Top Hair Care Ingredients to Look For in 2023!

Sometimes surprises are the best! Like an unexpected visit from someone you've been longing to see, or a gift you weren't expecting. It's great to be surprised, but not when it comes to our hair care products. Many of us have no clue what is in the products we use. There are probably lots of ingredients hidden in your products that you are unaware of. Some of them are amazing and others you may prefer to pass on. So, here’s a quick read about which ingredients to look for to ensure we can look good, feel good, and be good.

Let’s just hop into it! 


1. Bamboo: An Absolute Hair Mask Must Have!

While we admire a few of the wonderful gifts of spring like fresh flowers or new shoots of grass, let’s talk about one of the oldest grasses in the world that predates human history.

Bamboo is a highly renewable resource so it’s great for the environment. It has 70% all natural silica concentration; that’s 10 times the amount of silica in herbs like horsetail extract. Silica promotes collagen formation in the skin and is the perfect ingredient to look for on your quest for stronger, healthier hair. You can find Bamboo in hair care products like Shedavi’s Protein MasqueHair Growth Vitamins, or the Hair & Scalp Growth Elixir

2. Aloe: The Moisture Expert For Styling… & Everything Else!

The one thing we all strive for when it comes to styling natural hair, is making sure our hair looks good, feels healthy, and, without a doubt, is moisturized! Aloe is the perfect ingredient to achieve juicy curls. It's jam-packed with rich medicinal properties and filled with antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E.

Aloe smooths, hydrates, and nourishes hair, bringing renewed vibrancy to damaged and lackluster hair. Our Wash+Go Styling Gel is powered with aloe to ensure your hair looks healthy, moisturized, and defined!

Having aloe in your shampoo & conditioner helps to regularly incorporate this ingredient into your hair care routine. Shedavi's Moisturizing Shampoo & Moisturizing Conditioner both contain aloe and help to moisturize & soothe your scalp, while maintaining your hair's health and repairing damage.


3. Carrot & Baobab Oil: Scalp Care Heroes

Carrot Seed Oil nourishes your scalp, reduces frizz, strengthens hair, prevents split ends, and breakage; All of which aid in length retention. When oils are cold pressed, it preserves the nutritional properties of the ingredient.

Another scalp hero is Baobab Seed Oil. It is rich with Vitamin D3 plus five Fatty Acids that nourish, moisturize, help reduce frizz, and builds strength. Both can be found in Shedavi’s Hair and Scalp Growth Elixir.


4. Mint: The Hair Growth Booster

If you haven’t heard, we’re going to tell you! Peppermint is an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antifungal. Peppermint increases blood flow to your scalp and hair follicles. This increases circulation to the scalp, which substantially aides in hair growth. Peppermint also improves scalp health by relieving dandruff and regulating the scalp biome. Enhance your scalp care routine by incorporating products that include peppermint like Shedavi’s Hair and Scalp Growth Elixir.

5. Fatty Alcohols: Some Alcohols are Good

Contrary to popular belief, there are alcohols that hydrate hair. Fatty alcohols  create a thicker richer product leading to moisturized, conditioned, and detangled hair... The slip is real! Fatty alcohols include Cetyl alcohol, Cetearyl alcohol and Stearyl alcohol.

These moisturizing, good alcohols can be found in our Shedavi’s Protein Masque which is also packed with Amino acids, proteins, aloe and many more ingredients to deliver healthier & softer curls after every shampoo!




1. Drying Alcohols: Some Alcohols are Bad

We care about what you put on your body just as much as we care about what you put in it. When it comes to hair care, there are a few big no-nos to avoid like drying alcohols.

Just how it sounds, drying alcohols are put into products to make them dry quicker but they also can strip hair of moisture, leaving it brittle, frizzy, and prone to breakage. This is problematic if you have curly hair because moisture and elasticity are essential for maintaining healthy curls. Avoid Ethanol alcohol, Ethyl alcohol and Propanol alcohol so that your natural hair retains moisture and thrives. 


2. Sulfates: The Moisture Killer

Similar to drying alcohols, sulfates can strip and dry out hair. They are powerful cleansers used in everything from hand soap to detergent. While sometimes it may be necessary to deep clean the hair, they should generally be avoided. Many sulfate free products can easily clarify hair without stripping away much needed moisture. If you're looking for a sulfate free option, our Sulfate Free Moisturizing Shampoo is going to be your best bet.


3. Other Harmful Chemicals

It’s extremely important for our overall health to avoid as many toxins and chemicals where and when we can. Therefore, its best to choose products like Shedavi that leave out bad ingredients (Acrylates, Parabens, Benzophenones, & related compounds). Trust us, you will be happy and satisfied after every wash and styling sesh!

We have a full list of Do's and Don'ts within our SheGrowin’ Journal to help you get on track to feeling, looking and being your best self!



Now that you know the best ingredients and where to find them, you are well equipped to have a successful hair journey. Shop Shedavi for products to help you feel good, look good and be good with zero compromises. Grab your favorite products today!

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