A lot of the shampoos, conditioners and styling products that we use on a regular basis are full of chemicals and ingredients that will actually do more damage to our hair than good. Certain ingredients will eventually strip your hair of moisture, breakdown hair proteins and lead to badly damaged and dry, brittle hair.
Check the ingredients labels on your hair products … if they contain any of the following, then put the bottle down and walk away.
Sodium laurel / laureth sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium lauryl sulfate. While SLS is a key ingredient in industrial detergents and cleansing agents - including engine degreasers and garage floor cleaners - it is also shockingly found in a high number of leading shampoos. This chemical will cause damage to hair by drying it out considerably.
Isopropyl alcohol. This chemical is used in antifreeze, wood finish and shellac, isopropyl alcohol is designed to dissolve oils, which can strip the hair of moisture. Many hair gels, root lifters, volumizers and hairsprays use this substance.
Proplyene Glycol (PG), PEG or Polyethylene Glycol. PG can cause scalp irritation, and PEG’s intended use is for deep cleaning ovens that have accumulated a ton of baked in grease! You will never need such a harsh chemical to dissolve oil and grease buildup on your hair.
Here’s the good news...
We stock natural, chemical-free products that you may not have considered using on your hair!
Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar are nature’s wonders for healthy locks!
Treat your hair to a deep conditioning treatment with Coconut Oil.
Take a scoop out of the jar and melt it between your hands, then run it through the ends of your hair and gently comb it through. Leave it on for as long as possible before washing your hair. Coconut oil will add shine and softness to your hair, moisturise dry hair and also help to prevent breakage and split ends. Use this treatment as often as necessary if you have dry ends. You can also use coconut oil to treat persistent dandruff. Massage warm coconut oil into your scalp, leave for approximately 30 minutes, then wash out with a gentle shampoo.
Need an inexpensive, natural haircare remedy that will restore shine and remove sticky, chemical deposits from all the hair products you’ve been using? Look no further than Apple Cider Vinegar!
Pour a couple of tablespoons into a large mug of warm water and rinse it through your hair after washing. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing off. It will leave your hair so squeaky-clean and soft that it will be unlikely you’ll need to use a conditioner - even on dry hair!
The results are quite amazing! Use this treatment once a month for best results.
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