If you need to be frugal when choosing which beauty products to buy organic, shampoos and hair products don’t rank as high as cosmetics and skincare that go directly on your skin and is immediately absorbed by the body…BUT, they do matter.
Not too long ago the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration issued a warning about a popular hair smoothing ingredient: formaldehyde. This harmful chemical, which is also used as an embalming fluid, is commonly found in products for Brazilian Blowouts. Research shows that dangerous levels of formaldehyde in hair products can cause breathing difficulty, eye damage (including blindness) and even cancer.
Don’t mean to scare you but yes, everything we’re using for our beauty and upkeep is potentially harmful. We need to be educated and conscious consumers because the beauty industry isn’t going to do it for us. They are allowed a LOT of leeway in what they can put in the products we use. Parabens and other harmful ingredients have been shown to disrupt our hormone system. A little here and a little, all add up. And that’s the point. YOu have to determine how much you’re using and what there are several other unhealthy ingredients showing up in our haircare and beauty products.
So, while I can’t make the financial for you whether to use natural hair products, I definitely want you to have options and these are some great ones:
- Alteya Organics: They sell USDA certified organic products like hair butter made from lavender and shea butter or rose extract and sweet almond oil.
- Living Nature: It’s 100 percent natural and made in New Zealand. They have shampoos made from coconut oil and conditioners made from jojoba seed oil.
- Rahua: They offers 100 percent natural, vegan products like shampoos made from green tea leaf extract, a hair mask product made from sunflower seed oil and hairspray made from lemon peel extract.
- Yarok: This 100 percent vegan company offers alcohol, parabens, and sulfate free hair products. They have shampoos made from organic herbal infusion and conditioners made from macadamia nut oil.