Just like how you eat the right kind of food to maintain a healthy body, the same logic applies to your hair as well. Loading up on hair products that are filled with SLS, parabens and alcohol end up stripping your hair of its natural moisture and sheen, making them appear lifeless and dull. But a simple trick to ensure that you’re using the right kind of products is to read the ingredient list before making a purchase.

If you notice that the hair care product(s) contains at least one of the ingredients mentioned below, it’s a good buy. This is because your hair loves these ingredients and needs them to grow healthy and strong. So, without further ado, let’s find out what these ingredients are…


01. Argan oil

Argan oil

We are sure you are aware of the benefits of argan oil for your skin, but it is equally great for your hair as well. Argan oil works as an excellent moisturising agent and is lightweight in nature, making it a perfect pick for all hair types.

BB picks: Love Beauty & Planet Argan Oil and Lavender Aroma Smooth and Serene Shampoo


02. Biotin


Biotin is one of the building blocks for healthy, strong and well-nourished hair. The restorative and repairing properties of biotin make it a great addition to any hair care products. Additionally, if you notice problems such as hair thinning or breakage, using biotin-infused hair care products will surely help fortify the tresses and give your longer, stronger hair.

BB picks: Sunsilk Biotin Long & Healthy Growth Conditioner


03. Keratin


Keratin is a type of protein that forms the foundation of healthy hair, making it one of the best ingredients to look for in your hair care products. Keratin fills the gaps in between your cuticles to make your hair appear a lot shinier and fuller. Additionally, using keratin-infused products make your hair a lot easier to style.

BB picks: Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray


04. Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

Another super nourishing ingredient that works wonders is sesame oil, also known as sesamum indicum. The best part about this oil is that it is anti-inflammatory thanks to linoleic acid found in it. Thus, it can help to calm an angry, irritated and sensitive scalp, and promote hair growth.

BB picks: TIGI Bed Head After Party Smoothing Cream


05. Glycerine


Lastly, if you are looking for a readily available ingredient and something that also packs a punch, then look for glycerine. This is a super hydrating and nourishing ingredient that will leave your hair looking instantly less frizzy and a lot more manageable. Additionally, the anti-static properties of glycerine also make it a must-have ingredient during the winters.

BB picks: Dove Dryness Care Shampoo