If there is one type of beauty product that is highly underrated it is a good shampoo and conditioner. As a woman, don’t you just crave your hair to be silky and healthy, something you can run your fingers through?! In the world of commercial advertising and marketing, any brand found in a drugstore hair aisle can say they give you “shiny, lustrous hair” like the women in the commercials, with not one split end. Or they concoct some specialized “formula” that addresses your specific needs (volume, dark hair, shine, etc) with a host of chemicals. Watch out especially for sodium lauryl sulfate , the notorious ingredient which is in most shampoos and can really dry out your hair. I don’t understand why women choose these shampoos and conditioners with long lists of synthetic ingredients when there are such wonderful natural and plant based shampoos and conditioners out there, and so many options!
I have found a great company from my home the U.K. called Faith in Nature, which makes a whole variety of all natural beauty products, everything from hair and skin care to household cleaning and feminine products. They have some amazing shampoos with aromatherapy in scents from Chocolate to Rosemary to Seaweed. I have been using the Lavender and Geranium soothing shampoo and conditioner on my thick, unmanageable mane and it has been lovely. It is vegan, all from plant origin and essential oils. Not only does it smell amazing (lavender and geranium oils are two of my favorite natural scents) but it is gentle for your locks. Unlike most shampoos, Faith in Nature doesn’t strip your hair of oil, causing it to then overproduce sebum and making your hair more oily. Lavender controls over secretion of sebum, and geranium is known to soothe anxiety and stress. The conditioner is luxurious if you leave it on for 5 minutes to soak up the oils. Follow this routine with a minute of as cold of water as you can stand to seal the hair cuticle and leave your hair shiny. Feel free to post your hair routine or favorite natural hair products, I would love to hear them!