Why You Should Try Organic Hair Products

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by Mary Wolff

If you are like most curlies, you are always looking for the hair care products that will give you the gentlest care without skimping on the results. One of the best ways to make sure this goal is reached is with the use of organic hair products. What does organic really mean and why should you invest in organic hair products? Let’s take a look at this topic in more detail.

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What is Organic? 
Generally speaking, organic products are those free from artificial ingredients, harsh chemicals, and harmful additives. They must be made up of at least 95% organic ingredients in order to be officially considered "organic" by the FDA. It is important to note that a product can use natural ingredients and still not be considered organic. This is because they may have natural ingredients as their base, but have artificial fragrances as part of their formula. It should be said that a product can also be natural but not considered organic because they still use non-organic aspects such as harvesting ingredients from plants sprayed with chemicals. It is really important to research not only the ingredients but also the way they gather those ingredients if this is a matter close to you. Remember that the term "natural" is mostly a marketing gimmick, and really has no regulations enforcing the term.

Why Go Organic? 
There are several reasons to go organic. Organic products tend to be gentler on the skin and scalp so there will be less irritation. Chemicals found in traditional hair care products can dry out the scalp and strands by overloading them with chemicals the body can’t break down. Chemicals are essentially toxins the body has to try to get rid of. The more you load up on them in high levels, the longer it takes the body to get rid of them. Here are a few other great reasons to go organic.

  • Give your hair the nourishment and moisture it needs! Chemicals can be incredibly drying and damaging. With organic sources, your strands and scalp will be given gentle, safe nourishment. 
  • Protect your color longer! If you have colored hair, those harsh chemicals can actually strip your color faster than organic ingredients. In fact, organic products might even bring out the color more! 
  • Safeguard your health! Added chemicals and artificial compounds found in non-organic products can be dangerous. There are some studies and results that link the overabundance of chemicals with the free radicals associated with cancer. For more information about this, read more here. When considering this information, ingredients that are organically harvested are a much safer way to go. 

Protecting your hair is important. With so many reasons to go organic, what do you have to lose?

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