Best Organic Products for Afro and Curly Hair
Step away from the harsh chemicals, it’s time to love your curls. We have found the best organic hair products for afro and curly hair textures.
Your Hair Deserves Better
Of all the beauty products we buy, historically, haircare is where you’ll find the least clean ingredients. But why does that happen, we wonder? Haircare has been often considered as something in which stronger chemicals are perceived as less dangerous. We’re always more careful when putting something on our skin, and it seems we are less fussed about what we apply to our hair. For decades we have found it acceptable to use acids, mysterious straightening procedures which actually require the use of Formaldehyde, and so on. All to achieve a look that is beyond our natural means for a look that society dictates as the ‘norm’.
Organic Is No Longer Niche
It’s important however, to bear in mind that all the products you’re using end up in contact with your scalp. Secondly, chemical products have a tendency to give a quick fix but can damage and dehydrate your hair in the long run. Clean haircare, and especially organic hair products, on the other hand, have made incredible progress in the last few years. The once niche area of the industry is now providing products that are as natural as they are effective. We believe that in contrast to their mainstream cousins, they give you healthy, strong and your best natural hair texture. To help you make the switch, we have edited a round-up of our favourite brands, all of which are; organic, natural, clean and sustainable.
Organic Hair Products
The Vendeur Recommends: Boucléme
Created by Michele Scott-Lynch, Bouclème is specially formulated to care for all curls from loose waves to super tight coils and all the kinks in between. They believe in sustainability and a fair wage for farmers. Of course this means that they use fair trade ingredients wherever possible and have a 0% policy which lists ingredients you will never find in their products. They test all products on real curls, never on animals. Working with a panel of testers with different curl issues ensures that every texture is included. Our favourite thas to be their Unisex curl conditioner. Not just because its 98% naturally derived but it’s also perfect for all of the family to use. Nourishing and natural ingredients help deeply hydrate and strengthen the hair cuticle from the inside out.
Mielle Organics’ products have a unique proprietary blend of herbs, amino acids and minerals to support healthy hair, skin and nails, and immune system. Launched in 2015, they range is already a favourite with bestselling products. The Babassu Oil and Mint Deep Conditioning Protein/Moisture Replenisher (a must and our favourite) reduces frizz and flyaways. Derived from an Amazonian palm fruit, babassu oil contains high concentrations of sterols and tocopherols to moisturize and improve hair and scalp. It’s perfect for nourishing and detangling wavy and frizzy hair, it’s made with certified organic ingredients only.
Innersense is an organic beauty company that is the result of a commitment to a cleaner, healthier lifestyle. They encourage you to ;ook at your haircare as an investment for your health, your confidence, and of course, the environment. Its founder had a traditional beauty background and noticed that many of their industry professional colleagues were being diagnosed with chronic diseases at higher rates when compared with professions in other industries. S they set about to create a cleaner, and safer range of products. The brand sustainably source and process the purest ingredients, with a toxin-free mindset. Our choice is the Prep Spray, rich in vitamin B and rice protein. Priming sprays tend to be basically made using plastics, so finding a natural option that can protect your hair effectively is absolutely refreshing.
Briogeo ensure that there is a blend of potent Natural Oils, Vitamins, and Antioxidants as the basis for every product’s formula. They completely avoid superficial ingredients like sulfates, silicones and parabens. Products throughout the range focus on building long-term health and beautiful hair, instead of short term results. Briogeo is 6-free hair care meaning their formulas are free of harsh sulfates (SLS/SLES), silicones, parabens, phthalates, DEA and artificial dyes. Our pick has to be the micro-exfoliating shampoo (who knew such a thing existed?) If you have a dry, flaky, itchy scalp, this will become your secret ally.
Chris-Tia Donaldson is the Founder and CEO of US company Thank God It’s Natural (tgin), a manufacturer of natural hair and skincare products. The clean haircare mogul was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and upon learning about the lack of financial support and social services in the US to help women with a cancer diagnosis, she set up the tgin Foundation. The foundation provides support with issues including childcare, transport and seeking leave from work. She believes that money should not be the difference between life or death from cancer. When you buy her incredible natural products, you’ll also help the tgin Foundation. Chris-Tia’s haircare line uses African shea butter and handmade olive oil soaps. Each of their products is made in small batches using the finest natural and organic ingredients for maximum freshness. None contain parabens and phthalates or has ever been tested on animals. Our pick is their Rosewater Shampoo. It promotes hair growth while moisturizing and protecting your hair.
Disclaimer: The content of this article is for general advice only and should not be used as a substitute for professional healthcare or beauty advice. We make every effort to ensure we only recommend safe products however you should always do a patch test when trying new products. This post may contain affiliate links.
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