Whether you decide to use manufactured hair products or organic hair products. Select which products or both that work best for your hair. Either one are not bad choices, although in the natural hair community many natural are geared to more of natural hair ingredients or do it yourself home hair kitchen remedies. I know that co-washing my hair helps to retain my hair oil, but because I use oils and butters often. I wash with a regular shampoo yes, with sulphate, to get rid of the excess product buildup. However, I follow up with a deep conditioner to re-moisturize and restore my hair. Its all about learning from mistakes, correcting and adapting healthy product choice that best suites your hair needs.
By Lorraine Burke
Natural and organic health and beauty products are very popular at the moment. Many people are going out of their way to find everything from makeups and creams to shampoos and soaps that bear these words on the front.
What a lot of people don't realise is that natural and organic are not the same thing! It is possible to have one without the other. If that's true though, what's the difference? Read on for a bit more information on organic and natural hair products, what they offer and which you should be using when you step into the shower.
Organic Hair Care Products
Manufactured without synthesising, organic hair products are made from completely natural ingredients without any trace of artificial additives. Some people believe that the lack of chemicals and other additives have a restorative function on the hair, working together with natural oils to restore the damage caused by regular shampoos and conditioners. Products made from henna are very popular with those who prefer to buy organic.
Natural Hair Care Products
Natural hair care products, shampoos and conditioners do not contain artificial additives either, but are synthesised. They still do wonders for your hair and don't contain any of the harsh chemicals that go into traditional products. If you're looking for a way to keep your hair strong and healthy, natural products are a fantastic choice and often boast longer lasting effects when compared to organic shampoos and conditioners.
For those who are looking to go organic, you might want to keep an eye out for a few of these staple organic ingredients commonly found in shampoos, conditioners, skin care and other health and beauty products.
- Tea tree
- Beta glucan
- Aloe vera juice
- Peppermint oils
People have found that these and other ingredients serve as fantastic replacements for the synthesised and often harsh or abrasive chemicals commonly found in traditional products often in supermarkets. Organic hair care products might not last as long, but you'll often see the positive effects quickly and enjoy healthier looking hair after using them.