To all my Swedish readers, this is part three of a series of posts about purchasing hair products for natural hair in Sweden. Seeing that this is something most of us struggle with and a common question I receive, I decided to make some posts on some of the places you can find products for natural hair.
In case you missed it, you can find the other parts below:
In the previous posts, I focused on the kind of products that can be found in your local Indian and African Stores, I also did some product reviews. In my experience it’s hard finding products that have no sulphates, silicones & mineral oils in these kind of stores, it is also hard to find organic oils.
If you’re looking for all natural organic/cold pressed oils, Aloe Vera Juice or Gel, Apple Cider Vinegar and all natural products, with no sulphates, cones or mineral oils; a good place to look is in your local health store. The only problem I have found with buying oils at the health shop is that the oils are much more expensive for the size. Therefore, I have found that I get more bang for my buck purchasing oils online. (Online stores that I frequently buy from will be in an upcoming post)
I do purchase my Aloe Vera from a local health store. I use it as a hair rinse after I cowash my hair and sometimes I mix it in my conditioner following the kimmaytube recipe below:
Kimmaytube’s Leave-In Conditioner Recipe
2 tablespoons of YOUR preferred conditioner (silicone free)
2 tablespoons of (Whole leaf version) Aloe Vera Juice with a pH 4.0 or 4.5
2 teaspoons of Castor Oil (optional)
2 teaspoons of Jojoba Oil
This mixture should be applied to wet, freshly washed hair . Feel free to substitute the oils. The most IMPORTANT part of this mixture is the pH balance. Make sure that it is at least 4.5 ph.
Aloe Vera helps to balance the PH of your hair back to its normal level. You can found my previous post on this here : Aloe Vera for hair, skin and health.
Claims: Jason Aloe Vera 84% Conditioner nourishes hair vitamins and minerals, while it strengthens with Spirulina(Micro-algae) and Vegetable Proteins. This conditioner leaves your hair soft, silky and manageable.
Plant derived Panthenols penetrate the hair shaft delivering long lasting moisture, reducing the formation of split ends and increasing volume and manageability, leaving healthier shinier hair.
- Intensive moisture for dry hair
- Enriched with natural aloe vera
- No Parabens, SLS or Phthalates
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis leaf Juice(1), Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride, Polysorbate 60, Glycerin, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract(1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract(1), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract(1), Equisetum Arvense leaf Extract(1), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/leaf/Stem Extract(1), Spirulina Maxima Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Ascorbic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Panthenol, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride, Alcohol(1), Benzyl Alcohol Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamaldehyde, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum). (1) Certified Organic Ingredient.
My Thoughts: This product smells good, is very thick, heavy and has a creamy consistency. It does a great job as detangler and has great slip.
It does however have Cones, so if you are trying to avoid them this is not the product for you. IMO it is an ok product nothing extra special, it does the job when I’m out of my staples that I absolutely love.
If you are a natural in Sweden or in neighboring European countries please share where you get your natural hair products in the comments below, so I can aggregate all this info on a page here on the site. A lot of people have found my blog through searching about this information and I would like to help as much as I can.
Also, if you have any products that you want me to try and do a review on, that are available here in the local stores, please send me an email about the product name and where you saw it (which store or online). You can also leave a comment below and I will try to get my hands on it and do a product review. This will be a great way for us to discover local products that work for our type of hair! Otherwise if you have anymore questions that I haven’t addressed please feel free to email me or ask in the comments below.
If you would like to visit a couple of health stores to see if they got some products that may work for you, you can check out the list below. This list has both physical stores and online store that sell all organic natural products. I haven’t used some of these so I can not recommend which ones are good. But you can always check out the websites and see if they are what you’re looking for. Also, most malls do have a health store, therefore you can begin your search there.
- Alma Of Sweden
- ancis hälsobutik
- nh2 naturlig hälsa & hudvård
- Tygstället & Hälsokosten
Thanx so much for stopping by ♥,
Have a great weekend,
Much Love & Stay Blessed,