This is how my haircare routine has been looking lately. It did expand since my last minimal hair care routine I posted about in March. The reason why I need more products is that I recently highlighted my hair and soon after I noticed that it requires a little bit more hydration and care than usual.
SHAMPOO & CONDITIONERS
Many of you might already know Tints of Nature for its healthier (ammonia-free) hair dyes; however, the brand also offers a wide haircare range that includes shampoos, conditioners, a dry shampoo, and various treatments. This re-branded range is formulated to care for colored hair but is suitable for all hair types. Both of the products that I’ll be mentioning in this post won several beauty awards this year (Sulfate Free Shampoo won The Green Parent Natural Beauty Silver Award 2016, and Hydrating Conditioner won two – The Green Parent Natural Beauty Award 2016 as Best Buy and Natural Health International Beauty Awards 2016), which is impressive.
Sulfate-Free Shampoo* (250 ml)
Tints of Nature Sulfate Free shampoo is a thick shampoo, formulated without harsh ingredients. Though the primary purpose of shampoo is to gently and efficiently clean the hair and scalp, I like that this Sulfate-Free shampoo also contains wheat protein and panthenol, which are calming and restorative ingredients. The shampoo is suitable for all hair types, but you will definitely need a conditioner after using it. What I like the most about it is that it lifts my roots and gives some nice volume, even though it’s not a volumizing shampoo. What I wish would be different is the scent (smells like medicine to me).
Hydrating Conditioner* (200 ml)
This sweet-scented hair conditioner is probably one of the thickest conditioners that I’ve tried in my entire life. It’s so thick that I have to unscrew the lid and then pour it in my hand. Despite that thickness, it’s easy to apply and spread throughout hair ends. You can feel that the conditioner has done its job when you start rinsing it out – the hair feels incredibly silky. Speaking about the results, to be honest, the promise to deliver super shine is a bit exaggerated, but apart from that this is a nice everyday conditioner, which leaves hair soft, manageable, and lovely.
Sante Brilliant Care Conditioner (200 ml)
This was my first natural hair conditioner that I tried many years ago when I became interested in green beauty. Throughout the years, the brand has changed the packaging design a couple of times, but the product stayed the same good quality. Even though I’ve used this conditioner countless times, I believe I haven’t reviewed it on the blog. Brilliant Care Hair Conditioner has a pleasant scent, which reminds me of coconuts. It has a rich texture, so little goes a long way, and it makes my hair look healthy, soft, and glossy. It does contain alcohol, if you tend to avoid it in your haircare routine, but I haven’t noticed any hair dryness from using this conditioner. Available at Ecco Verde for $9.99/£6.
Ogario Restore & Shine Hair Mask* (200ml)
I’m utterly in love with this luxurious natural hair mask! First of all, I have no idea when I started admiring citrus scent so much, but this mask smells amazing and really uplifts my mood. It has a butter-like consistency and so many beneficial ingredients that I don’t even know which ones to highlight. The mask contains various citrus oils for shine, panthenol and avocado for moisture, nettle and lavender for balancing properties, and many more. My hair feels light, manageable, and, thanks to the citrus oils, lustrous. Very impressed! Available at Ogario London, Lovelula (UK & worldwide) for $36 – £28.50.
Alchemy Oils Amla Hair Remedy* (100 ml)
Amla Hair Remedy is a nourishing hair treatment that contains ingredients such as amla extract infused in sesame oil, my favorite coconut oil, and lemon essential oil. Amla is known for its hair strengthening, growth-stimulating, and nourishing properties. If you’ve ever wondered why there’s no such a thing as pure amla oil and what are amla’s benefits, here’s a great article on Curly Nikki about it.
I really like the packaging. The shape and overall look of the bottle makes me feel like I’m using some kind of a magic potion! The treatment itself has a citrusy scent and smells like lemongrass to me. I’ve been using it once a week for about three weeks by applying the oil on my hair ends, keeping for 30 minutes to 1 hour, and then rinsing it out with Tints of Nature Shampoo (followed by hair conditioner). My hair is noticeably less frizzy and shiny after this treatment, which is nice. I haven’t tried using it on my roots just because I tend to avoid any products that contain pure oils anywhere near them, but if you’re looking for strengthening and growing your hair faster, you can follow one of the recommended methods to use it as an overnight treatment by covering all of your hair from roots to tips. Available: Alchemy Oils (UK only), Lovelula for $34/£27.
John Masters Organics Deep Scalp Treatment (30 ml)
I wrote a full post about this baby and what it accomplishes here, so take a look, if interested.
LEAVE-INS & STYLING
Logona Argan Oil Shine Hair Fluid (75 ml)
I have already featured this Shine Fluid in my last hair care routine post here. I haven’t been using it as much since then because I had other products that I wanted to try, but I still like it and will definitely continue using it.
John Masters Organics Rose & Apricot Hair Milk* (30ml)
I’ve received this Rose & Apricot Hair Milk with Naturisimo Hair Discovery Box and have occasionally been using it ever since. I still think that it’s too lightweight for my hair, but I know many girls who are looking exactly for this type of product, so you can read my full review to find out if this would suit your hair.
Swell Ultimate Protect & Renew Serum*
Another product that came in Naturisimo Hair Discovery Box and I’ve been enjoying it since. I’m going on a long trip soon, so I’m definitely planning on taking it with me.
John Masters Organics Citrus & Neroli Detangler (60 ml)
Out of all John Masters Organics detanglers, I neglected this Citrus & Neroli Detangler for a long time purely because of its scent. I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t use it without wrinkling my nose at it. I mean, the product itself is great: it’s versatile (you can use it as a leave-in or rinse out conditioner, or even as a hair mask), effective, and filled with many wonderful organic ingredients caring for your hair and scalp. No wonder it receives loads and loads of praises from almost everyone who tries it. It’s a bit lighter in consistency than Bare detangler, but still absolutely great. I repurchased the travel-size in hopes that it would change my mind about the scent, but it’s just not for me. However, if you haven’t already tried John Masters Organics detanglers (any of them), I highly recommend you to do so and decide for yourself which one is the best for your hair. Available at John Masters (US), Lovelula (UK & worldwide) for $6/£5.50.
Have you tried any of these products? What’s your haircare routine at the moment?