When I think of summer hair, I imagine wild, natural hair that flows in the seaside breeze. Mind you, this is the first summer I spend thousands of kilometers away from the nearest beach, but yet that image and sensation is imprinted in my memory. That’s why when summer comes around, I try to minimize my hair care routine using only natural products that are not only effective but also Vegan and cruelty-free in order to get get the results that I’m looking for while still being able to live green and leave a minimal footprint.
So for today I’ve got five products to share with you, and they’re all natural, minimalistic and easy to use!
Here’s what I reach for a simple, minimalist summer hair care routine:
Coconut Oil – if you don’t know how amazing coconut oil is for your hair, facial and body care you’ve been living under a rock! You can find all the info you need in my Pinterest board devoted to all things Coconut Oil. The way I use it is as a super-nutrient hair mask. No need to add any other ingredients. Just melt a bit of coconut oil in the palm of your hands and work it on your scalp and locks. Let it rest minimum 30 minutes (or the whole day/night) and then wash as usual. Here are hundreds of amazing Coconut Oils from iHerb, my place of choice to shop online (with a 10% off discount for you using coupon code NOC3601!)
Ghassoul cleansing gel or powder – this ready-made mineral-rich clay cleansing gel by Logona smells divine thanks to patchouli (and no, you won’t smell like an incense stick aftwerwards!). Because of its extraordinary absorption qualities it’s a detoxifying shampoo, it can also be used as a body mask. After a coconut oil hair mask, washing hair with this gel leaves it bouncy and voluminous. BUT, there’s a but: I have a problem with this product in the sense that I believe it would better fit an oily/greasy hair type. My hair is the opposite of oily, so for now I will finish this tube but I doubt I will repurchase: even with a coconut oil mask before, and a nourishing hair mask after, my hair remains very dry to the touch.
Hair treatment– This hair mask by Weleda is a purely, intensely nourishing hair treatment rich in organic shea butter and oats. I love to soak every strand of my hair in this and let it be absorbed. This is supposed to be a weekly treatment, but frankly I use it every time I wash my hair as it doesn’t weigh my hair down like many other products do: hair is simply manageable and smooth – click here to get Weleda Oat Replenishing Treatment at iHerb (with a 10% discount when you use coupon code NOC3601!)
Wooden comb – In order to spread the oat hair treatment, I like to use a wide-toothed wooden comb – mine if from The Body Shop France. I’ve tried the Tangle Teezer* but my hair didn’t love it :-( So I’d better stick with what I like – plus wood feels much better (& more natural) than plastic in my hair! I love how the wooden teeth gently massage the scalp while detangling in all safety. I also love this Ash Wood Hair Pick* and it’s the one I will get when I need a new one.
Aloe vera gel – last but not least: styling time. Aloe vera gel is probably as dear to my heart as coconut oil. I don’t know which face/body/hair/skin problem I cannot solve with aloe vera. For a minimal and natural styling, all you need is aloe vera gel on humid hair (mine is from Lily of the Desert). Finger comb and let hair dry: tadaam, the ultimate naturally wavy hair as if you’ve spent the day at the beach! Plus all the amazing benefits of aloe vera: moisture, nourishment, shine. You can try this one out: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
That was it, this is my minimalist summer hair care routine. As always – I am loving your suggestions, so what are some of your go-to natural beauty items? Please let me know in the comments below!
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