So here’s the thing: We’re all trying to live just a tad bit cleaner, you know — more earth-conscious beauty and less crap-filled products. Everyone’s on the hunt for natural formulations and good-for-you ingredients….but product performance still reigns supreme. Can a girl “Get The Look” AND still do the right thing by Mother Earth? Read on as we share the best natural/ nature-inspired products for achieving spring’s best hairstyles.
Messy Hair Don’t Care
SHORT: The goal is to achieve a controlled mess, but appear super carefree. Infused with argan oil, (1) Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray ($28) helps achieve tousled, woke-up-like-this hair in an instant. Thanks to the power-packed wheat proteins that condition and moisturize, messy hair is also healthy hair.
MEDIUM: Messy doesn’t mean dull. Impart a touch of sheen with (2) Alterna Haircare Bambooo Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream ($24). Organic bamboo extract and organic Indian gooseberry nourish every strand from root-to-tip. Hair appears immediately healthier.
LONG: Long messy hair needs love too. So, two to three times a month, treat hair to a mega dose of hydration with (3) SheaMoisture 100% Extra Rich Virgin Oil ($15). Rich in Vitamin E, fatty acids, and minerals, this do-it-all oil works wonders from head-to-toe… but its healthy hair benefits are truly extraordinary!
SHORT: Tame flyaways and short pieces with (4) EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Control Edge Glaze ($9). The transparent, lightweight balm secures braids without weighing down your style.
MEDIUM: For braids on medium length hair, (5) Pai-Shau Sublime Hold Hairspray($30) provides a soft and flexible yet firm hold. Your braids will never look stiff or crunchy. The alcohol-free formula does not contain gluten, parabens, or sulfates. It’s also vegan-friendly.
LONG: Clean scalp is a major key in executing spring’s hottest braided styles. Incorporate (6) CHI Tea Tree Oil Soothing Scalp Spray ($18). Packed with tea tree oil, peppermint oil, silk, and chamomile, this purifying scalp treatment removes buildup, unclogs pores, and soothes irritated skin.
SHORT: Shorter hair requires a bit more product and manipulation to create waves. Start with a leave-in treatment that gives hair a good base. We like (7) Klorane Leave In Spray with Magnolia ($16). It detangles, adds volume, ups the shine, and protects hair from damaging UV rays. Apply to towel-dried hair before styling and your short waves are guaranteed to rock.
MEDIUM: Take a little bit of the ocean with you and achieve your beachiest waves with (8) O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Texture Spray ($24). The wave-enhancing mist is a must. We can’t think of a better way to get closer to nature.
LONG: Shape and define a natural wave pattern with (9) Macadamia Professional Curl Enhancing Spray ($25). This macadamia oil-enriched formulation also works really well as a day-two wave refresher, delaying the need for an extra hair wash.
World of Curls
SHORT: Boost curls and add body with (10) L’Occitane Aromachologie Volumizing Mist ($26). Short hair needs a little lift and this is the product to do it. The silicone-free mist incorporates five essential oils (artemisia, sweet orange, mint, pine, and rosemary), and a volumizing vegetable-based complex. Just a quick spritz and you’re on your way to fuller, bouncier curls.
MEDIUM: Keep shoulder length curls perfectly voluminous and frizz-free with a water-based, sulfate-free formulation like (11) RI CI Memory Setting Spray ($15). Paired with a diffuser, this crucial step helps to repel frizz and keeps curls brilliantly defined.
LONG: Refresh and revive yesterday’s curls with (12) Madame CJ Walker Beauty Culture Coconut & Moringa Oils Curl Refresher ($26). This product is curl genius in a bottle and the yummiest smelling hair concoction ever. Coconut oil enhances hair’s natural sheen, while moringa oil penetrates follicles to deliver hair-fortifying vitamins. Sunflower seed oil hydrates without feeling heavy. It’s as simple as spray, scrunch, and go to reshape natural curls and waves!