Benefits of natural hair care and the best ingredients to help you achieve your hair goalsPosted on May 28, 2023 Written by: 100% PURE®
If you want to unlock your hair’s maximum potential, look no further than the power of thought and natural hair care. Why are au naturel formulas essential for unleashing luscious locks of your dreams? It lacks one VERY important thing that breaks hair dreams – toxic ingredients.
That’s right! Putting thoughtful, natural ingredients in your locks via thought-filled clean products (ahem 100% PURE) can do wonders for dreamy strands and unlocking your hair’s full potential. Read on to find out the benefits of natural hair care, how it differs from traditional products, and the best natural ingredients for healthy, strong locks.
With increasing concerns about the harsh chemicals found in traditional hair care products, many people are turning to natural ingredients as a healthier and more sustainable alternative. Natural hair care is made from ingredients that are derived from natural sources such as plants, herbs, and essential oils, along with hair-loving vitamins to nourish, repair, and strengthen strands.
Unlike traditional hair products that often have toxic, hair-harming ingredients, natural hair care can offer a range of benefits, from soothing and moisturizing the scalp to promoting healthy hair growth and enhancing the hair's natural shine and texture. Say hello to Rapunzel!
Another golden stair, if you may, of natural hair care is its low environmental impact as these natural formulas are biodegradable and don't contain synthetic additives that are harmful to the environment. From shiny, luscious locks to the peace of mind of environmental, hair- and health-friendly formulas, the benefits of natural products won’t let hair down.
As consumers become more aware of the harmful ingredients in their traditional hair products, there has been a shift towards natural hair options. Natural ingredients differ from synthetic counterparts in that they are sourced from plants and herbs, and contain hair-loving essential oils and vitamins that can nourish and protect the scalp and hair.
Traditional hair products often prioritize one hair type over others, resulting in damaged and unmanageable hair. On the other strand, natural hair care does not contain harmful irritants, promoting healthy and defined hair. These formulas cater to every hair type and texture. With a focus on natural ingredients, they are gentle on your scalp and hair. This leads to less breakage, less hair fall, and a more defined hair texture.
Another advantage of natural hair formulas is that they don’t cause any long-term damage. The chemicals in traditional products can alter your hair’s natural pH balance, which can cause long-term damage to your strands and scalp. Choosing au naturel hair care maintains the pH balance of your locks and scalp, keeping it healthy and hydrated.
Using natural hair care needs to feature effective, made-from-nature ingredients. And high-quality performance and strength (and climb-ability). These formulas also should be gentle on the scalp and hair – no harmful sulfates, toxic dyes, and synthetic fragrances. Oh, and they should also be naturally scented with the perfect fragrance that wonderfully lingers in the air and beyond the tower.
Free of pillowy, synthetic fluff for maximum potency is just the tip of the strand! Let’s snuggle up to more bountiful benefits of using natural hair ingredients that will leave your pillow (and the witch) jealous:
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#1. No Harsh Chemicals
Natural hair products do not contain harmful irritants, chemicals, or toxic ingredients. With a focus on natural formulations, they infuse safe and healthy ingredients into your scalp and locks, promoting healthy growth and fairy-tale strands.
#2. Perfect for All Hair Types
Traditional hair formulas often prioritize one hair type over others, resulting in damaged and unmanageable hair. But natural hair products don’t mind any hair type. Since these formulas are made from natural ingredients, they are gentle on all strands and hair textures.
#3. Don’t Cause Long-Term Hair Damage
The chemical culprits in traditional hair care can alter your hair’s natural pH balance, which can cause long-term damage to your hair and scalp. Natural ingredients, on the other hand, maintain the pH balance of your hair and scalp, keeping it healthy and hydrated.
Don’t leave your hair just hanging and waiting for attention. Now that we’ve addressed the benefits of natural hair care, it’s time to move on to finding the perfect ingredients for lovely, healthy locks. Read on to find out the best five, made-from-nature ingredients that will garnish your tresses with all the attention it deserves.
For centuries, rosemary has been known for its extraordinary scalp and hair-strengthening abilities, as it nourishes the scalp to promote healthy cell turnover and improve circulation, helping new strands of hair to sprout more quickly. Additionally, rosemary can even help reduce scalp inflammation, relieve dryness and itchiness, and fend off dandruff.
