Natural Conditioners: Top 7 Ingredients Which Make them Amaaazing
What's the first thing you do when your hair is feeling a little dry? Reach for a bottle of conditioner, right? Well, not so fast. If you are going to pick up a natural conditioner, use this list as your guide to ensuring that it really is natural!! We stock a wide range of natual hair conditioner, suitable for all hair types and whilst these probably don't have the same shelf life as your regular conditioner, they have so many other benefits!
The following seven vegan plant-based ingredients are what make natural and organic hair conditioners amazing:
1) Aloe Vera
It moisturises skin and leaves it silky smooth. It's also rich in antioxidants that help promote hair growth. It can also help with dandruff and hair loss. It's calming so is great for people with sensitive skin.
2) Coconut oil
Helps with frizziness and gives hair shine. It also helps to strengthen and hydrate hair. It has super strong hydrating qualities, is sustainable, and you only need a little bit when conditioning your locks. You will save a fortune if you have long hair and opt to use coconut oil instead of natural conditioner. Olive oil will also work as a hair conditioner and do almost as good a job as coconut if you do not have it to hand. Any of the oils actually work well (amazing if you have frizzy hair) will work in homemade conditioners. Coconut milk will also protect hair and promote hair healthy if you don't have the oil or if you don't want to add in extra oils to your hair. Sometimes you can just put oil onto just the ends, as this is often where the hair split ends are and its just them that need the help. You can leave in and cover in a hot towel then rinse off later.
3) Jojoba oil
In order to make the hair softer, it coats each strand of hair with a thin layer of oil that makes your locks appear shiny and healthy. As well as conditioning properties, jojoba has antibacterial effects due to its high content of fatty acids including eicosanoic acid which prevents bacteria from growing on human skin or scalp.
4) Argan oil
Repairs damaged strands that break easily from heat styling or brushing too much. It also conditions the scalp and reduces hair loss. Argan oil is great for improving the quality of your hair because it reduces damage, prevents split ends from occurring, and works well as a moisturizing agent that treats dryness on scalp skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties which reduce redness in this area
Another benefit of argan oil is that it contains Vitamin E which helps to promote healing in skin cells, as well as regenerating damaged tissue.
5) Shea butter
Shea Butter is a natural moisturizer that can be used to treat damaged and dry hair. Shea butter protects hair from environmental stressors such as the sun and heat styling tools like blow-dryers or straighteners which can leave hair dry and brittle over time leading to breakage. It also acts as an emollient which helps lock in moisture bringing out softer more touchable tresses for those who suffer from very coarse curly locks of healthy shiny tight curls with lots of bounce!
6) Essential oils
Essential oils like lavender or coconut help nourish the scalp which causes healthier-looking locks over time. These scents also promote blood flow, allowing more oxygenated nutrients into your head follicles boosting growth in a way most shampoos fail at doing today due to their harsh sulfate ingredients. They also help with relaxation and scalp stimulation. A different oil for each hair type gives better benefits.
7) D Panthenol
Panthenol is a compound used to add lustre and shine to hair. It's an active ingredient that penetrates deep into the cuticle of your strands, which means you'll see results after one or two uses! Panthenol is a form of vitamin B5 that can be found naturally in most living organisms. This ingredient has the ability to moisturize and strengthen hair, making it healthier from root to tip.
How to Choose The Right Natural Conditioner for You
That's it! You are now ready to go shopping for natural conditioners. Use this as a guide next time you need some new products in your life, or try them out altogether! If the ingredients aren't listed on the bottle (which is oftentimes what happens), just read the label. If you can't pronounce all of the ingredients, then it's probably not good for your hair or body!
These top seven ingredients in natural and organic hair conditioners are fantastic for getting the moisture, healthiness, shine and manageability that our tresses need! Using these products will give you healthier skin on your scalp as well. Switching to a more natural product can change how much frizz your hair has too. The fewer chemicals we put on our hair, the healthier it is for us.
Use Less Conditioner
When you switch to a natural shampoo and solid conditioner bar in your hair care and beauty routine, you will find that you will need a lot less of both. When you let nature work in harmony with your hair and scalp, and allow your natural oils to flourish and do their job, you need a lot less going forward. Keep your shampoo free from sulfate, free from parabens and free from silicone and your hair will work much better. Show your hair some love today! Although it might take time when switching to natural shampoo as you have to detox from all the toxins in commercial mass produced shampoo.
Can you get a vegan hair conditioner in a bar?
You might have heard some buzz about 'conditioner bars'. Are they the latest craze in hair care? They're solid, bar-shaped blocks of soap with ingredients like avocado oil and shea butter that are supposed to work as a replacement for a liquid conditioner in a plastic bottle. Can you get vegan bars? Absolutely, in fact most are vegan and all the ones we stock are 100% cruelty free. If you have damaged hair, you can still go vegan in any deep conditioning treatment. In fact, most natural hair conditioners are vegan and if you are making your own conditioner, its easy to keep it vegan. If you are making your own either lavender essential oil or rosemary essential oil will work wonders and these are common essential oils which you may already have. Rosemary is known for helping the hair curticle and hair follicles.
Zero Waste Conditioners
The idea behind conditioner bars is that they are zero waste and completely plastic-free. But most people switch to them in order to reduce plastic in their bathroom. We firmly believe that the best natural hair conditioners whether for dry and damaged hair or for frizzy hair are the ones that are also best for our planet.
The natural Shampoo and Conditioner Bar are easy to switch from commercial to natural is easy and if you have already made the switch to a natural shampoo bar why wait? Just mnassage them into your wet hair after washing and rinse out or if they are leave in conditioners, leave them in and start to rejuvenate hair immediately!
We hope you found this article helpful in your search for the best natural conditioners on the market! We know how hard it can be to find truly healthy products that are safe and effective for our hair.
If you are interesting in another natural conditioner, read about apple cider vinegar for hair. Apple cider vinegar conditioner makes a great rinse and is a homemade hair conditioner on its own!
Homemade Hair Conditioners
If you are looking to make your own homemade conditioner then there are plenty of homemade hair conditioner recipe online. However, ensure that your natural hair confitioner is one which suits your hair type and your hair hair fibers. Read the ingredients above and see which natural haircare formulation would work best for you. If you have deeply damaged hair you may want to make a leave in conditioner (with castor oil) to really get your hair health back. When looking for a conditioner recipe, see which carrier oil you have in your house, if any. For finer hair, you might just want to use something like baking soda or bicarbonate of soda on your hair shaflts.
You will also need to consider what natural preservative you might one to use, as its easier to make in a batch and put in a spray bottle or pump bottle. Our natural products for hair, in fact all of our natural products, are all made using only the finest ingredients without any toxic chemicals.