WHY YOU SHOULD USE NON-TOXIC HAIR CARE PRODUCTS
Is your hair looking dried out, tired, like it's lost its shine and luster? This may be the results of using damaging hair care products such as your tried and true shampoo and conditioner! Or are they really tried and true? We challenge you to see for yourself the beautiful transformative effects that natural and organic hair care products deliver!
Most mainstream hair care products contain harmful ingredients. Did you know that conventional haircare can actually corrode hair follicles? They contain major irritants to the skin and scalp, and can be very drying. See this article here on surfactants for more! Even what we apply to wash our hair has a major affect on our skin as it gets absorbed into the system. It has been reported that at least 60 percent of applied products can get absorbed into our bloddstreams. This can translate to othe rskin irritations and internal inflammation. So, don’t be surprised when you switch up your hair cleansers that your weird and unknown skin conditions disappear!
Have you ever noticed how itchy your skin feels after a shower where you washed your hair? Have you noticed chronic breakouts along the side of your hairline area? Is your scalp itchy? Does your hair look faded? These are all signs its time to switch it up for the benefit of not only your beauty but your health, first and foremost!
So what should you switch to? Natural and organic hair products! They contain plant extracts, naturally derived minerals, herbs and luscious oils. Each of these special ingredients serves a purpose to treat and nourish the hair, all while not harming your body or the planet. As a helpful tip, look for shampoos and conditioners that contain the least amount of ingredients as possible. And don't think that fewer ingredients means poor performance. It is quite the opposite: Natural haircare is actually more potent and concentrated because of its pure and natural qualities. A little dose will go a long way and won’t break the bank either!
If you are curious as to which ingredients to avoid in your hair care products, the list is long and but are five to start keeping a look out for and to try to avoid:
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfates (SLS)
- Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
- Mureth Sulfate (All these ‘sulfates’ ruin the epidermis of our skin)
- Propelyne Glycol (Antifreeze! What?!)
- Olefin Sulfonate (Kerosene)
- Fragrance (I'll be writing more about this soon, so stay tuned!)