Organic Hair Shampoo - What are The Advantages & Disadvantages
Hair Washing with Shampoo
Organic Hair Shampoo v Normal Hair Shampoo - How Things Have Changed
Yesterday while I was washing my hair with my lovely new organic hair shampoo I thought about how things had changed over the last few decades or so.
The was a time when washing your hair was done very infrequently and then just to keep it clean. These days everything is so much more complicated.
Why Is Washing Hair So Different Now?
The End Of the Shampoo
The last dregs of my chocolate shampoo had disappeared down the drain when I didn't close the cap properly so I found myself with an emergency trip to the health store. To my horror my favourite shampoo was a Christmas special so I had to choose something else.
I found myself with a whole list of decisions I had to make.
Just who decides what we buy anyway? Was it the large companies who lure us in with their false promises of a magical product? Or was it us? Or perhaps a combination of the two?
Do they tell us why we should buy a product? I wasn't convinced. Sometimes yes they do but others we guide them. After all only a handful of people would have cared about organics or animal testing. these days it is a lifestyle and ethics choice. Things had changed so much and we are much more informed and aware. Unfortunately with that the advertisers have become more cunning too!
So when did that happen? I wasn't sure. I drew up a list of things we consider even if only subconsciously about what we buy and why.
Top Reasons We Go Organic
Is the shampoo tested on animals?
With this make me more attractive to the opposite sex
How will this affect the environment?
- Is It Natural?
Note that some products are natural. Do not assume that they are not tested on animals. Some very well known brands are! Natural shampoos are considered better for many.
Price and value for money
How will this shampoo affect my health? Note that just because a product is natural (or claims to be) does not mean that it falls into all the categories.
My chocolate shampoo was supposed to increase serotonin levels and help with moods.
Some products still have dangerous chemicals in. Don't be fooled by the pretty white and green covers.
So Why Do We Buy Organic Hair Shampoo?
There are many different reasons we may choose to buy a shampoo or any other product. It may be that there is a combination of reasons.
Faith In Nature Review
This isn't me but it could be - well may be a (bit) older! But the enthusiasm is there.
A Review of Faith in Nature
Why I Like Faith in Nature Shampoo's
So these shampoos cover all of the requirements, though I admit I nearly fainted when I saw the price! I need not have worried they are extremely economical even washing every day to every other day they last ages as you need only a fraction of shampoo than you would normally use - phew!
They are natural organic shampoos, they do not test on animals, they do not have Parabens in them. They are also free of SLS. Neither do they hide under the word Parfum which can have up to 300 chemicals in. They have no less than 5 badges of honour on their packaging which shows they mean business.
They smell really great and don't make me sneeze which is a bonus. also check your own issues as because they are natural you may need to check if you have an allergy to it.
This shampoo is scented with the lovely scent of Lavender and Geranium. Faith in Nature do a fantastic variety of unusual scents or combination's of scents. All are created with natural ingredients which are considerate to the environment and us.
They are also suitable for Vegans and are made with essential oils and real herbal extracts. Check which ones are suitable for your hair because they are natural certain herbs are better than others depending on your hair type and also its colour. It will say on the bottle, or if buying on-line the write up.
They also consider the plastic used in the bottles which is mostly rPET and not BPA plastic.
And they are fair trade so no one has been exploited to make any of their range of products. Personally I think they lather up quite well - hmm too well if you are used to using a lot of shampoo. These are very economical as you don't need that much. I always feel pampered when using them.
Reasons Given to Buy
What We Are Being Sold - Favourite Tricks To Get Us To Buy
I have seen programs that show us that some times the wool is pulled over our eyes in an effort to sell us what we want.
- Free From
This shampoo is free from: colour; perfume etc
Have you noticed just how much packaging is either clear or white and green. This to declare that their products are environmentally friendly and safe. But are they?
This is great, unfortunately not always.
It will make you more attractive.
Natures Way - Leaves
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Wow all that just to get a shampoo! What is worse I have been drawn into thinking some of the ones I have bought in the past are good when they are not!
One thing to avoid is Parabens. These are chemicals used to preserve your products and shampoos and they are very good at it. However in recent times they are under suspicion of causing breast cancer as they have been found in tumours on the breast. See more information on the link list below.
Imagine my horror when I raided my "natural" products to find that yep they all had these chemicals in them. That was a while ago. Since then I swapped over to what I think based on current information is a shampoo that covers most of the above criteria. I don't think it does the attraction bit but it does most of the others.