Natural Beauty

5 Natural Products for Better Hair Care

Make bad-hair days a thing of the past with nourishing products that meet your hair’s unique needs.

1. Strengthen and stimulate hair growth 

With Shea Terra Egyptian Black Castor Hair Oil with Hibiscus Infusion. An ancient Egyptian secret to thick hair and regrowth is 100% pure, cold-pressed, roasted Egyptian black castor oil infused with Egyptian hibiscus flowers. Use as a preconditioning oil to add shine, or leave in overnight and shampoo out in the morning for deep conditioning.

2. Dry, damaged strands are quenched 

With Alaffia Repair & Restore Curl Maker, part of a new 9-product line. This deeply hydrating styling cream for textured, curly, natural, coarse, wavy, or overly processed hair hydrates and elongates curls for maximum definition. Baobab fruit, argan oil, and monoi oil create shiny, soft, well-defined curls. 

3. Build-up be gone 

With Avalon Organics Smooth Shine Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Conditioner. Clean, clarify, and condition for smooth, shiny hair. The acidic pH of apple cider vinegar, plus nettle extract, remove dulling oils and residues while balancing the biome of the scalp to ensure new hair growth. Argan and babassu oils seal the hair cuticle, lock in shine, and reduce frizz.

4. Rescue color-processed hair 

With Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Complex Deep Conditioning Hair Mask. This intensive treatment infuses moisture to dry, damaged, and colored hair. Alpine rose stem cells boost resilience as rosehip and pomegranate oils help smooth and shield strands from fading, split ends, and frizz. Hair will feel softer and look fuller with a lasting shine.

5. Goodbye damaged hair

Mill Creek Botanicals Biotin Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner with biotin and other B vitamins (panthenol, niacin, and folic acid) strengthen hair and build body. Argan oil and organic aloe vera smooth and prevent frizz. Refreshing peppermint oil invigorates the scalp.

Dry or damaged hair needs to be replenished. Coconut oil, soy, and biotin hydrate, repair, and fortify hair.

Dry or damaged hair needs to be replenished. Coconut oil, soy, and biotin hydrate, repair, and fortify hair.

Healthy hair is bouncy and shiny; it feels soft and flexible, and it’s easy to style. To keep your tresses in tip-top shape, look for shampoos, conditioners, and styling products that address your hair type—and check the labels to be sure they contain natural ingredients.

Fine, limp hair needs volume. Wheat protein and panthenol (vitamin B) lift locks. Coarse hair craves moisture. Look for rose oil, shea butter, and sea kelp to boost shine and leave hair soft and manageable. Products for curly hair should contain wheat and wheat germ oil to prevent frizz and support curl contouring.

Dry or damaged hair needs to be replenished. Coconut oil, soy, and biotin hydrate, repair, and fortify hair. Color-processed hair needs moisturizing aloe vera and oils rich in essential fatty acids, such as olive, marula, and castor oils, to hydrate and protect hair from sun and environmental damage. If you have too much styling product, mineral, or chemical buildup, choose a clarifying shampoo and conditioner that contain apple cider vinegar and nettle extract to deep clean.

Heat weakens cuticles, dries out your hair, and can leave it prone to breakage. So every now and then, ditch the styling tools, apply protective products, give your hair a quick tousle, and let it dry naturally. If you absolutely can’t live without your hair dryer or curling iron, keep the heat on the lowest setting, and try leave-in conditioners designed to minimize heat damage that feature argan oil and vitamin E.

Earth Therapeutics Natural Bristle Brush

A Brush with Greatness

Rough or wiry bristles can cause breakage and damage the scalp. Use a natural bristle brush to help spread natural oils from the scalp down the length of the shaft to make hair smoother and shinier. If your hair is prone to tangles, use a brush designed to slide out knots without breaking hair. We like: Earth Therapeutics Natural Bristle Brush.