5 Uncommon Ingredients In Hair Products

Nobody reads the back of product labels, do they? 

If you’re worried about your glacial hair growth process or if your hair seems to be drier than the Sahara Desert, you should know more about unconventional ingredients that are used for hair growth inside your hair care product. 

Here are the top five most uncommon ingredients in hair products:

  1. Beer

Whether you’re a day-drinker or party animal, beer is more than just a means for you to get tipsy and forget life’s most pressing issues. Packed with Vitamin B, proteins, minerals, and natural sugars, beer is used in a wide variety of hair care products.

Products containing beer tend to target consumers whose hair tends to be on the drier and flakier side of the haircare spectrum. Beer strengthens the hair cuticles by letting them realign themselves in an orderly fashion.

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As we hustle through the business of city life and struggle to maintain our work-life balance, we tend to treat our hair with less care. Our desperate need to appear put together and presentable often comes with intense preening with the help of mechanical monsters. Intense blow-drying, straightening, curling, and coloring damages our hair cuticles. Essentially, our cells raise and become rougher than normal.

Abstaining from heat, unnatural chemicals and oils preserves your hair’s natural oil and shine. Beer enhances your hair’s shine as your waves become gradually smoother. The smooth surface reflects sunlight and creates an authentic shine when you’re out and about.

Pick your poison: Broo Shampoo, Crazy Skin Beer Shampoo, 

  • Seaweed

  • Want to pretend that you’re Ariel from the Little Mermaid? Whether it’s your favorite snack or you’re a massive mermaid fan, seaweed has more uses than you think!

    The slimy greenish-black strips are dripping in fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals such as Omega 3s, calcium, zinc, iron, and Vitamins A, B, C, and E. Substituting your oral vitamins with haircare products kills two birds with one stone. You get your necessary dosage of healthy vitamins while keeping your hair happy and healthy.

    Seaweed also improves the texture and shine in your hair. If you’re notorious for dyeing your hair regularly, your hair is most likely laden with chemicals that break down significant barriers that are meant to protect your hair. Seaweed aims to retain the naturalness of your hair and does so by rebalancing your natural oils.

    Similarly, to protect these natural oils, you should refrain from shampooing your hair every day and using less harsh chemicals in your hair.

    Your favorite products from under the sea: Leon Gorman Haircare, Funori Japanese Seaweed Cleanser Conditioner.

    1. Quinoa

    Your favorite fluffy ingredient from your salad bowl is about to make its way from your lips to your hair. Quinoa is a crunchy wonderland of amino acids. It has the highest concentration of protein out of all other forms of grain and makes essential amino acids that your body cannot produce on its own.

    The proteins in the quinoa coat and strengthen the damaged hair. In the long run, this prevents breakage and makes your hair stronger. But how exactly does your hair get damaged so quickly? Hair dye is the root cause of your weakening waves.

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    The next time you munch on the mother of all grains, think about investing in hair products which include quinoa.

    Here are some of our favorites: Aveeno Nourishing Blackberry Quinoa Protein Blend Heat Shield Mist, Cote Hair Quinoa Smoothing Oil, Biotop 911 Quinoa Hair Mask, and Cote Hair Quinoa Holding Spray.

    1. Placenta

    The placenta is probably one of the most questionable ingredients in hair products. Does anyone know where they get the placenta from and do these “placenta suppliers” get commissioned for selling their placentas?

    We believe there are better natural alternatives and do not support the use of the placenta. We will not list any of the products so please do not use them too.

    1. Onions

    Apart from bringing out the flavor in your burgers and making you cry; onions are one of the best ingredients for your hair. Packed with extra sulfur, onions are guaranteed to give you strong thick hair which you’ve been struggling to achieve after trying out so many products.

    Onions engage in collagen production, and this generates healthy skin cells and promotes hair growth. In the long run, your dandruff will also be treated and blood circulation will be improved.

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    The juice of onions also reduces premature greying of your hair. This is achieved through the stimulation of enzyme catalase production at the hair follicles.

    Cry out of happiness and not because you’re cutting onions: Positive Root Therapy and Red Onion Shampoo for Hair, UrbanGabru Natural Onion Shampoo For Hair Strengthening, and Hairfall Control, Rey Naturals Onion Hair Oil with 14 Essential Oils.

    There is a common myth that all hair products contain similar ingredients, and all perform the same job: To keep your hair healthy and clean. 

    Just like the food you eat to fuel your system, the types of ingredients used in your hair care products will inherently affect the texture, strength, and cleanliness of your hair.

    We currently live in a society that demands a 24/7 picture-perfect appearance. Our hair is often the first place to start when it comes to making a good first impression. To achieve strong, luscious, and healthy hair, we need to be mindful of the products which we use and try to keep a balanced lifestyle.


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    Hannah is a strong believer in haircare and also has a burning desire to shave it all off
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