We trust that our shampoo and conditioner is healthy for our hair, skin, body and the environment.
But some ingredients in our favourite hair care products might be doing more harm than good.
This is a list of the five best reasons to switch to organic and natural hair care products for healthy and gorgeous tresses.
1. Nourishes your Hair
Every girl has had the experience of buying a shampoo and conditioner, using it for the first time and getting the best results.
But after a couple of weeks those results go out the window and suddenly your hair is limp, dull and lifeless because it’s overloaded with silicones, or stripped down by sulphates.
These products do a great job in tricking you into thinking they are looking after your hair. But often they are doing serious damage by using harsh chemicals.
Organic and natural hair care products are a healthy option for your hair because they clean your hair with a milder formula and they don’t strip your hair completely of its protective oils.
Over time the natural ingredients in your organic shampoo and conditioner will repair your hair. Meaning your locks will be healthy and beautiful.
2. Safer for your skin
Chemical heavy products, like shampoos that contain sulphates won’t only strip natural oils from your hair but also your scalp. This can be a real problem if you have sensitive skin because it will dry your scalp out.
If you suffer from psoriasis or other skin conditions, organic ingredients will be gentle on your scalp. You can also avoid allergic reactions by going natural because organic shampoos tend to avoid using irritants.
Many of the ingredients used in organic hair care products are actually recommended for sensitive skin. Natural ingredients like tea tree oil are perfect for treating dandruff because of its antifungal properties.
It’s safer to use natural shampoos and conditioners. You’ll avoid any adverse side effects of harsh chemicals. Your hair and scalp will thank you for it.
3. Environmentally Friendly
Did you know what’s in your shower products can have a negative effect on the environment?
Whether you are you using a microbead facial scrub or a chemical-heavy shampoo, these products get sucked down the drain and end up in our waterways.
The chemicals in these products can pollute our waterways and poison aquatic wildlife.
Organic hair care products use natural ingredients. Plus these brands often use biodegradable or recycled packaging.
Organic products are so much better for the environment and can even be better for you. It’s a win-win!
4. Free from Irritants and Unhealthy Synthetics
Most hair care products contain a lot of chemicals. Parabens give these products a longer shelf life. Sulphates strip your hair in order to clean it.
And Silicones used in conditioner restore it after you strip it with the harsh shampoo. These chemicals don’t really result in healthy hair. And it’s a vicious cycle.
The only way to remove the build-up of silicone is to use the shampoo and the only way to return the softness is to use a silicone-based conditioner!
Parabens can also be troublesome. Paraben allergies do exist, so keep an eye out for skin irritation. There has been several studies that show Parabens can be absorbed by the body.
Risks haven’t been extensively studied, but it has been found they can have an effect on the endocrine system, which controls your hormones.
Organic shampoo won’t become foamy, and you might be a little confused to begin with. The truth is the amount of suds doesn’t impact organic shampoo’s ability to clean your locks.
Organic shampoos and conditioners contain natural ingredients like coconut oil, vitamin E, and fruit extracts.
5. Better Results
Because of all these reasons you are practically guaranteed better results. The longer you use organic and natural shampoos and conditioners the better the results will be.
Organic hair care products won’t strip colour from coloured hair and they will deeply condition your hair for vibrant results. They will also repair damage like hair breakage and stop split ends in no time.
You have nothing to lose and the sooner you switch to organic products, the sooner you’ll have healthy, luscious locks.