The Benefits of Organic Shampoo and Conditioners

Some great advice from the Global Healing Center for our Nicolle's Boutique Beauties in 2016:

 

Why Everyone Should Use Organic Shampoo & Conditioner

Organic shampoo and conditioner can help to revive your hair and scalp from years of harsh treatment caused by the use of traditional store bought products. Of course, these traditional products are the easiest ones to buy, and they are cheaper, but when it comes to what is good for you and your health, do you really want to settle for the cheapest, most convenient thing? Of course not!

Dangers of Using Traditional Shampoos & Conditioners

Having these types of harmful chemicals in our bodies can lead to the development of cancer and other serious illnesses. With this reality staring us right in the face, it only makes sense that we seek out healthier, all natural alternatives to the high street brands we usually purchase. Organic shampoo and conditioner products can easily be found, and often times, they are only marginally more expensive than the traditional brands.

What to Avoid in Shampoos

When shopping for organic shampoo and conditioner products, you should be careful to read the labels of products before buying them. Even though some products claim to be all natural or organic, not all of them strictly adhere to this promise. Typically, if you read more than nine or ten ingredients on a product label, the product most likely contains at least some synthetic materials.

If you are curious as to which ingredients you should try to avoid when selecting organic shampoos and conditioners, the following list contains ingredients that dry out your scalp, irritate oil glands, and/or corrode hair follicles:
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfates
  • Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Derivatives of Lauryl Alcohol
  • Mureth Sulfate
  • Propylene Glycol (Antifreeze)
  • Olefin Sulfonate (Deodorized Kerosene)
Doctor's Note: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is known to cause cataracts in adults and improper eye development in children. Despite this knowledge, this ingredient is commonly used in most store-bought shampoos and conditioners.

Benefits of Organic Shampoo & Conditioner Products

Organic Shampoo and Conditioner

In many types of organic shampoo and conditioner, you will find ingredients such as certified organic tea tree. This particular ingredient has been used for a long time to treat a variety of skin conditions, including bites, dandruff, burns, and blisters.³ Certified organic tea tree has antiseptic elements that can aid in controlling naturally occurring microbial levels that can result in different forms of scalp irritation.

Another popular ingredient in many organic shampoo and conditioner products is beta glucan. Beta glucan has immune-enhancing properties both internally and topically. It helps to soothe inflamed cells of the scalp, which is particularly beneficial for people who suffer from skin conditions.

True organic shampoo and conditioner products offer a wealth of benefits for your hair and scalp that will be immediately noticeable. Organic products gently infuse your hair follicles and skin cells with natural minerals, herbal extracts, and oils. If you are looking for shampoos that stimulate healthy hair growth, look for products that are made with aloe vera and coconut oil as they naturally moisturise your scalp. If you need enhanced shine and moisture for your hair, organic shea butter is an important ingredient to look for in your organic shampoo.

When you use organic shampoos and conditioners, you're also helping your environment by letting bio-degradable substances go down the drain and not harsh chemicals.




Nicolle Ndiweni
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