If you’ve been looking for an organic conditioner, then welcome to your new favorites list. To create this list of the best organic conditioners, we began our research with more than 200 “natural” products. In the end, only a few conditioning products met our standards. To make this list, each organic conditioner had to meet the following standards: MUST contain organic ingredients; They MUST NOT contain sulfates, parabens, phthalates, formaldehydes, oxybenzone, ethoxylates, polysorbates, phenoxyethanol, petrochemicals, triclosan, TEA / DEA, synthetic fragrances and colors, or any other bad ingredients commonly found in conditioners AND MUSTconsist primarily of all-natural ingredients. Additionally, all ingredients are thoroughly researched and checked against the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database to ensure they are safe.
Making a switch to an organic conditioner may require a bit of patience on your part. Conventional conditioners are filled with silicones and waxes. These compounds coat the hair with a plastic substance that gives it the false appearance of being silky and slippery. But on the other hand, natural conditioners depend on vegetable oils, vitamins and other ingredients to restore hair from the inside out. Until you completely remove the unnatural residues left over from conventional products, your hair may feel drier and more tangled when you use an organic conditioner.. To remove this build-up quickly, you will need to do a simple apple cider vinegar hair detox. All you have to do is mix ¼ cup of organic apple cider vinegar in 2 cups of water and rinse your hair thoroughly with the mixture once a week. This will help remove any dirt residue left over from conventional hair products.
Looking for a good shampoo to go with your new organic conditioner? Then take a look at our list of the best organic shampoos that are not toxic. Sadly, many of the organic shampoo brands did not appear on the best conditioner list. Why? Because they didn’t meet our ingredient standards . A brand can use totally non-toxic ingredients in one product and then go around and use not-so-great ingredients in another product. This is why it is so important to read every ingredient label rather than putting your trust in a brand.
To accompany your conditioner, we leave you a list of the best Organic Shampoos that are NOT Toxic .
In addition, in this article you will find the best Anti-residue Shampoos .
Best Organic Ingredients in Hair Conditioners
There are many fantastic, all-natural organic ingredients that can work wonders for hair growth, volume, shine, and hydration. The following ingredients are just a few of our favorites and this list is by no means complete!
- KARITÉ BUTTER : It can help your hair grow by adding hydration and reducing irritation to the scalp, thus creating a healthy environment for growth. It can also minimize damaged, dry, and split hair, resulting in healthier, longer locks.
- ARGAN OIL : A great natural moisturizer and conditioner that helps smooth hair, reduce dryness, and adds shine.
- HORSE TAIL PLANT: It is a plant rich in minerals such as selenium and silica / silicon that strengthens hair follicles, promotes the structural integrity of the follicle, and can help your hair grow faster over time.
- ROSEMARY LEAF : Rosemary oil and rosemary leaf extract can help treat dandruff, dry or itchy scalp, and help prevent hair loss.
- APPLE VINEGAR : a mild ingredient that cleanses the scalp and helps remove dirt, oil and product residues that may be weighing down our hair.
- RICINO OIL : works to remove dirt, oil and dead cells from the surface of our hair follicles, which may be preventing the absorption of nutrients necessary for hair growth. Castor oil is also a powerful antibacterial.
- COCONUT OIL : It is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids that can condition hair, help it grow, and treat bacterial infections of the scalp.
- JOJOBA OIL : Jojoba oil is actually a wax that mimics the consistency of our natural sebum. The use of products with jojoba oil can help rebalance the oil production of the scalp and treat conditions of excess oil or excess dryness on the scalp.
- NETTLE – A plant that is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, and chlorophyll and has the potential to delay or prevent hair loss.
- CETEARYL ALCOHOL – Not all alcohols are bad for hair. Plant-derived fatty alcohols (like cetyl, stearyl, and cetearyl alcohols) actually help keep hair hydrated, soft, and smooth.
Bad Ingredients Commonly Found in Organic Conditioners
Just because a product is marketed as organic does not mean that it is non-toxic.
We have seen thousands of products that contain harmful ingredients and organic ingredients . That is why it is more important than ever for consumers to take ownership and research the ingredients of personal hygiene products. From potentially carcinogenic to highly irritating ingredients, we’ve seen it all on the labels of supposedly safe and non-toxic products. If you see an ingredient on a label that you’re not familiar with, just put the ingredient’s name into a search engine and do a little research.. You will be surprised how quick and easy it is to find great information on almost any ingredient in the world. Here are some of the bad ingredients we might come across when reviewing a product. Unfortunately, we find many of these ingredients in high-quality “organic” and “all-natural” conditioning products.
We have created a list of the Best Sulfate Free Shampoos and their Benefits .
Note: only some of the ingredients listed below are considered toxic to human health; many of them are simply harsh, highly irritating, or should be avoided in your personal care routine.
- BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
- SULPHATES / SLS / ALS / SODIUM COCONUT SULPHATE
- BETAINE COCAMIDOPROPILICA
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY
- PROPYLENE GLYCOL
- POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (PINS)
- RETINOL PALMINTATE
- PETROCHEMICALS AND MINERAL OILS
- SODIUM BENZOATE
- DIMETICONE / SILICONES
- TEA + DEA
- SYNTHETIC AND COLORING FRAGRANCES
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.