The Top 5 Ingredients to Look for in Hair Products

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Hey there, fellow hair enthusiasts! If you're anything like me, you're always on the lookout for that one magic ingredient that can transform your locks into a crowning glory. Well, fret no more because today, I'm here to spill the beans on the top five ingredients you should keep an eye out for when shopping for hair products. These ingredients are versatile enough to cater to all hair types, and they'll leave you with nothing short of amazing results. So let's dive in and discover the secrets to stunning hair! Just keep in mind choosing products always vary by your hair type. For assistance on finding products to cater to your hair type read my blogs: Finding Hair Products Based On Your Hair Type and What Is The Best Shampoo For My Hair Type?  Luckily I am always available to help with your haircare needs. Just send me a message on IG @themanebri or call the salon!  It couldn't be so easy to get a customized hair routine!

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Argan Oil: Nature's Nectar for Hair

If your hair is crying out for some serious hydration and nourishment, look no further than argan oil. This liquid gold is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree, native to Morocco. Packed with essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and antioxidants, argan oil is a multitasking wonder. It moisturizes dry and brittle hair, tames frizz, adds shine, and protects your strands from environmental damage. This is especially beneficial for those with dry, damaged, or color-treated hair, but trust me, everyone can benefit from a little argan oil in their routine!

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Here are the best argan oil products we have here at The Warehouse: 

Keune So Pure Moroccan Argan Oil 

Keune So Pure Moroccan Argan Oil revives damaged hair and adds shine; protects against UV rays and eliminates frizz. Revives, soothes and nourishes damaged hair an makes unmanageable hair soft. Gives an instant silky and shiny result to dull hair, protects hair against UV damage, external influences and heat styling. Eliminates frizz, locks out humidity and conditions hair. Argan Oil provides high concentrations of Vitamin A & E and Omega-6 which moisturizes and strengthen hair and scalp.

Moroccanoil Treatment Hair Oil

Moroccanoil Treatment Hair Oil is a hair treatment that may be used on all types of hair. It includes argan oil, which is considered to be hair-nourishing. The treatment is mild and has various benefits, including detangling, shortening up drying time, and increasing shine. It also contains important minerals and antioxidants that preserve and strengthen the hair from environmental harm. The oil may penetrate the hair shaft deeply, repairing damaged hair and making it smoother, softer, and more manageable.

Keune Care Satin Oil Milk

Keune Care Satin Oil Milk is a lightweight, non-greasy hair treatment oil that deeply moisturizes and nourishes the hair. This product is quickly absorbed by the hair, strengthening the hair's natural moisture barrier and leaving it soft, smooth, and shiny. The formula is enriched with natural ingredients such as argan oil and vitamin E, which work together to repair and protect hair from damage. This versatile product can be used as a pre-styling treatment, a leave-in conditioner, or added to your daily styling routine to enhance the overall health and appearance of your hair.

AG Hair Smooth Sulfate-free Argan Shampoo and Conditioner 

AG Hair's Smoooth Sulfate-free Argan Shampoo is a luxurious, sulfate-free hair care product infused with argan oil that gently cleanses hair while providing a smooth, shiny and manageable finish. The argan oil nourishes and protects hair, while the sulfate-free formula is gentle on sensitive scalps and color-treated hair. This shampoo is perfect for those looking to add shine and manageability to their hair while also protecting it from damage.


  1. Wash and towel-dry your hair.
  2. Take a small amount of the oil and apply it to your palms.
  3. Distribute the oil evenly throughout your hair, avoiding the scalp.
  4. Detangle your hair and style as desired.
  5. For a weekly deep conditioning treatment, leave the oil on for 5-10 minutes before washing it out.

Aloe Vera: The Soothing Elixir

We all know aloe vera as a go-to remedy for sunburns, but did you know it works wonders for your hair too? This succulent plant is a natural moisturizer and a soothing agent for the scalp. It promotes healthy hair growth, reduces dandruff, and calms irritated skin. Aloe vera also has a lightweight consistency, making it suitable for all hair types. So whether you have oily, dry, or normal hair, incorporating aloe vera into your hair products will give you the beautiful hair you deserve. 

