Our Favourite Ayurvedic Herbs, Found in Our Herbal Shampoo and Conditioner
Ever since releasing the original Innate Life products we’ve received so much positive feedback we knew we couldn’t just stop there. The more research we do the more herbs we discover that are beneficial for your health and your hair. Our passion for sharing these herbs with you continues as we introduce our Herbal Shampoo and Conditioner. Our blog will become a means to share our process with you as we expand our line, showing you just how natural our products truly are.
If you’ve been following us on Instagram @theinnatelife you know we’ve been counting down this day. The launch of our Shampoo and Conditioner took over 6 months of formulation, with all the research and testing that went into it. We wanted to ensure they worked just as well as your standard beauty products while offering up the best herbal formulas your hair has been craving!
We’re not being overly generous when it comes to titling these products “Herbal”. Our shampoo and conditioner contain a blend of over 10 herbs including Horsetail, Neem, Brahmi, Bhringaraj etc. The Conditioner also contains conditioning components such as shea butter, argan, jojoba oil and cocoa butter. A few of our favourite hair-healthy herbs are as follows:
This herb is in both our Shampoo and Conditioner and its benefits are like no other! Horsetail contains a very high content of silica, which is a key enzyme in collagen growth. The collagen protein is found in skin, bones, and you guessed it – hair. The silica content in horsetail helps strengthen weak and damaged hair, restoring its vitality with consistent use. Another herb we use that’s high in silica is Bamboo Leaf.
Brahmi is an Ayurvedic herb that has a number of herbal powers that are beneficial to both the hair and scalp. We use Brahmi in our products as a way to treat and prevent split ends and breakage. This herb coats the hair follicles with a layer of protection to help your hair develop volume and length overtime.
Tulsi (or Holy Basil) is another medicinal herb used in Ayurvedic practices. It is used to treat a number of health problems including a variety of skin and hair issues. This herb is useful in strengthening hair to reduce hair loss and thinning, to treat dandruff with its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, and stop hair from greying. Paired with Amla (featured next) it packs a powerful punch of antioxidants for your hair.
The fruit Amla has been used in Ayurveda and other medicinal practices for thousands of years. It contains 20x more vitamin C than an orange and is a powerful antioxidant. Due to its essential fatty acids, Amla strengthens hair follicles and stimulates hair growth. It is also a fantastic remedy for dry, flaky and itchy scalp as it has the ability to penetrate the scalp deeply to nourish it.
This Ayurvedic herb was an excellent choice for our Shampoo because of its excellent cleansing properties. Keep in mind Shikakai is a mild cleanser so it won’t strip away your natural oils. It also has anti-fugal properties that can unclog hair follicles and make hair growth easier.
As far as harmful parabens and silicones go our products contain none. We use a blend of herbs that naturally work as preservatives and oils that work as moisturizing agents. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that our Shampoo lathers beautifully without any harmful lathering ingredients!
As for the future of The Innate Life the founder wants everyone to know that products and ideas are continuously in the works! We are currently working on a concept that will allow natural and organic products to be more accessible and affordable to all.
Check out our Herbal Shampoo and Conditioner product pages for more details and/or to order. Also, please let us know if you’d like more blog content around the fascinating herbs we discussed today and others we haven’t touched on.
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