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Best Natural Hair Products For All Hair Types

The best natural hair products are made with organic ingredients, such as essential oils, chemical free and not tested with animals. They will balance your scalp, fight dryness, frizz, hair fall, whitening, dandruff and encouraging new hair growth while giving the hair a healthy shine, strength, volume and bounce. 

We need to understand that hair is made of keratin, just like our fingernails.  As keratin is not living tissue, we can easily damage our hair, just like we can break a nail.  Therefore proper hair care starts at hair root or shaft.

Proper hair care doesn’t only include a right shampoo and conditioner and a hair oil for deep conditioning.  It requires the same attention and rituals you are devoting for your skin.

Besides proper chemical free products, a correct way of washing, drying, combing, styling and protecting your hair from daily damage is essential for healthy and shiny hair.It even sometime requires chances to ones diet in order to correct a particular hair or scalp related problem.

I have written an article with general hair care tips, you can read it here:

Hair Care For Dry Hair

Curly hair requires special care, as the curls often become dull, heavy and unruly. It requires products that are gentle enough for daily washing.

People with curly hair also often have a build up of dandruff in the scalp caused by the use of chemical laden, over the counter styling products to keep the curls at bay.

Long straight hair also often suffers from dryness and split ends, as does afro-textured hair, especially if it’s braided.

Natural Products To The Rescue For Dry And Damaged Hair

Ayurvedic Hair Care Trio For Dry And Damaged HairThis all natural ayurvedic hair care set is absolutely amazing for rejuvenating dry and damaged hair. It is also effective against dandruff, hair fall and premature greying.

All these gentle products are also uniquely suited for people with curly hair, which is prone for frizz and split ends.

For short time only, this hair care set is on offer for $49.00 instead of $65.00. Take advantage of this great product offer now by ordering online. Fast world wide delivery:

The set consists of the following amazing organic products:

Silky Strength Aloe Vera – Wheatgerm Moisturising Shampoo

This amazing formula penetrates the hair shaft and strengthens the roots while nourishing the scalp. It cleanses the hair, but does not strip it from the natural oils hair is producing like some commercial products do, causing hair breakage. Root nourishing aloe vera  shampoo is  gentle enough for daily use.

This shampoo combination of herbs, each with their own amazing properties and have been used for centuries in India to nourishing hair care.

  • Aloe Vera – moisturizes and conditions the hair follicles
  • Wheat Germ – powerful antioxidant protects the hair from pollution, harmful UV, heat and chemical damage.
  • Soy Lecithin – Softens the hair by reducing dryness and brittleness. Repairs damage providing nutrients essential for healthy hair growth.
  • Hibiscus – Darkens the hair colour naturally, preventing premature greying.
  • Vetiver – Prevents split ends and hair breakage.

Kumuda – Sacred Indian Lotus silicone free conditioner

A conditioner bought in drugs store might provide a smoothing effect, how ever most of them contain silicone, which makes your hair greasy by causing build-up in strands.

This gentle Just Herbs hair conditioner by Just Herbs is silicone free and it  nourishes dull and damaged hair. The herbs used all have their own unique effects on smoothing and invigorating the hair:

  • Amla (Indian Gooseberry), Hibiscus, Vihitaka and Bhringraj are known for centuries for stimulating hair growth and promoting healthy hair.
  • Fenugreek in return helps to fight hair thinning and fall.
  • Kumuda (Indian white waterlily) besides giving this conditioner a wonderful fragrance, it adds elasticity, body and volume to brittle hair.

Javakusum Hair Oil

Javakusum Hair Oil

Javakusum is a non-sticky potent hair tonic for every day use. The unique blend of herbs provides nourishment for the hair.

Application of this oil to the scalp prevents build up of dandruff, helps against hair fall, hair breakage and premature greying.

Henna conditions the hair while indico, amla and hibiscus help to bring out the natural colour or the hair.

Read more about the amazing properties for treating hair in my article:

What Is The Best Oil For Hair Growth – Javakusum Hair Oil 

The benefits of this oil for greying and thinning hair are so well known, that it’s also part of the anti-aging care pack. Can you imagine? Hair oil featured as an anti-aging product? It’s simply because healthy hair makes us look younger. Read more here:

Best Anti-Aging Products

Hair Care For Oily, Fine And Brittle Hair

Blonde hair is often naturally more oily than dark hair.  Some illnesses such as Graves and thyroid disease and some hormonal imbalances cause the hair to become brittle.

