I’ve tried a lot of different natural hair products over the last few years however not many of them have made it onto my blog as they’ve not all been successful. In fact, shampoos/conditioners have been the hardest thing for me to switch since I went green over four years ago.
However, now that I’ve tried a lot of products (from Trilogy, Intelligent Nutrients and Green People to Faith in Nature, Tabitha James Kraan and Odylique) I’ve finally worked out what works well for my hair…for the most part!
My hair tends to get greasy quite quickly. It’s not particularly dry, just a little frizzy at times but my main issue is greasy roots. I’ve been using and loving for the last year or so the Rosemary Shampoo from Faith in Nature. Rosemary has astringent properties and I find this works really well at keeping my hair free from product build up, and I can also go up to three days without needing to wash my hair again. I simply do a double-shampoo and my hair is left feeling clean.
I tend not to use conditioner every time I wash my hair as I was finding that it was weighing down my hair too much and meaning I could only go 1-2 days before needing another wash. I do need a little bit of a treatment every week or so to keep it tamed and free from dry ends so I’ve been using the MILK treatment by GM Reverie as a leave-in conditioner before I blow-dry my hair. I find this is just enough to de-frizz, tame my hair and add a little shine, without weighing it down or feeling greasy. It smells amazing too! I just use a couple of pumps, run through my hair then blow-dry using my EcoTools Smoothing Detangler Brush. Voila…smooth, frizz-free clean hair!
For in-between washes, I use dry shampoo to keep my hair looking fresh & clean at the roots. I use the Tabitha James Kraan Dry Shampoo in Dark. This is the travel friendly spritzer, however it also comes in a larger size that you can pour out. I like both but this one sometimes doesn’t like to disperse the product & I have to shake it around a bit to get it to spray out! It’s still a good product though and freshens up my roots.
And last but certainly not least is my hair dye routine. I unfortunately get quite a lot of greys which isn’t fun at 24 years old but dyeing my hair every 4-6 weeks keeps them covered, most of the time. I’ve tried a couple of natural dyes but recently I’ve just been sticking to a standard hair dye box from Boots because the natural ones weren’t covering all my greys.
However, I’ve been sent a Hair Dye from Saach Organics. These do not contain peroxides, ammonia or PPD and they’re made from henna. I didn’t really know what to expect as I’ve never used henna dyes before so I was in for a bit of a shock. It stinks, you have to leave it on for about two hours and you can only wash it out with water…so my hair smelt the next day, it wasn’t smooth or soft and my hairbrush turned green when I was blow-drying it as I mustn’t have washed all the dye out. I was so happy when I was able to wash my hair again, and I did use the shampoo that comes with the dye which didn’t wow me but the colour came out really nice. I’m not sure I’d try it again but if I did, I’d definitely do it on a Saturday night so my hair could be messy on the Sunday, rather than having to go through the hassle of blow-drying and straightening it for work!
For now, I think I’ll have to stick to the non-green hair dyes unfortunately but I know that they work and I do only use them once every six weeks.
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