Luxe vs. Steal Haircare: Where To Spend and Where To Save.

I have to admit that during the first few years after “going green” I thought that only the expensive products were good. Especially when it came to hair-care products. I just thought that there was no way that you could get a good quality shampoo or conditioner without breaking the bank. After trying different products, I realised how wrong was I. Over all of those years, the organic beauty industry has evolved and expanded so much that it is almost impossible not to find great products, whether they are on the cheap or expensive side.

Choose affordable shampoos

After so many years, trials and errors, I find that there is no need to choose expensive shampoos, unless your hair or scalp REALLY needs it. You can easily use great quality, gentle and cheap organic shampoo with very similar results to its expensive counterpart. While it’s great to use the more luxe shampoos from time to time, it’s more reasonable to use a very affordable shampoo on a regular basis. This is especially true if you tend to wash your hair 2-3 times a week (any more than that is not recommended even if using natural shampoos). I especially like this one by PHB Ethical Beauty because not only is it very gentle on my scalp, but also leaves my hair clean and super shiny. It also doesn’t foam too much, which is very good for those with itchy scalp, like myself. PHB Ethical Beauty products are all handmade in the UK, they are vegan and cruelty free. It’s one of my favourite affordable brands.

For damaged hair always go for top quality conditioners

When it comes to hair conditioners and masks, I do have to say that it is worth spending more money on them. This usually means that you get more of the good ingredients in them. The more luxurious conditioners are abundant in expensive oils, butter, and extracts. Additionally, with conditioners and masks, a little goes a long way. Even if you spend more money on them, they are still going to last you a very long time. One of my favourite conditioners for dry and damaged hair has to be the Rahua one. It’s very thick and rich in rare oils, like Rahua and Palo Santo, both making your hair look and feel luscious and nourished. Turn it into a deep conditioner by adding some Rahua Elixir Daily Drops to it and keeping it for at least half an hour. You will be left with ultra soft and bouncy hair. It’s very pricey, but well worth the money.

Look for multitasking products

Instead of buying hair oil, heat protectant and leave-in treatment, choose a multitasking product, like Rahua Finishing Treatment. It’s a cream-based serum that can be used all over hair or just at the ends right before styling. Its all-in-one formula protects your hair from splitting during blow drying, curling and ironing. All whilse giving your hair a beautiful glossy finish. Heat actually helps the product to penetrate your hair, thus strengthening and rebuilding it. The more you use it, the better your hair is going to look. Once again, you only use a small amount, so it lasts for months! It’s been a staple product for me for years.

Where do you like to save/spend in the haircare department?

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