Most children have a fine and brittle hair until the reach the school age, some all the way into their teens.  Elderly people’s hair also tends to get this way after it has gotten grey or white.

Brittle and fine hair requires particular care, strengthening its structure, as it’s prone for breakage and hair fall.

Greasy or oily hair is caused by excessive production of oils in the scalp and is one of the possible cause for dandruff. It can be genetic or caused by overuse of silicone based conditioners and excessive washing and use of chemicals.

Oily hair in return requires balancing out the oils build-up of the scalp with products that are gentle enough for daily washing.

Natural Products To The Rescue For Oily And Brittle Hair

This amazing all natural ayurvedic hair care trio is ideal for oily and brittle hair. It is also effective against hair fall and premature greying.

Hair Care Trio For Oily Hair

All of these products are also uniquely suited for both children’s and elderly people’s brittle hair. They are gentle  and their unique compounds provide the hair with much needed strength.

For short time only, this hair care set is on offer for $49.00 instead of $65.00. Take advantage of this great product offer now by ordering online. Fast world wide delivery:

The set consists of the following amazing organic products:

8 In 1 Root Nourishing Amla Henna Shampoo

This unique formula penetrates the hair shaft and strengthens the roots while nourishing the scalp. It cleanses the hair, but does not strip it from the natural oils hair is producing like some commercial products do, causing hair breakage. Root nourishing amla henna shampoo is  gentle enough for daily use.

This shampoo combination of herbs, each with their own amazing properties and have been used for centuries in India to nourishing hair care.

  • Amla (Indian Gooseberry) – encourages healthy hair growth
  • Wheat Germ – powerful antioxidant protects the hair from pollution, harmful UV, heat and chemical damage.
  • Soy Lecithin – Softens the hair by reducing dryness and brittleness. Repairs damage providing nutrients essential for healthy hair growth.
  • Hibiscus – Darkens the hair colour naturally, preventing premature greying.
  • Neem Seed Extract – Nourishes the hair preventing hair fall
  • Methi Seed Extract – Conditions the hair roots preventing hair fall.

Kumuda – Sacred Indian Lotus Silicone-Free Conditioner

This set includes the same conditioner as the Hair Care Trio For Dry And Damaged Hair:

Kumuda Conditioner

Bhringraj Tail Hair Oil

Bhringraj Plant

This ancient therapeutic herb combination invigorates and revitalise the scalp stimulating the hair follicles, hence encouraging hair growth.

Using this oil hot as a deep conditioning treatment for the scalp and the hair ends, it treat dandruff, prevents hair fall and delays premature greying. ayurvedic bhringraj tail oil makes hair naturally luminous and shiny.

The main active ingredient is essential oil made from bhringraj plant. This classic ayurvedic oil is being used besides for beauty, also for more serious conditions, such as ring worm of the scalp, folliculitis and migraines.

Read more about the amazing properties for treating hair in my article:

What Is The Best Oil For Hair Growth – Bhringraj Tail Hair Oil 

My Loving Advice

Make time to care for your hair, no product, doesn’t matter from which amazing ingredients it consists of,  will compensate for abuse by excessive styling and chemical products we use on our hair, pollution, UV, sea water, chlorine we get exposed by the environment.

You need to nourish the hair from inside as well. I have written an article about hair care in general, which I encourage you to read to learn more.


ॐ Love and Beauty,


What Is The Best Oil For Hair Growth

Are you looking for ways to make your hair grow fast and strong? The chances are that you have read about the benefit of natural hair oils and are wondering what is the best oil for hair growth? This article will introduce you to two ayurvedic hair oils for different hair types each with its own benefits.

Aren’t you jealous of Indian women for their wonderful long, shiny and healthy hair? I know I am!

Would you like to know their secret? I will tell you, but only if you promise to keep it a secret. *wink* In fact it has several parts:

  • Healthy diet
  • Good hair care regime
  • Natural, silicone free shampoo and conditioner
  • Nourishing hair oils

Healthy Diet For Hair Growth

Healthy diet, rich in fatty acids and helps to nourish the hair follicles from within. It contains key ingredients such as:

  • avocado
  • coconut
  • nuts and almonds
  • fatty fishes such as salmon and mackerel.

Vitamin C is also ingredient for promoting cell growth and it can be easily obtained from fruit and berries.

Vitamin E is also needed for hair health. It can acquired from:

  • Almonds and raw seeds
  • Swiss chard
  • Mustard greens
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Extra virgin olive oil


You can read more how healthy diet helps to maintain beautiful and shiny hair here.