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Here are some of my favorite products that contain Aloe Vera: 

Aluram Moisturizing Shampoo + Conditioner

Aluram has created a fantastic shampoo that is perfect for those with dry or damaged hair. The Moisturizing Shampoo works by gently removing dirt and impurities while restoring the hair's natural moisture balance. With the help of natural ingredients such as coconut oil, shea butter, and aloe vera, this shampoo provides intense hydration to leave your hair feeling soft, smooth, and easy to manage. What's more, it is gentle on your hair and doesn't contain any harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens, making it suitable for all hair types. Use it regularly to enjoy healthier, shinier, and more vibrant-looking hair.

Aluram Styling Cream 

Aluram's Smoothing Cream is an excellent option for those looking for a high-quality hair styling cream that is suitable for all hair types, particularly curly or wavy hair. Its lightweight and non-greasy formula contains natural ingredients such as aloe vera, sunflower seed oil, chamomile extract, and keratin, which nourish, protect, and strengthen hair strands, giving a soft, shiny, and healthy look. The cream is versatile and can be applied to both damp and dry hair, achieving a smooth, frizz-free finish that lasts all day. It doesn't leave any greasy residue, so hair feels light and silky, and it can be used daily to create a polished, sleek look or to tame flyaways and frizz. With this natural, high-quality solution, you can achieve the smooth, healthy-looking hair you've always wanted.

Verb Reset Repairing Mask

A restorative protein mask that delivers intense hydration while nourishing hair from the inside out.

What It Does

Verb Reset Repairing Mask delivers hydration while strengthening hair. Formulated with aloe vera, honey, sea water and packed with protein, this mask is essential to restoring long lasting moisture, softness and shine.

How To

After washing with Verb Reset Clarifying Shampoo, work formula through damp hair. Allow mask to sit on the hair for 5-7 minutes. Rinse. Follow with Verb Reset Sealing Mist. Repeat every 3-5 washes.

Aluram Finishing Spray

Aluram's Finishing Spray is an exceptional styling product that offers an ideal balance between long-lasting hold and humidity resistance. Crafted with natural ingredients like aloe vera and sunflower seed extract, this lightweight formula doesn't just keep your hair in place, but also nourishes and defends it against the elements. The spray is simple to use, and you can build up the hold as needed for a customized style that won't weigh down your hair. It's perfect for all hair types, leaving your locks feeling soft and natural. Aluram's Finishing Spray is also free of harmful chemicals, including parabens, sulfates, and silicones, making it a safe and healthy option for your hair.


Coconut Oil: The All-Purpose Wonder

Ah, coconut oil, the superhero of the hair care world! This tropical treasure is a must-have ingredient that brings a multitude of benefits to your hair routine. Coconut oil is known for its deep conditioning properties, leaving your locks feeling incredibly soft and smooth. It penetrates the hair shaft, strengthening it from within, and reduces protein loss, which can result in healthier, more resilient hair. It's also fantastic for combating frizz, detangling knots, and adding a natural shine. No matter your hair type, coconut oil will work its magic and give you enviable hair that turns heads!

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Here are some great products that contain coconut oil: 

Apira Coconut Oil Treatment

Introducing Apira Coconut Oil Treatment, a luxurious and nourishing hair treatment that will transform your tresses into soft, shiny, and healthy locks. The only hair oil made with 100% refined skin grade coconut oil, this serum deeply moisturizes and strengthens hair, helping to reduce breakage and split ends.
Our unique formula contains a blend of natural oils and nutrients that work to repair and revitalize damaged hair, leaving it feeling silky smooth and looking its best. The lightweight, non-greasy consistency makes it easy to apply, and it absorbs quickly, leaving no oily residue.

Whether you have dry, brittle, or damaged hair, Apira Coconut Oil Serum has got you covered. Simply apply a small amount to the ends of your hair, or use it as an all-over treatment for an intense moisture boost. You'll love the way your hair looks and feels after using our serum. Try it out today and experience the transformative power of coconut oil for yourself!

Features & Benefits:

-Coconut oil base helps to reprotenize your hair

-Patented Color Seal Technology: helps to keep your hair color looking fresh and vibrant

-3-in-1 conditioner, finisher, and styler: saves you time and money

How it works:

To use the Apira Hair Repair Serum, simply apply it to wet or dry hair. You can use it as a leave-in conditioner, or you can rinse it out after a few minutes. For best results, use it daily.

