All of us, mere mortals, do not understand any of the ingredients listed on the hair styling products. So, obviously, we do not know what we are applying on our heads on a daily basis. And being so, we are unnecessarily overwhelming our skin, our biggest organ, with these synthetic products and polluters agents.
The importance to look after your hair and skin with Zero Waste Hair Care Routine
If you read the labels of some commercial hair products, you certainly will not want to eat or drink these chemicals or even put it on an inside organ of your body. The skin is a permeable organ and it takes in what you put on it. Let’s check the most frequent harmful ingredients of commercial hair products.
Alcohol: Organic alcohols can moisturize the hair. The names of these types of alcohols start with ‘c’ or ‘s’. Stay away from the other types.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (SLES): These sulfates can remove the oils of your hair. Likewise, they make your locks vulnerable, drying it. The foam is made from SLS, and it has poisonous reactions.
Chemical fragances: The more organic and plant-based, the better. Always consume natural aromas.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine: another element related to foam. It can be skin allergenic.
Diethanolamine (DEA) and Triethanolamine (TEA): Research indicates that these elements can be carcinogenic.
Dimethicone: Being a silicon, other than possibly clog your pores, leading to hair loss, it can make your hair glossy. And by being a shiny product, it can make your hair quickly increase the oil amount.