This is how my haircare routine has been looking lately. It did expand since my last minimal haircare routine that I posted about here in March. The reason why I need more products is because 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 colors, however, it 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 | $12 – £6.98
Tints of Nature Sulfate Free shampoo is a thick shampoo, formulated without harsh ingredients. Though, the main purpose of a shampoo is to gently and effectively clean your 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, however, 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).
Ingredients: Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, **Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, **Coco-Glucoside, Polysorbate-20, **Glyceryl Laurate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Panthenol, Parfum, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Limonene, *Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Glucose, Linalool, Eugenol, Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase. *Certified Organic.
Hydrating Conditioner* 200 ml | $12 – £6.98
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 the hair ends. You can feel that the conditioner has done its job when you start rinsing it out – hair feels very 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.
Ingredients: Aqua, **Cetyl Alcohol, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Stearalkonium Chloride, **Stearyl Alcohol, **Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, *Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, PEG-100 Stearate, Oleth-10, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, *Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, *Glycerin, Parfum, Citric Acid, *Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Polyquaternium-10, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, **Avena Strigosa (Black Oat) Seed Extract, **Lecithin. * Certified Organic.
Sante Brilliant Care Conditioner 200 ml | $9.99 – ~£6
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’s rich, 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.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Alcohol* , Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Betula Alba Leaf Extract*, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Panthenol, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Glycerin, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Parfum (Essential Oils)**. * From certified organically grown. **natural essential oils. Certified Organic. Vegan.
Ogario Restore & Shine Hair Mask* 200ml | ~$37 – £28.50
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!
Ingredients: aqua (water), cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, behentrimonium methosulfate, panthenol (pro-vitamin b5), persea gratissima (avocado) oil, litsea cubeba (may chang) oil, urtica dioica (nettle) extract, equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract, lavandula angustifolia flower (lavender) extract, salvia officinalis leaf (sage) extract, citral, sorbitan olivate, cetearyl olivate, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, hydroxyethylcellulose, tocopherol, olea europaea leaf (olive) powder, amyris balsamifera wood (amyris) oil, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil, citrus medica limonum (lemon) oil, cetyl palmitate, sorbitan palmitate, sorbic acid, hydrolyzed silk, pantolactone, potassium sorbate, geraniol, citronellol, aloe barbadensis (aloe) gel, limonene, linalool.
Available: Ogario London (UK & worldwide)
Alchemy Oils Amla Hair Remedy* 100 ml | £27
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 citrus-y scent and smells like lemongrass to me. I’ve been using it once a week for about 3 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 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.
Ingredients: Lemon Essential Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil infused Emblica Officinalis Fruit Extract (Amla Oil), Fractionated Coconut Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Argan Oil.
Available: Alchemy Oils (UK only).
John Masters Organics Deep Scalp Treatment 30 ml | $8 – £6
I wrote a full post about this baby and what it achieves here, so take a look, if interested.
LEAVE-INS & STYLING
Logona Argan Oil Shine Hair Fluid 75 ml | $19 – ~£8
I have already featured this Shine Fluid in my last haircare 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*
I’ve received this Rose & Apricot Hair Milk with Naturisimo Hair Discovery Box and have been occasionally 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 (full review) and I’ve been enjoying it since. I’m going on long holidays soon, so I’m definitely planning on taking it with me.
John Masters Organics Citrus & Neroli Detangler 60 ml | $6 – £5.50
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 is it, 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 will 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.
Have you tried any of these products? What’s your haircare routine at the moment?