Light hair. Dark hair. Curly hair. Thinning hair. Each type of hair – and you might have any combination of these categories – requires its own special treatment. Let’s get one thing out of the way: No matter what kind of hair you possess, we don’t recommend clarifying shampoos. They dry out the hair and make it dull.
Dark hair – Coffee is known to make dark hair darker and more luxurious. But routinely treating your hair with a pot of brewed coffee or a hair masque of coffee grounds can be a bit of a bother, to say the least. Instead, use shampoo and conditioner made with real coffee. Our Coffee and Cloves shampoo and leave-in conditioner are blended just for us according to our unique formula that includes dark South American arabica coffee infused with black walnut powder. We have added a host of natural hair enhancing, strengthening and growth botanicals, oils, and vitamins. Regular use of both products also minimizes the grey in your hair. They are not a dye, but grey hairs will take on a light brown appearance, blending more naturally into the rest of your hair.
Light hair – Light hair can be brightened considerably with chamomile essential oil and calendula extract, which is why I included these ingredients in our Chamomile Shampoo and Chamomile Leave-In Conditioner for light hair. The conditioner you use for your light hair should also be able to soothe those dry, frizzy ends that may have come from too much fun in the sun or too much hair coloring. Our conditioners are leave-in formulas that keep all of the actives working on your hair, as well as increasing volume and a healthy scalp. The best shampoos and conditioners for light hair can help you hold on to those golden locks and slip much more slowly into the grey phase of your life.
Curly hair – Curly hair is the envy of all who were born with straight hair. Until the humidity starts to rise, and then the envious switch places. Curly hair tends toward dryness. One way to avoid having your curly hair moving into the uncontrollable zone is to keep it conditioned between washings. Rub a dot of conditioner between your hands (to warm it), then massage it either through your hair or just on the dry ends. You can also treat yourself to a home oil treatment, by slightly warming coconut or olive oil, rubbing it into your hair and scalp, and wrapping your head in a warm towel for 30 – 60 minutes. Apply shampoo and lather up before getting into the shower, then rinse and shampoo as usual.
Thinning hair – An encouraging method for treating thinning hair is with natural oils. A study done by the Department of Dermatology at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland showed that 44% of the patients showed improved hair growth with the use of a formula of essential oils, used in a daily two-minute massage. My Lazarus hair renewal products have incorporated these oils along with additional botanical oils, herbs, and vitamins, all chosen to prevent hair loss while encouraging growth, thickness, and coverage.