Following a minimal beauty routine is not just good for your bank balance, it is also beneficial for the environment. Especially when it comes to hair care, where harsh ingredients that affect the ecosystem and pricey products that may or may not deliver the results you are looking for are quite common. A minimal routine will take care of the basic needs and train your mane to hit reset and thrive on a few numbers of products, saving you money, time and energy. Wondering which are the only products you need in your hair arsenal? Scroll down for a complete list.

 

01. A nourishing shampoo and conditioner

01. A nourishing shampoo and conditioner

The ideal shampoo and conditioner combo for regular use is free of baddies like parabens and artificial dyes. They are also formulated with nourishing ingredients that will effectively clean your scalp without stripping it off its natural oils. Take your hair type and specific concerns in mind while choosing the duo. Pay close attention to when your hair stops responding to the product because it might be time for a change!

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

 

02. A nourishing hair oil

02. A nourishing hair oil

Us desis cannot, and should not, do without a nice hair oil in our hair care arsenal. A calming champi done weekly with a nourishing oil can help boost scalp health, leading to healthy hair growth. Make sure to pick a lightweight formula to avoid product build-up (which can lead to excessive shampooing to get rid off, and that is never good).

BB picks: Clinic Plus Non Sticky Nourishing Hair Oil

 

03. A deep conditioning mask

03. A deep conditioning mask

A deep conditioning session once or twice a week can be enough to meet your hair’s hydration needs. Look for fortifying ingredients that can strengthen your hair fibres from within, smooth out roughness and lock in moisture. To make your routine simpler, swap your conditioner with a deep conditioning mask once a week.

BB picks: Tresemme Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask

 

04. A lightweight serum

04. A lightweight serum

Going on about your day with a leave-in treatment is a good way to keep your hair frizz-free, shiny, detangled and add a lot of movement. Highly porous hair, especially curly and wavy hair types, tend to lose moisture faster. Using a lightweight serum every day keeps your hair looking good and feeling soft.

BB picks: TIGI Bed Head Control Freak Frizz Control And Straightener Serum

 

05. A heat protectant spray

05. A heat protectant spray

Heat protectant sprays are essential, whether you are styling your hair or not. Besides protecting your tresses from heat damage by blow dryers, straighteners and curlers, these sprays can also safeguard your mane from sun exposure. Invest in a nourishing formula with low hold for regular use that turns dull hair into a salon-worthy vision!

BB picks: Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray