Not everyone needs a conditioner. If you have short or oily hair, you can likely do without, especially if you use a biodegradable shampoo that is less likely to dry your hair out. Again, if your hair is so dry that it needs conditioner to get a comb through it, it’s likely over-processed so consider a shorter hair cut instead.
If you have naturally tangly curly hair, then a conditioner may be needed. So go for a good biodegradable conditioner too. Again, you can buy conditioner bars that are stored on a slatted soap dish, when not in use. Just wet the bar and rub into the ends of hair, then leave for a few minutes and rinse as usual.
Avoid aromatherapy essential oils for pregnancy/nursing and medical conditions like epilepsy and asthma (also avoid rosemary and citrus oils for high blood pressure). Avoid shea butter for latex allergies.
Battle Green Hair Conditioner Bar is available in four bars. Citrus (lime & lemongrass for shiny hair), Mint (with rosemary to prevent dandruff and peppermint to strengthen roots along with green clay to absorb sebum), Lavender Tea Tree (combats dry scalp with rhassoul clay to reduce frizz and tangles) or Chamomile (fragrance-free with chamomile flower powder to reduce dandruff, promote growth and reduce split ends, with pink clay to restore moisture). To use, rub the bar between warm wet hands to create a coating and run through the lengths of your hair. Leave for a few minutes, then rinse well with warm water.
SOP Loke Conditioner is made with juniper (to strengthen the scalp and promote hair growth) and grapefruit (high in vitamin C). Loke is a Norfolk word for a remote track. This thick and creamy conditioner is inspired by the word ‘Loke’, a Norfolk term for a remote track. Juniper oil strengthens the scalp, and grapefruit strengthens the hair follicles, and promotes hair growth. The conditioner is also high in vitamin C, which keeps hair looking shiny.
This cocoa butter & jojoba conditioner bar is made with hair-friendly jojoba oil, and sold in zero waste packaging. Just keep on a slatted soap dish, to let it dry out between uses. Lovingly made in Wales, use a a conditioner or a leave-in hair treatment. Each bar (50g) lasts as long as a 100g shampoo bar. Also containing nourishing vitamin E oil. Choose from:
- Rosemary & Lavender (boosts scalp circulation and balances oil production)
- Citrus (sweet orange, lime, grapefruit, patchouli & rosemary oil).
Natural Hair Repair Treatments
Corinne Taylor Organic Hair Mask is sold in a glass jar, devised by a qualified aromatherapist. Ideal for weekly use for dry, damaged or thinning hair, it helps to tame split ends and frizziness and adds body to limp lifeless hair. Contains she butter along with oils of rosemary, tea tree and lavender.
Jim + Henry makes the first eco leave-in conditioner, sold in sustainable refillable packaging. Made with 8 natural ingredients, it includes rich shea butter and rosemary oil. Just apply from root to tip on damp hair, leave in and style as required. Specifically designed for Afro and curly hair, a preservative is added to stop bacteria from developing.
These jojoba oil hair conditioner bars (Wales) are made with natural ingredients, in zero waste packaging. They feature jojoba oil (good for skin and hair), deeply moisturising cocoa butter and coconut oil, sold in zero waste tins. Avoid aromatherapy oils for pregnancy/nursing and medical conditions like asthma, epilepsy and high blood pressure). Avoid shea butter for latex allergies. To use, just rub into hair, leave for 2 minutes, then rinse. Choose from:
- Lime & Lemongrass – ideal for shiny hair, to reflect more light
- Mint & Rosemary – helps prevent dandruff, and sebum build-up
- Lavender Tea Tree – an ideal detangler
- Chamomile – fragrance-free, also good to prevent dandruff
This cocoa butter & jojoba hair conditioner bar (Wales) is an alternative to plastic bottles of shampoo. It’s made from a natural blend of ingredients with vitamin E, to help prevent split ends. Use as a conditioner or leave-in treatment. (avoid aromatherapy oils for pregnancy/nursing and medical conditions like asthma, epilepsy and high blood pressure).
It’s good to invest in a slatted soap dish with natural soaps and shampoo bars. This helps them to dry out between uses, so they don’t go squishy and disintegrate. If not, just place on a dry flannel in between uses. One large bar should last the same as a standard shampoo bar .Choose from two scents:
- Rosemary & Lavender – good to calm & boost hair growth
- Citrus – with sweet orange, lime, grapefruit (and rosemary oil)