5 Must-Have Natural Hair Care Ingredients for Your Product

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 May 7, 2020

5 Must-Have Natural Hair Care Ingredients for Your Product

The next big thing in hair is already here. Consumers are seeking more natural, organic, and eco-friendly beauty products — and not just in cosmetics. Eco-minded consumers want to take the stress out of their beauty routine. Many have already switched to organic cosmetics and are now looking to remove the disconnect with hair care products. They are searching for shampoos, conditioners and styling products with natural hair care ingredients that are proven to work.

Back to the Roots

At Kinetik, we define natural hair care ingredients as those that have been unchanged from their raw, natural state. As a supplier of high-quality specialty ingredients from around the globe, we strive to exceed the development and marketing needs of our customers.

Many natural hair care ingredients can be effective for different types of hair. Let’s take a look at five popular natural hair care ingredients often used in natural hair care formulations.

1. Honey

Honey is one of the most popular natural hair care ingredients. A natural humectant, honey has moisturizing qualities essential to help keep dry hair hydrated and supple. This natural ingredient may also be used to treat dandruff, clean hair follicles, increase shine and more. It’s no wonder many refer to honey as liquid gold.

Beeswax white from KahlWax, for example, is a pure, white Beeswax which is obtained from honeycombs of Apis Mellifera. It also enhances adhesion of ingredients making it a top choice for natural hair care formulations.

2. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a classic natural hair care ingredient. It’s small molecular structure makes it light and easily absorbed by the hair and scalp, helping to prevent moisture from escaping.

Resplanta® COCONUT from Res Pharma, for example, is a water-dispersible coconut oil with emollient and nourishing properties.

3. Shea Butter

Hair care products infused with shea butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) add a boost of vitamins A, E and F and fatty acids that moisturize dry hair. Considered one of nature’s best conditioners for the hair and scalp, shea butter can be used independently, as well as in combination with other natural ingredients for an effective and innovative formulation. Shea also has the ability to help stabilize emulsions and to adjust viscosity, making it an optimal choice for natural hair care products.

4. Castor Oil

This natural oil, obtained from the seed of the Castor plant, is an age-old ingredient used in traditional medicine. Castor oil (Ricinus Communis) contains Ricinoleic Acid (a type of fatty acid found to fight inflammation), which can inhibit bacterial growth in the scalp, ease dandruff, and add emolliency to the hair.

Araucaria Resin + Castor Oil from KahlWax, for example, is a natural film-former that provides long-lasting transfer resistance.

5. Unrefined Pumpkin Seed Oil

Unrefined pumpkin seed oil (Cucurbita Maxima) is rich in essential fatty acids that help protect hair follicles and promote shine. It is also known for its healing properties and high levels of Vitamins A & E, protein, Zinc, Potassium and Iron. Not only that, but it is also an optimal source of Tyrosine, which can promote pigment formation (inhibits graying) in the hair.

Resplanta® Phyto PUMPKIN from Res Pharma, for example, is a natural emollient used in many hair care formulations. This pumpkin seed oil is produced with natural polyglycerol, is PEG-free and water-dispersible, making it suitable for the formulation of many hair care products.

Find Natural Hair Care Ingredients at Kinetik

Kinetik is headquartered in the USA, but we work with clients and represent suppliers worldwide. Contact us at (732) 335-5775 to speak with one of our sales representatives about the raw, natural ingredients to support your hair care and cosmetic formulations today.