5 Best Natural Products for Beautiful Hair

While the debate continues as to whether or not you can get the same “performance” from organic and natural makeup as you can from synthetics, the jury has rendered their verdict when it comes to hair care: natural products create healthy hair. Long gone are the days when natural shampoos left hair feeling stringy, and their conditioning counterparts produced dry, heavy locks. Top brands are using organic ingredients that nourish and heal the hair, rather than relying on silicones to coat strands and create false shine. When using the best natural and organic hair care products, your hair not only looks healthier, it actually is healthier.

Our panelists received a long list of natural serums, shampoos, and conditioners to choose from. Most are composed primarily of organic ingredients, and all are absent of harsh detergents, synthetic fragrance, parabens, silicones, and petrochemicals. Although it was clear many hair care brands have won the hearts of our green beauty experts, a few managed to rise to the top.

Best Hair Treatment

Rare El’ements El’Serum
Created by veteran stylists and owners of Amato Salon in Beverly Hills, Rare El’ements is making a huge splash in the high-end hair care universe. Their El’Serum was a top pick by our specialists for its ability to revive, nourish and heal damaged locks, leaving your hair noticeably softer and shinier.

Best Shampoo (Two Winners)

Rare El’ements Color Preserving Shampoo
Once again, Rare El’ements received rave reviews from our panelists. Impressed by its ability to perform as well, if not better, than the high-end commercial brands, the green beauty experts who voted for this shampoo did so without even listing a second choice. Perfect for all hair types, and safe for colored hair, Rare El’ements Shampoo is sure to be your new favorite shampoo, too.

John Masters Organics
While no one John Masters Shampoo was the clear favorite, it was obvious this hugely popular line of hair care delivers when it comes to leaving hair feeling clean, healthy, and revitalized.

Best Conditioner (Two Winners)

Rare El’ements Essential Conditioner
Noticing any themes here? Yes, Rare El’ements Conditioner is as amazing as the serum and shampoo. Thick, creamy and highly concentrated, just a small amount of this incredible conditioner does the trick, and does it well.

John Masters Organics
It appears that the companies making the best shampoos are doing a stellar job with the apres shampooing as well! In particular, John Masters conditioners were praised by our panel for their invigorating aromas.

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Ujivenelson Ujivenelson

Wonderful collection of the posts!! These will be definitely helpful for everyone. leave in that makes hair smell so good

Anne M.
Anne M.2 years ago

Hello there!

Thank you so much for sharing these 5 best natural products for beautiful hair. I will definitely check them out. All I can say is that organic shampoos are the best! If we really want to have a beautiful hair then better use organic shampoo. I am actually using organic shampoo for almost 3 years now and my hair looks so healthy and strong. My favorite is Max Green Alchemy Scalp Rescue Shampoo. For a list of organic shampoos, kindly check this site http://shampootree.com/

Laura S.
Laura S6 years ago

Terry, thanks for your additional comments regarding your article. It makes a little more sense to me now. I may have set a bad tone for the comments that followed mine. I apologize for that. I guess I was expecting something more along the lines of the comparisons and ratings you find in Consumer Reports. Which brands were tested, which were the best, which were unacceptable, which were okay but not too expensive - that kind of thing.

When your article only talked about those products that performed the best, I was a little disappointed. I can rarely afford the "best", and was hoping to find something that would suffice, but was affordable. The brand I use now, Avalon Organics, wasn't even considered. I'm not sure what that means. Is it really bad for my hair, or is it just not available where the panel shops? Either way...I've been using it for years. I probably won't change now. I've only tried one of the brands on the list of tested products - Giovanni. It worked well, but I had difficulty with the bottle. It's square, and was awkward to hold. And too pricey for me.

Again, thanks for the clarifications. And sorry if I was cynical. We here at care2 are a frugal bunch, and are trying to find ways to spend less and preserve the earth at the same time. Give us a way to do that, and you're our friend forever.

Dorothy W.
Dorothy W6 years ago

Wow, $44 for a 6.5 oz bottle of shampoo or conditioner? I'm not made of money, and I find Burt's Bees products suitable for nice, shiny hair (for me) and far less expensive than that Rare El'ements. Even less than than the $16 John Masters. Oh and even better? I can pronounce every ingredient, and they have also have a body scrub I adore. I'll keep to my Burt's Bees. But thanks for the article anyway.

michele s.
Past Member 6 years ago

Thank you.got any suggestions for non toxic potions for keeping hair straight and frizz free in tropical climates?

Joy Wong
Joy W6 years ago

Thanks Megan.

Sharon Balloch
Sharon Balloch6 years ago

Tea tree oil shampoo worked wonders for my old hair..

Terri B.
Terri B.6 years ago

I have to say, this is a very cynical audience. Please read my explanation for the origin of this article before judging. That being said, isn't it possible that perhaps John Masters and Rare El'ements just happen to have made really excellent products, in a category of green beauty that has seen its share of lemons? As someone who has tried at least 12 different brands of hair care products, I can say with complete confidence that finding a true gem has taken some time and some seriously bad hair days, but finally there are a few brands that have taken non-toxic hair care to the next level. So rather than be critical about the fact that two brands seemed to stand out for my panel of experts, why not just be thrilled that there are some companies out there who truly care about safe ingredients and ethical production...and also create wonderful, high-performing products?

Again, if you missed my comments earlier in this thread, other great brands to check out include: Max Green Alchemy, Simply Organic, BeeCeuticals, and Hamadi. Oh, and I've heard great things about CTonics, too.

Clearly, I need to do another survey and see if I can get a more varied response from my panel....

Sa R.
Sa R6 years ago

Sounds like a promotion/advertisement to both companies (Rare El'ements and John Masters).

Connie W.
Connie W6 years ago

I've been on the lookout for organic and natural products that are not tested on animals. It's nice to find there are many options.