Today, everything has to be “organic” because it is the safest way to a healthy life and lifestyle. We’re talking about organic food, organic skin care products, organic textiles, organic lotions, organic hair care shampoos, etc. O-R-G-A-N-I-C. Organic!
However, not quite everything has to be organic. But when it comes to our hair, the organic hair care is the way to go. So, you probably have guessed that the conventional shampoos and conditioners contain a few (or more than a few) harmful ingredients such as petroleum based polymers, silicones, and synthetic chemicals. These ingredients leave the hair damaged, dry and oil-free, which, clearly, is not a good thing.
Organic hair care, on the other hand, has the purpose to wash and cleanse your hair only with natural ingredients, in order to keep the hair’s natural oils intact and to nourish. It’s better for our hair and scalp if we do it this way: it’s a win-win situation for both us and the environment. These are eco-friendly products.
What are the harmful ingredients we should avoid when thinking what shampoo to buy? Here is a list:
- Parabens (methyl-, propyl-, butyl-paraben)
- Sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate (SLS or SLES)
- Petrolatum (Petroleum Jelly)
- Propylene glycol
- Diethanolamine (DEA) and triethanolamine (TEA)
- Ethoxylated ingredients (PEG- or -ETH)
- Imidazolyl urea and Diazolidinyl urea
Kind of a long list of things to avoid. Beauty artists advice us to start looking for products with oils such as coconut, carrot seed, natural butter such as shea, cocoa, food-derived proteins and essential oils such as lemon, orange, geranium, lavender.
Organic Hair Care Brands
Have you ever tried an organic hair shampoo and conditioner? Well, it’s about time you do so. You shouldn’t be afraid of the oils and natural butter they contain. You may get the impression that so much oils will make your hair look greasy and flat when in fact it’s quite the opposite, actually.
Natural oils are highly indicated for our scalp because they prevent a dry and oily skin and even dandruff. Amazing, right? But what brand of organic hair care to try? Which is a good one? Which is the best? Questions, questions…
I have prepared for you a list of organic shampoos and conditioners to try. See how your hair feels after being washed with a natural shampoo and see if you desire to extend your organic preferences to other hair products as well, not just your shampoo and conditioner.
John Masters Organics Rosemary Lavender Shampoo
This shampoo is one of Rosie Huntington‘s favorite organic hair care products, as sources say. “John Masters Organics Lavender Rosemary Shampoo (Normal Hair) contains lavender and rosemary extracts and combined with 13 other certified-organic ingredients plus soy protein and wheat amino acids to leave hair healthy, shiny and manageable. Does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate. Safe for color-treated hair.”
John Masters Organics Lavender And Avocado Conditioner
“John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner is an intensive conditioning for dry, damaged, color-treated and permed hair. It contains lavender and avocado oil are combined with 10 certified-organic plant extracts and oils to bring intense moisture and vitality to dry hair. Hair is left shiny, soft and luxurious. Wonderful, light lavender scent. Safe for color-treated hair”.
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Shampoo And Conditioner
Both Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner have the following features:
- The sweet smell of success for your hair.
- Achieve ultra-softness and manageability with this moisture-intensive shampoo.
- Restorative herbal emollients rehydrate hair fiber to overcome dryness and brittleness and leave hair irresistibly fragrant and silky-soft.
- Recommended for bleached or highlighted hair.
- Treatment for dry, brittle hair.
Organic Doctor Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo
“Organic Moroccan Argan Oil is an incredibly rich source of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. The unique properties of this amazing oil are combined with a number of organic essential oils and fruit extracts to create a rich shampoo that smooths and cleanses the hair’s cuticle fibers, leaving it looking and feeling beautifully rehydrated and revitalized.”
Organic Doctor Virgin Coconut Oil Conditioner
“Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is renown for its nourishing properties and contains Medium Chain Triglycerides which hydrate the scalp. In combination with a proprietary blend of bioactive and organic ingredients this hydrating conditioner penetrates deep leaving the hair beautifully conditioned, nourished and in excellent condition.”
Avalon Organics Rosemary Volumizing Shampoo
Avalon Organics Rosemary Volumizing Shampoo has the following features:
- Gentle plant-derived cleansers enriched with volumizing Wheat Protein, Vitamin E, Chamomile, Copaiba, and Rosemary.
- Cleanse, purify and balance moisture levels for lasting scalp comfort and soft, touchable hair.
- Help strengthen and thicken thin, limp, lifeless hair creating full volume and healthy shine.
Avalon Organics Conditioner, Thickening, Biotin B-Complex
This Avalon Organics Conditioner has the following properties:
- Stimulates scalp to encourage hair growth
- Conditions and nourishes hair from follicle through entire shaft
- Strengthens hair strands
- Boots volume so hair feels thicker & softer
- pH balanced
Fortified with biotin, saw palmetto, wheat protein and vitamin E for an energized scalp and thicker, fuller hair.
Dr. Bronner’s 18-IN-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap
This is one of the most interesting organic hair care shampoos I’ve come across. It has 18 uses, it is 100% biodegradable, does not contain any detergents and foaming agents. It can be used for shaving, shampooing, massaging. It can also be used as toothpaste and soap bath. It can be used for everyday body washing.
This soap contains water, saponified coconut, hemp and olive oil (with retained glycerin), fatty acids, vitamin E, citric acid.
Dr. Bronner Organic Leave-In Hair Conditioner and Style Creme Lavender
“Nourish your hair and prepare it for styling in one simple step with the lavender Dr. Bronner Organic Leave-In Hair Conditioner and Style Crème. Providing light styling hold, the multi-tasking crème will make your hair feel incredibly soft and manageable.
