When it comes to beauty, there are so many different types of products. From shampoo and body wash to cosmetics. Most times at popular chain stores and even local grocery and department stores, products claim to be “natural” or “organic” and some are known in their industry as being the top product.
Some of the products which our own hairdressers use and recommend. However, when it comes to really examine these products, more times than not they aren’t actually natural or organic and they definitely aren’t helping you.
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Let’s start with shampoo and conditioner. Many shampoos and conditioner companies claim their product will make your hair less frizzy, stop breaking, add shine etcetera, but in fact, the product is just creating a buildup on your scalp and hair. This makes your hair appear healthy and shiny, but it’s not always the case. It is actually causing more issues than it is helping. Eventually leading to breakage and other issues.
Many shampoos and conditioners contain fragrance (parfum) which can irritate those with sensitive skin. Isobutylparaben is another popular ingredient found in many shampoos, and for this reason, it can cause skin irritations and could possibly be linked to breast cancer tumors. I have very sensitive skin, so I definitely prefer products that won’t cause irritation.
Natural Shampoo & Conditioner
Here are some tried and true safe natural shampoos and conditioners:
The Rahua products smell absolutely amazing like you’re in a tropical rainforest. It leaves your hair feeling soft and clean.
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner
Aubrey Organics Blue Chamomile Hydrating Shampoo www.iherb.com
Aubrey Organics Blue Chamomile Conditioner www.iherb.com
Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Castile Soap
Natural Body Wash
Now everyone loves a body wash that smells amazing and leaves us feeling clean and refreshed. Some natural body wash choices that are up to the challenge:
The Seaweed Bath Co. Wildly Natural Seaweed Body Wash This body wash smells amazing and doubles as a shaving gel.
Honest Shampoo & Body Wash (various scents)
Honest shampoo + body wash is perfect for kids or adults and comes in several delicious scents. It’s all that I use for my youngest daughter as she has eczema and it is so gentle on her skin.
On to the fun and nitty-gritty, cosmetics. Now keep in mind all these products I am listing aren’t the only natural and safe products out there, however, they are a few that I know work. Honest Beauty is one of my favorite natural beauty product brands. They also have a wonderful line of household and cleaning products, as well as baby products.
Cosmetics that are safe for your skin:
Honest Beauty Eyeshadow Palette
Burt’s Bees Mattifying Powder Foundation
Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Fake Out Mascara
Keep in mind these are just a few of the many natural beauty products that exist today. Always check ingredients to be sure if a product truly is natural. You can also download a handy free app, Think Dirty, to take the guesswork out. You can scan items or look them up and the app will tell you how safe (or unsafe) they are.
We all deserve to have beautiful hair and skin without having to sacrifice our health. A few of my favorite natural brands before I go: are Young Living (essential oils and beauty products), The Honest Company, and Dr. Bronner’s. Remember that just because a product is labeled as natural or organic, doesn’t always mean all the ingredients are safe.
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