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    Sep 17, 2015

    13 Must-Have High Street Products For Natural Hair

    Finding a decent shampoo is no longer an expedition.

    1. Lush Sunny Day


    Lush have seriously upped their natural-hair game recently with an array of new products being introduced into their range and an ongoing pledge to keep innovating. Sunny Day aims to make detangling a breeze, with honey and fresh lemon juice in the mix to help prevent knots and flyaways. As expected, it smells amazing too.

    Cost £9.95

    2. Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner


    A staple product in the bathroom of many new naturals, you get a lot for your money, which is handy if your fro is big and you don't want to be stingy. It contains aloe vera and avocado oil to aid any moisture needs, plus the silicone-free formula is light enough for co-washing or even as a leave-in conditioner.

    Cost £5.24

    3. Aspall Apple Cider Vinegar


    If you've had one of these bottles sitting in your kitchen cupboards for aeons, then it might be worth moving it to the bathroom instead. Apple cider vinegar is a great hair-rinse after shampooing, it cleanses the hair gently and can leave it feeling soft and silky. Just remember to mix this acid with plenty of water.

    Cost £1.50

    4. Aveda Be Curly Co Wash


    Aveda's response to the co-washing movement is an interesting one. After all, you wouldn't wash your face with moisturiser every day and it's no different when it comes to your hair. Fortunately their Be Curly Co-Wash locks in moisture as well as cleansing the scalp. This is a great way of refreshing your hair in just one product plus it has that tell-tale, slightly herby Aveda smell.

    Cost £20.50

    5. Groovy Food Organic Coconut Oil

    Coconut oil is one of those rare wonder-products that you can actually use to style, add shine, detangle and as a sealant to combat any split ends. It's worth hunting down a pure version in your supermarket, since it's lighter than some of the blends and the cold-pressing technique ensures that no goodness is lost.

    Cost £6

    6. Lush Avocado Co Wash


    Don't be fooled by this unusual looking block that looks a bit like cheese, this solid shampoo formula is long-lasting and blends the best of natural and safe-synthetic products to make more of a cleansing conditioner. It boasts a rosemary, lavender flower and nettle infusion to look after the scalp, plus cocoa and cupucua butters to add moisture to the hair. Just break off a piece, massage into wet hair and wash out to keep curls bouncy and soft (plus the smell of fizzy sweets will make you obsessed).

    Cost £9.95

    7. ORS Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner


    The likes of Boots and Superdrug are finally starting to dedicate a decent amount of space towards some of the most well-known afro hair brands, so it's now easier to get your ORS fix. Most of the range contains the nourishing combination of olive oil and aloe vera to help rebuild damaged hair.

    Cost £4.07

    8. Aveda Brilliant Universal Styling Creme


    Although the price is a little bit more premium, this is a reliable styling product and great for adding definition to any twist-out styles. The jojoba and aloe blend seals in moisture, meaning that you only need to use a small amount on dry or damp hair every other day. Use in combination with the Anti-Humectant pomade to fight any humidity even further.

    Cost £18

    9. Lush Kinky Hot Oil Treatment


    When something's been inspired by hot chocolate on a stick, you know you're onto a winner. Just blend one of these hot oil treatments with warm water to create a hydrating treatment before your shampoo. It's best to use a generous amount and any excess can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

    Cost £6.50

    10. Burts Bees More Moisture Baobab Shampoo

    Burt's Bees

    Another product, another plant you may or may not have heard of. This Burt's Bees shampoo is another one to add to your sulphate free list, the hero ingredient is baobab oil, which can benefit heat-damaged hair and make it more manageable. It's also non comedogenic, if blocked pores are a concern.

    Cost £11.99

    11. Ojon Damage Reverse; Restorative Hair Treatment


    Even though the Ojon pricing makes their range more of an occasional splurge, this product claims to improve the condition of dry or damaged hair after just one treatment. It can be used before shampooing or even overnight if your hair needs some extra TLC. It should make it look fuller and healthier, thanks to the inclusion of pure Ojon oil.

    Cost £18

    12. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo/Conditioner


    You may have a few bottles of this hanging around already if you wear extensions, but these products in the Hello Hydration range can actually work wonders for natural hair. They're cheap and cheerful, contain coconut extract to nourish the hair and the conditioner can be used for de-tangling or co-washing.


    13. Lush H'suan Wen Hua


    If you've ever heard that putting eggs in your hair is a good idea but were too sceptical to try it, then you might fare better with this restorative treatment. It's high in protein, so worth using before putting a protective style in or just adding an extra moisture boost on wash day. Use in combination with Roots to give the scalp some additional stimulation too, then wash off for super soft hair even before you start shampooing.

    Cost £9.75

    Have you discovered any high-street heroes for natural hair? Let us know in the comments!

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