To celebrate the arrival of Earth Month, and of course our #LFBLOOMS Campaign, we are looking at how we can use more natural and environmentally products to care for our hair. We wash, style, dry and prep our hair every day, and this can lead to damage, dryness and breakage. Opting for more natural hair products and plant-based formulations can put much-needed nutrients and vitamins back into your hair so it becomes healthier, shinier and stronger.
Natural Haircare: The Ingredients to Avoid
A lot of the time, we read the descriptions on product bottles without actually reading what goes into the product itself. When looking at natural haircare options, try and avoid these ingredients and opt for more natural and plant-based formulations instead, as they will be gentler on your hair and scalp.
- Sulphates are also known as Surfectants. They work by attracting oil and impurities from your scalp to leave your hair clean and dirt-free. As a result, they can also be irritating to the skin. When they wash away the dirt, they can also strip the protective oils away, which keep your hair healthy. Choose formulas that say SLS free such as Aveda and Pureology.
- Parabens are common preservatives in haircare products. They work by inhibiting bacterial growth to keep your shampoo and hair healthy. However, parabens are chemicals and some studies have shown that they can disrupt the hormonal levels in your body. Opt for paraben-free formulations when looking at natural haircare options, such as the Mizani Collection.
- Silicones are those little ingredients that help to keep your hair fibres smooth and glossy. However, a build up of silicones can coat the hair and prevent further treatments from penetrating the hair shaft. We love the Pureology Precious Oil Collection to keep our locks silicone-free but radiant.