woman with flowers in her hair

When I first started Truth In Aging and taught myself to scrutinize ingredients labels, I discovered that shampoo was mostly a downer. Despite the sulfate-free bandwagon, not much has changed. At one end of the spectrum, there are conventional sudsers that rely on chemical foaming agents, and there is silicone masquerading as argan oil. Curating a collection of hair care products that are effective as well as planet-friendly is a challenge, but here are the ones that I have come to trust to do the job they need to do.

Anti-Aging and Hair Growth

A classic is ReLuma Shampoo ($65), which is much more than a shampoo with stem cells and B vitamins to encourage hair growth. My newer finds in the anti-aging hair dept’ are Dr.Dennis Gross Root Resilience Anti-Aging Scalp Serum ($54 in the shop) with copper peptides and an exciting ingredient called Procyanidin-B2, and Deciem Grow Gorgeous Hair Density Serum Intense ($50) with an interesting peptide that goes by the name of Capixyl. Truth Vitality Advanced Complex ($59-79 in the shop) with copper peptides for hair growth still holds up as our store’s bestseller.  


An old favorite of ours (with, it must be said, a devoted fan base) from Mukti has been reformulated and we are waiting on tenterhooks for the verdict from our community tester. While you wait, Pure Glam’s Luxury Wash ($26.99 in the shop) will give you hope for the future of hair care and convince you to trade up from your drug store faithful. Although Truth Vitality True Volume Shampoo ($29 in the shop) with copper peptides won’t make your hair grow, it will reduce shedding.


Briogio Blossom & Bloom Volumizing Conditioner ($24 in the shop) sounds like a serum with hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed collagen, panax ginseng root extract, and ginger root oil to add volume and strength. Pure Glam Performance Daily Conditioner ($26.99 in the shop) doesn’t detangle the hair, but adds in antioxidants. Truth Vitality True Volume Conditioner ($35 in the shop) reduces hair loss and adds instant volume. For a deeper conditioning experience, there’s Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask ($36 in the shop) to strengthen the hair and prevent breakages.


My hair thinks it is getting a treat if I remember to brush it, which is another way of saying that I’m not really a hair spray kind of girl. Pure Glam Waves Sea Spray ($26.99 in the shop) made me a covert to a daily all-natural spray and scrunch — that is, until my husband purloined it. Briogeo Curl Charisma Leave-In ($18) is not only a styling treatment that works, it brings some good things including rice amino acids. Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray ($20 in the shop) is a frizz tamer, hydrator and can even be used to protect when using irons or tongs.