What does healthy hair mean to you? Shiny? Strong? Soft? Moisturized? All of the above is a great answer!
A healthy head of hair is something that we all covet and try hard to maintain, and one of the most important ways to get it are through your hair products. Your hair products' ingredients are the key to a great head of hair. Each ingredient serves a purpose (or multi-purpose!) in the battle for healthy hair, and we're here to help fill you in! We have answers for some of the most common hair problems, and the best ingredients to repair them. The next time you pop by the salon for some product, consider browsing based on these tips:
Shea Butter. Emollient that reduces the amount of water/moisture loss in the hair. Moisturizes and hydrates. The result is smooth, shiny hair.
Great for: Dry hair, damaged hair, curly/natural hair
Similar Ingredients To Look For: Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Aloe Vera
Lemon Oil. Great cleanser and detoxifying agent for the hair. Along with most citrus oils. Helps in the removal of excess oils while adding shine and also assists with hair growth.
Great For: Oily hair, added shine, hair growth, cleanser
Similar Ingredients To Look For: Mint, Rosemary, Chamomile, Orange
Macadamia Oil. Acts as a line of defense against harmful hair stressors - like heat styling, over-processing, chlorine, and too tight ponytails & braids. Makes hair strong and smooth.
Great For: Damaged hair, dry hair
Similar Ingredients To Look For: Keratins, Ceramides, Lavender Oil
Jojoba Oil. Humectant that replenishes and stimulates natural oil production, and jump-starts hair growth. Also restores damaged hair.
Great for: Hair growth, damaged hair, split ends
Similar Ingredients To Look For: Tea Tree Oil, Caffeine, Avocado
Tea Tree Oil. Has anti-fungal properties that help with many scalp irritations. Also acts as a great scalp moisturizer and aids in hair growth.
Great for: Dandruff/dry scalp, hair growth
Similar Ingredients To Look For: Peppermint, Guava, Zinc
Not only can product ingredients have an effect on healthy hair, but your DIET can, too! Check out the Top 5 Superfoods for Healthy Hair. With these tips in mind, no doubt you will be on your way to healthy hair in no time!
For the love of healthy hair,