Treat Your Hair Like It Deserves With All Natural Shampoo and Conditioners



Finding the right all natural shampoo is the basic building block to achieving healthy, gorgeous hair. With all the chemicals that build up in your scalp over time, choosing natural hair shampoos and conditioners make sense.

Often the next ingredient after water in your commercial shampoo is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (a common detergent in many products). This chemical is common in many, many cosmetic and body products and companies are beginning to realize there are safer alternatives.

One substitute is Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which reports less harsh effects than the former. If you really need that foamy shampoo feel in the shower, this chemical is the better choice. However, if you are really trying to avoid the whole chemical thing all together, reach for products that are free of detergents.

I Want the Hair I See in the Commercials!


DON'T WE ALL??

There are great all natural ways to get that luster, volume, thickness etc. that you are looking for. Essential and fruit/vegetable oils are the active ingredients in your natural hair shampoos and conditioners that can help you with what you want out of your hair.

  • Lavender, Chamomile, Rosemary and Tea Tree Oil are staples in many natural hair products since they are famous for improving scalp and hair follicle health. Look for all natural shampoo containing these ingredients if your hair really needs repair.
  • Carrot Root, Cedarwood, Clary Sage and Rosemary are great for stimulating hair growth and giving great volume to limp locks.
  • Avocado, Coconut and Jojoba are perfect ingredients for moisturizing dried out hair, especially in those northern climates like mine!!
  • 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 Master's. Their 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.