Is your hair looking less shiny than previously, feeling like it needs some extra nourishment, or are you looking for an eco friendly way to condition hair after using a shampoo bar
that isn't apple cider vinegar? It's a fairly safe bet to say that everyone likes to have luscious locks. Read on as we share insight into why your hair might not be looking as shiny or feeling as nourished as it once was, and some of our favourite natural and eco friendly ways you can protect, treat and condition it.
Why is my hair feeling less nourished than previously?
With such busy, modern life, there are a myriad of reasons your hair is feeling less nourished or shiny than it was once. These could include:
- Conventional shampoos and conditioners and other hair care products;
- Hormonal changes;
- Less than optimal diet – not enough fruit and vegetables;
- Synthetic dyes, use of heat i.e. dryers and straighteners;
- Stress, especially adrenal fatigue;
- Lack of sleep;
- Autoimmune conditions;
- Sun, chlorine;
- High caffeine consumption.
Eco friendly ways to treat, protect and condition hair
While it's incredibly important to try to get stress under control, make sure you get enough sleep, and up your intake of healthy nutrients, Biome can certainly help you with the first point in the list above. So after washing your hair with a natural shampoo, such as a shampoo bar
, here are some of our favourite ways to protect, treat and condition hair afterwards.
Miessence Organic Protect Hair Repair
A certified organic spray with the goods. You can use on wet or dry hair to detangle, soften, strengthen, moisturise and rebuild. This hair health giving spray is made from a cornucopia of beautifying ingredients including, rosehip oil, aloe, rosemary, sage, geranium, horsetail, nettle, sweet orange essential oil, among others. Miessence is a carbon negative business and their products are palm oil free
, organic and Australian made. Your hair will love you for this one! Shop Miessence Organic Protect Hair Repair here >
Noosa Basics Scalp Serum
Hair health starts with the scalp. The healthier the scalp, the better the result. This amazing serum is made from Ayurvedic herbs and oils featuring fatty acids, nutrients, antifungal and antibacterial properties. The blend promotes blood circulation and strengthens the roots. Handmade in Noosa in small batches and is certified organic, cruelty free and vegan. A hair treatment that safeguards the eco-system. Ingredients include rosemary, peppermint, cedarwood, thyme and Jamaican black castor oil. Shop Noosa Basics Scalp Serum here >
Desert Shadow Hair Silk Oil Treatment
This beautiful vegan friendly treatment oil is packed with potent goodies from nature. Use as either an intense or leave-in treatment to fight dryness, split ends and frizzy follicles. Contains nourishing fruit, nut and essentials oils for hair strength, reducing hair fall and increasing the health of the shaft. These oils include, moringa oil, almond oil, macadamia nut oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, cocoa butter, amla, and essential oils of lavender, rosemary, geranium, sandalwood, and rosemary leaf extract. This oil is guaranteed to make hair radiant. Lovingly made by an Australian company with ethically and sustainably sourced organic ingredients. Shop Desert Shadow Hair Silk Oil Treatment here >
Black Chicken Remedies HairOm Hair and Scalp Treatment
Another ingenious Australian company, Black Chicken Remedies, is creating great natural personal care products and this hair treatment is no exception. Working from the roots down, the HairOM treatment is infused with fatty acids, omega 3 and essential and botanical oils. The ingredients include the hair mainstays of rosemary, cedarwood and lavender oil with the standout ingredients of argan oil, hemp oil, sesame oil, vitamin E, clary sage and jojoba. These oils are extremely rich in fatty acids which nourish the hair root and scalp. Jojoba and hemp have strong antimicrobial and antiviral properties, stopping conditions which can prohibit hair growth in their tracks. Shop Black Chicken Remedies HairOm Hair and Scalp Treatment
DIY Moroccan Lava Clay “No Poo” Shampoo & Hair Mask
Our Moroccan Lava Clay “No Poo” shampoo alternative or hair mask gently cleans, hydrates and nourishes all hair types naturally. Use in place of shampoo as needed or as a weekly hair mask to condition. Our DIY “No Poo” shampoo and hair mask combines mineral-rich Moroccan Lava Clay with moisturising Argan Oil. While it may not be the prettiest of recipes (!!!), we promise you will be amazed at how soft and nourished it will leave your hair. Find the DIY Moroccan Lava Clay "No Poo" recipe here > Check out the entire range of natural styling products and treatments at Biome here >
We hope these suggestions are helpful for keeping your crowning glory as lovely as possible. Let us know in the comments if you have tried them successfully, or your other eco friendly tips to treat, protect and condition hair.