Organic hair help??

CalypsoCIRKCalypsoCIRK Posts: 5Registered Users
Hi everyone!

I'm thinking of switching to using organic hair products because I always worry about putting so many chemicals on my hair. But I'm really struggling to find anything because there's so much choice and I'm not sure which brands I can trust.

If anyone has any recommendations for organic hair products (I'm mainly after conditioners and stylers), or any names of organic brands that I can trust, they would be greatly appreciated.

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  • JLeighsJLeighs Posts: 904Registered Users Curl Novice
    I don't know that you're going to find much in the way of 100% organic hair products. Off the top of my head, I think Aubrey Organics is 100% organic. If you're looking for more natural products, almost anything at Whole Foods would do. Kinky Curly is a more natural brand. Andalou Naturals is another. I believe Queen Helene has some more natural products.
    2C/3A, fine, higher porosity.
  • CalypsoCIRKCalypsoCIRK Posts: 5Registered Users
    Thanks, this is really helpful!

    Most of those aren't specifically for curly hair though - does that matter? Or do they work just the same?
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Curly or otherwise is largely marketing with a few ingredients that might be, say, wave/curl boosting. Choose products based on ingredients not simply advertising claims.

    Some lines aimed at the 'ethnic' market may be heavier/ richer/ more intensively moisturising than those aimed at the caucasian market. Even then don't discount the 'ethnic aisle' as hair properties don't automatically go along with skin colour. I really like Komaza Care and other wavies rate some of the Shea Moisture products.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    Take a look at Sevi Vegan Hair + Bodycare. Her products aren't 100% fully organic, but most of the ingredients are. I use a shampoo + conditioner and love them both.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • Angeline314Angeline314 Posts: 15Registered Users
    2 of the Giovanni conditioners are ok, Trader Joe's tea tree conditioner is fine as well and I am myself looking for more. I am basing my research by looking at all the ingredients of a product compared to a list i have found online of ingredients bad for you..
  • russianprncssrussianprncss Posts: 450Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It's hard to be 100% organic, but there are a ton of lines out there that are much more natural and use WAY fewer chemicals.

    I love Shea Moisture with a passion and just got into Kinky Curly. Alaffia makes some really nice stuff. Love their hair lotion. I wasn't a huge fan of their gel but I'd be down to try some other products.
    2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

    Current Products:
    Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
    Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
    Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
    Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]

    "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran
  • pinkmouse09pinkmouse09 Posts: 107Registered Users
    Depends on your hair type.. But EO, Shea Moisture , EDEN bodyworks are good all-natural brands. I'm 3b/3c high porosity and these work wonders for me. Check out sites like iHerb too! It's great using natural stuff though! Can be a little more expensive but soooo with it!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Just at BSL (when stretched) goal is HL, 3a/b, medium thickness, medium porosity
    CG since March 2013
    Conditoner/Detangle: V05 Moisture Milk (Passion Fruit Smoothie), Aussie Moist
    Clarify: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo
    Styling: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Curl Milk, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
    Vitamins: One Daily and GNC Ultra NourishHair
  • BeinDebBeinDeb Posts: 583Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    +1 the Shea Moisture products
    and...
    Walgreens is currently having a BOGO sale on them!!!
  • naturecatnaturecat Posts: 1,986Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    In addition to what others posted, some other brands include John Masters and Mineral Fusion and Morrocco Method. I only buy chemical free products, and not every product on these lines is chemical free (MM is I think though). Most shampoos are not chemical free. I've seen one online called JustNaturals but never tried it. I've tried the other 3 product lines, so if you want more info on them, let me know and I'll try to answer your Qs. :)

    3A/f/i
    Super baby fine hair, low porosity
    Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion (mostly), Avalon lemon (to clarify). Occasional aloe vera and glycerin to wash.
    Stylers: Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hairspray
    Treatments: Catnip tea, IA girl's PT, Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss, SS PT
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Would recommend Shea Moisture 100% if you're looking for organic stuff. I adore both their shampoo and conditioner (holy grail products for me!)
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:

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