My hair is naturally dark ash blonde, not color-treated for about a year and a half now, fine textured, with oiler roots and drier ends. If you have hair like this, you know how difficult it can be to have hair that is hydrated but not flat. I have tried quite a few natural shampoos and conditioners, usually with lackluster results. Admittedly, I have never tried any higher-end natural haircare, so I can’t comment on some brands, but for now I have found a combination of a few products that work fairly well for my hair type. I’m always on the lookout for the absolute best products for my hair type. There are definitely some brands I would love to try, but prices make me trigger shy, so hopefully I can snag some samples in the future.
One product not on this list that I’m searching for is a conditioning deep treatment to use about once a week. Because these types of all-natural hair products aren’t usually wallet-friendly, again, I’m trying to get samples first and find one that works. I’ve used coconut oil and avocado oil as a deep treatment and it works pretty well, but makes an oily mess in the bottom of the shower, so a less greasy alternative would be nice to find.
Acure Pure Mint + Echinacea Volumizing Shampoo – I’ve tried Acure’s shampoo and conditioner for normal hair as well, but I think this version has a slight advantage for my hair type. It smells fresh, suds up wonderfully for an all-natural shampoo, and allows me to go 2-3 days between shampoos. Also, it’s easy to find and affordable as far as all-natural haircare goes.
Acure Pure Mint + Echinacea Volumizing Conditioner – This works great with the shampoo. It is moisturizing without being heavy – which is critical when you have fine hair. I’ve tried other conditioners that left my hair too dry, and others that were too heavy and made my hair flat and limp. This is, as Goldilocks would say, “just right.”
Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner – I am in love with this product. I’m not one to buy expensive products lightly, so that is a testament to how well this conditioner works (although I did buy a full-size with a coupon code so I got a great deal). It is heavier than other leave-ins but not so heavy that my hair looks greasy. Plus, it smells fresh and lemony. It helps keep my ends from looking dry, which is going to be more important as well the weather gets colder. When my hair is still wet from showering, I spray this from the middle of my hair down to my ends, and comb through. Sometimes, I even mist a little on my dry hair if it looks like it needs it.
DIY Dry Shampoo – Because I’m not yet willing to fork over money for dry shampoo, I’ve been making my own with great results. I plan on posting my DIY “recipe” soon, but whatever your preference, you should try a natural dry shampoo, whether you buy it or make your own. Using dry shampoo has been an epiphany for me. I’ve been able to go from shampooing 6-7 days a week to just 2-3 times a week. I dust a little dry shampoo on my roots and the hair around my face, brush through after a minute or two, and my hair is good to go. Fantastic!
What are your absolute favorite natural haircare products? If you use higher-end products, do you feel the results are worth the price?