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The Best Tropical Ingredients for Hair

The Best Tropical Ingredients for Hair
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When we think of paradise and holiday-inspired scents, Tahitian Tiare Flower and Coconut linger in our minds. The tropical fragrance of Lemons, Oranges and Vanilla conjure up summer memories, and it's all we want our hair to smell of.

Luckily, a lot of this tropical scents are derived from good-for-your-hair ingredients that also help to nourish, smooth and protect your locks.

5 Paradisal Ingredients for Hair

Add these tropical ingredients into your haircare routine for supremely shiny and beautiful locks this summer.

Goji Berry

This incredibly tropical berry not only smells delightful, but contains a host of vitamins and antioxidants to nourish and nurture healthy hair growth. It contains Vitamin C to to promote bright hair and strong fibres so your hair radiates with health.

The new Biolage R.A.W. Recover collection contains a shampoo, conditioner and treatment mask enriched with Goji Berry to condition your hair and scalp

Green Tea

Green Tea is naturally rich in antioxidants and is a powerhouse for neutralising free radicals and keeping your locks free from pollution particles that could cause dullness and damage. A good source of both Vitamins C and E too, Green Tea is a great conditioning ingredient, and helps to keep your hair super soft and well hydrated.

Try Aveda's Sun Care Protective Veil, which is enriched with a blend of tropical ingredients for hair, including Green Tea, Shea and Coconut Butters to nourish and soften sun drenched locks. It shields your hair against damaging UV rays, whilst also infusing it with the beautiful scent of Neroli, Coconut and Ylang Ylang.

Olive Oil

Loaded with antioxidants, omegas and vitamins, Olive Oil helps to keep the hair nourished and in the best condition possible. It works by protecting the natural keratin structure of the hair, and thereby reducing split ends and breakage so hair appears healthy and luminous.

The Philip Kingsley Coconut Breeze Elasticizer not only contains a blend of Olive Oil and Elastin to help bring dry, damaged and dehydrated hair types back to life, but it also smells like paradise. It’s an excellent pre-shampoo treatment that can help to rectify hair breakage for gorgeous locks, so make sure to pack it in your luggage for your summer holiday.

Pomegranate Fruit

Pomegranate is naturally rich in iron, which helps to keep the hair strong, soft and shiny. It is this iron which contributes to normal follicle function, and is what helps keep your locks growing out fortified and thick.

This fruit acid is also excellent at helping to decongest and get rid of dead skin cells, which further encourages healthy hair growth. Try the Grow Gorgeous Scalp Detox, which is enriched with Pomegranate Fruit Enzymes. These enzymes remove impurities and oil to leave your hair and scalp gorgeous.


Amla is derived from the Gooseberry Bush, and hails from India. It contains a blend of essential fatty acids that can help to strengthen the hair and relive dry and itchy scalps. Plus, as it conditions the hair follicle, it can help to improve volume and fullness too.

The Aveda Thickening Hair Tonic contains a base of 97% naturally-derived ingredients, including Amla Oil to boost hair’s volume in just one use

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