Proper Hair Care Promotes Hair  Growth

Besides hair oil, it’s important that you use the right natural products, free of chemicals, to wash and condition your hair, in order to prevent to promote ideal conditions for hair growth and protect hair breakage, loss and frizz.

This means you need to deeply moisturise and nourish the hair, protecting it from the effects of pollution, chemicals and sun. Excessive washing and styling with heat also damages hair greatly.

Excessive Hair Washing

Discover the all natural Ayurvedic hair care products here:

Best Natural Hair Products For All Hair Types

Ayurvedic Hair Oils

These amazing oils are based on ancient mixture of therapeutic organic essential oils made from herbs. They stimulates and vitalise the scalp and in the process restore the vigour to the hair follicles preventing hair loss and dandruff, premature greying and and the same time encouraging healthy new hair growth.

All the ayurvedic hair oils are based on sesame and coconut oil. Both have unique benefits for the scalp and the hair.

Coconut Oil Benefits For The Hair

Besides being a key ingredient in Ayurvedic hair oils, Cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil is used for conditioning the hair and protecting it from the wearing effects of sun and salt water in all Polynesian cultures.

Its health benefits are also widely researched and published. Read an article how a technique called coconut oil pulling can help to promote general health:

Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil Pulling

Extra Virging Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal. It helps to restore balance to the scalp by compacting yeast, a fungal growth which causes dandruff. It is also a great natural remedy for getting rid of lice, folliculitis, an hair follicle infection and ringworm of the scalp.

Cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil is also rich in medium chain fatty acids, which nourish the scalp by penetrating the hair follicle, compacting frizz, helping to prevent hair breakage, hair loss and promoting hair growth.

Coconut oil is also rich in vitamin E, which is nourishing effects are well known to many cosmetic products and it’s widely used both in skin creams and hair masks.

E vitamin is an powerful antioxidant. It helps to build and repair tissue. Applying it to the scalp, helps to reduce inflammations and repair damaged repair and build tissue and hair follicles.

Sesame Oil Benefits For The Hair

Just like coconut oil, cold pressed sesame oil is widely used in the cosmetics industry. It is very beneficial for the hair and it compacts most of the same areas coconut oil does.

It is also antibacterial and contains high amounts of E vitamin. Additionally it also contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus which nourish the scalp.

Sesame Oil

Sesame oil especially improves the scalps blood circulation promoting hair growth. It is highly penetrative in nature, helping to  heal damage caused by chemicals and colouring.

Sesame oil also forms a protective coat around the hair shaft, keeping it protected from the damaging effects of the chemical, pollution, UV rays and sea or chlorine water.

Sesame oil also acts as a coolant helping the hair to recover from the effects of blow drying and curling, as the harsh heat damages the hair follicles. It also locks the moisture within, preventing further drying. It’s cooling effect also compacts stress, which is a mayor factor in hair loss.

Improved Hair and Scalp Health

Improved hair and scalp health is a key to hair growth. Hair oils basing themselves on extra virgin coconut oil and sesame oil Improves scalp and hair health by:

  • Gets rid of dandruff
  • Gets rid of lice
  • Gets rid of ringworm of the scalp
  • Fights folliculitis
  • Reduces scalp inflammations
  • Prevents hair breakage
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Builds and repairs tissue
  • Repairs hair follicle damage
  • Protects the hair from environmental damage from:
    • UV rays
    • salt or chlorine water
    • chemicals
    • colouring
    • heat
    • pollution
  • Restores dry hair
  • Prevents split ends
  • Helps the hair to keep on to its pigment longer, preventing premature greying
  • Gives the hair a luminous shine
  • Combats frizz
  • Helps to grow thicker and fuller hair

Hair Oil Usage

The hair oil is used for three different purposes, but the method remains the same. Small amount of oil is massaged well into the scalp and the ends. The oil is left to act a certain amount of time before washing.

Hair Mask

Hair mask is a deep conditioner applied to the scalp and the hair, that nourishes and repairs damaged hair. For best effects to be left into the hair over night.

Hair oil is best used together with heat as it activates all the properties and creates a hair mask. There are several ways of doing this.

Heating The Oil

Pour a small amount of the oil in a small class dish. Place the class dish in a shallow contained with hot water. Make sure water does not mix with the oil.

Heating The Body

If you do not want to heat the oil, you can also apply it cold and heat yourself instead! You can do this by using the oil in sauna or steam room.

I have personally found this very good way of using the oil. I apply the oil into the hair twice or three times a week about half an hour before going to sauna. I leave the oil for the night and wash my hair the following morning.

