Top 7 Ingredients to Look For in Your Hair Care Products

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Want to make better choices when it comes to the hair care products you buy?

There are so many products out there that contain potentially harmful ingredients. Understanding more about the ingredients in the hair care products that you pick will tell you so much about how good (or bad!) a product is. 

Ready to get started? Read on as HerStyler shares seven ingredients to seek out the next time you’re shopping for hair care products.

1) Argan Oil


Let’s start with one of the most popular natural hair ingredients around; argan oil. You’ve probably heard of it because it has been making waves in the hair care world for a few years now. It’s an oil that comes from the kernels of the argan tree, which is native to Morocco. Extracting the oil is a finicky and labor-intensive process. This is why prices for argan oil-infused products can sometimes seem quite high.

So, what makes argan oil good for your hair?

It’s packed with some key nutrients that your hair will love. Its numerous fatty acids combined with vitamin E provide moisture. Meanwhile, the antioxidants in the oil will have your hair and scalp feeling rejuvenated. 

Research also shows that argan oil is great for leaving the hair feeling better protected against oxidative damage. This is why it’s such a popular ingredient in hair serums. When applied to damp hair and allowed to fully penetrate strands, it will keep your mane feeling safe from all of the damage that the environment throws at it.

Thanks to all of these benefits, you’ll find argan oil included in several of the hair care formulas from HerStyler. Our Argan Oil Hair Serum really showcases all of the oil’s properties, giving you an easy way to hydrate your locks while smoothing away the look of frizz. In this serum, argan oil is joined by aloe vera, another ingredient worth keeping an eye out for…

2) Aloe Vera

Vitaoil Biotin Hair Serum

Aloe vera has been a much-loved beauty ingredient for centuries. It has been used for medicinal purposes by ancient cultures all over the world, although most chose to use the ingredient topically on the skin.

Either way, the reason that people favored aloe vera so much was because it feels incredibly hydrating and soothing; two qualities that can be seen when the ingredient is applied to the hair too. Use hair care products containing aloe vera and not only will your scalp feel much calmer and less irritated/itchy but your strands will also start to feel stronger and more resilient.

Even better, if your hair type is oily, you’ll love the de-greasing effect that aloe vera has on the look of your hair. This is due to its powerful enzymes that help to break down fat. This has the effect of making the scalp and hair feel much less oily.

In addition to the hair serum featured above, aloe vera can be found in a few other hair care products from HerStyler, including the VitaOil Biotin Hair Serum. It’s a great formula for giving your strands a pick-me-up. It’ll infuse your locks with moisture while leaving your hair feeling much healthier overall.

3) Biotin

Conditioner Argan Oil and Biotin

Biotin, which is also referred to as vitamin B7 or vitamin H, is a key component when it comes to keeping your hair feeling healthy. It’s produced naturally by the human body and helps to form the building blocks of protein. 

Due to the fact that a biotin deficiency can lead to hair loss, biotin is often touted as a way to promote growth of both the hair and nails. However, there aren’t actually any studies confirming this. Any evidence that goes some way in supporting this theory is very weak.

So, if that’s the case, why should you seek out biotin in your hair care products?

Because even though it might not make your hair grow any faster, biotin will leave your locks feeling stronger and healthier. 

Earlier, we featured our VitaOil Biotin Hair Serum. As you can tell from its name, it contains biotin. This is a great product to add to your hair care routine if your strands have been feeling weak or brittle. However, for the best results, it would be wise to incorporate the ingredient into other stages of your hair care routine too, which is what the HerStyler Argan Oil & Biotin Conditioner can help with. It’s an exceptionally moisturizing formula that will reduce the appearance of breakages, promoting hair that feels more elastic. The other ingredients in this conditioner will add shine to your locks, giving them a bouncy gloss that you can be proud of!

4) Marula Oil

Marula Hair Nourishing Serum

When it comes down to it, most plant oils will offer some benefits to your hair. After all, just about every plant oil out there is hydrating while also being packed with antioxidants. However, some are undeniably better than others, with Marula oil sitting at the top of the list.

Marula oil comes from the kernels of the marula fruit, which grows on the marula trees in various parts of Africa. Locals have been using it for centuries on both their skin and their hair, recognizing the many beauty benefits offered by this ingredient.

