Best Bet: Intelligent Nutrients Shampoo and Conditioner


All conditioners are not created equal, and even your tried-and-true brands can conk out in winter weather. Some make hair limp, while others leave locks in knots ten minutes after blow-drying. Eco-conscious beauty brand Intelligent Nutrients offers a range of products that do their jobs without unnecessary extras like petrochemicals, sulfates, and parabens. Though the line includes a slew of balms, oils, gels, and sprays for your hair — all created by Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher — even shower-and-go types can appreciate the company’s Harmonic shampoo and conditioner. Both formulas incorporate natural oils from raspberry, pumpkin seed, cranberry, peppermint, cinnamon bark, and more. (Both have a minty scent that’s pleasant but not overpowering first thing in the morning). But we care less about the ingredients list than the overall effect: The pair leaves hair soft and shiny, even after a windy schlep from the subway.

Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic shampoo, $22, and conditioner, $24, at Organic Avenue, Barneys, or online.