By Diane Small
Finally, people are starting to question the safety of chemicals on hair products, wondering if they actually do more harm than good. This is especially true for hair conditioners, which we tend to leave on for ages, thus allowing them to penetrate into the skin on our scalp for longer. Since chemicals in deep conditioners are rubbed into our scalp and usually left on for several minutes before rinsing off, they’re much more likely to penetrate into our bloodstream and cause damage. Additionally, if you’re in a hot shower whilst waiting for the product to work, it’s also likely that you’re breathing in fumes from it, too!
How To Choose The Best Organic Hair Treatment For You
First off, you have to decide what kind of hair you have and choose an organic product that’s most suitable. Is your hair dry? Oily? Colour treated? Thinning? Find the best possible product for your hair type.
Secondly, be aware that the following common hair conditioner ingredients have been known to cause health issues, ranging from skin irritation to cancer. If you can’t find a great organic hair treatment, at least avoid those that contain:
- Formaldehyde releasing preservatives: quaternium-15. DMDM hydantoin. imidazolidinyl urea. diazolidinyl urea. polyoxymethylene urea. sodium hydroxymethylglycinate
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- Fragrance (this ingredient could contain just about anything; brands are not obligated to reveal their ‘secret fragrance’ formulae)
Also, added silicone and alcohol in conditioners can also provide a quick detangling, but in the end, they dry out your hair. No wonder more of us prefer a more natural or even organic approach when it comes to hair care!
Finally, if you’re really serious about finding a product that works, take note of organic hair treatment reviews online and read the descriptions on product labels before deciding which hair treatment to buy.
Here’s a roundup of what we think are some of the best organic hair treatments:
1. OXO Organic Hair Smoothing Treatment
If you want your hair to be frizz free, search for the nearest salon that offers OXO organic hair smoothing treatment! FDA approved and vegan friendly, this creamy formula tames frizzy locks fast.
2. Yarok Feed Your Ends Hair Conditioner
Yarok’s magical formula transforms dull, lackluster hair into shiny hair with a satin-like feel – it’s also great for closing frizzy split ends! The brand is famous for its intricate purification processes, and all ingredients are purified using magnetic charges and distinctive natural processes like volcanic sand and activated carbon filters. We also love Yarok as it donates 3% of its yearly profits to groups and organizations that support the preservation of the Amazonian rainforests. Yay!
Christina Moss Hair Conditioner
This is a product that seems to have it all – it’s cruelty free, vegan friendly, and claims to be suitable for all hair types, as well as being suitable for both men, women and even babies. What’s not to love? The main ingredients are mainly botanically derived, making this smell fresh and light.
Truly Organic Gently Volumizing Super Conditioner
Truly Organic is one of the most fairly priced organic hair care brands in the market. This environment-friendly brand is highly praised by different media outfits, such as The New York Times and Allure. This conditioner, as well as other hair care products, is made with real fruits and vegetables that work together to help sustain the hair’s proteins and amino acids.
Davines Natural Hair Care
Davines is an Italian high-end brand used in over 75 countries across the globe. Their products are created under the principle that people should take care of the environment as much as they take care of themselves, and reviews of Davines (such as those on Cult Beauty) are generally glowing!
Intelligent Nutrients Hair & Scalp Treatment Remedy
Intelligent Nutrients makes use of pure plant ingredients and plant-based exfoliation alternatives, and aims to help sustain local small businesses. Its Hair and Scalp Treatment Remedy deeply repairs damaged scalps and hair by combining powerhouse of organic ingredients like jojoba seeds, apricot kernel and safflower seed oils to deeply hydrate.
Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask
Rahua supports the preservation of the Amazonian Rainforest and the indigenous community. All ingredients are sourced and processed according to the traditions of the local Quechua-Shuar tribe. Rahua hair care products are vegan, organic, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free and gluten-free. The Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask also uses plant-based Amazonian ingredients that rejuvenates dull and damaged hair.
The shift to organic and natural hair treatment products are more than just a hype – organic hair treatments result in healthier and stronger hair! Getting to know what to watch out for, as well as the best organic hair treatment brands will help you transition to a healthier, more natural approach in not only hair care, but overall health care, too.