Ethical + Organic Hair Care: Easy Fixes For The 5 Most Common Hair Problems
If you’re vegan or seeking cruelty-free, you’re in the right country because Australia is the third fastest growing vegan market in the world. Aussies are choosing more ethical and sustainable products, so now there are so many choices for cruelty free, vegan, organic along with sulphate and paraben free products that are now a lot more results driven than their earlier natural hair product.
This is great news because when it comes to hair, everyone has different needs.
If having dry, oily, brittle or frizzy one of these problems has definitely been an issue for you!
But don't worry, you won't need to fuss about them any longer!
We've created the top 5 common problems people face with their hair and even better, we've got a ethical hair care solution for you too.
Items on this list keep in line with our values of products that are sulphate, paraben and cruelty free, we also only stock products with ingredients that are micro cultivated, organically grown, or use eco friendly wild harvesting. As these tend to result in ranges that are of the very best natural quality.
Oily Sweat Build-Up
Why it happens: If you're running everyday in prep for a half marathon, sweat can build up on the scalp and cause issues such as itching and dandruff. Not hot!
The solution: Super cleaning hair shampoo targeted only at the roots, and let sit with a hot towel.
Why we recommend it: Think of it like a face scrub. You need to rid the hair scales of any impurities caused by dirt and product build-up that may be sitting the hair shaft.
For the Product Try: Kevin Murphy Repair.Me.Wash
Why you'll love it: Hair shampoo is designed to give scalps a super-effective clean so you don't have to wash it as often.
We wash our hair too often, when we should be lathering just once or twice a week.
The hair will sit a lot better too if it's not so squeaky clean. It's a good thing for the natural oils to come through to condition the hair. This wash strengthens hair and has a protein base that clings to the oils, gently removing them with a rinse. Leaving the hair feeling more organic and refreshed.
Repair.Me.Wash is sulphate free, paraben free and cruelty free. With ingredients sourced from companies that use micro cultivation, organic growing practices, or ecologically sound wild harvesting techniques.
Frizzed out dryness
Why it happens:if you have unruly curls or dry, fly-away-prone- locks then you probably don't enjoy washing it too often for fear of frizziness - which can present a problem after workouts!
The solution:Reverse your hair-washing routine by conditioning before you wash.
Or, alternatively, skip shampoo altogether.
Why we recommend it:It's known as co-washing or conditioner washing, where you wash with conditioner. Conditioning first stops dry or thick hair from going through such a big PH shift and getting too frizzy or fluffy.
If you do want to add a shampoo step in there, we suggest following with conditioner after washing to smooth that cuticle down.
For the best Organic Hair Product Try: Kevin Murphy Leave.In.Repair
Why you'll love it: Your hair won't be stressed out and will be a lot more manageable. Great for the Perth where humidity (and frizz) is high.
Leave.In.Repair is sulphate free, paraben free and cruelty free. With ingredients sourced from companies that use micro cultivation, organic growing practices, or ecologically sound wild harvesting techniques.
Why it happens: Colouring your hair, using heat styling and or living in a dry climate will leave hair dry and over time, that hair becomes damaged and can break.
The solution: A bond repair.
What the experts say: The hair cuticle is the outermost part of the hair shaft and is formed from dead cells. It is the hard layer that protects your hair shaft. When your hair becomes damaged the cuticle slowly wears away. This damage can cause hair breaking, split ends and visibly unhealthy hair. To stop and reverse damage you need to rebuild this layer.
Try: Olaplex No.3
Why you'll love it: It's the revolutionary product. - An intense hair treatment to repair damage to all hair types and colours. It specialises in relinking broken bonds in the hair structure.
Olaplex is free of silicone, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, gluten and is never tested on animals.
Pollution + product pile-up
Why it happens:Exercising in urban areas can leave hair feeling pretty toxic, especially if you're working out at lunchtime and using dry shampoo instead of washing.
The solution: Get hair back to sleek with a revitalising hair detox treatment.
What the experts say:Pollution can make the hair look grubby and not be able to hold onto products very well.
Hair can't clean itself like skin can, so smog, smoke and dust will just sit on top of the hair. To remove the pollution build-up, use clarifying shampoo to get hair looking fresh.
For the best Organic Hair Product Try: Kevin Murphy Re.Store
Why you'll love it: This once-a-week treatment will transform dried-out strands into soft and manageable tresses. we likey!
Re.Store is sulphate free, paraben free and cruelty free. With ingredients sourced from companies that use micro cultivation, organic growing practices, or ecologically sound wild harvesting techniques.
Dry ends and an Oily scalp
Why it happens:This is classic workout hair. Sweat and oil cause the scalp to get greasy, while the ends are left feeling parched and dry from gym air-conditioning or the sun.
The Solution:Conditioner mapping.
What the experts say :Similar to mask mapping on the face, if you have dry hair at the ends, you want to put a lot more product there than you will at the roots.
Most of the hair is going to be driest around the face and around the ends, so concentrate your conditioner in those areas. When you get out of the shower, add a leave in conditioner just at the ends. That will also thicken and define those drier areas and give you a fuller look.
For the best Organic Hair Product Try: Kevin Murphy Hydrate.Me Conditioner
Why you'll love it:You'll say goodbye to limpness and have easy-to-manage hair all over.
Hydrate.me is sulphate free, paraben free and cruelty free. With ingredients sourced from companies that use micro cultivation, organic growing practices, or ecologically sound wild harvesting techniques.
Pool and water-related brassiness
why it happens:If you've been getting in a lot of pool time, the chemicals in the chlorinated water can cause blonde and highlighted hair to get noticeably out of whack.
The solution:Banish brassiness with a targeted blonde shampoo or treatment.
What the experts say: If you're on the lighter spectrum of blonde, you won't need to use a blonde shampoo or treatment as much. But if you have naturally medium-brunette or dark-brunette, you'll need a blonde shampoo or treatment product once a week.
Try: Evo Fabuloso - Platinum Blonde Conditioner
Why you'll love it:Your blonde hair or highlights will stay a lovely clean shade. But go easy until you know your blonde product; some can very rich in purple pigment. my trick is to water down the blonde shampoo or conditioner or treatment so that the colour doesn't grab onto the blonde hair. Start off with less rather than putting the whole product on your hair at once.
Evo Fabuloso contains No ammonia / no peroxide. It is Cruelty Free. Sulphate, Paraben Free.
Jonny and June Organic Hair Care
We specialise in creating looking healthy blondes, balayage and colour corrections plus professional hair repair and are always happy to give advice and help women find their perfect hair colour!