Now that you know why natural hair products are better, it's time to discuss what some of the natural ingredients that you should be looking for are. There are a number of natural ingredients which can offer huge benefits so it’s important to know what these are so you can pick a natural hair product that suits your needs.
These ingredients include plant oils and butters, essential oils, clays, waxes and many others so keep reading to learn more about some of these.
What ingredients to look for?
This oil comes from the seeds of a shrub and has been known to be a great moisturiser. It is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E and is also known to strengthen the hair.
This comes from the grape seeds that are leftover after making wine. It can add great moisture and shine to the hair and is lightweight and non-greasy.
Rice bran oil
It is derived from the inner husk of rice. It is full of antioxidants which can protect the hair from UV exposure and is also full of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which can help to nourish the hair.
This oil is derived from the kernels from an argan tree and is rich in fatty acids, antioxidants and nutrients. It is known to help moisturise and nourish the hair which can help to make the hair strong, shiny and healthy.
This is an oil that is pressed from castor beans and is most commonly known to nourish the scalp. This is because it is is loaded with proteins, vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants.
This butter is extracted from mango seeds and is full of vitamins and minerals. It is especially rich in Vitamins A and E so it has great moisturising benefits. It has also been known to prevent hair breakage and can prevent scalp irritation.
This butter comes from the byproduct of shea nuts and has a range of benefits. It has been known to be moisturising, anti-inflammatory, can prevent hair breakage and also reduce irritation to the scalp.
This clay is naturally formed from volcanic ash and has been known to make the hair feel thicker as it adds body to the individual strands of the hair. This is why the products that use this can help achieve a more stable hold.
This is derived from the mineral, kaolinite, and has been known to prevent breakage and can even help to control dandruff. It also does not effect your hairs natural oil like some chemicals can so it helps both you hair and scalp.
After reading the blog, you should check your pomade to see if any of the natural ingredients mentioned are in the ingredient list. If the ingredient list on your pomade are extremely long and with lots of chemical names that you can't even pronounce, there is a high chance that your pomade contains lots of nasty chemicals!