Protective Usage

Hair oil can also be used to protect the hair from the damaging sun, sea or chlorine water, chemicals and heat. Women in tropical environments apply hair oil into their hair every morning. It gives them the famous lush shiny and fragrant hair.

In this case apply the hair oil evenly into the whole hair in the morning before leaving the house. Wash the hair in the evening or the following morning.

Hair Styling

Hair oil is traditionally used in Indian hair styling, as it helps to keep the hair in it’s place and protect it while at the same time giving it a lush shine.

Hair Oil

What Is The Best Oil For Hair Growth

So what is the best Ayurvedic hair oil for promoting hair growth and preventing hair fall? The answer is, it depends on your hair type and it’s general condition.

Dry, frizzy hair, which has been damaged by excessive styling and coloring needs different kind of hair than oily or normal. Hence there are generally two different ayurvedic hair oils promoted for each of these types.

Javakusum Hair Oil For Normal and Dry Hair

Ayurvedic Javakusum hair oil is the best oil to promote healthy hair growth for dark, dry, damaged, frizzy and curly hair. It is widely used by women in India and Sri Lanka.

Besides containing both cold pressed extra virgin and cold pressed sesame oils, with its long benefits listed above, it also contains cold pressed castor oil.

Castor oil, just like coconut and sesame oils, is antibacterial and contains vitamin E. Additionally it contains Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Its unique composition helps to balances the scalp, prevents hair loss, promotes healthy growth.

Additional key ingredients include javakusum, hibiscus flower, Indian gooseberry, indigo and henna.

Javakusum Hair Oil

All these ingredients work together in harmony to darken the hair, preventing premature graying and giving it a healthy shine. Henna helps to condition the hair and the whole blend nourished frail hairs, thickening and proving the hair a healthy shine.


100ml bottle of hair oil is currently on offer for $19.20 $24.00

This product is also available as part of Ayurvedic anti-aging regime. You can read my review of this powerful set of products, tools and information here:

Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

Bhringraj Tail Hair Oil For Normal And Oily Hair

Ayurvedic Bhringraj Tail hair oil is best for thin, blonde and oily hair. It is also well suitable for the use on young children.

Just like the Javakusum oil, it bases itself on cold pressed extra virgin coconut and sesame oils.

It does however not contain any castor oil. Instead is contains the essential oil from Eclipta alba, a plant of a sunflower family, which encourages hair growth.

It also contains Eclipta alba and Nagarmotha plant extract, which are traditionally used for Ayurvedic hair loss remedies. Baheda plant extract in return strengthens thin hairs, making them less easily breakable.

Antioxidants and amino acids in the Indian herbs of brahmi, amla, Kachur, Sariva, Nagarmotha, Lodhra, Khareti, Manjishtha, Babchi, Mulethi, Chandan, Padmkashth, Priangu, Mandur, Jatamansi and Ashwagandha present in this hair oil are all beneficial for the hair.

100ml bottle of hair oil is currently on offer for $20.00 $25.00

My Loving Advice

Javakusum is my favourite hair oil as my auburn curly hair is prone for frizz and breaks easily. I also used it successfully to prevent hair loss during my second and third rounds of cancer treatments.

Additionally this hair smells gorgeous due to the use of hibiscus flower essential oil and it has an uplifting effect in my moods.

I have used Bhringraj Tail hair oil to stimulate hair growth by alternating it with Javakusum hair oil after my hair loss due to cancer. Alone it does not nourish my hair enough and neither does it control the frizz of my curls.

These hair oils helped to regrow my hair with the speed of 2.5cm/1inch per month after my first cancer treatments which caused me to loose my hair.

If you only use the hair oil as a hair mask 2-3 times a week, it will last you around 2 months. If you use it daily, it will last approximately 2-4 weeks depending on the length and volume of your hair.

I can highly recommend both hair oils and love the fact that they contain no chemicals or mineral oils, but only oils extracted from herbs and plants. They are both based on ancient Ayurvedic recipes and endured the test of time.

Love and energy,


P.S. If you are interested in natural facial care as well, take a look at this review about the organic Just Herb beauty products:

Just Herbs Skin Care Products 

Gift Ideas For a Busy Mom – Pamper Her

Christmas is almost here and you want to give just the perfect gift for your woman or your daughter, maybe even your sister! She truly deserves it, but you are clueless what to give her! When you ask her, she states she doesn’t need anything except your devotion and the kids love. But deep inside you know you need to reward her hard work in some special way. This article will give you gift ideas for a busy mom!

