Are organic hair products really what they’re said to be? Is there really any benefit to using them?
More and more people are choosing healthy lifestyles. If you’re also concerned about using harmful agents that may harm you in some way, this article is for you.
The use of natural and organic products has become a powerful trend in recent years. That’s why it’s normal to wonder if it’s really worth using organic products. To know the answer we need to look more closely at the ingredients contained in traditional hair products and the benefits of organic hair products.
Ingredients of a traditional shampoo
The truth is that traditional shampoos and conditioners contain synthetic chemicals that are harmful to our skin and overall health. Yes, that pleasant foam, which has a delicious smell, actually contains many harmful ingredients. Some of them are, for example, sulphate, alcohol, silicone, parabens and even traces of antifreeze.
What ingredients to avoid when buying hair products
When you go to buy a hair product it is recommended that you read carefully the list of ingredients that compose it. Choose those that are biocompatible, which do not contain toxic ingredients. To find out which ingredients are the most harmful you can look at the following list:
Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS)
Ammonium lauryl sulphate
Propylene Glycol (also known as antifreeze)
Alcohol (if it is one of the first four ingredients, which would indicate that it contains too much)
What is the advantage of organic hair products
Organic shampoos do not contain the harmful ingredients present in traditional shampoos. They contain natural ingredients such as proteins, essential oils, vitamins, fruit extracts and others. These ingredients alone are beneficial nutrients for your hair.
One thing you should know is that natural shampoos, because they do not contain the ingredient SLS, will not produce as much foam as normal shampoos. But that doesn’t mean they don’t clean as well as any other shampoo. The problem is, as we’re used to shampooing a lot of lather, when we start using an organic shampoo, we feel that there’s a lack of lather and we put on more product, over and over again. However, this is only a matter of perception. If we are aware beforehand that we do not need so much mousse to keep the hair clean, we will save an unnecessary shampoo expense.
Why use organic products
Unlike traditional shampoos, organic shampoos are soft and delicate. That’s why they don’t dry out or irritate the scalp.
If you have dyed hair, organic products do not alter or degrade the color. On the contrary, it protects it by not drying and damaging the hair strand with more chemicals.
The nutrients, vitamins and beneficial oils they contain are the nutrition your hair needs. With continued use you will achieve a beautiful hair and healthy.
They are safe to use, so you won’t have to worry about the possible absorption of harmful chemicals through the skin. (The skin is an organ and absorbs whatever you apply to it, even to the skin of the scalp)
If you use s 100% human hair extensions , organic products are highly recommended because they are not aggressive with the hair extensions, so they will help you keep them in perfect condition for longer.
Brands of organic hair shampoos
Some brands that we can recommend, because they are innocuous products, 100% natural and also effective are:
Jabón de Castilla del Dr. Bronner´s: is one of the best natural shampoos that exist. Its main ingredients are coconut oil and olive oil, among others.
Rahua Shampoo: its main ingredients are coconut oil and shea butter.
John Master´s organics: has a wide range of shampoos, conditioners and masks.
Natu Shampoo: is free of parabens, sulfates, silicones, petroleum derivatives, resins, synthetic fragrances, etc… It also has not only shampoos, but also conditioners.
Stop the water while using me: a nice natural shampoo, which, at the same time, reminds you to turn off the water while massaging the product into your hair.
And you, have you switched to organic hair products yet? If so, are there any brands that you like and give you good results? Share your opinion below in the comments.
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