Of course, the primary reason why we are all encouraged to use organic hair care treatments is the fact that we want to get potentially harmful substances out of our lives. However, there still some misconceptions that are preventing people from switching sides. That’s why we’ve prepared this quick guide to these all-natural products:
They’re not expensive. There are now many organic hair care brands that offer treatments at the same prices as conventional ones.
Don’t worry about essential oils weighing your hair down. In reality, all-natural treatments can actually cause less buildup over time, as they don’t have some of the waxy ingredients that mainstream hair products have. Besides, those essential oils are actually necessary to keep your hair and scalp nourished. They’re actually a godsend for those who have dry, itchy skin and dandruff.
Natural products are actually faster absorbed by the hair than their mainstream counterparts. That’s another reason why they create less buildup.
Stocking up isn’t not recommended. Since organic hair treatments have no preservatives, they generally have a shorter shelf life than conventional beauty products. Most treatments should be consumed within a year—which, if you think about it, isn’t that long if you use a treatment regularly. Otherwise, we suggest only buying one container at a time to prevent wastage.
You’re also helping the environment. When you wash that treatment out of your hair, of course that used water has to go somewhere. Unfortunately, if you use a conventional treatment, some of those artificial ingredients cannot be fully removed by a treatment facility. These substances then eventually end up harming Mother Nature, as they remain in the water table. That’s the edge of an organic, all-natural product: when you wash it out, you don’t need to worry where they go, as they are usually biodegradable.