Our hair is an integral part of our personality and from times immemorial, due emphasis has been laid on hair care. Who does not desire to have glistening, healthy and dense hair?
Often, we are confronted with issues relating to hair like premature greying, hair loss, balding, damage due to chemical treatments, or excessive frizziness. These problems have a direct bearing on our self-esteem and mood in general. Are you aware that Ayurveda believes that tissues like hair, nails and teeth are actually an extension of our bone system? If bone health gets unhealthy, it is reflected in our hair too. Hair is also linked to two other body systems – the digestive and nervous. Yes, hair and the scalp are direct reflections of our internal health as well.
So, there is a need to inculcate a good awareness of your lifestyle and evaluate whether or not you are providing your body with adequate nutrition, being exposed to stress for a long duration, maintaining a healthy routine. You also need to be mindful of the haircare products you are using. Products with harmful chemicals take a toll on your hair strands. Not to forget any underlying medical condition that may result in hair-related problems.
Nonetheless, a good hair care regime goes a long way in keeping those flocks of yours bouncy and healthy. Consider a few tips listed below.
- Massage your scalp with natural oil. This helps to reduce stress and promotes hair growth.
- Use a microfiber towel to dry your hair as it causes less friction while rubbing and reduces frizziness in hair.
- Leave hair masks on your hair for several minutes. These masks offer nourishment to the hair and relieve dryness, frizziness and split ends.
- Make use of shampoos that are gentle on your hair.
- Condition your hair well to keep it moisturized and well hydrated. Apply the conditioner to the middle and ends because applying it to the roots can cause the scalp to become greasy.
- Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair as it minimizes breakage.
- Detangling serums can make the hair softer and easier to comb.
Markets today are flooded with numerous hair products. However, the wisdom of making the right decision for your hair lies in your hands. The buying decisions of a conscious consumer are based not only on the quality of hair (dry, frizzy, brittle, grey, coloured, healthy, shiny and even awesome!); but also on the ingredients being used for manufacturing the product.
We would like to mention a few products that are based on values that entail welfare for all. These are the brands that speak of eco-friendliness, chemical-free ingredients, cruelty-free manufacturing processes, sustainability and more.
1. The Tribe Concepts
The Tribe Concepts – Root Strengthening and Conditioning Hair Mask
Brand Ethics – Zero Waste Products; 100% Natural Ayurvedic Ingredients; Sustainable; Chemical-free; Packaged in Glass Bottles; Cruelty-free; Eco Friendly
Founded By – Amritha Varshini Gaddam
Hued Life Pick – Root Strengthening and Conditioning Hair Mask
Brand Highlights – The Tribe Concepts aims to build a holistic and sustainable tribe by fostering a “back to roots” lifestyle and reintroducing the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda into the modern world by offering natural products formulated with careful research.
Products are created from the organic extracts of plants and roots and are mostly in form of pure organic powder and cold pressed oils. A variety of hair care options are available, which include hair oil, hair cleanser, hair masks of different kinds, hair grow kit and anti-dandruff treatment kit.
Rahua – Legendary Amazon Oil
Brand Ethics – 100% Natural Ingredients grown by indigenous people in the Amazon Rainforests; Provides Employment to the natives of Amazon; Sustainable; Vegan; Sulphate free; Paraben-free
Co-founded By – Anna Ayers and Fabian Lliguin
Hued Life Pick – Legendary Amazon Oil
Brand Highlights – Rahua offers a line of 100% natural hair and body products, created by using the exotic ingredients found in the Amazon rainforests. The products are created from sustainably harvested flowers, fruits and nuts. Rahua makes use of the ancient tribal know-how for creating various products.
A collection of hair products is offered, which includes Omega 9 Hair Mask, Leave-in Treatment, Voluminous shampoo, Voluminous Conditioner and Voluminous Spray.
3. The Earth Collective
The Earth Collective – Hair Cleanser for Coloured and Treated Hair
Brand Ethics – Honest; Premium Hair Care Products; Focusses on Scalp Care; Natural Ingredients; Caters to both Men and Women; Cruelty-free; Vegetarian; Free from Harmful Chemicals
Founded By – Shaily Kataruka
Hued Life Pick – Hair Cleanser for Coloured and Treated Hair (Enriched with Carrot Seed and Milk Protein)
Brand Highlights – The Earth Collective is a brand that provides premium hair care products. Along with hair, it focusses on good scalp care because a healthy scalp is a prerequisite to lustrous and thick hair. Products are carefully crafted after years of research and development. Uses natural ingredients, which are sourced from India as well as other renowned global sources.
An extensive array of hair products includes hair shampoos, conditioners, masks, leave-in treatments, and oils.
Alaffia – Beautiful Curls
Brand Ethics – Clean; Green; Fair Trade (ECOCERT Certified); Sustainably Sourced; Eco Friendly; Cruelty-free; Creates job opportunities; Social Enterprise; Natural Ingredients
Founded By – Olowo-n’djo Tchala
Hued Life Pick – Beautiful Curls (Leave-in Conditioner, Curl Defining Gel, Curl Enhancing Shampoo)
Brand Highlights – Alaffia was founded to empower the communities in West Africa. Alaffia’s products are hand-crafted by women’s cooperatives in Africa using traditional methods. These are then turned into finished products at Allafia’s US headquarters. It is a social enterprise that produces natural products by way of equality and empowerment through fair-trade practices.
Feel free to browse through Alaffia’s gallery of various hair care products catering to styling and curl enhancement. Not to forget an exclusive range of shampoos and conditioners.
5. Captain BCaptain
Mermaid Travel Hair Styling Set
Brand Ethics –Organic Ingredients; Clean; Affordable; Honest; Recyclable and Reusable Glass Packaging; Environment Friendly; Cruelty-free; Green Beauty
Founded By – Jana Blankenship
Hued Life Pick – Mermaid Travel Hair Styling Set
Brand Highlights – Captain Blankenship products have developed using clean and exotic ingredients; available in oceans, forests and fields. The formulations have been carefully researched and include cold pressed organic plant oils, flowers, seaweeds, sea salt and organic essential oils. These ingredients are highly beneficial for our skin, body and hair.
The exclusive hair care range includes Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray, Mermaid Dry shampoo, Mermaid Hair Oil and Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray.
6. Sova Care
Sova Jatamansi Root and Indian Rose Shampoo for Treated Hair
Brand Ethics – Eco friendly; Luxury Brand; Exotic Natural Ingredients Inspired from the Science of Ayurveda; Honest; Vegan
Founded By – Vasavdatta Gandhi
Hued Life Pick – Sova Jatamansi Root and Indian Rose Shampoo for Treated Hair
Brand Highlights – Sova Care is a luxury personal care brand that has imbibed the expertise of Ayurveda to formulate hair care and skin care products. Great care and pain has been taken to choose only the best quality natural ingredients – whether they are sourced from India or imported.
Feel free to choose from the shampoo range containing combinations like Bhringraj & Kerala Cinnamon and Jatamansi Root & Indian Rose. You may want to check out the exceptional formulations in conditioners, oils, masks and serums too.