Certified by the same National Organic program that certifies organic food, it’s formulated with organic virgin coconut oil to make your hair look shiny and lustrous, whilst organic hemp oil moisturizes your hair. The delicious lavender fragrance will also make your tresses smell irresistible.”
Yarok Feed Your Volume Shampoo & Conditioner Duo
“Raise your hairs’ volume and lower your carbon footprint with this luxurious shampoo and conditioner duo. The using sustainable, nourishing, plumping ingredients which help seal in moisture and promote volume and manageability and the conditioner features the addition of three superior moisturizers: Jojoba Seed Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, and Aloe Vera.
Treat your senses, your hair and your scalp to this tangy-herbal aromatic blend of organic and all natural herbs, flowers, vitamins, minerals and essential oils that visibly plump normal to fine hair.”
Acure Organics Shampoo and Conditioner, Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil
The Acure Organics Shampoo and Conditioner provide lasting moisture and have the following features:
- Color Safe, 100% Biodegradable
- Leaves Hair Soft & Manageable
- For Normal to Dry/Damaged/Curly Hair
Paraben Free | Vegan | Gluten Free | Synthetic Fragrance-Free | Silicone Free | Phthalate Free | Fair Trade Ingredients
Provides lasting moisture to even the driest and damaged hair leaving it soft, manageable and ready to rock. Organic Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cells, CoQ10, and Sea Buckthorn Oil, high in Omega 7, make up our patent-pending triple moisture system. Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, high in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, adds shine.
Rahua Classic Shampoo
“The best shampoo in the shop for very dry and damaged hair, Rahua’s classic formula is seriously nourishing and hydrating. This light-lather shampoo is infused with ethically harvested Rahua oil, which is known to magically fortify damaged hair and restore healthy bounce and shine. A fantastic fit for those with color treated hair. Get ready to meet the secret ingredient of the Amazon.”
Rahua Conditioner (For Healthy Lustrous Hair)
- A wholly natural, organic conditioner for all hair types
- Contains thick, ultra-rich formula to nourish & smooth out hair
- Doubles as a styling cream as well to give medium hold
- Formulated with coconut oil that preserves color for color-treated hair
- Other ingredients, Rahua oil helps strengthen weakened hair & regenerate the scalp
- Leaves hair looking soft, manageable & healthy
Kiehl’s Since 1851 Smoothing Oil-Infused Shampoo
“Kiehl’s nourishing, oil-infused shampoo provides smoothing and frizz-calming properties for soft, supple, free-flowing hair, without stripping away natural oils. Formulated with Argan oil and Babassu oil extracted from Brazilian palm trees, this cleansing formula helps to smooth the hair cuticle and tame frizz while enveloping the hair with a warm, woodsy aroma for a marvelously manageable, shiny finish.”
Kiehl’s Since 1851 Damage Repairing & Rehydrating Conditioner
“A nourishing organic hair care conditioner to restore hair manageability and elasticity. Rehydrates and detangles even the most fragile, damaged and very dry hair without weighing hair down. Infused with Moringa Tree Oil and hydrating Hyaluronic and Ceramides to smooth and fortify hair fibers and enhance manageability. Ideal for chemically-processed hair or excessive heat styling. Silicone-Free, Paraben-Free.”
100% Pure – Glow More Shampoo And Conditioner
“Our Grow More Shampoo is specially formulated to promote new hair growth and minimize shedding by the power of natural ingredients. Sake and apple cider vinegar gently cleanse the hair and follicle pores by removing residue left by hair products and excess oil production.
By removing residue from the pores, nutrients such as green coffee, caffeine, and biotin can penetrate the follicles to stimulate the hair to grow stronger. Our formula is safe and gentle enough for color treated hair and does not contain stripping sulfates, detergents, or synthetic chemicals.”
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Shampoo
“A natural, chemical-free and deeply hydrating shampoo that cleanses gently. Visibly smoothes hair structure to prevent split ends.
Revitalizing for dry and damaged hair. Formulated with Dr. Alkaitis’ Hair & Scalp Herbal Complex this shampoo restores balance and is beneficial to all hair types. For lustrous silky soft hair, treat your hair and scalp with our Organic Herbal Shampoo.”
• Strengthening hair roots and scalp
• Promoting shine
• Tangle free hair without conditioner
Why should you use organic hair care products?
First of all, they are a lot safer than your conventional hair care products. The normal shampoos and conditioners contain chemical and synthetic ingredients that can lead to a hormonal balance, cause some illness, allergies or even cancer. Due to the high absorption rate our body has through skin, they can absorb a lot of these harmful ingredients.
In time, conventional products damage the scalp and hair by drying them up and causing long term harsh effects. There are a lot of reasons why we should STOP using these products and start, instead, with those natural.
What are the organic hair care products advantages?
- they are high quality products
- they are free from alergens
- they are safe for long-term use
- they are safe to be used by pregnant women
- they are free of hormone disrupters
- they do not cause allergies
- they provide a healthy glow
- they are suited for every needs
- they have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties
- they help control a high range of conditions, for example dandruff
- they are environment-friendly
- they will provide a long-term health of the hair
- they are much more effective and provide actual results
- they provide support for harvesting potent plant extracts
- they have natural fragrances, coming from plants
The key difference between normal hair care and organic hair care is the quality of the ingredients: natural ingredients versus chemical and synthetic ingredients. Which do you prefer?
Organic hair care products gently take care of our hair, infusing our skin cells with minerals, vitamins, natural oils and herbal extracts. That’s why choosing an organic shampoo and conditioner is the best place to start taking a real care of your hair.