The natural hair care industry is growing in popularity by the day and with all the benefits they possess it is no wonder. Natural hair care products use natural ingredients that have been used for centuries to make hair healthy and beautiful. These natural ingredients are readily absorbed by hair strands and instantly improve your hairs health and strength.
Just some of the amazing benefits of using natural hair care products are outlined below.
Results are Long Term
Chemical laden products may give you the look and feel that you want right now, but in the long term these products are working against your hair damaging it. They contain damaging chemicals that may cause many issues such as scalp irritation and flakiness. Natural products are important for healthy hair. The longer you use them, the healthier your hair will be look and feel.
Better for the Environment
Not only are natural hair care products better for you and your hair, they are also better for the environment. The ingredients present in natural haircare products break down easier and quicker than the ingredients in their synthetic counterparts. This is because they do not contain sulphates, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, GMOs or synthetic dyes which are common ingredients in synthetic haircare products.
Also, the fragrances used for natural hair care products are from herbs and plants instead of synthetic perfumes making them more environmentally friendly, as well as many of them being cruelty free and vegan friendly.
People are becoming more and more aware of the harmful effects chemicals can have on their body. But it is not just important to be cautious of what you put into your body you also need to be aware of what you put on your body. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and the products you put onto your skin can be absorbed into the body and the blood stream.
Natural hair care products replace the synthetic ingredients with essential oils and natural cleaning ingredients. These ingredients are strong enough to clean away dirt, oil and hair styling products from your hair, but not so strong that your hairs natural oils (sebum) are stripped away.
Because natural hair care products contain no parabans, petrochemicals, solvents or silicone they are much safer to use, reducing the risk of allergic reaction and irritation making them ideal for people with even the most sensitive skin. Natural hair care can also result in stronger, thicker hair and reduce irritation to your hair and skin.
Overall, natural hair care products do a better job than synthetic products, as well as being better for you, your hair and the environment.
Ingredients to Avoid
An easy way to tell if a product is natural and good for your hair is to look at the ingredients list. If any of the following ingredients are present in your hair care products ingredients list is it best avoid them;
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfates
- Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
- Derivatives of Lauryl Alcohol
- Mureth Sulfate
- Propylene Glycol (Antifreeze)
- Olefin Sulfonate (Deodorized Kerosene)
- Ethylene Oxide
So if you want all the benefits of synthetic hair care products, without any of the negative side effects, then natural hair care is for you. They avoid parabens, petrochemicals, solvents and silicone, all of which result in weaker and irritated hair and skin.
Unfortunately, the natural and organic hair care industries are not subject to the same strict rules and regulations as the organic food industry. This means any product that contains even one organic or ‘natural’ ingredient can call itself ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ making it hard to identify a truly organic and natural product. At Evergreen however we endeavour to source good quality clean products. We stock amazing brands, such as Faith in Nature, Jason, Avalon, Dessert Essence, Lavera, Nature & Care, Phyto and Surya Brazil, and have every hair product you could want including shampoos, masks, serums, oils and lots more. We have something to suit every hair type from thin to thick, to curly to straight and everything in-between! So for all your natural hair care needs, for every age, you can visit one of Evergreens 6 stores all across Galway or shop online at evergreen.ie.