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Healthy & eco-smart hair care

If you’ve committed to “greening” your beauty routine, you are probably inundated with information about skin care products, but what about eco-friendly hair care? While finding healthy skin care products is often a matter of trial and error, it’s a little harder to find healthy hair care products that actually work.

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Healthy products may not always act, look or smell exactly the way you expect them to. But, fear not! Once you adjust to the lack of petro-chemicals, parabens and silicone (to name just a few common toxic ingredients), you’ll love your hair and you’ll feel good about your choices. Try these healthy hair care lines, and you’ll never go back to traditional products!

BelengenzaBelegenza Extraordinary Hair Care

The name says it all. These food-grade products are extraordinary, super-concentrated and free of synthetics. The RoMANce Deep Conditioning Treatment is rich and makes even the driest hair glow. The PerForm Control Styling Gel has a shocking texture, but you’ll be equally surprised by how well it banishes frizz while providing a crazy amount of body and just enough control. Your hair will fall in love.

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john mastersJohn Masters Organics

This luxurious line contains organic, wild-crafted ingredients that feature the best of what nature has to offer. The products are simple, clean, extremely effective and good for your body and the earth. You’ll be tempted to eat the Hair Pomade, a fresh-smelling tin of buttery goodness that imparts intense shine and subtle hold on your hair.

Then, you’ll want to bathe in the Dry Hair Nourishment and Defrizzer (for a more practical treatment, use it on your split ends). This line revives hair and infuses it with intense moisture, naturally.

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intelligent nutrientsIntelligent Nutrients

Created by the founder of Aveda, Intelligent Nutrients products are non-toxic and free of sulfates, silicone and parabens. Intelligent Nutrients Organic Hair Cleanser is not what you expect from a shampoo. You can actually read and pronounce the ingredients — you’ll probably find many in your pantry, including certified organic apple juice and pumpkin — and it won’t provide a mountain of suds, thanks to the lack of sulfates.

The great thing is, you won’t miss a thing when you see how truly clean and refreshed your hair can be. Intelligent Nutrients Organic Hair Conditioner is light but deeply nourishing and will leave your hair protected but not weighed down.

A'kinA’Kin Hair and Skincare

A’kin products feature concentrated, highly-effective active botanicals and exclude irritating ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), parabens ethoxylates, propylene glycol, petro-chemicals and artificial colors. The Rice Aminos and Wheat Protein Intensive Moisture Shampoo leaves hair manageable and clean without stripping it of natural oils. The Avocado and Calendula Re-Moisturizing Conditioner is a nourishing creme that detangles and hydrates.

Timothy HanTimothy Han

Timothy Han products are based on a “sustainable luxury” concept. They contain no parabens, animal by-products, petro-chemicals, sulphates or synthetic or artificial fragrances and colors. The Lemongrass, Marjoram and Lavender Shampoo smells heavenly and will leave your hair incredibly soft. The rich conditioner is packed with essential oils, making it a treat for your hair and your senses.

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If your hair is dull, dry or lifeless, grab some Rahua products STAT! This line harnesses the power of Rahua oil, a restorative gem found in the Amazon. The shampoo is sulfate-free and delicately fragranced with Palo Santo (a tree native to South America) oil. The conditioner provides deep hydration, protects from UV damage and can also be used as a styling aid. This line is ideal for color-treated hair.

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