Organic Silica and Apple Cider Vinegar are going to give you the shine and luster that you see in commercials (which is just computer alterations and good lighting anyways).
Super Cheap Tip for Shiny Hair
Mix a 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of cool water and pour it over your just shampooed hair in the shower. Leave for 1 minute to soak and rinse with cool water.
(I know the cool water part seems less enjoyable, but it closes the cuticle in the hair shaft, sealing in the goodness you just gave your hair)
This rinse is a great follow up after using your all natural shampoo product and can be done on a weekly basis to keep your hair gleaming.
The Best of Natural Hair Shampoos and Conditioners
There are more and more companies coming clean with all natural hair shampoos and conditioners. I've tried lots of different products and these are the ones that work best on my hair. My hair has some natural curl to it, but the shaft itself is pretty thin. I tend to look for products that build up the shaft and give me manageable curls without frizz.
Just Naturals makes a great thickening shampoo and conditioner and I've had huge success with it.
Click here for their All Natural Shampoo and Conditioner for thin hair.
Their shampoo adds volume and shine to my hair using Carrot Root, Aloe, Sage and Jojoba oils. Because it's free of detergents, you can use it every day and it won't dry your hair out. Also it's safe to use if you color your hair since it's free of parbens too.
*TIP with the shampoo product*
You don't need to use much, but spend some time gently lathering it from root to tip....and make sure you rinse it completely!! Most people don't and that's part of the reason for build up.
The partner to the all natural shampoo is the thickening conditioner. This conditioner is rich with Jojoba and Nut oils to add strength and luster to your hair.
*Tip with this product*
Again you don't need much product, work it into the end of your hair. If you have long hair, work it into the pony-tail end of your hair. With any remaining product just work it into the crown of your hair. Use a wide tooth comb and gently comb the conditioner from root to tip. Leave on for at least 3 minutes and rinse completely with cool water.
Another Shampoo and Conditioner duo that I have tried is by John
Lavendar Rosemary Shampoo
is an awesome all natural shampoo that smells as wonderful as it sounds and has tons of essential oils like Sage, Chamomile and Coconut. It is also safe for color treated hair. Their
Lavender and Avocado Intensive Conditioner
works wonders. It has honey and Vit B5 that makes hair
thicker and shinier. Love it!!
*Tip with this product*
The intensive conditioner is so rich that those who have oily hair may find it too much for everyday. John Masters offers many other lighter weight conditioners for everyday use, like their
Citrus and Neroli Detangler and Conditioner.
Another great product from John Master's is their
Zinc Sage Shampoo and Conditioner.
This product is a multi-tasker and also makes a great natural dandruff shampoo. It is full of great natural ingredients like zinc and sage which are better than slathering your already problematic scalp with chemicals.