Your hair is basically dead, except for the hair follicles. So is it true that your shampoo is laden with chemicals and other toxic substances?
Yes, for a number of reasons. a U.S. Geological Survey study released in the first half of 2017 found that more than 30 waterways across the United States contain chemical preservatives found in shampoos and other personal care products. These chemicals can disrupt the endocrine systems of fish and other underwater organisms, and can potentially harm people and animals who eat contaminated seafood or drink chemical-laden water.
The best way to protect people and the environment is to choose shampoos with natural ingredients Determine the purpose of your shampoo use by selecting the appropriate ingredients.
Saponaria Officinalis; We use it as a mild botanically derived foaming washable to gently remove dirt and oils.
Benihi Dew; A natural antifungal botanical that helps stop bacteria growth on the scalp reducing unbalanced scalp disorders. Helps unclog scalp pores allowing hair to mature.
Tea Tree Oil; A natural antiseptic/anti-inflammatory that helps reduce scalp inflammation, seborrhea, itchy flakey scalp and can help control dandruff effects. Tea Tree oil has the ability to help unclog scalp pores and feed hair follicles, helping create the perfect environment for growing stronger, healthy hair.
Ginger Oil; A natural anti-inflammatory/antiseptic that helps stop bacteria growth and helps reduce tight, dry, flaky, itchy scalp.
Spearmint Oil; Contains menthol and helps stimulate blood flow to hair follicles helping to produce strong healthy hair.
Rosemary Oil; Helps nourish and stimulate blood flow to hair follicles, helping create the perfect environment for growing stronger, healthy hair.
White Grapefruit Oil; Helps stimulate blood flow to hair follicles helping create the perfect environment for growing stronger, healthy hair.
Aloe Vera extract; Contains proteolytic enzymes which help repair dead skin cells on the scalp. Helps relieve itchiness and helps reduce dandruff effects. Very soothing leaving hair and scalp feeling conditioned and healthy. Can nourish hair follicles helping create the perfect environment for growing stronger, healthy hair.
Sometimes these natural ingredients are found in traditional shampoos, but there are also chemicals. Here are two categories of shampoo ingredients that require special care, as well as their natural alternatives.
Because shampoos are primarily made of water, they need preservatives to prevent the growth of bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, mold, and fungi. Many traditional shampoos use preservatives based on parabens, which have been linked to reproductive disorders in humans. Natural preservatives include citrus extracts such as grape seed, antibacterial oils such as chamomile and echinacea, and alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E).
These are the foaming agents that make shampoos lather. Many synthetic shampoos use chemical-based diethanolamine (DEA) or sodium dodecyl or lauryl ether sulfate as a surfactant. Natural shampoos often rely on coconut-based foaming agents, such as olefins.
The point is
To keep you, your hair, and the environment healthy, choose a natural shampoo.