Archive for April, 2011

Natural Shampoos Don’t Have Bad Chemicals

April 5th, 2011

There are dangerous substances and ingredients lurking within many traditional hair products including: Sodium Lauryl Sulfates, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Mureth Sulfate, derivatives of Lauryl Alcohol and Siloxanes — are just a few examples.

Chemicals can be dangerous to your health, and sometimes harm from using chemicals may not occur instantly. But after a number of years of exposure and prolonged use the damage to your hair can become visible. Some brands of shampoos contain ingredients that are known to irritate oil glands, dry the scalp and even shrink hair follicles — triggers for hair loss.

There are benefits of using a natural shampooo, which offers a multitude of benefits for the hair and scalp. Natural shampoos stimulate hair growth naturally, and they permeate your hair follicles with oils, natural minerals and herbal extracts.

But perhaps one of the best reasons to look for a natural shampoo is because they are non-toxic and safe for the environment. Watch for natural shampoos made for all hair types.

One example is the Shampoo For All Hair Types (Balancing) from Herbalix Restoratives, a clean and mild, fragrance-free shampoo, perfect for those with sensitivities to essential oils.

For a healthier head of hair, be sure to avoid over-shampooing because it can remove oil from your hair shaft. Rinse your hair, and do the squeak test — a good indication that your hair is free from left over shampoo. Thoroughly dry your hair after shampooing.

Last, never over-use styling products because they contain harsh chemicals, and can also cause build up. And don’t forget, natural hair care products are not only beneficial for the health of your hair; they help reduce the incidence of hair loss over a lifetime, and they also contribute to saving our planet.