1. Lavender & Olive Shampoo Bar (For regular hair), $20.90
Ditch plastic bottles of shampoos with Trove of Gaia’s Lavender & Olive shampoo bar. Formulated with nature loving ingredients, the bar features the nourishing benefits of Mango Butter and various plant oils to thoroughly cleanse your scalp and hair while providing the relaxing scent of Lavender and Olive scent. Free of SLS, parabens and artificial additives to make this suitable for even sensitive scalps.
What we also like about the product is that it is so natural that each bar is wrapped in 100% biodegradable Crepe Paper and is FDA- certified. The website also states that each bar is good for about 60-65 washes. For those with dry & damaged hair, be sure to try the Mango Butter & Argan Oil shampoo bar.
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2. Giovanni, Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor, $12.25
Used as a hair mask for deep conditioning, this penetrating hair reconstructor goes right to the heart of the problem, addressing the damage caused by chemicals and excessive heat styling, both of which can leave hair porous, raspy, weak. Dull. Nutrafix fixes these problems by infusing protein into the hair follicles. Featuring ingredients that are USDA certified organic, the hair mask is also free from parabens, lauryl or laureth sulfate, dyes or PEGs. Great that no animals were harmed in the making of this product as well!
3. Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist -- Coconut + Sea Salt Beach Wave Hair Mist, $19
A great natural product to create texture and body in your hair, this sea salt spray has the same salinity as the Pacific Ocean saltwater. It also contains aloe water to nourish — cleansing and detoxifying while helping to maintain moisture levels. Besides, the essential oils of coconut and vanilla smells amazing!
4. Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil, For Hair, Skin and Scalp, $19.15
This multi-tasker is good for nourishing the hair, skin and scalp. What’s special about jojoba oil is that as it is closest to the skin’s natural sebum, it moisturizes where needed most and less where you don’t. As a pure and natural plant extract that penetrates and hydrates skin without leaving any oily residue, the 100 per cent pure natural jojoba oil can be used to help remove makeup, cleanse clogged pores, and to nourish hair follicles.
5. Three Scalp & Hair Cleansing Oil, $75
This hair and scalp cleansing oil is made with the careful blending of botanical oils and essential oils that are 99% naturally derived. Its ability to quickly dissolve and completely remove sebum and styling products from clogged hair follicles helps to ensure healthy hair growth and minimize hair fall.
6. Handmade Heroes Drop Dead Gorgeous Dry Shampoo, USD $14.90
A quick fix for greasy hair after a sweaty lunch at the nearby hawker centre, this dry shampoo from Handmade Heroes is free from parabens, preservatives and synthetics. Made up of 100% natural ingredients, it contains bamboo charcoal, refreshing peppermint and soothing lavender.
The products from this local brand has also graced the covers of multiple international magazines and news pages!
8. DIY Hair Conditioner
For your hair to look smooth and feel soft and silky, the key step is to condition your hair. And there’s no better way to go clean than to use raw, natural ingredients. Coconut oil, olive oil and avocado are rich sources of good oils and can help soften and smooth hair. Warm up the oils until they are lukewarm and apply from mid-length to the tips. Wrap your hair with a hot towel to help the hair absorb the oil. Leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing off for smooth locks!