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Natural products to refresh your hair for the spring season

Now that spring is here and the summer is approaching you’ll be looking to give your hair a refresh, perhaps with a few highlights, a new cut or just switching up your hair care products. Whether you’re loyal to your favourite brands or not, it’s important to consider natural products for hair care. Your hair is more sensitive than you may think and most products you can buy in supermarkets are constantly drying it out, to the extent that you’re forced to buy the conditioning products to replace what’s been taken out.

A good place to start is with a hair oil to apply to your hair after washing it, as there are more natural options on the market. American Dream stocks Jenoris Pistachio Oil, which repairs damaged hair by providing it with the vitamins it needs. The pistachio oils also protect the hair from free radicals and the everyday pollution in your environment. There is also an exclusive Omega 3, 6 and 9 complex in this hair oil that will strengthen and add shine to your hair.

To have superior hair you need to begin in the shower and look at the shampoo and conditioner you’re using. Cheaper shampoos contain a lot of sodium laurel sulphate (SLS) in them, which creates the foam to make you think you’re giving your hair a deep wash. However, it’s this chemical which is also really damaging to hair, and irritable to your scalp, causing dandruff, so it’s a rocky road.

Start by looking at shampoos in your local natural health store, or online. Dr Organic is well known for making quality natural products that aren’t tested on animals. The Dr Organic shampoos and conditioners are SLS and paraben free, so even with frequent use will not strip you hair of its natural oils and vitamins.

The Independent named Organic Surge Moisture Boost Shampoo as its best buy when it comes to natural products. It explained: “Almond and black pepper contrast nicely to give it a faint smell of spiced marzipan, while olive and grape extracts work to moisturise the hair.” Sounds delicious—plus this Organic Surge product is 96 per cent organic and comes with an Ecocert certification, so you know it’s good.

Even if you haven’t considered going natural before—and eco products aren’t for everyone—it’s worth experimenting with some natural products to see whether it makes a difference to your hair—there’s no harm in trying.

You can also reach for the kitchen cupboards if you don’t want to risk the extra pennies: a great natural hair mask you can create from home is simply a good slathering of coconut oil all over your head; it’s great for skin too. For more of the best natural hair care products, see Elle magazine’s beauty awards, where it lists all sorts of marvellous natural hair care products for you to try.

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