It seems that more people than ever before are starting to embrace all-natural approaches to their health. Whether it's a change in diet or a complete conversion to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, the number of people looking for opportunities to cut out artificial ingredients and to live more ethically conscious is on the rise.
It is possible to make similar changes to your hair care routines. There are a number of advantages to embracing natural products, and doing so can also save you a bundle of money!
Reduce Exposure to Chemicals
When we wash our hair–the scalp in particular–it absorbs some of the products that we are using. We often don't think about this aspect when we're deciding which products to purchase, but it is something that we should all be much more conscious of.
With natural products, there are often only a few ingredients, and they are substances with which we are all familiar. This means that you can be certain you are avoiding exposure to an excess of potentially toxic chemicals that are added into many hair care products (although this a problem for products that aren't used in the shower, such as conditioning mousse. In addition, natural hair care products won't build up in your hair in the same way that artificial ones will, leaving hair lighter and bouncier than harsher products.
Look For Targeted Ingredients
Natural hair products often have more targeted ingredients. These are usually designed to be used to achieve a specific purpose for specific types of hair. For example, ingredients, like aloe vera, are great for those who find that their hair is too dry. Those who find that their hair seems to be overly prone to breakages should look for a shampoo that contains wheat protein, as this has been shown to greatly improve the strength of hair.
Choose These 3 Natural Oils
Argan oil improves the shine of the hair, giving it an overall softer, silkier, and healthier appearance. It is very effective at hydrating hair and is usually used as a leave-in conditioner.
Jojoba oil has been widely used in traditional medicine as a treatment for skin conditions such as acne and eczema. For hair, it is an effective conditioner and has also been used as a treatment for hair loss in some places. It is the perfect oil to use for those who want to restore their hair to its optimal state of health.
For hair that is dry and frizzy, macadamia oil is an excellent way to hydrate and tame your hair, leaving it shinier and silkier. Macadamia oil is also an effective way to improve the overall strength of your hair and reduce breakage. It has long been a favorite method for keeping split ends at bay.
Using natural hair care products offers numerous advantages, and there are natural hair products to suit every need and type of hair.
Written by Guest Author for The Healthy Moms Magazine and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network.