Are health and wellness a major priority for you?
If so, you’re not alone. In fact, in 2020, all of the top three most common New Year’s resolutions in America had to do with physical health and wellness. From eating healthy to exercising more frequently, to maintaining healthy body weight, we could all do a little better to improve our physical wellbeing. But have you ever considered how your personal care routine might be affecting you?
Why Switch to Natural Haircare?
It’s no secret that whole, nutrient-rich foods are better than foods manufactured with all sorts of chemical additives and refined sugars. But the ingredients in your haircare can be even more damaging than some ingredients you might try to avoid in the food you consume.
Due to little regulation in the beauty industry, many conventional beauty and haircare products use harsh, even harmful ingredients. These chemicals can have devastating effects on your hair, your body, and the environment. Here are the top four reasons you should make the switch to natural haircare.
1. Chemicals can damage your hair.
Shampoos and conditioners are supposed to clean, hydrate and strengthen your hair… but in reality, synthetic haircare can do the exact opposite!
Certain chemicals found in most conventional shampoos like sulfates can remove your hair’s natural oils, leaving your hair dry, brittle, and prone to damage. Such shampoos then replace your hair’s natural oils with silicone. While silicone can leave a nice synthetic shine, it doesn’t last long. After a while, silicone builds up and blocks moisture and natural oils from evenly spreading across the hair shaft… causing it to build up by your roots and make your hair greasy. No, thanks!
2. Natural ingredients are more compatible with your hair.
Clean, natural hair products avoid those harsh ingredients. Instead, they use organic ingredients that genuinely nourish the hair and never leave any buildup.
For example, in our clean haircare products, we use shikakai, desert date, neem, and coconut oil — all gentle, naturally occurring botanicals that have been used in Ayurvedic haircare for thousands of years.
Natural cleansers wash hair without stripping it of its natural oils. They leave hair feeling bouncy, healthy, and voluminous with a gorgeous shining glow.
3. Natural haircare is good for the environment.
Many chemicals found in conventional haircare products pollute the earth. Once they go down the drain, they eventually wind up in the air, in rivers, lakes, or oceans.
On the other hand, natural products are created from organic materials. They release fewer chemicals into the environment and produce less waste.
Many conventional haircare products also test on animals and/or use animal products in their formulas. (But don’t worry — all Sūun Haircare products are vegan and cruelty-free!)
4. Clean haircare won’t harm your body.
In conventional haircare products, you’ll find all kinds of toxic chemicals. These chemicals don’t just go down the drain — they’re also absorbed into your skin.
Here are just a few of the chemicals commonly found in shampoos and conditioners and some of their adverse side effects.
- Parabens — mimic estrogen, disrupt hormones, and even pose a cancer risk
- Sulfates — often cause skin irritation and allergies
- DMDM Hydantoin & Quartenium-15 — release formaldehyde, which has been linked to cancers
- Phthalates — have been linked to asthma, diabetes, and infertility.
On the other hand, clean ingredients are much milder and more nutrient-rich.
What Natural Haircare Should I Use?
Not all natural haircare products are created equal. Some products are natural, but they fail to work as well as conventional products. (In fact, that’s what led to the creation of Sūun Haircare!)
The good news? There’s now a natural and effective alternative! Using the latest in hair biology and ancient Ayurvedic wisdom, we’ve created 100% clean haircare products that really work.