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Are these 3 ingredients the next big thing for shiny hair?

4 February, 2024 - 01:57pm by - BR-Queenie | 144 Comments

In the quest for healthier, shinier, and more resilient locks, many of us are turning to natural formulations and ingredients in our hair care, and we’re looking for products with less in them to do more. But what are some of the stand-out natural ingredients and what do they offer? Here are 3 of the rising stars that we’ve come across. 

Jojoba Oil,  derived from the seeds of the jojoba plant has been a staple in beauty rituals for centuries. Its molecular structure closely resembles the natural oils produced by the scalp, making it an ideal ingredient for hair care products. Jojoba Oil's benefits in shampoos and conditioners include:

  • Deep Moisturisation: Jojoba Oil is a potent emollient, providing deep hydration to the hair shaft. It can assist with locking in moisture, preventing dryness and reducing frizz.

  • Scalp Health: A healthy scalp is crucial for vibrant hair. Jojoba Oil has antimicrobial properties that can aid in maintaining a balanced scalp environment, reducing dandruff and itching.

  • Hair Strength and Thickness: Rich in vitamins and minerals, Jojoba Oil nourishes hair follicles, promoting strength and thickness. Regular use can result in fuller, more robust strands.

Yerba Mate, a South American plant renowned for its stimulating properties when consumed as a tea, is now making waves in the beauty industry for its exceptional benefits in hair care for delivering the following:

  • Antioxidant Power: Yerba Mate is a rich source of antioxidants, protecting hair from environmental damage and free radicals. This helps maintain colour vibrancy and prevents premature aging of the hair.

  • Increased Circulation: The caffeine content in Yerba Mate stimulates blood flow to the scalp, helping to promote healthier hair growth.  

Niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B3, is gaining popularity in skin and hair care for its versatile benefits. When incorporated into shampoos and conditioners, Niacinamide contributes to:

  • Strengthening Hair Structure: Niacinamide helps fortify the hair structure by enhancing protein synthesis. This can result in stronger, more resilient strands less prone to breakage.

  • Reducing Scalp Inflammation: With its anti-inflammatory properties, Niacinamide soothes the scalp, assisting in reducing redness and irritation. This is particularly beneficial for those with sensitive or dry scalps.

A’kin is so convinced about the benefits of these 3 ingredients that they’ve built a hair care system around them, and we’re going to get you to put it to the test to see if they’re right.


The Daily Shine Shampoo & Conditioner contains Jojoba Oil, Yerba Mate, and Niacinamide to deeply nourish for healthy-looking hair and maximin shine. 100% Vegan, sulphate and silicone-free, both products have a fragrance combination of Geranium, Cedarwood and Patchouli and are proven* to:

  •  Increase shine by 28% after one use

  • Deliver instantly smoother hair after one wash

What do you say? Is smoother, shinier hair something you strive for? If so and you’d like to be on this trial team comment below telling us why your hair needs this.

**Results based on an independent laboratory study.



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19th May, 2024

I would love to give this a go, specifically the anti inflammatory properties. Sensitive scalp with the high end shampoo and conditioners tend to make my scalp well inflamed but I can’t go past the sillky soft hair result so a more natural product would be amazing!

7th May, 2024

I would love to try this. My hair is unruly poofy dead from bleach ): i've tried so many different shampoos and conditioner and haven't found that right one I would love to have shiny smooth tameable hair, I love the fact that this product has jojaba oil in it !

30th April, 2024

Hi beauties xx I would love to be on the trial team for these two products please xx As I’m a hairdresser of 30yrs, and have used a lot of different shampoo and conditioners in my time. I have not yet found one that has given me shine and stronger hair strands. My hair wavy and fluffy, I want more length, with healthy shiny hair strands. I have always said that if your scalp is good your hair will be amazing xx As your scalp is your foundation, that’s why it is important to look after it. I would really love to try these, if not to late. Thank you, xx

24th April, 2024

My hair so needs this right now, I have very damaged, colour treated hair with highlights which has left my hair dry & lifeless. I love the fact that this Conditioner contains Jojoba Oil and is 100% Vegan. I would love to have smoother, shinier hair! Fingers crossed I am chosen for the trial team!!!

20th April, 2024

I would live smoother and shinier hair for sure. I'm always trying products that promise to deliver this and end up disappointed. I would love to give these a go in the hopes of finding the elusive product that's true to its promise.

17th April, 2024

I absolutely love these two products -My hair looks so healthy and shiny since using

14th April, 2024

Yes please! This looks like a beautiful product and something I’d love to use. The niacinamide is especially intriguing and would be amazing to try!

13th April, 2024

I would really like to try this, I have psoriasis on my scalp and along with dry, curly hair. Might be just what I am needing to give my scalp and hair the treatment they need.

13th April, 2024

Would love to try!

12th April, 2024

I would love to try this. I have long hair that can feel quite dry at times. My favourite shampoo and conditioner has been discontinued so I would love to see if this helps my hair feel moisturised and smooth!!

10th April, 2024

Would love to be on the trial team for this. My hair needs a pick me up as it is currently as dull as dull hair can be! I am also experience a very itchy scalp and so it makes me excited to hear about the niacinamide that is in it to help!

10th April, 2024

My hair needs this product as it's lost its lustre looks dull and lifeless

26th February, 2024

Thank you for including me on the trial BR. I loved testing both these products.

22nd February, 2024

I love the fact that these products actually protect the hair and scalp, can’t wait to try them out.

22nd February, 2024

This would be incredible for my dull and lifeless hair! I'm forever searching for more than just an okay shampoo and conditioner, maybe this is it?

26th March, 2024

They are lovely to use and my hair has never looked so shiny

8th June, 2024

This set is amazing and have really made my hair so healthy and shiny



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