Moving to non-toxic hair care benefits not only your hair but your health and wellbeing as well as the planets.
- Reduced exposure to harmful chemicals: Conventional hair care products can contain a variety of chemicals, such as parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances, which can be harmful to both your hair and health. By switching to non-toxic hair care, you can reduce your exposure to these potentially harmful ingredients.
- Improved hair health: Non-toxic hair care products often contain natural ingredients that can help to nourish and strengthen your hair. For example, ingredients like argan oil, coconut oil, and aloe vera can help to moisturize and condition your hair, leaving it looking and feeling healthier.
- Reduced risk of irritation and allergic reactions: Some people may experience irritation or allergic reactions to the chemicals in conventional hair care products. By using non-toxic hair care, you can reduce the risk of these types of reactions and promote healthier, more resilient hair.
- Better for the environment: Conventional hair care products can have a negative impact on the environment, both during their production and when they are washed down the drain. Non-toxic hair care products are often made with more sustainable and eco-friendly ingredients, which can help to reduce your overall environmental impact.
Exposure to harmful chemicals in hair care products has been linked to a range of health concerns, including endocrine disruption, reproductive issues, and cancer. By switching to non-toxic hair care, you can reduce your overall exposure to these potentially harmful chemicals, promoting better overall health and wellbeing.
Ok so now you know why you should make the move, let’s talk about how. Here’s our three-step guide to nourished non-toxic hair.
1. Cleanse and nourish with Organic Tallow Shampoo Bar
Tallow is a traditional ingredient that has been used in soaps and shampoos for centuries. Tallow is rendered beef fat that is rich in nutrients and moisturising properties. When used in shampoo bars, tallow helps to nourish and strengthen hair, leaving it soft, shiny, and healthy.
Tallow shampoo is a great choice for those with dry or damaged hair, as it provides natural moisture and helps to repair and protect hair from damage. It is also a great option for those with sensitive scalps, as it is gentle and non-irritating.
Our tallow shampoo bars are also environmentally friendly, as they do not require plastic packaging and have a longer lifespan than liquid shampoos, making them a more sustainable choice.
Using a tallow shampoo bar is easy and can be done in a few simple steps:
- Wet your hair thoroughly with warm water.
- Rub the tallow shampoo bar directly onto your scalp, focusing on the roots of your hair.
- Gently massage the shampoo into your scalp and hair, creating a lather.
- Rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water, making sure to remove all the shampoo.
Repeat the process if necessary, depending on the amount of oil and dirt in your hair.
2. ACV Rinse (apple cider vinegar)
An apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse is an all natural hair treatment designed for after shampooing. The acidic properties of ACV help to restore the natural pH balance of your scalp and hair, which can become disrupted by harsh shampoos and other hair products.
For best practice to use our ACV rinse, you can follow these steps:
- After shampooing, pour the ACV rinse over your hair, starting from the roots making sure to distribute it evenly.
- Gently massage the ACV rinse into your scalp and hair for a few minutes.
- Rinse your hair thoroughly with cool water.
Using an ACV rinse can offer several benefits for your hair, including:
Balancing pH levels: As mentioned, the acidity of ACV helps to restore the natural pH balance of your scalp and hair, which can promote healthy hair growth and reduce dryness and itching.
Removing product buildup: ACV can help to remove product buildup and excess oil from your hair, leaving it feeling clean and refreshed.
Enhancing shine: ACV can help to smooth the cuticle of your hair, which can make it look shinier and more manageable.
Reducing frizz: The smoothing effects of ACV can also help to reduce frizz and improve the overall texture of your hair.
3. Use a Bentonite Clay Mask
Bentonite clay, a type of natural clay that is formed from volcanic ash and is known for its ability to absorb impurities and toxins, making it a popular ingredient in many skincare and haircare products.
Apply a small amount so the hair and scalp are lightly coated, leave on for 5-15 minutes and rinse out and dry as usual. The benefits of our Bentonite Detox Clay Mask:
Detoxifying the hair: Bentonite clay can help to remove impurities, toxins, and product buildup from the hair and scalp, leaving it feeling clean and refreshed.
Soothing the scalp: Bentonite clay has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help to soothe and calm an irritated or itchy scalp.
Promoting hair growth: By removing buildup and toxins, bentonite clay can create a healthier environment for hair growth and help to promote healthy hair growth.
Strengthening the hair: Bentonite clay contains natural minerals that can help to strengthen and nourish the hair, reducing breakage and promoting healthy growth.
Overall, a bentonite clay hair mask can be a great option for those looking to improve the health and appearance of their hair. It is gentle, natural, and non toxic.