It's a common belief that if hair care products are made with safe ingredients, they don't perform. And in the shampoos that do perform, the ingredients in these products are not the best for your health.
But there are better choices for both safety and performance.
Why should you care about what is in your shampoos, conditioners, and other hair products? Because what you don't know could have a negative effect on your health.
Here are 3 Reasons You Should Care About What You Put On Your Hair:
1. Your Scalp is Really Absorbent.
Just like your skin, your scalp also soaks up ingredients in your personal care products in as little as 26 seconds. Make sure your shampoos and conditioners are free from harmful substances like sulfates, silicones, mineral oils, and synthetic fragrances. Any ingredient on The Never List should not be in your personal care products, including hair care.
2. Traditional Shampoos Could Dry Out Your Hair.
Velvety shampoo lather may feel luxurious, but in most cases, it's having the opposite effect on your hair. That's because it is often the product of harmful chemicals like SLS, SLES, and ALS; all which are sulfates that are known to strip hair of its natural oils plus cause irritation.
3. Many Conditioners Don't Wash Out Like You Think They Do.
Often times, when your hair is super shiny and smooth from a conditioner, it is the result of silicones. But did you know it takes on average 10 washes for these silicones to be completely removed from your hair? Silicones, such as dimethicone and cyclomethicone, cause congestion in your skin and scalp and build up in hair. The result? Unhealthy hair.
Thankfully, there are now more choices when it comes to hair care products. Beautycounter's new line is free of sulfates, mineral oil, silicones, and synthetic fragrances, specially formulated for high-performance and safety.
Blue agave is a star ingredient in this line, a powerful and nourishing botanical complex to penetrate deep into strands to replenish from within.
High-performance ingredients that are actually safe? That's the making of a great hair day!
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Janelle is a Certified Health Coach and Wellness Advocate
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