Our hair is often exposed to several aggressions: hair dryers, hair straighteners, sun, water or even bad weather. It becomes damaged and weakened. To overcome that, we recommend you to exclude chemical products from your routine because they worsen these issues. You can use natural hair products to protect them. Why organic products? Which ones to choose? In this article, we will explain to you the advantages of natural hair products and we will give you some tips to get them.
Why choose natural hair products?
Chemical products may be dangerous for your health because of toxic ingredients. Between paraben, silicone, sulfate and toxic components, hair care products are not so safe. The problem is that those ingredients are present in all conventional products. They are harmful because some of them are carcinogenic for example. Some substances are known to cause hormone imbalances.
We are not necessarily aware of that when we use it daily. The consequences may appear in the long term.
In addition to damaging our hair, chemicals are harmful to the ecosystem. Indeed, after use, the remaining shampoo goes with the water of our shower and reaches the oceans. The substances are washed away into the aquatic environment and thus pollute the ecosystems. And this is what we would like to avoid. With certified organic natural products, the liquids that flow into the water are harmless and healthy. They do not attack the marine environment.
This is why we recommend that you use natural products, if possible organic and certified. Why? Because a label is a guarantee that the product is healthy, contains no harmful substances and is good for you and the environment.
Homemade, an accessible trend
Did you know that you can make your own hair care products?
To optimize the effects of your eco-friendly shampoo and care products with an organic quality label, you can make what is called a vinegar rinse. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar per litre of water and use this mixture as your final rinse. This will close up the scales of your hair. This way, your hair will retain all the nutrients it has received, especially from the eco-shampoo. In addition, it will make your hair smooth and shiny. And as with cosmetics, there are also eco-labels for food products. A cider vinegar with an organic quality label will be much better for your hair, so think about it.
Then, once every fortnight, you can use a hair mask based on vegetable oils. You can alternate them depending on the condition of your hair. The addition of a few drops of essential oils will complete the effectiveness of your mask. It is important to choose these oils with an organic quality label. This way, you will get the best for your hair.
Do you have eggs in your fridge? Good for you! They are a source of protein and good fats. They regenerate and moisturise the hair while giving it shine. To make a hair mask, all you need is an egg and olive oil. And that’s it!
Can you believe the banana? Yes, it provides intense nutrition and also helps prevent dandruff. A banana mask is a perfect way to deeply moisturise curly, frizzy or dry hair. All you need to make it is a banana and vegetable oil. You can also add an optional egg yolk or honey, which also has benefits for rough hair.
Yes, making products can be easier than you think! Now that you know these green tips, put them to good use.
Natural hair products: it’s better when it’s organic and certified !
For those who don’t have time to make their own masks or who simply prefer products that are already designed, we recommend that you opt for labelled and certified organic products.
At Ecogarantie, we certify several hair care brands. These include Hairborist, Vegetal’emoi and Biohair.
With 25 years of experience in the field of plant-based cosmetics, Hairborist is the specialist in organic hair care and plant-based colouring in Belgium. They make their own products by choosing their own ingredients. The concept? A complete care protocol.
It all starts with the oil, to be applied to dry hair, followed by the shampoo, which gently washes, the conditioner, which moisturises and the final touch, the natural hold.
The little extra at Hairborist? Tailor-made aromatherapy. Yes, you can use the products as they are, or add the essential oils of your choice, depending on your hair type. This way, you will find the benefits that are best suited to the needs of your hair.
Végétal’émoi is a French brand. They offer a range of organic hair care products, 100% plant-based colouring, and professional training.
Their particularity? They work with the lavender flower in all their treatments, which they distil to produce essential oils. They also stand out with purple, which is their colour. It has calming properties on the spirits, it is reminiscent of lavender and finally, it helps to curb anger. According to them, it is the colour of softness and meditation.
Finally, Bio Hair are true hair therapists! A French brand, their mission is to facilitate the transition from so-called “chemical” colouring to natural hair care thanks to new practices inspired by Chinese medicine and Ayurveda.
What makes them different ? Bio Hair are the only ones to propose a charter of commitment intended to share common values with hair salons that recognize themselves in the name “Hair Therapists”.
Congratulations to these committed brands!
As you can see, hair products and organic farming can be linked. Yes, by relying on a label like Ecogarantie, you can find products with a risk-free composition. We have mentioned three of our eco labelled brands, but you can find others by clicking on this link. For the more courageous, you can also make hair products easily with ingredients you have at home. Isn’t that great?