Organic shampoo – Are they for real?

It is no longer anything hidden. Chemicals are used in skin and beauty care products. If you are one who has been trying to lead a healthier life, then perhaps organic shampoo should be something you would consider.

Why not conventional shampoo?

One thing for sure, organic shampoo might be costlier but that would be a small price to pay for the long term. After all, the after effects of using conventional shampoo might need additional funds too.

What ingredients should you avoid?

The best way to do this is to check the label of the shampoo you are buying. Even if they claim to be fully organic. Look out for the term sodium lauryl sulfate. This has been found to cause cataracts and is very harmful to the eyes, particularly for children.
Other ingredients to avoid include:

  • Ammonium lauryl sulfate
  • Derivatives of lauryl alcohol
  • Myreth sulfate
  • Antifreeze which goes by the name of propylene glycol
  • Deodorized kerosene or olefin sulfonate

Is organic shampoo trustable?

What you want to look for really is to find natural ingredients used to make the shampoo. The equation is simple. It is either natural or synthetic. Would you want to risk your scalp by applying something that is not natural?

When you read the label, they should be parabens free. This is now applicable for most beauty products as well. In Australia, organic shampoo is made by major brands like Everescents, Acure and Lavera, among others.

Another aspect that you should consider is to find ingredients that are naturally good for your hair. Products that contain (organic) aloe vera and coconut oil would be excellent for your hair. After all, they are known to enhance the strength and shine in your hair.

Otherwise, you could consider making your own homemade organic shampoo. The process is actually quite simple. All you need is simple ingredients like coconut oil, liquid castile soap and some essential oils of your choice and you are ready to go. This would ensure that what you apply on your scalp is truly organic since you are the one deciding on what goes on it.


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