Non-toxic hair care solutions are not a trend – They are a way of life.
Why switch to non-toxic haircare? We’ll tell you everything you need to know.
When you think of toxins, what image comes to mind? Cleaning products? Pollutants? We imagine haircare and personal products wasn’t the first thing you envisioned! Unfortunately, hair and beauty products should be high on your toxin radar.
Did you know studies by the EWG (6) the average woman in America uses an average of 12 personal care products a day containing over 168 different chemicals? While the average male uses 6 different products a day containing 85 chemicals? Let that sink in! The same study found 595 manufactures have reported using close to 90 chemicals in over 70,000 productswithin the last 10 years. Do we have your attention yet?
Given the severe danger and harm these ingredients can cause, it is alarming how regularly toxins are found in everyday products. Studies (1,2) have linked ingredients found in conventional hair products to health issues including hair loss, skin irritation, cancer, and reproductive, immunological, and neurological disorders.
Did you know your skin is your largest organ? Consider that every time you use a product on your scalp or skin. Your hair and scalp are susceptible to external elements, such as toxins and chemicals. Chemicals can penetrate your skin and hair, causing damage over time.
We now know skin is the largest organ… but your scalp is even more absorbent. Just how much? The skin on your scalp is up to 4 times more absorbent than skin anywhere else! When toxins come into contact with our scalp, studies have shown (3) our scalp absorbs these toxins which then enters our blood stream. No wonder our health is at risk.
Studies show pollutants found in cosmetic products can be inhaled (4). Have you ever read the ingredient fragranceon a label and thought nothing of it? In fact, you likely praised the use of this ingredient. After all, who doesn’t want to smell good, right? Well… not us, if it means inhaling toxins and chemicals. Yes, even fragrance canlead to toxin and chemical exposure. A 2018 study (7) tested 140 products and found 75% of the toxic chemicals discovered originated from fragrance.
Fragrance is just one of many chemicals that we breathe in. Yes, beauty products are a high contributor to air pollution! Imagine the impact this has on our body (not to mention... the environment). Toxins from our hair, skin and makeup products regularly enter our body through our nose! By entering the respiratory system, toxins can spread through the entire body and build up over time.
Say goodbye to Dandruff once and for all. A major culprit behind dry, itchy scalp? Chemicals and toxins! Severe toxins and chemicals encourage conditions such as psoriasis and dry skin to flourish. While some of these toxic products may appear to better your hair (hello false advertising), it could in fact be harming the health of your hair. Embracing non-toxic hair products can lead to a healthier, hydrated, dandruff-free scalp.
What goes down the drain ends up in rivers, lakes, and seas. If these toxins are harming you, imagine what they are doing to the environment! Chemicals stress aquatic ecosystems and contribute to climate change(5). Cosmetic toxins can contribute to everything from air and water pollution to endocrine disruptors for both humans and animals. Go Green. The Earth deserves to look as beautiful as you do.
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