What makes a good hair balm

When it comes to styling and caring for our hair, the sheer number of products on the market can be quite overwhelming. It's difficult to know what to use and what would work best for your hair. One product that is becoming increasingly popular for those with wild, frizzy or fly-away hair is a good hair balm. A hair balm is good for taming unruly strands and ultimately giving your hair a more sleek and smooth finish. With many ingredients that work well at smoothing your hair, we recommend looking out for these particular ingredients when it comes to finding a good hair balm.

Argan oil

Argan oil is a great choice for just about any hair type. When looking for a good hair balm you should be looking for something containing plenty of argan oil. It is essential for hair growth and it can be a useful ingredient for helping to protect and strengthen the overall condition of your hair in time. This is great for anyone looking for something that can work wonders for your hair in a short space of time.

Coconut Oil

Known for helping to promote hair strength and density, coconut oil is an essential part of any hair balm that you buy. It should be one of the main ingredients, as the properties that coconut oil can provide to our hair is something that you shouldn’t really have to go without. A tremendous choice for a vast number of reasons, this amazing natural oil is also known to help minimise hair loss.

Castor oil

Castor oil is used in many cosmetic products as it blends in so well with other products. Good for our hair for numerous reasons, not least because it’s linked to helping cleanse and contain our scalps. If you are looking for an easy way to get a solid all-round cleansing solution, then any balms that have some castor oil in there will be a good choice for you to start using. Definitely an ingredient to keep an eye out for.

Olive oil

Another great ingredient to look out for in most balms is olive oil. Olive oil is great for our hair for numerous reasons. It works well in a balm as it combines well with the other ingredients and is well known for its moisturising benefits. Olive oil is a must-have in just about any balm that you use, as it can help to really improve the efficacy of the results whilst maximising the condition of your hair for the long-term.

Lavender oil

Not only is lavender known for its calming properties and its relaxing aroma, lavender oil is great at retaining hairs natural strength and improving overall condition. Using this as part of a balm will not only give it a lovely fragrance, but also help to improve how your hair reacts. It should boost scalp health and generally look to give your hair a more natural vibrancy to it; perfect for any natural hair balm that you choose to buy.

So, which hair balm do you think would be the best fit for you personally?


Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 


Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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