Holistic Hair is a premium natural hair care brand made in New Zealand. Founded by a Trichologist and Hair Stylist, the products offer innovative, safe and effective solutions utilising aromatherapy principles and ingredients obtained from nature, primarily plant carrier & essential oils, butters and extracts. The range consists of cleansing, conditioning, extra care and styling products in beautiful eco-friendly packaging.
Nigel Russell developed the first Holistic Hair products in 2006 in response to a growing need in the market. Many of his clients at the time, suffered from either sensitivity to synthetic chemicals, scalp complaints or hair disorders and were unable to find safe & effective solutions. With a qualification in Trichology and a strong belief in the power of natural remedies, particularly aromatherapy, Nigel set out to create products from natural origin that provided the relief and results his clients were looking for.
From the very beginning Nigel leveraged his credentials in Trichology, the study of scalp & hair disorders, and his career in hair styling, to set Holistic Hair apart from other brands. His in-depth understanding of the physiology of the scalp and hair, combined with an interest in aromatherapy, inspired his formulations. His new and innovative products were well received by customers seeking customised solutions with a more premium feel.
The word ‘Holistic’ in the brand name was carefully chosen and today, remains a core philosophy of the company. The concept of holistic health underpins every aspect of product development from the perspective that the physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspects of a person's life should be viewed as a whole. Holistic Hair believe in the symbiotic relationship of inner health and well-being to outer beauty.
In keeping with our holistic philosophy, natural and naturally derived ingredients are core to each of the formulations in the product range. Priority is given to plant-based ingredients, from sustainable resources that are biodegradable and provide beneficial properties to our formulations. We carefully research and source our ingredients both locally and internationally from partners and suppliers who uphold our values in quality, traceability and ethical practices. Our products are free from irritating synthetic ingredients, Silicones, Parabens, Ethanolamine Compounds (MEA, DEA, TEA & others), Formaldehyde Releasers, Petroleum & Derivatives, Phthalates, Sodium & Ammonium Lauryl & Laureth Sulfates, Propylene Glycol, 1,4 Dioxane & Phenoxyethanol, to name a few. In developing premium hair care we strive to achieve the highest possible natural origin status in every product, however, due to the scarcity of natural preservatives and for product safety & stability we sometimes use nature identical ingredients in minimal amounts to preserve our products.
Holistic Hair is a member of Cosmetics New Zealand an organisation that demands ethical standards and compliance with all relevant legislation. In creating specialist hair care products, it is a requirement to ensure the safety of a product before it goes to market. Holistic Hair have processes in place to ensure every ingredient is checked for safety and the final product has been trialed before it reaches the shelves.
Company Mission and Values
A pioneer in the naturals market the company’s mission is to continue innovating and developing leading-edge natural hair care, for today’s health and wellbeing conscious consumer. We will actively assist in the preservation of our planet by reducing, reusing and recycling. Partners and suppliers to the brand must uphold Holistic Hair® values in fair trade, human rights, transparency, accountability and traceability of ingredients sourced from sustainably managed crops that have minimal impact on the environment. We advocate cruelty-free and are proud to manufacture in New Zealand, a country that prohibits testing on animals.