Shampoo & Conditioner
Shampoo and conditioner are the basic staples of most haircare routines – so it’s important to choose wisely, prioritising natural and organic formulas to give your scalp and hair all the nourishment they need. Read more
Being one of the products we use most regularly, shampoo is essential for washing out the daily grime, styling products and oil that build up on our hair throughout the day. Counter Culture’s range of natural and organic hair products are gentle enough to use on a regular basis, with sustainable formats such as shampoo bars, so you’re not throwing out plastic bottles every few weeks. (They fit more easily into a gym bag or airport carry-on too.) Take your pick from Posy’s Ginger & Mint Shampoo Bar to refresh the hair and energise the scalp, or Sintra Naturals Vegan Shampoo Bar which is a sulphate free shampoo made from coconut-derived cleansing agents – which are far more gentle and less drying than the more commonly used sulphates. Sulphate free shampoo is the best shampoo for coloured hair as the latter tends to be more fragile and brittle and needs gentle formulas that won’t strip hair of its natural oils.
If you’re looking for a good dandruff shampoo, KIND2’s award-winning shampoo bar The Sensitive One is designed for dry and flaky scalps, with soothing chia seed, and camellia oils. And when it comes to hair growth shampoo FIT Skincare – Active Shampoo actually works to help reduce hair loss, with scalp-stimulating caffeine and botanical extracts.
Shampoo and conditioner with mood-lifting essential oils are always a welcome addition to any shower! The Good Zest Company’s Organic Strengthening Grapefruit Shampoo and Conditioner both smell wonderfully citrusy and come in refillable aluminium bottles (just post them back once you have three empties). And for little ones, Bloom & Blossom’s baby shampoo (part of their Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Set) is perfect to use from birth, with relaxing scents of lavender and jasmine.
Conditioner is essential to strengthen and add shine back into the hair after washing. When it comes to sustainable conditioner, solid bar versions are becoming just as popular as shampoo bars. Try Posy London’s Conditioner Bar, with pH balanced butters and oils to leave hair soft and silky. While ICI Care’s Hair Mask is a type of deep conditioner which works to boost shine with botanically active ingredients.