Long, flowing tresses or short, curly locks, whatever style you wear your hair, it is important to understand whether a shift from your usual hair care products can ensure their health and beauty. Before you decide whether to use organic hair care products, you need to understand how these differ from non-organic products.
Characteristics that Make Organic Hair Care Products a Better Choice
Organic hair care products are made from ingredients sourced from sustainable agricultural practices: The natural components in these formulations are from plants, shrubs and herbs that have been organically produced.
The agricultural practice ensures that no chemical fertilisers and pesticides are used in the entire process. While natural ingredients from plants may have minor amounts of chemicals if fertilisers and pesticides were used during the farming, there is no such scope when they have been produced by organic farming.
Organic hair care products do not contain any traces of chemicals: Your body absorbs minute amounts of whatever you apply. Chemical products can, therefore, cause damage with ease. This is not the case with an organic shampoo or conditioner.
These products are made from components found from different natural sources. Moreover, the use of sustainable farming techniques to produce these plants ensures that they do not come in contact with any kind of chemicals. This makes them even better than just the natural skin and hair care products.
Organic hair care products do not cause any harm to your body, your beauty and your environment: There are no chemicals in these products to harm your body, no adverse effects on your beauty and no manufacturing processes that harm the environment.
The chemicals in the regular shampoos and conditioners such as sodium lauryl sulphate, ammonium lauryl sulphate and Olefin sulfonate may cause dry and damaged hair and scalp. The accumulation of chemicals may also lead to health problems. Moreover, the manufacturing process may have an adverse effect on the environment.
Natural Ingredients that Cleanse and Nourish Your Hair
Now that you have understood the difference between the chemical and organic hair care products, the next task is to find out the natural components that are good for your hair. Nature has supplied us with a number of ingredients that can effectively cleanse and nourish the hair and scalp.
To cleanse: A wash with dissolved baking soda followed by a rinse with dissolved apple cider vinegar can be used to clean your hair. Another ingredient used for this purpose is the pulp of the soap-nut soaked in water for a night.
To moisturise: Humectants such as honey and glycerine are used to lock in the moisture in the hair strands. Penetrating oils are also good for moisturising your tresses. Good examples include coconut oil, avocado oil and olive oil. Aloe Vera also has a nourishing and soothing effect on your hair and scalp.
To seal: Just as nourishing the hair cuticle is important, keeping the surface hydrated is also important for ensuring its lustre. For this, Shea butter and Jojoba oil are perfect. These components have large quantities of fatty acids, necessary for this purpose.
Another surprise ingredient that contains most of the above-mentioned benefits is the seaweed. Whether you need to cleanse your hair effectively or nourish it from root to tip, this component can be the appropriate choice for the purpose. It packs a number of nutrients suitable for the health and beauty of your tresses.
Do not think that the seaweed is only good for your hair. It is great for your skin too! The vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes found in the ingredient makes it an effective base for natural facial, body and hair care products.
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