Hey everyone! In my last post, I mentioned different shampoos that are clean and free of chemicals. This is a post that will go along with it but about chemical-free conditioners.
I mentioned in my last post about the chemicals in shampoo. If you haven't checked it out it's called Get Acquainted With Non-Toxic, All-Natural Shampoo.
Conditioners have all the same chemicals as shampoos with a few more to make your hair look shiny. This means your conditioners may have sulfates, parabens, fragrances, and petroleum products as well as a couple more they add in there making it more chemicals in your product.
Added Chemicals In Conditioners
On top of the sulfates, parabens, fragrances, and petroleum products companies also add silicone and triclosan.
Silicone is used to make your hair "seem" smooth and silky. And it will.... at first. But over time your hair will become dull from the build-up of using a product with silicones in it. It will prevent moisture from getting into your hair causing it to look dry and frizzy. It's like putting plastic in your hair. Some water bottles have a ring of silicone to prevent your bottle from leaking. Why do I need to put this in my hair? You don't. Just stay away from them. There are plenty of other options.
Triclosan is another synthetic ingredient used to "prevent" or "reduce" bacteria. This ingredient is actually registered as a pesticide. It's linked to an increase in breast cancer, can cause skin irritants, and is toxic to aquatic life. This ingredient was originally made for hospital use only and was used in a lot of hand sanitizers but it made its way into many other products such as conditioner. It is actually linked to the rise of "superbugs." The good news about this ingredient is that it has been banned but some companies are still getting away with putting it in their products. So just watch out for it. Look at your labels and be aware of the ingredients that you are putting on your body.
Burt's Bees More Moisture with Baobob gets the job done and it smells really good. It's free from all the chemicals found in shampoo and conditioner. It does the same thing as any other big brand name conditioner such as Suave or Pantene. It is also very affordable and it lasts a long time.
If you are looking for a splurge and the ultimate hair care product, one with organic ingredients, ethical and tops all the rest try Innersense. I use Innersense Color Radiance and I am really impressed. This has been my favorite by far. It smells refreshing and clean. It reminds you of a warm summer day outside. The smell is relaxing. They came up with a perfect name for their product because it makes me want to reflect and get ready for a good day. I literally think of being outside and being mindful when I put this product in my hair. It just gives off that vibe. It's a white, slender bottle. Just a beautiful product and a beautiful company.
Other Chemical-Free Companies To Try
Shea Moisture has some great products that are clean and free of chemicals. Acure, which I mentioned in my last post about shampoo is a great clean brand. I haven't tried Shea Moisture conditioner yet but it is in my bathroom closet waiting to be used after I run out of my amazing Innersense conditioner.
I encourage you to experiment with a conditioner that will work for you. Remember, I am not trying to convince you to buy what I use... I want to convince you to make a switch to a better product. Products that will not harm you over time. I also encourage you to read my last post Get Acquainted With Non-Toxic, All-Natural Shampoo if you haven't already to learn about other chemicals found in your conditioner.
Your Certified Brain Health Coach,
Ashley, Owner of SustainaBRAIN