Its main appeal lies in its nutrient profile. It’s absolutely loaded with hair-loving compounds. From the fatty acids that moisturize and condition the hair and scalp to the antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, that leave the hair follicles feeling revived, marula oil is an ingredient that can do so much.

What makes marula oil even more popular is its non-greasy finish. It absorbs quickly, providing lubrication without leaving the hair feeling heavy or sticky. This makes it suitable to be used on all hair types.

If you’d like to add marula oil to your hair care routine, the HerStyler Marula Hair Nourishing Serum makes this easy. In addition to marula oil, it also contains aloe vera, which, as you now know, is great for your tresses. Like with many of our other hair care products, vitamin E is added into the mix too. Why? Read on to find out…

5) Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant. Just like other antioxidants, it’s great for reducing the appearance of free radical damage. This is often spoken about in reference to the skin but it’s something that the hair can suffer from too. Hair thinning, hair loss, and premature graying are all signs that free radical damage has taken its toll on your locks. The only way to restore your hair’s vibrant and youthful appearance is by incorporating antioxidants into your hair care routine. 

So, why vitamin E instead of some of the many other antioxidants out there?

Because not only does vitamin E boast potent antioxidant properties but it can also help with the feeling of dryness. This is something that can affect both your scalp and your strands. In the long run, excessive dryness will leave your locks feeling brittle while looking frizzy. Vitamin E will leave your mane feeling balanced once again.

6) Sage Oil

Rosehip & Sage Conditioner

If you do a lot of cooking, you’re probably familiar with sage. It’s an evergreen herb from the Mediterranean that’s a member of the mint family. However, not only does this aromatic plant help to add a punch to food, but it can also work wonders on your hair when applied topically.

There are a few key properties of sage oil that are worth knowing about. The first is how it leaves the hair follicles feeling stimulated and invigorated. With your hair follicles being responsible for hair growth, keeping them in top shape can soon have your hair looking thicker and longer.

Sage oil is also great for adding shine to hair. Again, this is likely down to how it leaves the hair follicles feeling rejuvenated and able to function to the best of their abilities.

Many also believe that sage oil can help to counter the look of graying hair. Although there aren’t any studies that back up these anecdotal claims, many are insistent about how sage oil has given their gray strands a darker finish. This means that they aren’t quite so noticeable anymore.

If you’d like to experience these benefits for yourself, you’ll find sage oil in the HerStyler Rosehip & Sage Conditioner. This is a great conditioner to add to your hair care routine if your locks look as though they could do with a boost. A few weeks with this conditioner by your side and your hair will take on a much silkier and smoother touch!

7) Rosehip Oil

Rosehips are the fruits that are produced once a rose has finished flowering. Although the nutrient profile of this ingredient varies depending on the type of rose that the rosehips have come from, just about every study agrees that rosehips are ingredients that are extremely rich in antioxidants and other nutrients.

What does this mean for your hair?

For starters, its antioxidant content, which includes the likes of vitamins B, C, and E, will counter the appearance of free radical damage. Meanwhile, its fatty acids will moisturize your strands, leaving them feeling much softer.

Rosehip oil is also revered for how it can soothe the feeling of inflammation. It’s one of the most popular skincare ingredients for this reason. However, this is something that the scalp can really benefit from too. If you suffer from scalp inflammation, rosehip oil is a must-try. Scalp health is directly linked to hair health, so keeping your scalp feeling its best will show in the appearance of your mane.

Of course, roses have aromatherapy benefits too. Inhale the warm and earthy scent of rosehip oil (no, it doesn’t smell of roses!) and your mind will start to feel much calmer too.

High-Quality Hair Care Ingredients From HerStyler

Your hair deserves the very best, meaning that you should steer clear of any hair care products containing sub-par ingredients. Not only are they unlikely to do much for your mane but you could end up unintentionally damaging your locks by using ingredients that are potentially harmful. If you want to safeguard your strands and keep your hair feeling as healthy as possible, look for the ingredients that we’ve featured above the next time you’re browsing hair care products. With these ingredients on your side, it won’t be long before your locks are looking better than ever!

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