Compared with the old days, hair shampoos these days are no longer just a bottle of artificial chemical ingredients (detergents, surfactants) with weird sounding names. Hair shampoos are now available with various natural ingredients such as coconut milk, hibiscus, ginseng, organic honey, bee wax, cinnamon and other spices, and even dark chocolate. And their specific applications are now more than before: hair deep cleanse, anti hair fall, complete hair soft care, hair volumizing, hair thickening, just to name a few. Let’s take a look at some hair shampoos with interesting and hair nourishing natural ingredients.
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1. Little Innoscents Organic Hair and Body Wash Gel with spearmint, lavender, sweet orange oils
According to the Australian manufacturer, this children hair and body was gel does not contain harmful chemicals such as parabens. Parabens are preservatives commonly used in cosmetics and personal care products, and are readily absorbed through human skin, blood and digestive system. You will find that many skin care products nowadays are paraben-free. In addition, Little Innoscents Organic hair and body wash gel contains organic spearmint, lavender and sweet orange essential oils.
Spearmint oil (Mentha Viridis) has the benefits of antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, emmenagogue, restorative, and a stimulant substance, plus it is a natural skin brightener by removing flaky dry skin.
Meanwhile, lavender oil (Lavandula Angustifolia) with its antimicrobial properties can penetrate skin pores and scalp to eliminate bacteria, while also relieving nervous tension and pain, improve blood circulation and even alleviate respiratory conditions.
Your children will also benefit from the sweet orange essential oil (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis) due to its anti-inflammatory properties, while improving the children’s ability to absorb vitamin C, enhancing collagen production and blood flow, thus helping your children (and even you) stay young. These natural organic ingredients can help in relieving your young ones from rashes, eczema, psoriasis, cradle cap, and nappy rash. In addition, this hair cleansing gel contains kernel oil, sunflower oil, and olive oil.
2. Yang Ze Tang Ginger Hair Shampoo
This hair shampoo from China contains extract of natural ginger roots (Zingiber officinale). Ginger roots are known for its dietary benefits such as relieving nausea, motion sickness, and pain while improving your appetite, When use for hair care, fresh ginger root extract, which contains magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, various vitamins, and the antioxidant gingerol help fight free radical and boost hair regeneration. It protects against dandruff and dry, itchy scalp. Ginger’s anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties keep your scalp healthy.
Back to the ginger hair shampoo that comes with three items: silicone-free formula ginger shampoo, amino acid repairing conditioner, and amino acid scalp nutrition essence. The ginger shampoo is a pure plant, silicone oil-free shampoo with a claimed acid PH ratio balanced for the body. The conditioner with amino acids, and the scalp nutrition essence both contain amino acids and plant extracts to treat damaged hair and moisturising the scalp while improving blood circulation.
3. Hanz De Fuko Natural Shampoo with apple fruit, clove flower, shea butter fruit extracts
The Hanz De Fuko Natural Shampoo contains over 16 pure natural plant extracts and more than 10 amino acids, which should help hair care by allowing it to absorb and re-build-in its own natural oils. The natural ingredients include apple fruit (Pyrus Malus) extract, clove flower extract (Eugenia Caryophyllus), and shea butter fruit extract (Butyrospermum Parkii) selected as hair conditioners.
Apple fruit extract has been found to stimulate human hair cells with twice the effectiveness of minoxidil to promote hair growth. Clove flower extract is known to prevent hair loss and thicken hair. Shear butter fruit extract moisturises dry scalp, reduces flaking, and reduces oil production by the skin glands.
The Hanz De Fuko natural shampoo also throws in a cauldron full of botanical herbs like eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, common nettle extract, pomegranate extract, goldenseal extract, hibiscus flower extract, and more.
