness and repairing damage. Or try, Vitamin A rich Burdock root extracts, which has been used for centuries to nourish hair and promote hair growth.

We recommend: Eleo

DANDRUFF

You’ve probably seen tea tree oil in skin care products targeting acne, but the Australian ingredient is also ideal for relieving an irritated scalp and naturally treating dandruff. Another all-natural dandruff remedy is Amla oil, a soothing Vitamin-C rich oil that’s popular in India. Because ginger oil is a natural anti-inflammatory, it’s another highly effective treatment for a flaky scalp.

We recommend: Hair X DANDRUFF

DULL HAIR

Shikakai is sometimes referred to as the “fruit for hair” because of it’s cleansing properties. Naturally mild, its low PH balance means it doesn’t strip hair of natural oils, making it well suited for those wanting to treat dull hair with a botanical product.

If you want something a bit more potent, try Moringa Oil; a dose of this strengthening oil has more Vitamin A than a carrot and more Vitamin C than an orange, not to mention its full of antioxidants and essential amino acids.

We recommend: Hair X SHINE REVIVER 

COLOURED HAIR

Ultra-enriching Baobab oil nourishes hair damaged by dyeing. Extracted from the Baobab tree it contains Vitamins A, D, E and F, which repair and rejuvenate, while omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids fight free radicals to keep hair hydrated from root to tip. 

We recommend: Hair X COLOUR PROTECT 

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