I often get asked about my hair. I am not sure if it is because of its crazy waves, or if it is because it is quite long. But for some reason I always get asked about my haircare routine so i thought I would share my go to products for soft shiny no frizz hair.
It has taken me years to find the right type of shampoo that really kept my locks healthy. When I was a teen I often went for the brands that were blasted all over TV promising long, shiny frizz free hair and I always ended up having to cut chucks out of my hair every time I went for a ‘trim’. Having naturally wavy hair means that if I don’t use the right products, then I can quickly resemble a fuzz ball. If it is too dry, then it is frizz mania.
It was only when I went down the organic route with my products that I started to see a real difference. The main reason for this is because a lot of organic products do not contain sulphates like most supermarket bought products. Sulphate is the basic detergent that is used in most skin and hair care, and also in household cleaners. It is what makes your shampoo turn into a sudsy foam. Though sulphate might be great for cleaning floors, it is not so great on our body.
Sulfate strips your hair of ALL of its natural oils, leaving it dry, brittle and prone to frizz. I never fully appreciated the difference my organic shampoo had on my hair until I moved to Aberdeen. Usually I would buy my shampoo from the local organic store in Paris but when I moved to Scotland, I couldn’t find my shampoo anywhere. To make do until I found a proper alternative I bought a well-known brand from the supermarket. Worst decision ever! My hair became dry, and I mean really dry. The slightest bit of manipulation would cause my strands to break and I ended up having to cut of 15cm as my hair was so damaged after a month of using this brand! My long locks now had to be a short bob!
However since then, I have vowed to always use no sulphate shampoos and to stick to ones that contain plant oils that help strengthen your strands while working with your natural oils to keep it soft and strong. Another great thing about using natural organic shampoos is because they don’t contain any other chemicals that are harmful to your strands such as silicone. You will be surprised how a lot of supermarket brands contain silicone in their ingredients. The reason for this is that it coats your hair making it appear silky and shiny when it is just the chemical coating which is doing that. In the long run you will have every fragile and damaged hair and will find it difficult to properly colour your hair because of the coating.
I use Art Naturals Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner every second day as well as their hair mask which I try to use every week. I also occasionally a dab use Moroccanoil to my ends to keep them soft and protect them from Scotlands harsh winters. Another product that is really good is Logona, there Honey and Beer shampoo is great and smells divine. All of these products you can find on amazon at a decent price.
And there you have it, my fav products for soft shiny no frizz hair!