I stress a lot about how to go no poo. My philosophy is to avoid the harmful chemicals in the commercial toiletries.
That is the reason I use a lot of stuff from my pantry to clean my hair and body. The popular ones include – baking soda, coconut milk, and apple cider vinegar.
No poo is the term for the use of raw stuff to wash your hair. That is why it means a big NO to commercial stuff that has awful chemicals.
When there is some involvement of soap in hair care products. Then, they become low poo. A low poo shampoo recipe involves the use of soaps through the process of saponification.
The purest of the saponification process creates a castile soap. The addition of natural ingredients along with castile soap makes a low poo shampoo. Such shampoos clean the hair and scalp. But they do not turn the scalp itchy since they do not over dry.
In one of my articles, I mentioned a lot of DIY shampoo without castile soap recipes as well. They are a little time-consuming to prepare but give some of the best results.
For those of you who cannot dish out time or energy to make shampoo from scratch. I created an article with a list of low poo commercial shampoos. Those shampoos lack parabens, sulfates, and mineral derivatives. Thus, they neither clog the scalp nor disrupt hormonal activities. Plus, they are convenient to buy and use.
On similar lines, there are a number of ways to adopt a no poo conditioner in your lifestyle. But if you are not inclined to make one from scratch. Then, for all you lazy folks, I have a low poo conditioner list ready for you.
What is a low poo conditioner?
A low poo conditioner lacks ingredients such as –
- Mineral derivatives
But it is not a typical DIY one made from household ingredients as well.
It contains natural plant-based extracts along with certified organic preservatives. That is how they get a considerable shelf life.
Considering these qualities, I cherry-picked a few commercial low poo conditioners. I have made them into a list that will be useful for your next shopping quest for a gentle conditioner.
Low Poo Conditioner List for worry-free hair
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1. Wow Hair Conditioner
This is one of the best low poo conditioner available. I am yet to hear a bad review of it.
The makers of this product are clear on the concept of natural ingredients for hair care. Thus, each of their product is free of parabens, sulfates, and other nasty stuff.
This conditioner has organic coconut oil, and avocado and wheat proteins. Irrespective of your hair concerns, this conditioner will prove the right match for you. It is good for the following hair concerns:
- Thin, and scanty hair
- Weak and damaged hair
- Color-treated hair
Do remember to pick up this one at your next beauty shopping trip. You can thank me later.
2. Hair Rescue Nutri Conditioner
This one is best for the hair that is super dry and frizzy. The ones with a damaged hair cuticle after a perm treatment can benefit from it.
It has pure coconut oil as its chief ingredient. The oil penetrates the hair shaft and absorbs into the scalp as well.
It also has mint essential oil. The presence of mint gives a nice fresh feel to this conditioner.
3. Soul Tree Hibiscus Conditioner
This 100% organic and natural product is a treat for the hair. I am a big fan of hibiscus for my hair care needs. I use my garden grown hibiscus flower and its leaves in my hair packs.
If you do not have the luxury to pluck this wonder plant, then this conditioner is for you.
The conditioner has extracts of both hibiscus flowers and leaves. The other ingredients are henna and shikakai (soapwort).
Although this is a conditioner. Because of its key ingredients, it is also suitable as a co-wash.
Irrespective of whether you use it as a shampoo/ conditioner/ co-wash. It will do good for your hair no matter what remains its use case.
Pick up this one for it all-purpose benefits. The lack of parabens and sulfates betters up the deal.
4. Organic Harvest Conditioner
I include a lot of beetroot in my diet. The tuber is a good source of b-complex nutrients. I blend it into a smoothie with some Chia seeds and green vegetables.
This healthy habit of mine has benefited my mane. I also included this super vegetable in my DIY lip gloss. But I am yet to make some hair pack out of it. Till now I thought of making some temporary hair color out of it. But the conditioner by Organic Harvest opened up new ideas for me.
Their organic conditioner for normal hair boasts of beetroot extracts. I am sure it will help condition hair.
It sells cheaper on Amazon than the original brand’s website. So, another reason to give it a try.
5. Khadi Aloe Vera and Green Tea Conditioner
How can a low poo conditioner list not have a product from Khadi brand? The brand is synonymous with organic and natural ingredients. Most of their products are free from SLS/SLES and parabens as well.
I use both aloe vera and green tea as a DIY co-wash cleanser. I whip up aloe extracts with a cup of boiled green tea. The resultant liquid is a gentle cleanser that moisturizes hair and scalp.
If you do not have access to a fresh aloe vera plant. Or, you procrastinate to prepare this conditioner. Then, the aloe vera and green tea conditioner are your rescue mission.
This conditioner has a creamy texture and is good as a conditioner as well as a cleanser.
6. Pura D’or Organic Conditioner
This conditioner has oils of lavender and argan. It also has extracts of vanilla in a nice cream base.
These ingredients strengthen hair and reduce friction between hair strands. Because of its ingredients, this conditioner does not weigh the hair down.
It goes without mention that there is no presence of parabens, sulfates, and gluten in it. It is also hypoallergenic and color safe.
7. Sattvik Radiance Revitalizing Conditioner
The Sattvik brand of cosmetics adheres to the following philosophies:
- 100% chemical free
- The inclusion of plant-based ingredients
- Certified Organic
- Not tested on animals
Hence, it is necessary to check out their entire hair care range. I picked up their Radiance conditioner for my low poo conditioner list.
It has rosemary and other plant-based extracts. Its consistent use brings in shine and vitality to hair.
As of writing this article, this conditioner is available at a discounted rate. That is a good reason to check it out.
It is pertinent to follow up washed hair with a conditioner. Else you experience dry and unmanageable hair. It is also important to keep a tab on the ingredients listed in your conditioner.
Most of the commercial conditioners have mineral oil and other petroleum derivatives. The inclusion of these ingredients not only plays havoc on our bodies. But they are also detrimental to our environment.
It is a blessing that a lot of plant-based conditioners work well without causing any harm to the hair. Though it is not necessary to make them yourself. You can use store bought conditioners that use plant extracts in their products.
Though it is not always convenient to locate such products. That is why I came up with a handy low poo conditioner list. It includes all the organic plant-based conditioners from established brands. It is convenient to buy and use them. I sure this list will help anyone who has a penchant for natural beauty products.
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