Everywhere you go today, you hear people talking about saving the environment and going green. At first, it seemed like going green by using things such as organic hair care products was a fad – soon to fade away like the hundreds of other fads experienced throughout history.
Makers of organic hair care products tout that if you use their product, not only do you get great looking hair but you can do your part to preserve the earth’s natural resources. Many of the proponents say that going organic is also safer for people than the regular products. But is this just more advertising hype or is it true?
No, it’s not hype. It’s true that using organic products for your hair not only promotes green living, but is also safer to use and it’s the best on the market regardless of your hair type.
Despite any economic recession, the number of consumers purchasing organic beauty care products continues to climb. It’s not a fad. Organic is here to stay because people have chosen to educate themselves about the products they use.
Smart consumers realize that using non organic products can have an impact on their health and decide to make a switch. Many of the ingredients used in regular shampoos, gels or hair sprays can not only be bad for your hair, they contain ingredients that are toxic and some are known carcinogens.
That’s why it’s so important to not only know what the ingredients really are but to choose to go with organic hair care products instead. Did you know that even regular infant shampoos can contain ingredients that aren’t good for your scalp or your child’s either?
Because your scalp can soak in toxins from regular shampoos and other hair products, the chemicals (widely known as preservatives) in these products can pose significant risks to your overall health, especially over long term usage.
By purchasing more expensive shampoo, gels and sprays from a hair salon rather than off a shelf at the grocer, some people assume it’s a safer product that’s also better for their hair. However, the toxicity and health related issues for professional salon products is equal to or greater than those off the shelf brands.
Organic hair products are a smarter choice and a long term solution to better hair care for the entire family. The way you use organic hair care products is the same as any regular products except you can rest assured you’re doing something better for your body and the world. Become proactive about your hair care. Choose the products guaranteed to give you the look you want as well as the ones that keep your health foremost in mind.
You can find organic hair care products in a variety of stores, such as health food stores or you can buy it from an online supplier and you can find specific organic hair care products that are geared toward the health care needs of your hair type.
Tiffany Washko is the editor of Nature Moms, http://www.naturemoms.com/blog and Goddess of the Garden at http://www.goddessofthegarden.com After working several years in corporate healthcare marketing and public relations, she took time away to be a mother. This new pursuit lead her to a new passion, natural family living and writing about environmental and political issues. She currently works as a freelance writer and newspaper journalist.