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The natural hair tips you’ve been waiting for

How to have shiny, healthy hair the low-tox way 

Many of us are obsessed with our skincare routines; morning serums, balms and SPFs, night time masks, creams and don’t forget the under-eye gel. At g+s we’re always on the hunt for the best performing organic products that are ethical and sustainable too. But what about our hair? We’ve found natural hair products that work – especially shampoo and conditioner – are trickier to find. But what if we told you there was a list of natural hacks you could add to your beauty kit that would turn your lacklustre locks into a glossy mane? We chat to Beauty and the Bees founder and natural hair care expert Jill Saunders who shares  her top tips.

Granny was right, 100 brush strokes every night

“For thicker, healthier and faster growing hair, make sure you always brush from root to tip – there’s something to be said for the old wives tale of brushing your hair 100 times a nightt,’’ Jill says.

“This allows your scalp to breathe and stimulates blood flow. A healthy scalp equals healthy hair.”

Apple cider vinegar is great for your hair

“Rinse your hair with diluted apple cider vinegar ( 1 part water, 1 part apple cider vinegar) after shampooing to remove any excess shampoo residue,’’ Jill says.

“It also helps to cure dandruff and eczema, is highly moisturising and leaves your hair feeling silky and smooth.”

For coloured hair… 

“To enhance your natural hair colour and vibrancy or tone down brassiness in dyed blonde hair, try a bamboo charcoal shampoo bar,’’ Jill says.

“Bamboo charcoal works as a natural toner.’’

Shampoo bars work

“Try using a yoghurt based shampoo bar. The lactic acid found in the yoghurt is incredible for soothing dry skin and dandruff-prone scalps,’’ Jill says.

Got sensitive skin?

“If you suffer from a sensitive scalp or scalp issues such as psoriasis or eczema try a shampoo bar that is blended with beer and hops, it works as a natural antiseptic,’’ Jill says.

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