5 Natural Ingredients That Work Wonders for Your Hair

Monday, November 13, 2017
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Before the creation of the most well-known and loved hair products and styling aids, mother nature offered a host of simple and effective ingredients to help a range of ailments. These wonder ingredients didn’t just help treat common conditions, they became the basis of many of the products we know and love today, from antibiotics to skincare and beyond. Natural ingredients provide a balanced and kind way to treat our skin and hair, and there are a few firm favourites topping the list for must have beauty buys.

So forget shopping in the skincare section this winter, head to the fruit and veg aisle and start stocking up on natural products that will work wonders for your hair and complexion this season. 

Avocado
If you’re bored of snapping your favourite brunch treat for Instagram, consider this famous fruit a must have hair miracle. Once loved by Egyptian women who used it to strengthen and condition their locks, this super fruit is still known for working wonders with both complexion and hair condition. Its skin can be used as a DIY hair mask by mixing the pulp with some olive oil and applying to your lengths. Pop your hair up and leave for approximately 20 minutes and rinse, voila, silky smooth tresses in no time. Another highlight to your brunch favourite is the oil it produces. Avocado oil is packed full of healthy fats, proteins and vitamins which are all perfect for your hair and skin.

Coconut oil
We all know coconut oil can be used for just about anything so it comes as no surprise that it also is the ultimate treat for our hair. Coconut flesh is packed full of fatty acids and vitamins which help smooth hair cuticles and aids in the fight against frizz. Another of its superpowers includes its natural SPF, so not only are you benefitting from strong, healthy locks, you can take advantage of better protection against the sun’s harmful rays.

There are tons of products available that have natural coconut oil included and using this sweet smelling fragrance will make you feel like you are showering in exotic climes. Resources such as Dry Scalp Gone also offer plenty of advice on how natural ingredients such as coconut oil can help treat everyday scalp and hair conditions.

Honey
This natural ingredient has a long list of fabulous attributes that not only help our complexion but health too. From its bacteria fighting properties and antioxidant enzymes, there is a little bit of everything to keep you looking and feeling great. Honey is the perfect natural remedy for dry locks as its properties mean it can draw moisture from the air and gives the ultimate in long lasting hydration for both hair and scalp.

There are many products that incorporate natural honey to give you that much needed hydration boost but you can also create your own DIY mask at home. Just mix honey with olive oil and warm slightly and apply to hair. Be sure to rinse thoroughly afterwards as it can be a little sticky if not fully removed.

Argan oil
Another of the famous names on the hair circuit is Argan oil. Originating in Morocco, this natural oil is squeezed from the nut of the argan fruit and is still a manual extraction process. Although this process can be quite long, it is certainly worth the wait as the natural properties including vitamin E, fatty acids and linoleic acid of this wonder ingredient makes hair super silky, soft and management with just a few drops. If you have an irritated scalp or particular dry areas, argan oil is also perfect for distressing your scalp. You can find argan oil in a range of products including shampoos and conditioners but also in serums and styling products.

Green tea 
This superfood has been on our radar for quite some time and has lots of detoxing benefits for both skin and hair. Green tea works wonders for the scalp too as it is packed with antioxidants and vitamins which help to boost circulation to your hair follicles. This healthy drink also has other benefits and can aid people suffering from hair loss as the DHT blockers found in the tea can help reduce baldness and the caffeine properties act as a stimulant to encourage hair growth. Green tea can be incorporated into DIY hair masks and is found in a range of intensive treatments. Green tea is also combined with other ingredients such as tea tree oil, Aloe Vera and wheat protein to help treat irritated scalps and promote stronger, healthier hair.

18 comments

  1. I love argan oil! Great post :)

    xo, Elisabeth
    http://elisabethhayes.com

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  2. I find coconut oil too heavy for my hair - I can never seem to get it thoroughly rinsed! I love argan oil though! xx

    Beautylymin| L'OccitaneAdventCalendarGiveaway

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  3. I've never tried avocado or green tea but the others have worked wonders for my hair before, especially argan oil!
    Alice Xx
    www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

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  4. I've heard so much about them all, I love coconut oil for pretty much everything!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  5. I haven't tried any of these but had heard some good things about them so will have to give them a go! x

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  6. My hair needs all of these and then some ha!

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  7. My hair loves anything with Avocado or coconut innit x

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  8. Argan Oil is great and so is Coconut Oil, but I've never heard of Avocado! You learn something new everyday! Thanks for this post, I enjoyed reading it.

    Nazira | Love Hijab Girl | Bloglovin

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  9. I've never tried a hair mask before, but I must do soon and include one or two of these great natural ingredients - I love the sound of the Avocado and Coconut Oil xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  10. Coconut oil and argan oil are definitely some of the best natural products and I always love using them on my hair if it's feeling particularly dire xx

    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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  11. I’ve tried everything but avocado! Maybe it’s time! Thanks Hun

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  12. I love the scent of coconut so love anything with that in xxx



    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  13. I love coconut oil it is such a versatile product that solves so many beauty related problems.

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  14. I love all of these! Great post, very helpful x

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  15. Very interesting > I love Argan Oil and Avocado I've always heard is good to make a hair mask from! x

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  16. I didn't know that green tea could help with hair growth! Amazing x

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  17. I’ve only ever tried coconut oil on my hair so far - will have to give the others a go!

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