Ultimate Guide to our Natural Hair Products
Great hair starts with a healthy hair routine – when’s the last time you gave your hair habits a health check?
Whether it’s been a couple months, several years, or never (no judgment) the good news is a healthy hair routine isn’t rocket science. It’s all about identifying what your hair needs and having the right natural hair products to keep your hair looking and feeling great.
The number one hair need is moisture – you want a routine and natural hair products that deliver moisture and help lock it in. Depending on your hair type, you may also need hair products that lock in color or curls, help pump up the volume or repair any damage. The basics of a healthy hair routine include a great shampoo, conditioner, masks, and heat protectant. Natural hair products or organic hair products are also A++ on the healthy hair routine chart.
At Luxy, we have your hair extensions and your natural hair covered whether you’re looking to overhaul your hair routine, try something new, or still looking for what works best for your hair. Luxy’s new Wetline Haircare Collection features all the natural hair product staples you need. And did we mention that all these products are vegan too?
Shampoo and Conditioner
Let’s start with the wash: How often you should wash your hair will depend on several factors, but most especially hair type. However, the general rule of thumb is you should wash your hair every 2-3 days.
Reducing the number of times you wash your hair allows your scalp’s natural oils to nourish and moisturize your hair, while washing too often (or with harsh chemicals) strips your hair’s natural moisture and oils leading to dry, damaged hair and sometimes, itchy, flaky scalp.
Washing every few days is a hard habit to build up to, especially if you have oily hair or, just prefer a daily wash. When looking for a shampoo, you want one that not only cleanses, but nourishes. Luxy’s Charcoal Detox Shampoo does both. A natural detox shampoo with Organic Baobab Oil, Activated Charcoal, Aloe Vera, and more, Luxy’s Charcoal Detox Shampoo cleanses hair and scalp of product build-up and offers an extra deep clean compared to other shampoos, by helping to pull out impurities without stripping hair.
What makes this natural shampoo the best of both the cleansing and moisturizing worlds? The natural ingredients. Here’s a breakdown of what to look for:
Organic Baobab Oil is derived from the baobab fruit a “superfruit” that has naturally occurring levels of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin C.
Used in several skincare products, activated charcoal helps to draw out impurities from deep within the pores. The shampoo also contains Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, a natural preservative and cleaning agent that helps to remove buildup without stripping hair of natural oils. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar also helps to seal the hair’s cuticle and helps to restore a healthy pH level. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar also helps soothe itchy scalp, dandruff, and naturally detangles.
Luxy’s Charcoal Detox Shampoo also contains Aloe Vera which is well-known for its anti-inflammatory and calming effects while also being moisturizing and hydrating.
It also has Grape Seed Oil which not only leaves hair soft and moisturized but also helps to restore hair’s natural shine and vibrancy. Finally, the shampoo also has Vitamin B-5 which naturally shine and luster to dull hair while also improving tensile strength.
Natural hair products like this one do not contain sulfates, parabens or phthalates – hair stripping ingredients that can damage and dry out your hair.
Probably one of the best parts of this shampoo is that it’s safe for all hair types, color-treated hair, and even your hair extensions.
Hair extensions should be washed every 30 days on average. Should you use styling products on your hair extensions, you may need to wash more often. We have an easy to follow tutorial on how to wash your hair extensions.
In any good hair routine, a good shampoo is followed by an even better conditioner. Luxy’s High-Gloss Smoothing Conditioner is the perfect step 2 following your shampoo. The High-Gloss Smoothing Conditioner is a deeply hydrating, creamy and luxurious conditioner that cleanses and conditions hair leaving it silky smooth, shiny, and tangle-free.
Our conditioner also contains a lot of the same beneficial ingredients as the shampoo, including Organic Baobab Oil, Aloe Vera, Vitamin B-5 and grapeseed oil. But it also adds Organic Shea Butter, a natural source of fatty acid-rich moisture, Linseed Oil, which contains omega-3 alpha linolenic acid and vitamin E which encourages hair growth and helps keep hair strong, shiny healthy.
After shampooing, gently squeeze out any excess water in your hair and massage the conditioner throughout the length of the hair, focusing on the ends. Massage or leave the conditioned in for 3 -5 minutes then rinse thoroughly.
Repeat the shampoo and conditioner process on all your wash days to see a change in your hair’s strength, shine, and moisture.
While both new products mentioned above are safe for color-treated hair, we had to make something especially for our blondes – whose color can be drastically impacted by the wrong shampoo and products.
Luxy’s Balancing Purple Shampoo is specially formulated to maintain and brighten blonde hair, while also correcting any brassiness and neutralizing yellow tones that occur over time.
This gentle shampoo is formulated with pure violet pigments and also contains natural Organic Babassu Oil – especially important to help keep color-treated hair moisturized as the color chemicals can naturally dry out hair.
Whether your hair is salon blonde or natural, Luxy’s Balancing Purple Shampoo contains Organic Avocado Oil which is full of protein, vitamins, amino acids, folic acid and minerals that promote smooth and moisturized hair.
To help keep hair bouncy and full looking, our shampoo also contains Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, which has natural hair volumizing properties, that help to firm or strengthen strands and adds natural shine and highlights to the hair. Hydrolyzed Rice Protein is also good for your scalp, it helps to increase skin and hair’s ability to bind moisture and increase in flexibility. Hydrolyzed Rice Protein also helps to moisturize the scalp and is an anti-irritant, so forget dry, itchy scalp – we don’t know her.
To further help strengthen hair and repair hair damage, we also added Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, which works similarly to keratin, and reduces hair surface damage, while also going deep enough for long-lasting, stronger hair.
