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3 Vegan Products to Help Combat Dry Hair


My hair always frizzes up (well, more than usual) and gets extra dry when the weather turns, so recently I've been taking extra care of it. I'm trying to keep things simple, and I've been avoiding heat styling as well (it only makes things worse, I find, especially in Wales where my hair gets extra parched). Three products in particular have been stand-out for me, so I thought I'd tell you why.

Maple Holistics Winter Blend Shampoo*, $13.95 for 8oz** (v)
I was so happy when I received this in the post  I adore minty scents and this shampoo contains five different extracts: wild mint, bergamot mint (no, me neither), spearmint, peppermint, and eucalyptus mint. Yes, the shampoo smells amazing, but it also does a good job of softening my roots without weighing them down, and it adds a nice shine, too. I found the mint to be very soothing on my itchy scalp. The shampoo doesn't contain any sulphates, which as we all know is a requirement for me these days, but it still has that satisfying, foamy lather that a lot of sulphate-free products lack. One to try before it disappears (it's limited edition).

**UK readers can buy the shampoo and conditioner set for £24.39 from Amazon.

Neal's Yard Remedies Rosemary and Cedarwood Hair Treatment, £6.50 for 50g (v)
A thick, oily hair mask that nourishes dry, unhappy ends. The formula tends to solidify when it's cold, but this is easily solved by scooping a small amount out of the jar and rubbing your palms together (one of the rare occasions when a jar is actually more practical than a tube). I've used this on my roots as well, and it does soothe the scalp, but generally I prefer to stick to the ends to avoid weighing my hair down. I reckon those of you with thicker hair could get away with using it all over, though. Just make sure you've got time to rinse it all out, because it does take a while. Worth it though, I promise.

LUSH R&B Hair Moisturiser, £11.95 for 100g (v)
This product smells of Christmas, I swear! R&B contains all kinds of goodness: oat milk, avocado butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, bay oil... and together they just create the most cosy, wintery scent. The moisturiser can be used very, very sparingly on dry ends to add moisture, or all over the hair like a mask (I actually like to mix it with the Neal's Yard Treatment and leave it on overnight  the two products work very well together). I still have the little sample pot I acquired at the beginning of the year, although it's actually starting to run out now so I'll be off to LUSH as soon as I can to (finally) buy the full-size version of R&B.

What hair products do you reach for when the weather gets colder? Have you tried any of these? Let me know in the comments!

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Beth, 23, South East England. I'm a writer with a love of books, lipstick, and the Oxford comma. I love beauty and I also love animals, so I only buy, use, and feature products from cruelty-free brands. (Seriously though, I am the person who stops to fuss over every dog she sees.) You can also expect posts about vegan/vegetarian food, and plenty of musings about life as a 20-something. Want to get in touch? Email me at beth.toasty@gmail.com

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