IGK RICH KID Coconut Oil Gel 

IGK's RICH KID Coconut Oil Gel is a versatile and high-quality styling gel that provides a non-crunchy hold, added texture, and luminous shine for all hair types. The nourishing formula, which includes coconut oil and other natural ingredients, hydrates and smooths hair, reduces frizz and enhances definition for a healthy and effortless finish. This lightweight and user-friendly gel is safe for color-treated hair and free from harmful chemicals, making it a sustainable and healthy option for your hair care regimen. Achieve the perfect beachy waves or polished looks with RICH KID Coconut Oil Gel, the ultimate solution for achieving natural and healthy-looking hair.

Color Wow Dream Cocktail Coconut Infused

Color Wow Dream Cocktail Coconut Infused is a nourishing leave-in hair treatment that can transform dry and dull hair into healthy and silky locks. The formula is enriched with a blend of coconut oil, keratin, and amino acids that deeply moisturize and strengthen hair, improving its appearance and texture.

Kenra Color Maintenance Shampoo & Conditioner

Kenra Classic Color Maintenance Shampoo helps preserve haircolor with an extra gentle, color friendly formula. Unique coconut oil-derived cleansers and botanical extracts work to maintain color integrity.

How To Use

- Massage into wet hair, add water to lather. Rinse.
- Follow with Kenra Color Maintenance Conditioner.

Kenra Professional Color Maintenance Conditioner revitalizes colored and chemically treated hair to a softer, smoother, shinier condition. Silk proteins help repair and strengthen, and emollients readily detangle chemically altered hair.

How To Use
- After shampooing, work a small amount of product throughout the hair and rinse with warm water.

This bundle consist of:
1 Kenra Color Maintenance Shampoo 10.1 oz
1 Kenra Color Maintenance Conditioner 10.1 oz

Keratin: The Protein Powerhouse

When it comes to strengthening your hair and restoring its vitality, keratin is the name of the game. Keratin is a fibrous protein that's naturally present in our hair, and incorporating it into your hair products can do wonders. It helps to repair damaged hair, smoothens the hair cuticles, and adds strength and elasticity. Whether your hair is chemically treated, heat-styled, or simply lacking luster, products containing keratin can breathe new life into your tresses.Here are some great keratin-based products to try if you are lacking manageability, shine, strength, etc. 

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Keune Care Miracle Elixir Keratin Spray

Keune's Care Miracle Elixir Keratin Spray is the ultimate solution for maintaining silky, smooth hair. Ideal for those seeking to prolong the effects of a keratin treatment, this styling spray provides long-lasting protection against daily damage. The lightweight formula enriches hair fibers, leaving you with soft and manageable locks that are easy to style. Whether you have curly or straight hair, this elixir spray will keep your hair looking fresh and vibrant. Make Keune's Care Miracle Elixir Keratin Spray a part of your daily hair care routine for the best results.

Keune Care Keratin Smooth Mask

The Keune Care Keratin Smooth Mask is the ultimate solution for anyone seeking silky, smooth hair. This deeply moisturizing treatment is specifically designed to target frizz, flyaways, and fluff, leaving your hair looking polished and controlled. The formula is rich and creamy, infused with a blend of premium ingredients, including keratin, to nourish and revitalize dry, damaged, or chemically treated hair.

Using the Keune Care Keratin Smooth Mask is simple and straightforward. Simply apply to wet hair, massage in, and leave for a few minutes before rinsing for best results. With continued use, you'll notice improved hair health, leaving your locks soft, silky, and manageable. This luxurious hair treatment is perfect for anyone looking to improve the appearance and health of their hair, delivering smooth and controlled locks every time.

Keune Care Keratin Smooth Serum

Keune Care Keratin Smooth Serum is a luxurious hair treatment that transforms frizzy, unruly hair into silky smooth locks. Infused with nourishing Keratin, this serum deeply nourishes hair and protects it from heat styling tool damage. Its lightweight, non-greasy formula absorbs quickly, leaving hair feeling soft and silky. The serum not only smooths and tames frizz, but also creates a protective barrier for ongoing hair protection. With its premium formula and luxurious feel, Keune Care Keratin Smooth Serum is the ultimate solution for stunning hair. It promises to bring out the best in your locks, making them look and feel more beautiful than ever.

