Natural Hair Care
Reasons to Choose Natural Hair Care Products
Many people have heard that they should switch to natural hair care products, but most do not understand why. The biggest reason is that traditional hair care products are full of ingredients that can harm your hair and negatively impact your overall health. Some of these ingredients include the following:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium lauryl sulfate is what helps your hair products lather, but it irritates the skin, eyes, and lungs. It can also turn into a carcinogen when combined with other chemicals.
Formaldehyde Releasing Preservatives
Quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, and diazolidinyl urea are formaldehyde-releasing preservatives. Like formaldehyde, they are also known allergens and sensitizers. The EPA has classified formaldehyde as a "probable human carcinogen."
Triclosan is intended to prevent the growth of bacteria, but it is also a skin irritant and a suspected carcinogen. It is also known to cause trouble in the endocrine system, including weight gain, infertility, and depression.
These additives are said to increase the softness and flexibility of polymers, and they are present in hairspray, fingernail polish, and the synthetic fragrances used in hair care. Unfortunately, they are linked to endocrine disruption, reproductive toxicity and developmental issues in girls.
This list only contains a few of the most harmful ingredients in traditional hair care. There are actually many more. One of the best things you can do for yourself and your family is switch to natural hair care products.
At Benu Products, we work hard to provide hair care options from the natural products God blessed us with. Take a look at our product offerings. If you are new to our site, take advantage of our lesson for hair care techniques to get the most out of our products.