Is your hair looking a little lacklustre of late? Fear not! We’ve put together a list of our favourite natural haircare leave-in treatments and masks to revive its appearance. Plus tips on how get UV protection for those luscious locks. Shiny, soft, nourished locks – right this way!
Team these product with our guide to going organic in haircare. Read our tips on what to eat for healthy hair. You can also have a go and try a DIY scalp massage as suggested from our resident experts for a total organic hair overhaul. Whether you’re a fellow #greenbeauty or only switching to natural haircare now, we’ve got you covered.
While shampooing and conditioning are ingrained in our hair beauty routine, leave-in treatments are often forgotten. Dumped onto the ‘not-sure-what-to-do-with-this’ shelf or abandoned – we see this a lot.
But don’t give it up just yet. A good natural leave-in conditioner can do wonders for your hair’s condition. For instance, if you locks are still frizzy and dry after your shower, it can lock up extra moisture. If your hair is fine and often tangled, it can help detangle and remove residues that weigh it down. The key is finding the right one for you and your hair type! These are our to-go options:
John Masters Green Tea and Calendula Leave In Conditioning Mist: Great for normal to dry hair, we love giving a spritz of this to help hair stay silky and smooth. An ultra lightweight formula, concentrate on your ends when applying after showering or to dry hair. It won’t leave hair looking dull or oily and isn’t overly scented.
Bouclème Curl Conditioner: Trouble keeping your curls in check? In a constant war with frizz? If you have drier thicker curl types, this is our natural haircare leave in conditioner of choice. Apply generously to soaking wet hair after cleansing, and partly rinse out. It replenishes much-needed moisture and protects it from environmental stressors.
Intelligent Nutrients Leave-In Conditioner: If your hair is on the fine side and prone to fizz, you’ll love this treatment as it doesn’t weigh down hair! It’s also ideal on colour treated hair as the Intellimune oil helps rebuild hair strength from the inside. Ideal for styling blow dries, diffusing curls or as mask.
Content Tip: Create your very own hydrating Content DIY hair mask by mixing the leave in-conditioner with a few fingers of Essence Of Eden Premium Virgin raw organic coconut oil. Massage on hair and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before rinsing and revealing silky-smooth locks.
Between styling and environmental factors, we put our hair through a lot of strain daily! So take 15 minutes out of your weekly beauty routine to give your hair some TLC with one of our favourite natural haircare masks to repair and hydrate.
Rahua Hair Mask Omega-9: We know a ‘quick fix’ when we see one. This is it! When our locks are feeling particularly ‘beaten up’, we like to use this ultra-conditioning treatment. It goes straight to the roots. The Ungurahua Oil, rich in omega 9, is made of tiny molecules that penetrate into the core of each strand to fortify hair. Plus, it has a calming aromatherapeutic effect, thanks to lavender and eucalyptus.
John Masters Organics Honey and Hibiscus Reconstructor: Super intense and conditioning, this treatment brings back to life very damaged, colour-treated or dry hair. The moisturising hibiscus helps maintain healthy scalp. Cupuacu butter helps treat dry scalp conditions like eczema & psoriasis. Use as a conditioner or simply apply and leave on for up to 20 minutes on wet hair as a treatment before rinsing.
Rahua Color Full™ Hair Mask: If you have colour treated hair that feels overworked, this is the hair mask for you. Made using sustainably sourced ingredients from the Amazon Rainforest, it enhances colour and adds gloss back to tired tresses. Hibiscus extract provides full spectrum colour retention and vibrancy for for all shades of dyed hair including ombre and highlights.
Content Tip: Want a deeper, more intensive treatment? Apply and massage half the bottle of the John Masters Dry Hair Nourishment and Defrizzer to wet hair and wrap in a warm towel, letting it rest for half an hour before rinsing.
The sun’s rays don’t just have an effect on your skin. Your hair benefits from UV protection too! These three vegan and cruelty free treatment sprays protect your hair from from the drying and colour-fading effects of sun exposure that often increase in summer.
Less is More Lindengloss Finish Spray uses Wheat Germ oil to protect against UV rays, heat and colour fading while smoothing and deeply nourishing. Great for smoothing frizz and softening damaged hair.
Sister & Co. Raw Coconut Drink for Hair harnesses Argan Oil’s exceptionally high levels of vitamin E to protect hair from the destructive effects of UV rays, sealing in moisture and adding shine. Transforms hairs’ appearance and manageability without weighing it down.
Rahua Defining Hair Spray puts Green Tea to work, which is rich in antioxidants. This protects hair and scalp, helping mitigate UV rays. Your non-aerosol and fast drying answer to medium hold.
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