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Which hair care products should I use?

If smooth, nourished hair and a healthy scalp are what you’re looking for, then you’ll love  the benefits of natural hair care products like the ones made here at Nereus London.

The problem with non-natural products is that they contain all sorts of chemicals that can dry out the hair and cause scalp irritation. Non-natural products may be effective at masking various hair problems, but they’re not healthy for your hair and body in the long term.

Natural hair care products nourish from the inside out, restoring your hair to its natural, strong, and glossy condition.

What are the benefits of natural hair care products?

Using natural hair care products like our shampoo and conditioner has benefits for your hair, skin, body, and the environment.

People are now becoming better informed and increasingly conscious about the contents of the beauty products they use on their hair and body, and the effects these products may have, both on their health and the environment.

Natural products are gentle and nourishing for your hair and scalp, giving you naturally beautiful, smooth, and healthy hair.

The chemicals in non-natural hair products can leave hair dried out and dull. Some people may also experience skin irritation. It makes sense to treat your hair and skin kindly with gentle and naturally nourishing ingredients.

Genuinely natural hair products are also more sustainable, produced ethically using natural ingredients, and packaged using recyclable or biodegradable materials to protect our environment.

Investing in natural hair care products will help reduce your carbon footprint as well as restore your hair.

How can I improve my hair growth?

To encourage your hair to grow, you must be gentle with it.

The three most important things you can do to improve hair growth are:

  • Use natural hair care products only
  • Minimise bleaching or dying
  • Go heat-free when drying and styling where possible

Your hair will also grow faster, and be stronger, if you nourish your whole body, not just your hair. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and ensure you’re getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need to maximise hair growth.

Massaging the scalp can help stimulate hair to grow faster as well as being relaxing. Either give yourself a DIY scalp massage or indulge in a professional one.

How can I thicken my hair naturally?

Healthy and nourished hair is happy hair. The healthier your hair is, the smoother, shinier, stronger, and thicker it will be.

To thicken your hair naturally, we recommend interfering with it as little as possible. That means minimising the frequency with which you dye your hair or style it using heat.

One of the biggest changes you can make to help thicken your hair is ditching hair care products that contain chemicals and opting for gentle and nourishing natural products instead.

You may also want to try applying an intensive egg yolk hair mask or hot castor oil treatment regularly.

Do hair care products expire?

Just like food products, hair care products also expire.

You will find that many hair care products do not feature a clear expiry date, so you’ll need to bear in mind how long you can expect them to last.

Unopened, most hair care products last about three years. However, once the seal has been broken and they’ve been used a few times, you’ve usually got around 18 months to use them.

This timescale can vary depending on the product’s ingredients. If your hair care product ever changes in texture, or starts to smell funny, then it’s probably time to put it in the bin.

At Nereus London, we package our natural hair care products in recyclable and biodegradable packaging, so you may notice the bottle begin to change colour over time and the label begin to biodegrade. This is all part of the natural process.

How often should I wash my hair?

The optimum frequency for washing your hair will depend on your hair type and the length of your locks.

Those with thinner hair may find that their hair gets greasy more quickly, and needs washing more frequently than those with very thick hair or short hair.

Generally, most experts advise washing your hair every two to three days to keep it looking at its best for longest.

Washing it too frequently can strip your hair of its natural oils and leave it feeling dry, especially if you’re using non-natural products.

Natural hair care products are not as harsh, so if you want to wash more regularly, using a natural product is a must to stop your hair from drying out.

How do I choose the right shampoo for my hair?

With so many different hair care products now available on the market, it’s easy to feel confused and overwhelmed when trying to choose one. Many brands stock a different product and formulation for every hair type, making picking the right product feel even trickier.

Here at Nereus London, we make it simple. We offer one luxurious, spa-quality, natural product that is suitable for all. Our uncomplicated formulation nourishes and strengthens all hair types, leaving yours feeling naturally healthy and beautiful.

Which hair care ingredients should you avoid?

Looking after your hair means being careful about what you’re putting on it. Non-natural hair care products contain chemicals and ingredients that can be harsh and drying.

Some of the main culprits are:

Sulphates – Sulphates like Ammonium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES), and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) are strong detergents that help shampoos to lather. Unfortunately, they also strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle when used regularly.

Alcohols – Most alcohol will have a drying effect on the hair.

Parabens – Parabens are used to preserve hair care products, but they also absorb through the skin. It is thought that parabens can negatively affect the body as they mimic the hormone oestrogen.

Silicones – Silicones are effective at masking problems with the hair. However, layers of silicone build up, eventually weighing your hair down and making it appear greasy, dull, and flat.

Why choose Nereus London hair care products?

Choose our hair care products if you want to naturally nourish your hair, look after your scalp and body, and enjoy the benefits of beautifully healthy hair.

As well as looking after your hair, investing in our luxury hair care products also helps care for the environment.

Our products are produced using sustainable ingredients and processes, packaged in recyclable and biodegradable materials, and for every bottle we sell, Plastic Bank reclaims and processes 1kg of ocean-bound plastic.