Our Rosemary Grow Serum provides you with all the benefits of this powerful botanical, without any of the fuss that goes into DIY recipes! Just a few drops on the scalp and roots daily can help promote healthy hair. Try using it after washing your hair for additional conditioning benefits - rosemary's unique scent will invigorate both your senses and your scalp.
A healthier scalp means healthier hair. Argan oil promotes collagen production for fortified hair growth and fights against breakage. Not to mention the deep moisturizing properties of argan oil for the luscious locks of your dreams. Argan oil also tames hair frizziness and strengthens healthier hair growth for longer, voluminous locks.
Our Argan Oil is naturally rich in vitamin E, phenols, carotenes, squalene, and essential fatty acids to deeply moisturize, nourish, and soften strands. Since argan oil is super lightweight and non-greasy, it’s perfect for applying to dry or frizzy strands. It smooths and lightly glosses hair for healthier texture and bounce, while also acting as an effective detangler (without slippery, harsh silicones found in most traditional hair serums).
Rosehip oil, sometimes referred to as rosehip seed oil, is a plant-based oil derived from the small fruits that roses produce, and it’s been prized for centuries for its hair-healing properties. In particular, rosehip oil is beloved for its concentration of essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which do wonders for hydrating strands and locking in moisture.
Our Organic Rosehip Oil does wonders for the hair because of its healing properties and natural support for hair growth. Rosehip contains nutrients such as fatty acids and vitamins A and C that are known to combat hair loss and strengthen the hair. Another lightweight, widely beneficial hair oil, this lovely elixir is great for all hair types.
Sulfates (known as SLS on ingredient lists) also have a history of being bad for the environment. SLS often requires animal testing, and has been linked to long-term negative side effects impacting the eyes, lungs and skin. Worried you’ll miss the bubbles if you skip the sulfates?
Instead, try out our Honey & Virgin Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner combo for a rich and creamy lather that won’t strip or stress your tresses. In this formula, we use saponified coconut oil, which is a fancy term that means we turn coconut oil into moisturizing soap. It acts and feels like a sulfate with the nutrition and results of softening, smoothing coconut oil. Now that’s a win-win!
Packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, Aloe Vera possesses numerous benefits that promote hair strength and vitality. Its deeply moisturizing nature nourishes the scalp and hair follicles, preventing dryness and itchiness while reducing dandruff. Aloe Vera's proteolytic enzymes repair damaged cells on the scalp, stimulating healthy hair growth and preventing hair loss. Moreover, its natural pH balance helps maintain the scalp's optimal conditions, preventing excess oil production and maintaining clean, lustrous hair.
Our Glossy Locks Moisture Drench Conditioner is a deeply moisturizing conditioner that hydrates and replenishes dry, dehydrated locks. Made with supremely hydrating aloe vera, rose hydrosol, and cucumber to quench thirsty strands. This sulfate-free shampoo is safe and gentle enough for color treated hair.
In recent years, the popularity of natural skin care has risen significantly. Many people are questioning the ingredients in their everyday products and seeking out alternatives with natural ingredients. But can products with natural ingredients really make a difference? The answer is yes.
Natural ingredients can provide a range of benefits for the hair, such as hydration, protection from environmental stressors, and anti-inflammatory properties. These ingredients are also often gentler on the scalp than synthetics, making them a great choice for those with sensitive scalps.
It's important to note that not all natural products are created equal, so it's essential to do your research and look for reputable brands that use high-quality natural ingredients. When chosen carefully, products with natural ingredients can be a game-changer for your hair care routine.
As you can see from our natural hair care guide, 100% PURE makes hair care simple. Hair care doesn’t have to be a foreign language. Our ingredients are healthy and natural (often things you can eat) because we know that the best natural hair products and healthier ingredients means a healthier you.
The benefits of using natural hair care products cannot be overstated. From promoting a healthy scalp and strands to preserving the environment, natural beauty has it all. So, make the switch today and see the difference for yourself. Say goodbye to harmful chemicals and hello to beautiful, healthy hair. And that’s a hair-ray!
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