4. Himalaya Protein Shampoo with palasa, eclipta, pongame oiltree extracts
Himalaya, the mountain range known as the roof of the world, with its pristine white peaks and refreshing top-of-the-world air. The Himalaya protein shampoo is most probably not made with the glacial water from these mountains, but it does boast a formula based on the Ayurveda’s herbal tradition. If you knew yoga, you have probably heard of Ayurveda, a 2000 years old healing method of India’s Vedic culture, based on the belief that health and wellness can be achieved through a balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The shampoo is formulated to provide hair root nourishment and strengthens damaged hair.
The natural ingredients include Butea Frondosa extract, variously known as palasa, flame of the forest, or the Judas tree, a plant with a variety of medicinal uses. In addition, the shampoo contains
Eclipta, a daisy type plant traditionally used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine, and known for stimulating hair growth, preventing baldness and the premature greying of hair.
The third key ingredient, the pongame oil tree (Pongamia Pinnata) extract, is a natural stimulant that helps in increasing blood supply to skin thus preventing hair loss. It has the added benefit of bring an effective natural anti-fungal ingredient.
5. Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Repairing Conditioner
Coconut oil, once scorned but now loved by many, is the star ingredient in Palmer’s coconut nut oil repairing conditioner. Coconut oil, with its anti-microbial properties and lauric acid, stimulates hair growth by getting deep into hair follicles, in addition to preventing hair damage and split ends. Palmer’s coconut oil conditioner is made from Tahitian Monoi, a perfume-oil infused with tiare flower petals.
Palmer’s conditioner further adds these herbal and sea ingredients: Monoi oil (Gardenia Tahitensis flower) for hydration, argan oil (Argania Spinosa) for brilliant and glossy hair, and sea kelp (Macrocystis Pyrifera) to promote hair growth.
6. Tate’s The Natural Miracle Shampoo with mountain spring water
So what’s special with Tate’s The Natural Miracle Shampoo? We probably have heard of the stories of celebrities Kim Basinger and Demi Moore washing their hair with bottled mineral water rather than our chlorine-treated municipal water. Apparently it works (at least for this lucky girl). And the main ingredient in Tate’s shampoo is mountain spring water! Will this be the shampoo where even the aqua part of it is sourced from nature? And will it really make your hair shinier and glossier like the story above? It’s your call.
Tate’s natural shampoo comes with extracts and essential oils from land and sea herbs, fruits and mineral including coconuts, pine needles, chamomile, nutmeg, lemons, thyme, passion flower, apples, cinnamon, eucalyptus, sea salt, geranium, raspberries and almonds.
7. A’kin Rosemary Shampoo
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is an aromatic herb containing ursolic acid that improves scalp blood circulation to enhance hair growth. Its antioxidant properties helps remove free radicals, the culprit in the ageing process, thus slowing the appearance of grey hairs, while your scalp can certainly benefit from the herb’s antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects.
Besides the rosemary oil, the A’kin rosemary shampoo contains an additional natural ingredient that may help give your hair that glistening shine and manageability: cedar wood essential oil. The effect of cedar wood oil was proven in a 1998 Scottish study where 44% of the participants suffering from alopecia areata, a condition that could cause baldness, experienced hair growth after using cedar wood oil.
8. Claire Organics Kurokami Hair Care Handmade Soap with camellia oil (tea seed oil)
The star ingredient in Claire Organics’ Kurokami Hair Care Handmade Soap is Camellia japonica or camellia oil (tea seed oil). Camellia oil is a favourite of Coco Chanel because of its vitamin A, B, C, E, omega-9 fatty acids, antioxidants, and plant collagen, which help unclogged hair pores and your hair scalp hydrated. Camellia oil also works to restore grey hair and promote smooth, healthy skin.
Experts agree that the Oshimo Islands of Japan produced the best quality camellia oil, and the Kurokami handmade soap contains Japanese camellia oil. In Japan, geishas and maikos apply camellia oil for the distinct Japanese traditional glossy hair look. You might be interested to know that kurokami means dark hair in Japanese.
This camellia oil handmade soap is infused with a blend of organic virgin olive oil, organic virgin coconut oil, rice bran oil, castor oil, and palm oil.
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