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What can a woman not conquer on a good hair day? If this past year saw a generous number of happy hair days, give yourself a pat on your back because you are doing 2019 right. The beauty business blew up this year, primarily due to the inclusion of hardworking natural ingredients in our otherwise brand-centric routines. Time to make a quick run-through the organic ingredients that found their well-deserved place in most haircare kits.

Hair care

Shea butter

Boring hair not your thing? Can’t spend a day without your trusted hair tools? Well, chemical treatments and heat styling equipment strip the natural moisture off your locks, leaving the ends dull and lifeless. Not only does shea butter help restore lost moisture, but it also protects your tresses from harsh weather conditions, pollution, and sun damage. Nourishment at its best.

We love: Matrix Opti.Care Split End Serum Shea Butter

Avocado oil

The sight of your hairbrush scaring you? That’s probably because you haven’t given avocado a shot yet. Experts say that the minerals found in avocado oil help seal cuticle cells and strengthen hair follicles. The powerful blend of Vitamin E and Plant Sterols will make rampant hair breakage a thing of the past.

We love: Kiehl’s Magic Elixir Hair Restructuring Concentrate With Rosemary Leaf And Avocado Oil

Coconut oil

Nothing reminds us of childhood more than a good ol’ coconut champi. As much as we hate the patent greasiness, this sweet-smelling elixir moisturises dry hair and adds shine like no other. Leave it overnight and wash your hair the next morning for softness sans the stickiness.

We love: The Body Shop Rainforest Coconut Hair Oil

Aloe vera

We’re sure you already know that aloe vera is an exemplary nourishing agent. But if you’ve turned into an aloe enthusiast just for the sake of your skin, it’s time you think again. Its goodness gives your tresses the strength and sheen that you’ve always dreamt of. It also helps restore the pH balance of your hair because it boasts a similar pH level.

We love: NeoVeda Hair Renew Rice Protein & Aloe Vera Shampoo

Hair care

Jojoba oil

A natural conditioning agent, jojoba fits in perfectly in your natural haircare regime. Jojoba oil effectively smoothens damaged cuticles that form the upper layer of your hair shaft. It can also double up as a lightweight, non-sticky hair serum that soothes chemically-treated, damaged hair. A true multitasker, it is also an excellent frizz-fighter.

We love: Neemli Naturals Rosemary & Jojoba Hair Oil

Olive oil

This one’s a clear winner, thanks to its superpower of locking keratin in your hair strands. Rich in multiple vitamins, olive oil is great at controlling sebum, preventing the build-up of dirt, and hence promoting hair growth. There’s clearly no better doctor for damaged strands than the humble olive.

We love: Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak

Argan oil

Move over high-end serums that only claim to tackle your baby hair. Switch sides and swear by Argan oil. A fantastic leave-in conditioner, this beauty tames flyaways and frizz like a professional. For those with gorgeous yet unmanageable curls, argan oil is no less than a magician. Not only does it define your curls but also adds the right amount of shine.

We love: Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner

Almond oil

Love munching on almonds every morning? Why not make the most of such nutrient-rich nuts? Almonds have copious amounts of vitamins D and E, which smoothen hair cuticles, nourish the scalp, and promote better health of your precious locks. Its moisturising traits also make it the best sealant oil for your hair.

We love: Kama Ayurveda Organic Sweet Almond Oil

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