3 Natural Ingredients To Use In Hair Product Formulations

September 29, 2017

3 Natural Ingredients To Use In Hair Product Formulations

Like so many other products in the marketplace, hair care products are undergoing a major evolution in past years. Consumers are no longer willing to select a random brand based on scent or price alone; they want to purchase hair products that deliver undeniable results without the use of synthetic and artificial ingredients. As the clean label trend becomes more prominent, the following three ingredients can help product formulators develop natural hair care products that give consumers everything they want.

Rosemary for hair care - Aromatic Ingredients

Rosemary

Rosemary isn’t just valuable for cooking purposes. The rosemary plant, native to America, Europe, and Morocco, is an evergreen bush with silver-green needles and blue flowers. Its chemical components like pinenes, camphenes, limonenes, and cineol lend rosemary many important properties. In essential oil form, rosemary can be utilised as an analgesic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, astringent, carminative, restorative, and much more.

When it comes to applications for the hair, rosemary is commonly recommended to relieve dry, itchy scalp conditions. Some dermatologists and doctors even recommend rosemary oil to combat hair shedding and hair loss. One study suggests that this natural ingredient can promote hair growth just as effectively as the pharmaceutical drug minoxidil, but in a natural way that prevents unpleasant side effects like itching. For all of these reasons, rosemary oil is a superior natural ingredients to include in shampoos, conditioners, tonics, and other hair products meant to alleviate itching and encourage stronger hair growth.

Clay for hair care - Aromatic Ingredients

Clay

French clay is best known for its ability to draw toxic impurities from the skin and prevent acne breakouts, but it also offers impressive benefits in the realm of hair care as well. Clay powder offers a soft, fine texture that can be blended with other ingredients to create hair products that lend a hint of “grit” to the hair. This grit creates friction between the strands of hair, which in turn supports better body and texture.

Coconut for hair care - Aromatic Ingredients

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is the darling of the natural ingredients market. After all, what can’t it do? In addition to offering the perfect base for essential oils and supporting strong oral health, coconut oil can also soften hair fibres from harsh damage. This adds shine to dull hair, strengthens hair roots, and moisturises. In fact, coconut oil delivers these results better than nearly any other oil because it can penetrate the hair so effectively. Any type of hair care product becomes more appealing to consumers when it contains coconut oil. From basic shampoos and conditioners to more targeted solutions like healing gels and tonics, you can’t go wrong with coconut oil.

Aromatic Ingredients offers these natural ingredients and so many more to help product formulators meet evolving consumer demands. Call 03 9702 3698 to learn more and begin working with our team of experts to obtain the ingredients you need.


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