Healthy hair is beautiful hair. That’s what I’ve learned from spending hundreds of hours in hairdresser’s chairs and scouring the internet for tips and tricks from women with incredible hair. Repairing dry and damaged hair, restoring it to it’s natural luster is easy when you arm yourself with the right products. I’ve picked out my top eight favorite products that deliver amazing results. They’re high quality, ethical picks that will help your hair look its best while also supporting small businesses that are cruelty free, pay their workers a fair wage, are non-toxic and sustainable.
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1. All Natural Longsheng Rice Shampoo Bars from Viori
The Red Yao women of China have incredible hair, and their natural beauty is fast becoming famous worldwide. Even women in their seventies have jet black, thick, long and glossy hair! Viori staff have been tutored personally by the Red Yao women, and they use the same ancient rituals and natural ingredients to handcraft their shampoo and conditioner bars. All Viori hair care products are made with the same natural rice found only in the Longsheng Mountains in China.
Their shampoo and conditioning bars moisturize, strengthen, regrow, volumize, increase natural shine, repair, and reduce scalp irritation. They’re plastic-free, sustainable, sulfate-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free, pH balanced, ethically sourced. Their only ingredients are: Longsheng Rice™, cocoa & shea butter, rice bran oil, hydrolyzed rice protein, aloe vera, bamboo, vitamin B8, vitamin B5, vitamin E.
Also, they give back to the beautiful Red Yao community by donating 5% of their profits back to them.
Check out Viori here.
2. Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner from Rahua
Rahua is an amazing brand that works with over 500 Amazonian families to bring rahua oil (their tool for long, glossy hair), to the world in a sustainable way. All Rahua’s products are organic, non-toxic and vegan. What I love most about this shampoo and conditioner is the incredible tropical scent, probably due to the fact that mango and passion-fruit extracts are their second and third ingredients!
Rahua made this shampoo and conditioner duo specifically for replenishing dry, damaged hair. They are rich and creamy formulas that penetrates each strand of hair and leave your scalp and locks smooth, shiny and smelling like heaven.
3. New Wash from HairStory
In contrast to Viori’s shampoo and conditioning bars, and Rahua’s liquid shampoo and conditioner is New Wash. This is a revolutionary product that does the job of not only a shampoo and conditioner, but also of masks. If de-cluttering your beauty routine and switching to the swiss army knife of hair care interests you, keep reading 🙂
If you’ve read my previous hair care posts, 3 Reasons You Should Use Sulfate-Free Shampoo and 8 Habits Of Girls Who Have Healthy Hair you’ll understand why I’m an advocate for New Wash. Essentially, the parabens and sulfates in shampoo are harsh detergents that strip away your hair’s natural moisture and so conditioner is needed to re-hydrate your locks. New Wash is made from natural, cruelty free ingredients like aloe vera leaf juice, jojoba oil and peppermint.
Switching to New Wash is bound to save you so much time and money, especially when you sign up for refills. But, you don’t have to take it from me, head over to New Wash’s website to read their 6500+ five star reviews!
4. Hydration Detangler + UV Barrier from Rahua
If your hair goes brassy in the sun as mine does, it’s well worth your time and money to find a high quality UV Barrier, so you don’t need to get expensive salon color and toner treatments. My favorite goes perfectly with Rahua’s Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner that I recommended above. Morete Oil is the key ingredient that gives your hair UV protection, and it also doubles as a delicious smelling detangler that softens hair, smooths frizz and prevents breakage and damage. It’s a perfect product to pop into your beach bag and massage into your hair after a swim so your hair is protected while you sunbathe.
Check out Rahua’s Hydration Detangler + UV Barrier here.
5. The Takesumi Detox Overnight Dry Shampoo from Kaia Naturals
This charcoal base dry shampoo has two options, blonde and brunette. This in itself is a great advantage compared to other dry shampoo products that don’t take this key difference into account and leave a white residue in your hair. Redheads should choose the brunette option. It’s recommended for use before bed because it can take around four hours for you to see results, but the results are well worth it. You’ll wake up with fresh, bouncy hair that has a lovely light citrus scent.
Check out The Takesumi Detox Dry Shampoo here.
6. O’WOW At Home Smoothing Treatment Kit
Do you use Brazilian blowouts and Keratin treatments? If you do, it’s probably because you love how easy your hair is to manage after a treatment; but you might be frustrated with the amount of time and money it costs you. Plus, the amount of chemicals you’ve inhaled over the years won’t have done your health any favors. The O’WOW at home smoothing kit is an exciting solution. Here’s what you need to know:
- It comes in an easy to apply home kit
- The product uses natural Brazilian Botanical Bioactives – meaning no nasty chemicals like formaldehyde!
- It repairs and deeply moisturizes the hair cuticles resulting fuss-free smooth, shiny hair that really does last 3 months
- It’s only $49.90, a huge saving compared to salon treatments.
The O’WOW team have kindly given me a special discount code to share with my readers, just use HANNAH10 at checkout to get 10% off.
Wondering how to use the O’WOW At Home Smoothing Treatment? Learn the 7 simple steps here.
7. The Body Shop Detangling Wooden Comb
Personally, I only use a comb now, because that’s what works best for my hair. I find that I get a lot less breakage because of how much gentler a comb is at detangling. The scalp massage a good wooden comb gives is also a bonus. I can recommend The Body Shop Detangling Comb, or if you prefer a comb with a handle, Onedor’s Sandalwood Hair Comb is great too.
Check out The Body Shop Detangling Comb here.
8. Hair Sweet Hair Vegan Gummies from Hum Nutrition
Having incredible hair must start from the inside out. If you’re not nourishing your body with the nutrients it needs to build strong, healthy hair, then you won’t grow it. Hair Sweet Hair from HUM Nutrition are all natural, vegan gummies that support hair growth with Fo-Ti, Zinc, PABA and Biotin, all of which result in your noticing less hair falling out and generally healthier, shinier strands. As a bonus, you’ll probably notice your nails getting stronger too 🙂
HUM Nutrition is amazing because they have this super fun 3-minute quiz that evaluates your goals and matches you with a personalized regimen that a real RD Nutritionist has tailored to your unique needs and goals. This is worth $100, but they do it for free and I can say from experience that it’s truly valuable.
You can use this link to get 15% off your personalized 3 product regimen and use the code HUM10 to get $10 off your first order.
The key to having incredible hair is washing it with products that don’t strip your hair of it’s natural protective oil barrier and reducing and repairing damage. I hope these products help you on your journey to healthier, smoother and shinier hair!
Refresh: Eight Healthy Habits
My FREE ebook Refresh is a collection of eight healthy habits that I’ve picked up along my journey. Don’t worry, they’re not the usual ones you’ve heard before – we all know we should drink more water. Instead, these habits are lesser known and have seriously improved my life.
They’ve helped me reduce stress, be more productive and improve my mood.
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