If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your Hair 2

Hi Ladies, hope you’ve had a great great week.

Last week i posted about relaxers, I explained why we shouldn’t use them on our hair. If you’re stuck on the ‘Cream Crack’ and want out contact me and i’ll walk with you through the rehabilitation of your lovely Kinks. 🙂 okay?

Today i’ll be talking about another ‘lovely’ hair product, which i particularly love for their awesome fragrances but had to give up 😦 because of all the Toxins they are loaded with. I’m sure you know what i’m about to talk about already… yeah you guessed right – it’s SHAMPOOS!!!  Read on! and find out why?

Inorganic Shampoos

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Sodium Laureth Sulfate is found in almost every popular brand of shampoo and body wash. This chemical is associated with probable carcinogens . It is known to cause skin and eye irritation, though it varies widely.

Methylchloroisothiazolinone is a preservative – it keeps other stuff fresh. There’s good evidence that it harms the skin, and may contribute to immune system problems. The United States, Canada, and Japan have restricted its use in cosmetics, though it’s still present in many “wash-off” chemicals. This ingredient is often found in lots of shampoos.

Ammonium Chloride can be harmful if swallowed and can cause serious eye irritation. It may also be harmful if inhaled.

Propylene Glycol, which is used to moisturize, is a skin irritant, and has been linked to increased risk of developing numerous respiratory and immune disorders in children.

The Bottom Line these chemicals have been restricted at least in countries with strong health regulations, like Japan or the European Union. But lots more are not tested, or are not tested in conjunction with each other. And always remember that different people react differently to chemicals. Your best bet is generally to opt for products with fewer, and better understood, chemicals. Or just find a brand you trust!

 

The Alternative

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Plant oil-based and petroleum-free organic Shampoo

Since most popular shampoo brands tend to contain at least one of these chemicals, we recommend buying a plant oil-based and petroleum-free organic shampoo. Although these shampoos tend to produce minimal lather (since they are not synthetic) they cause minimal harm to the environment and to you. However, it is also important to remember that these shampoos sometimes cost more.

VINEGAR

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All in all, wash with the vinegar, even though the stench can be a little much. It’s non-toxic, incredibly affordable, and leaves your hair looking and feeling the same as when using a regular shampoo. It is one of the world’s oldest cleaning ingredients. According to Wikipedia, even the ancient Egyptians loved it and used it as soap.

Baking Soda

Equally effective and leaves your hair Squeaky clean without sapping your hair moisture.

If you’d like to try it, here are the directions

Wash with baking soda regularly. Those who do this say they experience a short period of their hair feeling really dry and straw-like. You should give it at least 2 weeks but if you’re like me and can’t give up the shampoo because of the fragrance. You can alternate the two. soda for 2 weeks, shampoo for one week.

This is how to use it.

Add 4 table spoons of baking Soda to 30cl of water.

Wet the hair till it’s dripping

Pour the mixture on your hair and massage, you’ll see the dirt come off. 🙂

(Optional) Dilute a portion of vinegar and rinse off with it.

Sometime soon. I’ll put up a post about Organic conditioners.

So Ladies, till next week, please stay Smooth, Kinky and Gorgeous!

 

 

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About Nkechi

Hey!  I'm Nkechi, a beautiful young woman who is on a journey to becoming the woman God has created for me to be. I love to help people achieve their goals and i'm sharing my thoughts and things I'm learning in hopes to inspire others. I believe that beauty lies within us all and those who dare to grow and express it would achieve true greatness, happiness and fulfilment.  Here you will find lots of things ranging from natural hair care, fashion, beauty, being single, spirituality, and random fun stuff. :)
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