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January 21, 2019
As black hair is prone to breakage, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of moisture and treatments like deep conditioning, and oil treatments to curb this issue.
Granted, every hair type requires moisture to thrive but for black hair, moisture is everything! Once you get your moisture routine going, you just watch and see how great your hair will look all the time.
Now, keeping your hair moisturized is only just half of it, for better absorption and your hair’s overall health, you should keep it clean and this can be achieved this with the right shampoo.
Finding the right conditioner or shampoo can be a hassle with several brands to pick from and so many contradicting details about what the best shampoo and conditioner for natural black hair should contain. However, before you make any purchase, understand that a good conditioner or shampoo should be free of chemicals harmful to your hair or health. Also, we must emphasize that while the right products will leave your hair healthier and better-looking, healthy hair begins with a good diet.
That said, which ingredients should the best shampoos and conditioners for natural black hair contain? In this article, we’ll focus on Ayurvedic treatment herbs and outline some of the essential hair herbs and oils. These ingredients should either be included in your store-bought product or in your DIY hair mixture.
We can’t say this enough, your hair needs water, therefore, any organic shampoo or conditioner you may be buying or making should contain ample amounts of this life-giving liquid. Not only do your strands need water to look good outside, but this liquid also works from inside as well. So drink more even as you wash and moisturize with water-based shampoos and conditioners.
In Ayurveda, curry leaves have proven to be effective for hair regrowth and promoting strong, thick, shiny and healthy hair. It is also known to curb hair loss, lessen scalp issues and stop premature greying. High in antioxidants such as Vitamins A, E, folic acids and minerals, the herb offers true nourishment for natural hair.
Not only is this herbal oil an essential moisture-reinforcing ingredient in conditioners, but it is also a great chemical-free remedy for fighting scalp conditions such as dandruff and psoriasis. This natural anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antiseptic and antiviral oil is frequently contained in a few of the best shampoo and conditioner for natural black hair. For healthy, clean and growing hair, look out for this ingredient.
Unlike regular oils that just sit on your hair and do nothing, other than shine, of course, coconut oil goes the extra mile and penetrates your hair making it stronger from inside out. Not only that, studies have proven coconut oil reduces hair protein loss from brushing and blow-drying.
Also, the essential fatty acids and minerals contained in coconut oil help to nourish the scalp. For these reasons, some of the best shampoos and conditioners for natural black hair contain this ingredient. These benefits are also part of the reasons the oil is a key ingredient in Ayurvedic hair care for natural hair.
DIY or store-bought should contain a measure of this incredibly healthy oil. Not only is it terrific on the face and taste amazing in meals, it is simply superb for the hair. A good source of vitamins B and E, it works great as a leave-in conditioner for the hair, softening and providing great shine.
Another benefit is as a deep conditioner, avocado spreads and coats the hair quickly without weighing it down. Again, look out for this ingredient in conditioners and shampoos if you’re not DIYing.
Did you think its use ended with soothing sunburn? Wrong! Aloe Vera offers way more. Aloe Vera gel helps to stimulate hair growth, prevent hair loss and restore shine. That is not all; it also helps restore the hair’s pH balance for optimum hair health. The multipurpose herb can be used by itself or as a moisturizing ingredient in your DIY treatments. So, look out for it when buying.
Another great cleansing Ayurvedic oil for the scalp, this is a must-have in your natural hair shampoo or/and conditioner as it does not only help detoxify your hair, it promotes hair growth and reduces breakage – a major reason many natural hair women swear by it.
This incredible multi-tasking oil is perfect for mixing with rinse-out conditioners and leave-ins. Sharing several similarities with natural oils of the hair and scalp, olive oil helps to replace missing scalp/hair oils in dry damaged hair. While it is a key ingredient in many of the best natural shampoos and conditioners for natural black hair, you can use it DIY by adding to your mixes or/and as a pre-shampoo hot oil treatment.
Loved for its smell in meals, the easy to grow herb offers some unexpected benefits. Rosemary oil has been found to prevent shedding/hair loss and also promote hair growth. You can include in your DIY hair care treatment by squeezing a drop or two into bottles of your regular conditioner and shampoo if it’s not already contained in the products.
This delicious goodness is packed with benefits for black hair types. Because of its healing, moisture trapping, and hydrating properties, we highly recommend that whatever hair care routine and treatment you follow, should have honey included; DIY or not.
One of the most popular oils for hair care in Ayurveda, almond oil (Badam Ka Tel in India) is rich in nutrients such as Vitamin E, phospholipids, Omega-3 fatty acids, and Magnesium for hair and scalp nourishment.
Its high nutrient content makes it a highly recommended Ayurvedic product for stopping hair loss, treating damaged hair and restoring hair shine. It has also been found helpful in eliminating dandruff and reducing scalp inflammation.
There you have it, some products the best shampoo and conditioner for natural black hair should contain. Not DIYing and can’t seem to find products containing most of these ingredients? Or, are you DIYing but unable to find some of these herbs and oils? We’ve got you covered; you can preorder our Ayurvedic natural hair conditioners and shampoos made from 100% organic Ayurvedic herbs here.
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