The main cause for dry and rough hair is lack of nourishment and hydration. Other factors that cause dry and rough hair are; genetic causes, excessive use of chemical laden products, excessive use of hot styling tools that can cause lasting damage to your hair. There is also the case of environmental pollutants that can make your hair look dry and rough.
What’s the right hair care regime for rough hair?
Before you choose any of the organic shampoos for rough hair, ensure that you follow a regime. When you have dry, frizzy and rough hair, you need to follow a complete regime for your hair care. This should include the following:
- A hair oil – A hair oil provides the nourishment dry and rough hair needs. It is the first and basic step to your hair-care if you have dry and rough hair. Hair oils penetrate deep into the scalp and help to tame the roughness and the frizz. For very dry hair keep the oil overnight if you can or at least for 30 minutes before you wash your hair.
- A sulfate free shampoo and conditioner – This is a must because your hair needs love! Using a chemical-laden option will not help your hair. A conditioner adds that extra nourishment rough hair needs. Keep the conditioner for at least 3–5 minutes before you wash it off.
- A hair mask – Equivalent to a hair spa (I am not joking!!); a hair mask is something that you apply from the roots to the tips before you wash your hair. How I like to use a hair mask is apply it evenly from the roots to the tips and massage it for a few minutes
Chemical-free and organic shampoos for rough hair in India
Now that you know the causes and the regime that you should follow, the next step should be to choose a chemical-free and organic shampoo for rough hair. You can choose between a liquid shampoo and a shampoo bar to tame your tresses. Here are a few shampoo and shampoo bars that have been made specifically for dry and rough hair.
Try this combination of natural ingredients packed in a bottle that your hair will love. Packed with the goodness of argan, sacha inchi, mango butter and more, these smoothening ingredients will help to reduce the frizz and add that extra nourishment and hydration to your hair. I love the mango butter pre-shampoo mask that promises some serious hair love! Use the code PRATIBHA if you are buying from Juicy Chemistry to get a discount.
Mamaearth Argan Shampoo
Argan considered “liquid gold” is a powerhouse of nourishment. I have used the entire hair kit from the Argan variant that also includes a hair mask and I completely recommend it for dry and rough hair. What you get is visibly tame and nourished hair. Argan oil works towards reducing the frizz and softens rough hair when used regularly. You can buy this here.
Omved Therapies Shampoo for Dry/Rough hair
This beautifully aromatic nourishing shampoo gently cleanses and instantly conditions restoring health and shine to dry damaged or chemically-treated hair. A first of its kind formulation of hydration sugars, plant-proteins, and pro-vitamin B5 complex, provide concentrated nourishment, from root to tip, leaving hair soft, silky and shiny. Pair it with the normal conditioner from Omved for better results. You can buy this here.
Krya Shampoo Powder
The Krya Conditioning Herbal shampoo powder is a pure & non-toxic herbal shampoo has been formulated to gently cleanse and naturally condition dry, frizzy hair , yet leave natural oils intact in the scalp. The formulation contains 24 highly nourishing and rich Ayurvedic herbs including Amla, Mulethi, Japa & Harad. The Formula cleanses scalp gently, naturally conditions hair leaving it smoother and less prone to tangling over time. The shampoo does not strip scalp & hair of its natural oils & helps reduce hair breakage & improve hair texture. You can buy this here.
The Tribe Concepts Hair Cleanser
This one is on my wish-list and I have to pick up some products from The Tribe Concepts! This is a powder shampoo that cleans your scalp and hair removing dirt, debris and excess oils while letting all the essential nutrients intact and making your hair soft and manageable.
The Cleanser on regular use helps restore natural hair colour and makes the hair healthy from the roots to the ends. We wanted to make an organic natural Shampoo and hence did not add any chemicals to the product. You get the Cleanser in a powder form unlike the regular liquid Shampoos with chemical infused preservatives. You can buy this here.
Soap Sqaure Hibiscus Shampoo Bar
I am on the second variant of the shampoo bar from Soap Square. This shampoo bar is rich in amino acids and vitamin C. Hibiscus improves the blood circulation under the scalp to encourage healthy hair growth. Lavender oil deep conditions the hair, keeps it shiny, and helps control dandruff. Shea butter is a natural conditioner and provides extraordinary moisturizing properties and is therefore known as “mother nature’s conditioner”. This is one of the shampoo bars that doesn’t require a long transition phase to adjust to your hair. Other benefits include zero wastage and no contribution to a landfill. You can buy this here. Use the code Pratibha10 to get a 10% off.
Soultree Triphala Shampoo With Henna And Shikakai
This Ayurvedic formulation is a perfectly balanced shampoo that cleanses the scalp without removing natural oils or making the hair dry. Infused with the goodness of Organic Hibiscus petals, nutrient-rich Aloe Vera and moisturising Honey, it nourishes, hydrates and cleanses your hair. Aloe soothes, hydrates and calms the scalp. Hibiscus prevents dryness, frizz and breakage of hair; treats itchy scalp and leaves hair soft and shiny. Honey moisturizes and nourishes the hair. You can buy this here.
These are some of the organic shampoos available in India for rough hair. When you start off using any of these shampoos read the ingredient list to ensure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients. Also stick to a regime and the brand for the results to show. If you keep changing the shampoos, there are chances that your hair may constantly be adapting to the change and showing the desired results.
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