Today’s post is about hair care and how using the right tools and products can prevent hair damage and chemical overload.
Scalps are like sponges, absorbing a large portion of what you put on them. Harsh shampoos, conditioners, hairsprays, gels, and so on, not only damage hair, but can go right into the bloodstream through the scalp.
It’s important, much like any product, to review the list of ingredients and make sure you understand exactly what you’re purchasing.
A lot of products can misinform consumers by putting claims like “natural” or “pure” on the front of the bottles, “greenwashing” people into thinking that what they’re purchasing is good for them. Unfortunately, these claims aren’t regulated and companies misinform their consumers all the time. The Green Beauty Team goes into great detail about greenwashing if you care to learn more on the subject.
Do your homework and make sure what you’re buying is not only safe, but nourishing for your scalp and hair. Below I’ve listed a few green products that I enjoy using and a braided hairstyle that might be fun for you to try.
1. The Wet Brush Earth Collection: Great for detangling and minimizing breakage. Made from eco friendly and sustainable bamboo. (via Amazon)
3. John Master Organics Sea Mist Salt Spray with Lavender: Great for air-drying your hair as it adds texture and volume. To me, naturally styled hair is the prettiest, and it’s less damaging too!. (via Amazon)
4. John Masters Organics Hair Texturizer, Bourbon Vanilla and Tangerine: This works great to add texture and tame frizzies. (via Amazon)
5. Yarok Feed Your Hold Style Sustaining Hair Spray: A natural way to keep everything in place. (via Amazon)
6. Cara Leaf Headband: Not eco-friendly, but cute. (via Nordstrom)
7. Braided Hairstyle Tutorial by Barefoot Blonde: Braiding is a great choice for a hairstyle because it requires little-to-no products and no hot tools that damage the integrity of your hair. In her tutorial, she doesn’t use a green product, but you can substitute what she uses for the hair texturizer above. She has many more hair tutorials for other braided styles too!
What green hair care products do you like to use?
top photo via Barefoot Blonde