What Ingredients Should I be Looking for in my Natural Hair Care Products?
Finding products that include the right ingredients to benefit the health of your hair can be difficult when you’re natural. Not only are there plenty of things that you should watch out for, but there are certain products that won’t mix well together when applied on your hair. Though every person has to figure out what products work best for what look they are going for, there are certain ingredients that you should be looking for in your natural hair care products. Here are a few of them.
Despite your texture or porosity of hair, one thing that your hair can always benefit from is a natural oil. From extra virgin olive oil and jojoba oil to avocado oil and coconut oil, natural oils will do well for your hair by nourishing it and helping to seal in the moisture. All of Aunt Jackie’s products include a mixture of natural oils in their ingredients to help you achieve the best looks possible.
Depending on your hair porosity, butters may not work better than oils. If your hair takes well to butters, however, then you especially want to find products that list them in the ingredients. Butters like shea and mango protect against moisture loss and help keep your hair looking its best. Even if your hair is not prone to dryness, you can still use butters. Just be sure to keep it light when applying. Products like our Curl Mane-tenance — Curl Defining Whip and Seal It Up — Hydrating Sealing Butter are great for those who need a butter heavy ingredient product.
Although honey may not be your go-to ingredient to seek when looking for products, it would be beneficial for you to add it to your list. Honey has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties and is also a light humectant. Our Seal It Up — Hydrating Sealing Butter, Butter Crème — Intensive Moisture Sealant and Slicked! Flexible Styling Gel are all great products that use honey as one of the ingredients.
When checking the ingredient list for your products, if water (or any other way that it is properly stylized) is not one of the first four ingredients, you should absolutely stray away from using it. Water is by far the best moisturizer that your hair can have. From shampoos and conditioners to moisturizers and stylers, every product should include water in its ingredient roundup. And yes, every Aunt Jackie’s product includes water as the first ingredient.
If you haven’t been using products with aloe vera as an ingredient, then you may want to reconsider. Often used to promote hair growth and treat scalp problems, aloe is naturally moisturizing and packed with fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Aloe vera is also a great ingredient to help with detangling your hair, too. Our Power Wash Intense Moisture Clarifying Shampoo is a great aloe ingredient product to consider.