7 Hair Ingredients You’ve Probably Never Tried
By Nicole Wieder , Editorial Assistant |
It’s a never-ending expedition, searching for hair products that will leave your hair soft, silky and smooth. You can spend ridiculous amounts of time and money to only find yourself disappointed in the end. To eliminate this epic disappointment, we did some research of our own. We found some ingredients to look out for when shopping for hair products that will leave your hair stronger and healthier than ever. Feed your scalp with these ingredients:
1. Keramimic 2.0
With this new form of Biomimetic Keratin comes a highly specialized conditioning active that provides targeted repair to the most damaged areas of the hair’s surface. The amino acids and proteins found in this ingredient match the peptides present in your natural hair.
Find it in: Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm ($12.50)
2. Monongo Oil
Found in Zambia, Africa, and packed with vitamin E and omega-6 comes this new “hair food” with incredible regenerating and antioxidant properties. It helps hair become more manageable, shinier and softer, fights frizz and gives your hair the moisture it needs.
Find it in: Ouidad Mongongo Oil Multi-Use Hair Treatment ($36)
3. Fragaria Vesca (Fresh Strawberries)
Containing an abundance of antioxidants, folic acid and minerals, these freshly picked strawberries both strengthen hair and add shine all while calming the scalp.
Find it in: LUSH American Cream Conditioner ($10)
This hydrolyzed potato protein builds strength from within the hair cuticle to increase resistance to breakage. Developed to strengthen and protect hair from friction damage and to withstand damage from daily brushing, washing, and styling.
Find it in: Neuma Moisture Intensive Masque ($35)
5. Palmarosa Oil
Reconstructs damaged hair and enhances healthy hair growth. Strengthens with its hydrating effects by retaining moisture in the hair cuticle all while maintaining the moisture balance.
Find it in: Keune So Pure Natural Balance Moisturizing Shampoo for Dry Hair ($24)
6. Fresh Free Range Eggs
Full of vitamins and minerals, but mainly known for high protein content, eggs leave your hair shiny and increase the strength of your hair. Shielding your hair with a conditioning coating, the Vitamin D found in eggs may also boost hair growth.
Find it in: LUSH Shine So Bright Split End Treatment ($10)
7. Sugar (Tri-Sugar Complex)
Helps restore and retain moisture deep within damaged hair by sealing the hair cuticle to protect against dryness.
Find it in: Eufora Beautifying Elixirs Moisture Intense Shampoo & Conditioner ($28.50)