When it comes to hair, there are countless products that promise deep hydration, gravity-defying volume, and strands as soft as silk. What these products don’t tell you is how harmful their ingredients can actually be to your skin and hair. That’s why it’s important to find natural hair products that are as gentle as they are effective. Learn more about how to take care of your hair naturally, and shop Soapstones Natural Skincare for shampoo bars, conditioner, beard oil, and more.
Use Natural Hair Products
Perhaps this goes without saying, but using natural hair products is the best way to take care of your hair naturally without forgoing regular hair hygiene altogether. Whatever synthetic products you use to take care of your hair can be replaced with natural hair products that are safer, gentler, and just as effective.
When switching to natural hair products, hydration is key. Soapstones shampoo bars use castor oil to moisturize your hair and scalp, while hops extract cleanses your skin to reduce flakes and dandruff. Soapstones conditioner is available in both liquid and bar form for your convenience, and both forms are packed with natural oils, proteins, extracts, and amino acids to keep your hair hydrated and voluminous. Don’t forget to style with Seventh Heaven Face, Hair, and Body Oil so that your hair stays silky and smooth all day long.
The next best thing you can do for your hair — regardless of its texture — is to eliminate or minimize the amount of heat you use to style your hair. This can be tricky for those of us basically married to our blowdryer, but it’s an essential step to minimize frizz and breakage.
If you can’t go without your styling tools, try to let your hair air dry for a little bit longer before applying heat. Keep your styling tools on lower heat and speed settings to prevent overdrying. There are also a variety of styling tools now that combine steps so you can dry and style your hair all at once, like a hot air brush.
Coat Your Hair
The good news is that — if you’re one of many who don’t have the time to let their hair completely air dry — using heated styling tools isn’t going to ruin your plans for naturally beautiful hair. The best thing you can do to protect your hair when you use heat is to coat it with a natural hair product. This is where Soapstones face, hair, and body oil steps in. Apply it to damp hair before styling to coat your hair in a protective layer of oil that not only hydrates and prevents frizz, but also prevents your hair from being overdried.
Create a Wash Schedule
Another thing you can do to take care of your hair more naturally is to create a wash schedule that works with your hair texture. Washing your hair every day — regardless of the products you’re using — will strip it of moisture and constantly leave it feeling dry and crispy. Your body then responds by overproducing oil to catch up, which will then leave your hair feeling greasy not long after.
Instead, adopt a wash schedule of every three to five days, depending on how oily your hair is. This will help your hair restore its natural oils at a more gradual rate. In the meantime, your natural hair products will continue working to keep your hair hydrated and smooth with their natural oils as well.
Use Products Designed for Your Hair
Other than our Seventh Heaven Oil, you should use products specifically designed for your hair and not any other part of your body. Body soap is great for hydrating skin, but it can strip the nutrients from your hair. Instead, make sure you’re using products like Soapstones shampoo bars and conditioner bars to ensure your hair is being cleansed and hydrated effectively.
Coarser hair, like facial hair, will require even more hydration and nutrients to keep it feeling fresh and smooth. Men can try Soapstone beard products, such as aftershave balm, beard oil, and beard soap to help maintain and style their facial hair.