Thrive 5: Affordable, All-Natural Products for Healthy HairJanuary 15th, 2016
Beautiful, healthy hair starts with beautiful, healthy ingredients—not synthetic, toxic ones you can’t even pronounce. Fortunately, these hair remedies come at a fraction of the price of fancy salon products—yet work even better.
From shampoos to styling sprays, these five all-natural, cruelty-free products make every day a good hair day.
Acure Moisturizing Shampoo
This paraben- and sulfate-free shampoo boasts argan stem cells and argan oil to nourish and repair hair at the root level. It also has a fairly high pH level, leaving hair shiny and luscious, not dry and brittle as many shampoos with lower acidity can do.
Featuring a combination of dandruff-controlling ingredients including methylsulfonylmethane plus nourishing essential oils like rosemary, olive, and jojoba, this miracle-worker cleanses and soothes the scalp while eliminating flakes and itchiness.
Quench thirsty locks with a trio of emollient oils: coconut, sunflower, and jojoba. Coconut oil softens hair, conditions the scalp, and delights your senses with its fresh, tropical scent. Jojoba hydrates the hair shaft and locks in moisture, while sunflower adds incredible shine.
Alba Botanica Hawaiian Deep Conditioning Minute Mask
With argan oil, cocoa butter, and plant-based keratin, this creamy treatment strengthens and softens every strand. Apply to wet hair, comb through, then rinse after five minutes or so. If your tresses take a daily beating from flat irons and blow dryers, try leaving it on overnight, once a week.
A couple spritzes holds your style in place all day and adds a little luster, too. And unlike heavier sprays that leave locks feeling rock-hard and sticky, this product washes out easily.
Photo credit: Alicia Cho