When it comes to your shampoo and conditioner, you want products that you adore. Nothing feels more lovely than soft, hydrated and bouncy hair fresh from the perfect shampoo and conditioning. But, searching for natural options that leave hair feeling luscious doesn’t always end well. Many natural or organic shampoos and conditioners don’t create that sudsy lather we associate with feeling clean. Others smell funky. Still, others create product buildup and leave hair feeling greasy or dull. Lucky for you, your search is over. We’ve tested a bunch and found three shampoos and three conditioners that work hair wonders—the natural way. Enjoy!
1. Acure Pure Mint + Echinacea Stem Cell Shampoo
For thin or limp hair that could use some volume, Acure’s Pure Mint + Echinaca Stem Cell Shampoo provides a moisturizing boost. The shampoo’s key ingredient—echinacea stem cells—promotes cell regeneration at hair’s roots to add fullness. Crafted with organic argan oil and babassu oil, which is similar to coconut oil, this shampoo provides above average moisture. With these super hydrating ingredients, a little of this shampoo goes a long way for fine hair.
Unlike many natural shampoos, this one actually creates a sudsy lather. Coupled with a minty scent, the smooth lather gives your hair that deliciously clean feeling. Plus, you won’t find any sulfates, parabens or phthalates in the bottle. And, for a little extra eco-goodness, the bottle is made from 70 percent recycled materials.
2. The Seaweed Bath Co. Wildly Natural Seaweed Argan Shampoo Eucalyptus & Peppermint Scent
If the idea of a seaweed-based shampoo weirds you out, this shampoo from The Seaweed Bath Co. might surprise you. First, it doesn’t smell like seaweed at all. Instead, this shampoo leaves hair with the fresh scent of eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils. It doesn’t look like seaweed, either. It isn’t even green. The shampoo is actually clear and produces a nice lather. What really makes this shampoo special though, is how its unconventional ingredient—bladderwrack seaweed—helps sooth a flaky scalp. Rich in essential and non-essential amino acids, the seaweed works to hydrate dry skin and stop flaking. The addition of soothing argan oil also helps make tresses soft and smooth.
3. Pana Organics Thai Kaffir Lime Organic Shampoo
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For an energetic start to your day, scrub your scalp with Pana Organics Thai Kaffir Lime Organic Shampoo. The concentrated lime scent sets an invigorating aromatic mood for your morning shower. And, with just six USDA-certified ingredients, you can feel great about what’s going on your hair. The simple formula contains just deionized water, coconut oil, safflower oil, sesame seed oil, Thai kaffir lime pure essential oil and citric acid. It also offers just the right consistency—not too runny and not too thick—and produces a soft lather.
1. Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Conditioner
Got frizz? Then, this conditioner is for your hair. With organic argan oil, argan stem cells and organic sea buckthorn oil, this hydrating conditioner will restore softness to even color-treated and heat-damaged hair. Organic pumpkin seed oil, which is high in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, adds shininess. A little bit of this conditioner adds loads of moisture, so the bottle will last a while depending on your hair type. If that’s not enough conditiony goodness, you’ll be intoxicated by the almond-like scent. Like all of the shampoos and conditioners in Acure’s line, the bottle is made from 70 percent recycled materials.
2. The Seaweed Bath Co. Wildly Natural Seaweed Argan Conditioner Lavender Scent
Who’d have thought seaweed could improve dry or damaged hair? The bladderwrack seaweed extract in this conditioner contains super hydrating amino acids that provide much-needed moisture for dried out hair. Argan oil, which is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, also helps nourish dehydrated hair. With a light lavender scent, this conditioner is all-around soothing—for hair, scalp and mind.
3. John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner
This intensive conditioner from John Masters Organics offers a rich formula of 12 certified-organic plant extracts and oils to replenish hair. Organic avocado and babassu oils can help restore dry or damaged hair, although any hair type can benefit from their uber-moisturizing properties. The conditioner also includes soy protein to strengthen hair follicles and improve shine. The creamy consistency and soft lavender scent create quite the luxurious pairing. All in all, it’s a hydrating treat for your locks. Organic ingredients in this product are certified by the National Organic Program.
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