With the release of our NEW RANGE OF ALL NATURAL SHAMPOO we wanted to compile a list of The Australian Natural Soap Company’s favourite ways you can achieve NATURALLY gorgeous locks without harming yourself or the environment.
1. SWITCH TO A NATURAL SHAMPOO
We get asked about our natural bar shampoo ALL. THE. TIME in store – how to use it? Do you really NOT need conditioner? Will it make my hair greasy? Dry? Is it ok for a sensitive scalp? Is it good for dry hair? Oily hair? What if you have a combination, oily roots and dry ends?
Most people have found that after switching to our natural shampoo bar they have experienced more volume and body, faster growing hair, less dandruff, and (for my curly haired brothers and sisters) defined curls. HERE’S WHY – Natural shampoo bars do not contain harmful chemical and lathering agents that strip your hair of it natural oils (the reason you need to use conditioner in the first place) and could be the culprit to a dry itchy scalp, brittle hair and even hair loss, especially if you’re washing with these nasty chemicals daily!
We now have a shampoo bar for every hair type:
2. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND EAT YOUR VEGETABLES
I think we are all well aware of this one – our favourite hair happy foods are biotin full almonds, beta carotene rich sweet potatoes, and leafy green veggies that are high in Vitamin A!
3. NATURAL, VEGAN AND NO FUSS HAIR MASKS!
For hair happy healthy hair we recommend treating your locks to a moisture kick in the form of one ingredient hair masks!
NUTS FOR COCONUT MASK – What’s it good for? What isn’t it good for! Warm coconut oil and apply to your hair from top to bottom concentrating on your ends and leaving your roots if you are prone to oily hair. Cover with a warm towel or shower cap and leave on for 15-20 minutes.
LIQUID GOLD MASK – Otherwise known as argan oil. A few drops of this beautiful oil can help repair damage, and restore moisture to dry and brittle hair. Rub a few drops between your hands and distribute evenly on damp or dry hair, avoiding the roots and leave in all day.
I LOVE OLIVE MASK – Olive oil is rich in moisturising properties and is a wonderful heat protectant. Warm a couple of tablespoons and leave in your hair for 20-30 minutes before washing.
4. SNOOZE YOUR WAY TO SILKY STRANDS
Your hair and skin are a reflection of the anxiety and stress inside, so make it a point to get your eight hours every night – not only will you feel better because of it but you’ll look better too!
5. LET YOUR HAIR DRY NATURALLY
No surprises here, heat is a major factor for dry, brittle and breakage prone hair. We recommend letting your hair air dry whenever possible. Or if you do need to pull out the hair dryer or hot styling tool remember to use the low heat option and follow up the next day with an oil mask.
For those of you afraid of the dreaded PURGE, dun dun dun…
There will be a time when you are switching over from your chemical laced products to an all natural regime that many have dubbed the terrifying PURGE. It lasts between 1-6 weeks, depending on the person, and in that time your hair can flip flop from dry to oily and back again all in the space of a day. But after the purge, when the storm clouds have parted, you will be left with naturally gorgeous healthy hair that’s not only cheaper to maintain but also a wonderful way to cut back on environment destroying products and chemicals! It’s a win win WIN situation!
Let us know your all natural hair story and if you have any tips or tricks for beautiful healthy hair!