Essential oils and active ingredients and proteins have become a popular treatment for hair care. Choosing products based on their ingredient content and not just the problem they solve ensures that you’re contributing to long term hair health. These ingredients are loved for being natural, common and having multiple benefits. They are also preferred by people who are sensitive or weary of using products loaded with harsh chemicals that can strip hair of important nutrients and lead to irritation.
Ingredients that are most scouted for include proteins such as amino acids and fatty acids, oils, vitamins. These active ingredients are vital to improving hair from scalp level through fighting inflammation, fungi, dandruff and oxidation. Many of the natural ingredients are found and used in skincare too because they work on the skin. Thus treating hair with natural ingredients is actually improving the condition of the scalp of your skin. There is an abundance of hair care ingredients to consider, so our beauty pros have chosen the 5 ingredients with the most benefits and the perfect product to correspond with each one:
Loved as a skin and hair care ingredient, this popular oil promotes hair health and growth through nourishing the skin of the scalp and fighting off unwanted microbes and bacteria. Coconut oil is also an excellent moisturizer as it forms a barrier on the skin to maintain moisture inside.
Coconut oil and Vitamin E enriched Bond Smoother from salon quality Olaplex brand is a smoothening cream to strengthen hydrate and moisturise hair. Use it to speed up your hair’s drying time under the blow dryer to protect from heat damage. Let the coconut oil work in cultivating the ideal growth environment of the skin of your scalp.
Traditionally used as cooking oil for centuries, Argan Oil is also used as a hair growth and nourishment oil that improves hair health by targeting the skin on the scalp. It’s full of fatty acids and anti-inflammatory, antifungal properties that fight off fungi that cause dandruff.
Known as the “Gold of Morocco”, Nashi Argan oil claimed to be one of the most popular hair oils worldwide. It contains certified organic argan oil and flaxeed oil that repairs nourish and give hair a glowing healthy shine. The UV protection properties within argan oil will safeguard hair from sun damage.
Mostly known as a popular anti-ageing ingredient in skincare, hyaluronic acid increases the moisture absorption ability of hair strands. It also promotes hair growth by promoting an increase of blood flow to the scalp. The anti-frizz properties seals hair cuticles to prevent unwanted moisture from being absorbed.
Hyaluronic Acid is used in this Kerastase shampoo as it’s intended within skincare – by working as an anti-ageing agent to keep hair and scalp looking youthful and revitalised. It provides a prolonged hydration to the hair from the scalp to the ends. The signature Chronologiste scent will leave hair with a luxurious fragrance post wash.
This gel like fluid from the succulent Aloe Vera plant as contributed to human health for thousands of years to treat skin, hair and illness. For hair, the amino acids and vitamin content fight hair itchiness caused by scalp inflammation, control grease and provide UV protection.
A treatment shampoo that restores dry, damaged, frizzed and over-processed hair. The amino acids and proteins within the aloe contained in this wash helps nourish, strengthen and recover hair from damage.
A powerful antioxidant, this citrus fruit originating vitamin creates the protein collagen that reduces hair loss, fights dandruff and protects hair structure and integrity. Vitamin C is so important to hair health that a deficiency can cause dry hair and split ends.
This light and creamy gel textured shampoo is designed to cleanse dehydrated hair. The Vitamin C content will ensure that while hair is getting a boost of hydration, the proper environment for hair growth is left after. It will help protect against oxidation that limits hair growth and causes hair to look aged.
Most of these ingredients have become common in household products, medicines, supplements and in skincare. As we’ve seen, they offer great benefits to hair by conditioning the skin on the scalp to fight oxidation, fungi, promote hair growth and youthfulness. The crux of hair growth starts with our skin so taking care of the skin means hair will take care of our hair too.
There’s a popular myth that there needs you need to choice between fully natural hair products and chemical infused ones. This doesn’t have to be the case because many products like the ones mentioned above offer the best of both worlds.
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*Disclaimer: Products are recommended and not meant to treat diagnose or cure any condition. Consult nearest salon stylist for professional help.