K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask

The K18 Leave-in Molecular Repair Hair Mask repairs and strengthens damaged hair with its patented bioactive peptide. By penetrating deeply into the hair shaft and binding to the keratin, it creates stronger and more resilient hair fibers. With just a four-minute application time, this mask restores the natural strength and elasticity of hair, resulting in healthier-looking and feeling locks.

How To Use: Apply a small amount of the mask to damp or dry hair, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends. Leave it in for four minutes before styling as usual.

To learn more about why K18 is the newest revolutionary product in the hair industry, check out my blog: Why K18 is The New Revolutionary Repair System for Hair 

DISCLAIMER: As much as keratin is a very beneficial thing to have, there is a chance it can be overused. Remember overusing any product with a lot of keratin or protein can cause what we call "protein overload," which can cause dryness and breakage overtime. This is because you always need a balance of hydration and protein in your hair routine. to learn more read my blog: Protein Overload In Hair & What it Means.

Tea Tree Oil: The Scalp Savior

    If you're dealing with an itchy, flaky scalp or struggling with dandruff, tea tree oil is here to rescue you. Derived from the leaves of the tea tree, this essential oil has antimicrobial and antifungal properties that can effectively combat scalp issues. It helps to cleanse and purify the scalp, reducing irritation and itching. Additionally, tea tree oil stimulates blood circulation, promoting a healthier environment for hair growth. Say bye to a flaky irritated scalp and say hello to a happy, balanced scalp!

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    Here are the best products with tea tree oil: 

    Natulique Exfoliative Scalp and Skin Therapy 

    NATULIQUE Scalp and Skin Therapy is designed to combat dry and/or greasy dandruff, while relieving inflammation. Soothes itching from the very first application, and with regular use, effectively controls persistent dandruff. May be ideal to fight atopic dermatitis or psoriasis. If a client is plagued by dry and/or itchy scalp, tea tree oil may well be the remedy of choice.

    Recommended as in-salon scalp treatment: Gently massage into scalp for 10 min. Wrap hair and scalp in a towel or shower cap. Rinse after 20 min. Optionally wash hair with NATULIQUE Certified Organic Hairwash.
    Also recommended for home use to restore and maintain healthy scalp and skin.

    GK Hair Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

    GK Hair's Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is the perfect solution for those struggling with stubborn dandruff. Its advanced formula contains natural extracts like tea tree oil, lavender oil, and peppermint oil that hydrate and nourish the scalp, providing relief from itchiness and irritation. This shampoo is suitable for all hair types, including color-treated hair, and it's easy to use.

    How To Use:

    • Apply a generous amount of GK Hair's Anti-Dandruff Shampoo to your wet hair
    • Massage the shampoo into your scalp for a few minutes
    • Rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water

    Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Color Shampoo

    Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Color Shampoo is ideal for color-treated hair, this invigorating shampoo leaves strands refreshingly clean and full of shine. Rooibos tea botanicals help keep color from fading, while natural tea tree oil and peppermint soothe the scalp and light notes of lavender leave hair smelling fresh. Protect hair color and gently wash away everyday impurities with Tea Tree Special Color Shampoo.

    What It Does:

    Unique rooibos tea botanicals help to protect color from the elements and fading.
    How To Use:

    Apply a small amount to damp hair. Lather and rinse completely.


    There you have it, folks—the top five ingredients that will revolutionize your hair care routine and unlock the potential of your precious locks. From argan oil to tea tree oil, these ingredients are suitable for all hair types, ensuring that everyone can benefit from their magical properties. Remember to check product labels and look for these hair-loving heroes to achieve the hair of your dreams. Remember to avoid harsh and dangerous products in your hair. to Learn more read my blog: Sulfates to Silicones: What to Avoid in Shampoo | NJ Hair Salon ( and The Dangers of Having Harmful Ingredients in Your Shampoo | Best Salon in NJ (

    So, go forth, armed with this knowledge, and make your hair the envy of all who behold it. Embrace the power of these ingredients and let them work their transformative wonders. Here's to healthy, gorgeous hair that makes you feel like a million bucks!

    Until next time, stay fabulous and keep rocking that gorgeous mane!

    Yours Truly,  

    Brianna, Your Professional Hair Stylist.

    Follow me on Instagram: @themanebri for more expert tips! 


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