Hair styling is never complete without a glossy sheen. If you believe that shiny hair is not possible without expensive chemical treatments, you may be happy to find that you are wrong! With Organic Ayurvedic Hair Conditioning, not only is the texture of your hair enhanced, but your hair will be restored to a health sheen and protected from further damage.
Even if you have thick hair, shine and gloss adds dimension and life. From organic oil enriched leave-in treatments, to adding brilliant shine with organic serums, here’s how you can get naturally glossy hair:
Reviving Lifeless Locks
One of the major contributions to lifeless hair is product build-up. Not only do styling products containing strong chemicals damage hair fibers, but many commercial hair care basics claiming to contain natural ingredients are actually formulated with greenwashing ingredients (with larger proportion of the formula still containing a conventional toxic base), and actually add another layer of toxic chemicals to your hair.
Therefore, when you are looking to achieve glossy hair, the first important step is to choose your products wisely. It’s best to keep away from all chemical styling products and switch to only chemical-free organic basics.
The First Step: Detox
Start your hair detox journey by getting rid of all chemical laden shampoos and hair care products that contain ingredients like sulfates, parabens, mineral oil, silicones, PABA, ethanolamines, artificial fragrances, color additives, etc.. which are proven to strip natural oils and damage your hair both in the short and long term. Many of these ingredients are believed by modern science to penetrate the skin/blood barrier, with who knows what long term effects?
The next basic step to get rid of daily dirt, pollution and build-up by rinsing your hair and scalp with a chemical-free natural shampoo. Your shampoo must be sulfate free (we use African Black Soap as a natural lathering agent) and laden with natural organic essential oils that gently cleanse the hair without drying it out.
The 2-Layers of Natural Shine
Right after shampooing with an Organic Shampoo, it’s important to restore moisture loss, via a two-step process: Natural Hair Conditioning and Application of an Organic Serum.
Layer 1: Organic Conditioner
Our deep conditioner enriched with Shea Butter and oils like Meadowfoam, Olive, Coconut and Hempseed work extensively to bring back life to dry and damaged hair. Aloe infused Vitamins and Minerals (AVM blend) further help in restructuring hair strands and restoring hair vitality. In fact, the natural emollient properties of Puraveda Organics Conditioners produce super soft hair just after one treatment. These conditioners also save the hair from split ends, sun damage and tangling.
Here’s a list of our favorite conditioners that you should consider according to your hair type:
- Revitalizing Conditioner: A deep nourishing formula… great for dry, curly, damaged and brittle hair. The formula detangles, maximizes shine and reduces breakage and split ends.
- Everyday Conditioner: Makes hair strong, healthy and glossy and is designed for normal to oily hair.
- Big & Bouncy Volumizing Conditioner: Designed to create both body and shine for hair that is fine, thin and limp.
Apply your choice of conditioner from mid-length to the ends and let it sit for 2-3 minutes. Once all the hydrating elements gets soaked in, gently rinse with lukewarm water. Remember to blot with a towel, and not rub to remove excess water.
Editor’s Pro Tip: Always choose organic shampoos and conditioners of the same product line. This helps to add layers of similar active ingredients, giving you more effective results.
Layer 2: Organic Hair Serum
After basic conditioning, give your hair some extra love by investing in an Organic Serum Treatment. Hair serums with wildcrafted organic oils serves as a glossing-enhancement for your hair, making it more manageable, less frizzy and free from split ends and dryness. However, many traditional serums contain silicones which build up over time and deprives the ability of the individual hair strands to produce natural shine. Therefore, it’s important to look for silicone-free hair products.
Shine On Serum is a nutrient rich formula made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Unrefined Hempseed Oil which adds sheen to hair without making it look limp or greasy. The floral power of Rose, Calendula and Lavender provide not only a light fragrance, but also repairs hair cuticles and restructures damaged hair fibers along with the nourishing herbal extracts of Nettle, Horsetail and Rosemary.
If you have oily hair, you might be concerned about using a serum. But, the right hair serum will absorb quickly into the hair, without leaving a greasy residue. Our Shine On Serum is suitable for all hair types and is highly recommend to use after every shampoo, or whenever you feel like adding a layer of extra sheen to your hair.
Styling with Leave-in Conditioning Treatment
It’s important to protect your hair, especially during heat styling or a blow dry. This is why you should use our Organic Leave-in Conditioning Styling Gel for lightweight, non-residue styling. The light citrusy-scented treatment brings about beautiful control and shine, while protecting your hair from heat damage. It contains no silicones, no alcohol, no petroleum, but only the natural goodness of Aloe Vera, Oils of Jojoba, Olive, Apricot, Grapeseed and other botanicals that don’t leave your hair feeling sticky or dull. Aside from protecting the condition of your hair, this treatment adds beautiful soft shine to your hair so you can stop worrying about frizziness or hair loss.
Our conditioning gloss treatments are also safe for color-treated hair, and prevents hair from unwanted dryness and brassiness, allowing you embrace your hair’s natural texture while retaining gloss and the shine of health.