7 Fair-Trade & Sustainable Hair Treatments for Dry & Damaged Tresses
Dry hair sucks - there’s no way around it. Having a good shampoo/conditioner routine is key, but sometimes your hair needs a little extra help bouncing back from a rough patch. To help you whip your hair back into shape, we’ve rounded up some of the highest-rated fair-trade and sustainably made leave-in conditioners, hot oil treatments, hair masks, and more. Whether your hair’s pin-straight, super curly, or natural, there’s a treatment in this list for you.
H'Suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment ($21.95 at Lush)
Made with free-range eggs, bananas, and balsamic vinegar (yeah, I didn’t know that was good for hair either until now), this moisturizing treatment can be used anywhere, anytime. Just warm up a bit in your fingers and scrunch into hair as needed.
Repair & Restore Crème Hair Mask ($18.50 at Alaffia)
Treating dry hair doesn’t get easier than this. Just apply a small amount to clean hair, leave-in while you watch the Season 3 trailer for Queer Eye five times in a row (not judging), and rinse out. Voilà, better hair days ahead.
Rehydration Hot Oil Treatment ($7.99 at Shea Moisture)
I’ve never done a hot-oil treatment personally, so I’ll defer to the Shea Moisture team’s how-to instructions: “Submerge one bottle into a bowl of hot water for approximately one minute. Apply generously, saturating hair from roots to ends. Gently massage into hair and scalp. Leave on for 3-5 minutes. Follow with shampoo".
Well there you have it, folks. Doesn’t sound too bad.
Quinoa & Avocado Natural Hair Serum ($20 at Green People)
For straighter strands, use a small amount of this serum before styling to keep hair soft and shiny, or use more as a leave-in treatment.
R&B Hair Moisturizer ($25.95 at Lush)
Made specifically for curls, this finishing treatment combines naturally-derived oils and butters to give dry strands a fighting chance.
Rose & Neroli Nourish & Repair Conditioner ($6 at Faith in Nature)
If luxurious scents are a big thing for you, this Rose and Neroli conditioner might be right up your alley.
Clarifying Hair Conditioning Mask ($16.43 at Ethical Superstore)
Made with Monoi de Tahiti, this mask only takes 3-5 minutes to work its magic.
Know any fair-trade hair care products we should add to the list? Tell us in the comments below!