Why We Should All Be Using Organic Hair Care Products
- Sponsor: M Salon
- Author: Emma Street
Using organic shampoo and conditioner can revive your hair and scalp after years of harsh treatment caused by traditional store bought products. These products may be cheaper and more convenient to buy but are they better for your health? Sadly, no. Some of the detergents and smoothing agents used in these lotions are the same as those used in industry, just in different concentrations. Some shampoos are so harsh they increase the need for conditioners to correct the problems they cause, with the conditioners then leaving deposits on the hair that can only be washed away by harsh shampoo detergents – leaving your hair in a destructive cycle.
These harmful chemicals that you wash and condition your hair with can be harmful to your body. Think about a time when your diluted and lathered shampoo slid down into your eyes; did it sting? It stung because they are full of chemicals not designed to be on your hair, body or skin. Most research into these products focuses on the damage they do when in contact with your skin, but there can be lasting effects from long term exposure. If you wash and condition your hair every day for the duration of your life, what may be a safe concentration of foreign chemical for one wash builds up with regular use and can cause serious illness, allergy or damage. Your body was not designed to be immersed in these chemicals daily, even with a waterproof layer of skin, your body reacts to these harsh products as they are not natural.
With this reality staring straight at us, we can understand the importance of seeking out natural and healthier alternatives that work with our hair, not just to be clean, but to be healthy and clean.
It can be a bit overwhelming to try and sort out what is good for your hair and scalp, and what isn’t. One of the first steps you need to take when looking for organic shampoo and conditioner is to read the labels. You should be able to recognize what is in the product. There are also ingredients that you should make sure are NOT in the products you use, like these:
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfates
- Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
- Derivatives of Lauryl Alcohol
- Mureth Sulfate
- Propylene Glycol (Antifreeze)
- Olefin Sulfonate (Deodorized Kerosene)
Doctor’s Note: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is known to cause cataracts in adults and improper eye development in children. Despite this knowledge, this ingredient is commonly used in most store-bought shampoos and conditioners.
Buying organic shampoos and conditioners give you the peace of mind that the product will not cause any damage to your hair or skin, and that use over time will not have any detrimental effects on your body. It is also wise to go to a supplier that knows about natural products and can recommend what organic products are suitable for your hair and skin type. M Salon cares about what you use on your hair and only carries organic products. You can be sure that anything they use is so natural its good enough to eat! Their stylists know what to look for in protecting the health of your hair and scalp and work with your body to keep it healthy and beautiful.
All their products are organic, but they regularly use the Davines line of hair care, that has a natural product for every type of hair, and every type of personality.
“Our ideal of beauty finds its inspiration in the concept of equilibrium between substance and shape Our style is inspired by simplicity, harmony and good taste.
The beauty that we believe in is based on appreciation for individuality and celebration of diversity. So we praise the grace, elegance and distinct characteristics that make each of us who we are. This is why we consider ourselves as a tool for our customers to express their own uniqueness.
By creating “beauty” we want to encourage people to take care of themselves, of the environment in which they live and work, and of the things they love.
Our multicultural curiosity motivates us to explore the many truths of our world. We like to be in tune with contemporaneity while still remaining fresh over time.”
They back up this dedication to beauty with a commitment to sustainability:
”Our ideal of beauty works through practical and “sustainable” efforts. For us, sustainability deals with the responsibility we owe to ourselves, the people with which we work, our customers, and the world in which we live and operate. Our vision of “sustainability” has a range of connected meanings:
– “sustainability” in regard to our commitment to minimizing the impact on the environment, not compromising the quality or quantity of natural resources today or tomorrow;
– “sustainability” in regard to the effectiveness of our products and the safety of our customers, thanks to the privileged use of natural ingredients, enhanced with cutting-edge cosmetic technologies and an artisanal spirit;
– “sustainability” in regard to “freedom of creation”. Our decisions are led more by “intuition” than “calculation”. Our pioneering spirit guides us to explore ideas beyond trends. At Davines, every idea is born free and then developed with authenticity, in harmony with our values.
– “sustainability” in regard to “ethics”, which in ancient Greek means “house, shelter, lair”. Honored of being a family company, we make our professional environment a homely place where to develop oneself and create sincere and trustful relationships with others, based on transparency and collaboration.
In summarizing, “beautiful and good” – as the ancients referred to the inseparable unity between exterior and interior beauty – is another way to say “Sustainable Beauty”. And “Sustainable Beauty” is another way to say Davines”.
The staff at M Salon are just as dedicated to sustainability and natural beauty, and can offer you the best advice about organic hair care. Take time to learn about the options available but also to get to know a stylist that has the best care for your hair and scalp at their fingertips. It will be good for you, and for the planet.