It goes without saying that lush, glossy, healthy-looking hair is on every woman’s wish list, but finding the right natural hair care products to meet your individual needs can be tricky, and not all products are up to the task.
Below we reveal a selection of our favourite natural and organic hair care products whose high-performance formulas and nourishing natural ingredients will help vanquish your most common hair concerns and transform every day into a good hair day…
YOU WANT: VOLUME & BODY
If your hair is naturally straight and fine, your hair might have a tendency to look a little stringy and lifeless – particularly on hot, humid days.
To prevent your hair from falling flat, work some volumising mousse into damp, freshly washed hair before blow-drying, and then spray a little dry shampoo onto your roots (we love Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo, $42.95) and then work it in with your fingertips.
Another one of our top product picks for fighting the good fight against flat, lifeless hair is Yarok Feed Your Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, $38.95 each. Containing a slew of volume-enhancing ingredients, essential oils and natural extracts like seaweed, nettle and rosemary, this clever duo helps boost your hair’s body while also lowering your carbon footprint and spoiling your senses with a fresh, delicious scent.
YOU WANT: FRIZZ-FREE LOCKS
If the slightest hint of humidity makes you reach for the nearest wide-brimmed floppy hat (or paper bag on a seriously bad day), frizz is the likely culprit.
It occurs when the cuticle layer of your hair is raised, allowing moisture to penetrate and swell the hair strands. If you’re prone to frizz, avoid over-washing your hair (two to three times a week is plenty) as this strips away natural oils from your hair and scalp that help nourish your hair cuticle and protect it from frizz.
Another great tip is to try smoothing down the mid-lengths and ends of your hair with a little leave-in conditioner, which will keep your hair happy and hydrated throughout the day and help prevent any frizz flare-ups.
We love Al’Chemy Lavender & Anthyllis Intensive Moisture Leave-in Conditioner, which you can nab online for around $18 – $20. This nourishing formula is chock-full of vitamins and antioxidants that work to protect your hair from the elements while also boosting moisture levels.
YOU WANT: SHINY, NOURISHED HAIR
A glistening, gorgeous, glossy mane is something most women lust after, but alas not everyone is blessed with naturally shiny locks.
People with blond, grey or silver hair are particularly prone to dullness because these shades reflect less light than darker, more pigmented hues like brown and black.
Dull, flat-looking hair can also occur when the hair cuticle is damaged as a result of colour-processing and frequent styling with hot hair tools like blow-dryers, straighteners and curling irons.
To enhance your hair’s natural shine and gloss, start by smoothing down the hair cuticle and nourishing each strand from the root to the tip. Do this by using a rich hair mask once a week and incorporate a repairing shampoo and conditioner into your hair care regimen as well.
Acure Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner, $16.95 each, is the perfect choice for boosting your hair’s shine-factor and contains rich, nourishing organic Argan oil, seabuckthorn oil and pumpkin seed oil to leave your hair looking gorgeous and glossy.