She is the power motor of the house, taking care the kids, the pets, the garden, is a loving spouse, and on top of that she might still be studying during the evenings of at daytime when the kids are at school.

You have no idea how she manages it all, looking good and a smile on her face, looking great. Everyone admires her and she seems to be happy with your life.

I tell you one things she doesn’t have and that’s time. She struggles to find time to do the things she used to enjoy. Sure, she never complains about it, after all she is too busy to have any real hobbies.

I bet you were expecting me to tell you to get her a gift card for a day spa, right? While that might be a good idea, I would advice you to also take a look at how you can create her a little bliss at home, so  she can relax and indulge in small luxuries.

  1. Ayurvedic Products

Ayurvedic products are prepared from pure essential oils and herbal ingredients based on thousands of years old Indian recipes.

Now on offer for $49.00 $65.00

Hair Care Dry Hair

  1. Javakusum Hair Oil: non-sticky potent hair tonic prevents dandruff, stops hair lose and premature graying. Hibiscus, Amla, Henna and indigo bring out the colors and make the hair shiny. Read more about this fantastic ayurvedic hair oil here: Javasukum Hair Oil
  2. Silky Strength Aloevera-Wheatgerm Moisturizing Shampoo: strengthens the hair roots and nourishes the scalp controlling dandruff, without drying the hair. It repairs damaged hair, prevents the split ends, while giving it strength and volume.
  3. Kumuda – Sacred Indian Lotus silicone free conditioner:  smoothens and nourishes dull and damaged hair. Includes special ingredients for promoting hair health and stimulating growth while helping to fight hair thinning and hair-fall.

She will enjoy how luxuriously soft her hair will feel and how shiny it will look!  I bet she doesn’t spend a lot of time caring for herself, because she is always on the move. Small things can make all the difference and you will enjoy the benefits of her feeling better about herself too.

Now on offer for $157.00


Ayurvedic facial care pack


This luxury skincare kit includes:

  1. Facial Kansa Wand ancient beauty secret
  2. Silksplash Neem-Orange Rehydrant Face Wash with sandalwood and honey. Removes make-up gently.
  3. Kimsukadi Glow-Boosting Facial Oil: made from orange Kimsukadi flowers and 17 herbs, this elixir is the best youth elixir I have ever come across.
  4. Pomegranate Mandarin Pore Refining Tonic fantastic skin toner.
  5. Deep Cleansing Lotion: Aloe Vera deep cleansing and moisturizing cream
  6. Cascade Moisturizing Day Care Lotion: Fabulous Ayurvedic day cream that will protect your face from the sun and pollutions.

She will love the effects of these products will have on her skin. She will look younger, feel happier and will love you for this gift!

You can find my more depth review of these products here:

Age Defying Skin Care Set

2. The Sattvic Mind – DVD Set

Sattvic Mind

How about teaching her ancient Ayurvedic secrets about emotional bliss! The Sattvic Mind is a self-improvement model designed to help her to achieve a piece of mind, which is an essential for responding to the modern life’s stress and negativity with calmness.

This course will show you practical, actionable plans for your modern day life, how to identify your Red Light, Yellow Light and Green light behaviors and arrest dangerous behaviors at the nascent stage itself.

You will learn day-to-day techniques designed to help you cope with the particular stresses of modern living – like learning how to say “no” more often at work or even planning fun – yes, planning fun – to build a buffer against anxiety. This course is full of targeted tricks that are deceptively simple, but can potentially change the way you live!

I have written an article about this special and powerful positive way of thinking. You can read about it here:

What Is Positive Thinking About – Sattvic Mind

3. Amazon Audible

Does she love to read, but can’t find time for it? Did you know that Amazon now has an amazing selection of audio books available. She will get a book every month that she can listen with a special app on her phone, while she goes about her chores, commutes or relaxed in the evenings.


Now on offer $14.95/month


Find more than 200.000 titles, recorded by masters of storytelling, bring new dimensions to the book. You can also change between reading on your kindle device and listening the book.

Amazon Audible Books

If you order give her this gift, Amazon will give you the first month for free. Take a look at our Competitions and Giveaways as joining the Audible trial  is currently one of our competitions for Amazon Gift cards!

HOT TIP! If you feel that none of these gifts is right for her, make sure to check out my other gift suggestions for women!

And yes, if you still feel she would better benefit from a gift card to a day spa, I am sure she would love that too!

Love and Energy,