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3 Things to Know About Organic Soaps and Shampoos

Chances are, you’ve got your favorite shampoos and soaps and would never dream of changing them, but with the focus that there is on organic produce and the environment at the moment, it may be worth listening to the argument about why we should all go green.

Natural conditioners and shampoos are beneficial for your health, because, as noted by Bustle, many of the regular products on the market contain carcinogens and sodium lauryl sulfate (which has been shown in some studies to have an effect on eye health). In addition to these harmful ingredients, Luxy Hair notes that shampoos typically contain alcohol, silicone, and parabens, while organic shampoos make use of natural ingredients such as essential oils, vitamins, proteins, and fruit extracts.

So, what changes when you start to use shampoos with natural ingredients? Well, for starters, they won’t foam up because this is a result of chemicals.

All organic shampoos are not necessarily amazing, which means you may have to try out a few before you find the one that’s right for your hair and doesn’t leave it too oily or dry. And don’t be fooled into buying something just because it claims to be “organic” or “eco-friendly,” and really read the list of ingredients.

What about the price? The major downside of these products is that they tend to be more expensive, but, if you find the right product for your hair, it’s totally worth it. There are many positives that can be said for going green, and you may find that your hair and scalp benefit (thanks to the plant and herb extracts), resulting in more shine and less scalp irritation.

According to Mind Body Green, organic shampoos can also boost new hair growth, it’s non-allergic and therefore suitable for those who have sensitive skin, and they contain biodegradable products which benefit the environment.

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