5 Of the Best Ingredients for Dry Hair
Newsflash: there’s no need to settle for thirsty, flyaway hair – not with these natural hydrating heroes on your team
There are so many potential causes of dry hair, which is frustrating because it can be tricky to pinpoint exactly how to manage yours. Some of us are born with gloss-phobic strands, while others add to the parched party with excess heat styling, sun exposure and coloring.
For the record, you don’t need to quit doing any of those things, because we’re sure they make you feel amazing. But if you seek out the products – or, more specifically, the hair-loving ingredients they’re packed with – that strengthen, restore shine and make styling 100% more manageable, your dry strands will be transformed into super healthy, hydrated locks. Here’s what to focus on…
Dry hair hero: Argan oil
We suspect you’ve heard of this hair-and-skin-nourisher before, because good news travels fast. What makes it so effective? The high fatty acid and vitamin E content that work to reduce the damaging effects of free radicals, that’s what. Did we also mention it’s packed with antioxidants? Love Beauty and Planet’s Argan Oil & Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner is infused with hand-crushed argan oil harvested from Morocco, where it’s used by locals to boost hair gloss and protect it against the Saharan heat.
Dry hair hero: Coconut oil
Our hair’s protective layer has a big job, and sometimes those happy-making rituals we repeat (chemical coloring, heat styling) can compromise its ability to keep moisture in while keeping damaging external aggressors out. Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids, allowing it to coat the hair and add instant smoothness and shine, while bolstering its natural ‘armor’ to fend off frizz-causing humidity. Try it in Love Beauty and Planet’s Sulfate-Free Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang Shampoo and Conditioner after a wash.
Dry hair hero: Coconut water
If you just read the last section and yelled, ‘Put oil on my fine, greasy hair?’, we got you. Electrolyte-packed coconut water is often guzzled as part of a healthy lifestyle, but it also offers similar hair-hydrating benefits to its oily counterpart, but with a lighter, fresher consistency. Coconut water (also known as ‘dew from heavens’ by native Hawaiians) is tapped from young green coconuts, and we source ours from certified sustainable sources in the Philippines. Try Love Beauty and Planet’s 2 in 1 Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Shampoo & Conditioner Bar for hydration that won’t weigh down fine hair.
Dry hair hero: Hemp Seed Oil
You’ve no doubt heard about the various health benefits of hemp-based products, but did you know it’s also great for giving curly or coily hair a moisture boost? It works in a similar way to the oils mentioned above, locking moisture into thirstier hair types. Alongside this hydrating hero, you should also try to avoid harsh sulfates, which can have the opposite effect and strip the hair of its natural moisture. Love Beauty and Planet Hemp Seed Oil & Nana Leaf Shampoo checks all the boxes.
Dry hair hero: Biotin
This nifty nutrient is found in certain foods, and helps your body to convert fats, carbohydrates and protein into energy. And your hair will let you know if you’re lacking it – hello dry, fragile and lackluster strands. In fact, it’s a real beauty all-rounder, which is why you’ll find it in most skin, nail and hair supplements. We’re very proud to say our Love Beauty and Planet’s Berry Extraordinary Vegan Hair & Nails Dietary Supplements are vegan certified. They help to fortify the hair fiber and restore strength and shine, all while tasting lip-smackingly yummy.