Most hair care products contain many chemicals and artificial ingredients that can dry out your tresses and make them look dull. But, there are also a few ingredients that can have major benefits for your hair. It’s all about understanding the needs of your hair and using the right product to address the problem.

Whether you are looking to reverse the damage on your hair, tackle dandruff or hydrate dry hair, natural ingredients are what you should be opting for. Why? Natural ingredients contain moisturising vitamins and antifungal agents that give you healthy, problem-free hair. Here are a few ingredients that address common hair concerns and products where you can find them.

 

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil has potent anti-fungal and antiseptic properties that can relieve dry scalp and the problems associated with it, such as dandruff. If dandruff and flaky scalp is your concern, look for a shampoo that contains tea tree oil. This natural ingredient also improves blood circulation and removes toxins from the hair, promoting healthy hair growth.

BB picks: Love Beauty & Planet Tea Tree and Vetiver Aroma Radical Refresher Shampoo

 

Murumuru butter

Murumuru butter

The high lauric acid content in murumuru butter penetrates the hair shaft and retains moisture in the strands. Using shampoos and conditioners that contain this ingredient can nourish hair from roots to tip. If you have colour treated hair, this ingredient should definitely be in your hair care products. It’s entirely safe for use on coloured-treated hair and provides gentle nourishment.

BB picks: Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter and Rose Aroma Blooming Colour Shampoo

 

Argan oil

Argan oil

Full of fatty acids like oleic acid and linoleic acid, argan oil lubricates the hair shaft and keeps it moisturised. Argan oil helps revitalise dry locks, increase hair elasticity, and restore shine to dull, lifeless hair. It is a proven antioxidant, UV-protector and free-radical neutraliser. If dry and lifeless hair is your concern, using products with argan oil can make your hair more manageable, shiny and smooth.

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

 

Coconut water

Coconut water

Coconut water is a supremely hydrating ingredient that replenishes and revitalises your scalp. While it does not have the same emollient properties as the oil, its lightweight nature offers hydration and volume. Those with thin or limp hair can benefit from using a hair care product that contains coconut water as it adds natural volume to the tresses.

BB picks: Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower Aroma Volume and Bounty Shampoo