February 24, 2011
hello, lovelies! today we have an inbox inquiry from katie henderson about organic hair care products. see my advice below and share your own advice in the comments section!
hi katie! i have curly, frizzy hair as well. AH! i have a few recommendations for you (see below) but more than just guide you to a specific product, i wanted to share with you a list of ingredients that i avoid at all costs. that way, you can take the list with you into the store and find several different products that you can feel good about purchasing and using!
below you’ll find my pocket resource guide for which ingredients to avoid. you will be able to find products that are free from these ingredients, you’ll just have to look for them. you can try at your local store, but a better bet would be to head to a health food store. but remember, just because it’s in a health food store, doesn’t mean it’s good for you! always double check the ingredients. you can click on the picture below to download a pdf format, with three different sizes in it choose from. i just keep a copy in my wallet for easy access at the store!
click to download the “ingredients to avoid” pocket guide! (you’ll have three sizes to choose from.)
now, the discussion on ingredients in general, is a whole different topic in itself (of which we won’t go into today), but you can either take my word for it, or research the following links to learn more:
-skin deep- a great website where you can enter an ingredient to learn more about it. they also have a wonderful what not to buy, a must read!
-body care from mother love
-organic consumers association
some of the products that i’ve found to ‘fit the bill’ have come from the companies listed below. however, you still need to double check the ingredients, as not all of the products from these companies necessarily apply.
the best rule of thumb is to only purchase products that contain ingredients that:
a) you can pronounce
b) you would eat (you know like grapeseed oil, root extract, etc)
do you have any favorite organic (or otherwise responsible) hair products you like? do share in the comments section!