The Key Ingredients You Didn’t Know You Needed In Your Styling Products

April 25, 2018

The Key Ingredients You Didn’t Know You Needed In Your Styling Products

To create an all-star hairstyling product, harsh ingredients don’t have to be in the mix. In fact, natural plants and other substances that started in the ground can pack a serious punch when it comes to fighting dryness or adding texture and shine to hair—you just have to know which ones to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for these five staples that keep the promise of better hair days ahead. 

Olive Oil: It tastes so good drizzled over veggies, salad and bread—and don’t even get us started on those heart-healthy omega- 3’s. So, it’s no surprise that olive oil is stellar on your head, too: the rich moisturizer can bring life and shine back to parched hair, helping to smooth down flyaways and disguise split ends.

Where to Find It: Lock It Down Hairspray. Olive oil is blended into this high hold hairspray so you can reap the benefits of major control and lots of shine, sans any crunch and dryness.


Shea Butter: Produced from the nuts of shea trees (you’ll find them in Africa), this super creamy butter is packed with vitamins and fatty acids that condition hair.

 Where to Find it: Mess It Up Texture Paste. Shea butter is added to the medium hold crème wax (great for creating separation and texture in hair) to help fight frizz and deliver a subtle sheen.


Coriander Seed Oil: You might’ve tasted coriander the last time you dined on a Mexican dish or Indian stew, but the oil (produced from the seeds of coriander leaves) also happens to lock hydration into hair.

 Where to Find It: Shine Bright Shine Serum. Forget what you’ve been told about serums looking and feeling heavy: this smoothing agent uses coriander seed oil to tame frizz, flyaways, and seal down your hair cuticles for glossy, radiant looking color that feels totally weightless.


Sugar Cane: Talk about sweet—nourishing sugar cane adds shape and texture to hair without the dryness or stiffness found in other texturizing products.

 Where to Find It: Beach Waves Sugar Spray. If a salty surf spray left a bad taste in your mouth after it made hair crunchy and dry, go for sugar: the grip and texture this beach spray delivers feels soft and conditioned.


Vegetable Protein: A plant-based diet is one of the best ways to score a strong body, and in the case of your hair, you can count on vegetable proteins to deliver strong body. Targeted at your roots, vegetable proteins provide next-level lift and volume. 

 Where to Find It: On The Rise Root-Lifting Mousse. Mousse has a terrible reputation for feeling sticky and crunchy. This is not that. With vegetable proteins, the formula delivers natural-looking volume, shine and movement.