Whether blondes have more fun will remain an eternal debate, a fact that can’t be debated is the importance of shine for blonde hair. To help maintain that natural shine and gloss and soft touch, the shampoo also contains Wheat Amino Acids for shiny, soft hair you won’t want to stop touching. Just remember touching your hair often can lead to oily hair, so touch in moderation.
To use Luxy’s Balancing Purple Shampoo, simply apply to wet hair and rinse thoroughly after 3-5 minutes. Follow up with the High-Gloss Smoothing Conditioner.
Hair Masks and Hair Oil
Whether you’re into DIY hair masks like Cardi B’s self-made kitchen creation hair mask, or have your go-to off the shelf favorites, the diverse array of problems hair masks can treat are endless. Whether it’s dry, damaged, or dull hair – there is a hair mask for that.
We wanted to make a hair mask that would treat the hair from root to ends, intensely moisturizing and conditioning to not only revitalize hair, but protect it. The Length Repairing Hair Mask does just that and more, by leaving hair shiny and silky smooth and soft.
Like our other Wetline Collection products, the star ingredient is Organic Baobab Oil. It also contains Caryocar Brasiliense Fruit Oil which helps to reduce frizziness and combat split ends while adding shine. Due to its fatty acid composition, also helps to treat the scalp by locking moisture into the skin.
To give the Length Repairing Hair Mask an extra moisturizing kick, we added Vitamin B-5, a moisturizing and conditioning agent that restores hair’s resilience, protects against breakage, strengthens hair, smooths hair and helps to reduce split ends.
Our hair mask is also packed with some of our favorite organic oils that naturally boost hair health:
Organic Jojoba Seed Oil – Rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish hair, including Vitamin B, C, E, copper, and zinc. Because it strengthens hair, it is also thought that jojoba oil can prevent hair loss and promote hair thickness.
Organic Coconut Oil – The best oil to use on your hair to reduce protein loss and keep it looking healthy. Coconut Oil reduces protein loss in hair that was undamaged, bleached, chemically treated and UV exposed.
Grape Seed Oil – Leaves hair soft and moisturized and helps restore hair’s natural shine and vibrancy.
To get the most out of the Length Repairing Hair Mask, apply to damp hair and leave it in for 15 – 20 minutes. You can also apply a shower cap to lock the moisture in. Rinse the mask out thoroughly. The mask can be used on hair wash days or in between.
As mentioned above, organic oils are super beneficial for hair and even for skin. It can be quickly absorbed into hair or skin and its effects are longer lasting. For those in-between wash days, or just a self-care day anytime of the week, the Luminous Shine Hair Oil can help leave hair feeling smooth and soft, without weighing it down or making it greasy.
Like the name suggests our hair oil helps to maintain the hair’s natural shine and works to detangle hair. As you could probably guess, it wouldn’t be an effective hair oil without the organic ingredient. The Luminous Shine Hair Oil contains Organic Baobab Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Grape Seed Oil and three new ones:
Kukui Nut Oil – The amino acids and essential fatty acids in kukui nut oil penetrate the hair shaft and leave hair looking healthy and moisturized.
Apricot Oil – Obtained from the dried kernels of the apricot tree, this is a lightweight oil that is rich in Vitamins A, E, and essential fatty acids.
Caryocar Brasiliense Fruit Oil – In hair care products, this oil will help to reduce frizziness and combat split ends while adding shine. Due to its fatty acid composition, it has excellent occlusive properties enabling it to act as a skin conditioning agent by preventing excessive loss of moisture through the skin.
This hair oil is perfect for natural hair, color-treated hair and even your hair extensions. Simply apply 1 to 2 drops to damp or dry hair, before or after styling.
Heat styling products
No other hair habit causes more daily damage than heat styling. The best way to reduce the damage from heat styling including, heat styling less often and lowering the temperature on your curling iron or straightening iron – when styling your hair extensions with a heat styling tool, we recommend setting your tool at 120C/250F degrees or lower. Another way to help prevent heat styling damage is to apply a heat protectant.
Unlike some heat protectants, Luxy’s Heat Protectant Primer comes in a convenient spray bottle. It’s a lightweight, styling microemulsion spray that reduces drying time while also protecting from thermal-styling damage and color-fade.
The Heat Protectant Primer’s job isn’t done after you turn off your styling tool, it provides light hold throughout the day, leaving hair manageable and soft with less frizz for curly and straight hairstyles.
The primer contains a thermal protection up to 450°F and helps to keep your hair manageable and super conditioned, which combats heat damage.
The protectant spray also contains Multifaceted Microemulsion, which helps to retain color for both temporary and permanent hair dyes and enhances color luminosity. It also helps to get deep and penetrate the hair cuticle to offer deep conditioning.
For our wavy or curly hair girls, the Heat Protectant Primer spray has curl control, which provides hold without stiffness or dullness. It helps keep your curls bouncy and helps to hold curls longer without the frizz.
To use the primer, spray liberally throughout damp hair before heat styling as needed.
All our new products have a light Moroccan Argan scent – just another added benefit to healthy hair – smelling nice too. We’ve packed our hair essentials with trusted organic ingredients that have lasting effects on hair health. Whether you’re trying out Luxy’s line of products or exploring natural products for your healthy hair routine, be sure to review ingredients carefully. Look for specific products that target your hair issues or provide the benefits specific to your needs.
Switching up your hair products every few months is also a good way to see what your hair needs – you may notice some benefits that may have been missing before. Long story short, you don’t have to stick to the same old routine – your hair will thank you for it.
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