Tired of using hair products with all sorts of questionable chemicals in them? Switch to natural hair care products for healthier strands and a happier planet.
What are natural hair products?
First things first, let's talk about what natural hair products actually are. Essentially, these are hair care products that are made from natural ingredients such as essential oils, plant extracts, and herbs. These ingredients are known to be gentle on the hair and scalp, as they don't contain harsh chemicals like sulfates, parabens, and phthalates that can strip the hair of its natural oils and cause damage.
Are natural hair products better?
Now, you might be wondering, are natural hair products really better? The short answer is yes! Using natural hair products has numerous benefits for both your health and the environment. When you use conventional hair care products, you may be exposing yourself to a range of harsh chemicals that can be damaging to your hair, scalp, and overall health. Many of these products contain chemicals like sulfates, parabens, and phthalates, which have been linked to health risks such as cancer, hormone disruption, and skin irritation. In contrast, natural hair products are typically made with gentle, nourishing ingredients that can help to strengthen and protect your hair, while also soothing and moisturizing your scalp.
By choosing natural hair care products, you're not only taking care of your own health and well-being, but you're also doing your part to protect the environment.
Natural vs. conventional hair products
In addition to the health benefits, using natural hair products can also be better for the environment. Conventional hair care products often contain synthetic chemicals that can be harmful to the environment when they're washed down the drain. These chemicals can pollute waterways, harm aquatic life, and contribute to environmental problems like algae blooms and water scarcity. Natural hair care products, on the other hand, are typically made with biodegradable ingredients that are less likely to cause harm to the environment.
The average person uses around 10-15 personal care products per day, which can contain hundreds of chemicals.
According to the European Union's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety, the average person uses around 10-15 personal care products per day, which can contain hundreds of chemicals. Some of these chemicals have been linked to health risks like cancer, hormone disruption, and skin irritation. In Europe, and specially in Switzerland, cosmetic regulations are generally tighter compared to other regions, but there is still room for improvement when it comes to ensuring the safety of the ingredients used in personal care products. While many potentially harmful chemicals are banned or restricted, there are still some that slip through the cracks, and companies are not always required to disclose all of the ingredients in their products, some potentially harmful chemicals can be hidden under generic terms like "fragrance". By being mindful of the products we use and choosing natural options, we can reduce our exposure to these potentially harmful chemicals and prioritize our health and well-being.
How can I take care of my hair naturally?
One of the best things about natural hair care is that it's super easy to do. Here are some basic tips for taking care of your hair naturally:
✦Use a gentle shampoo
Look for a natural shampoo that's free from sulfates, which can strip your hair of its natural oils. Instead, opt for a shampoo that's made from natural ingredients like aloe vera, chamomile, and tea tree oil.
✦Condition your hair
Conditioner is essential for keeping your hair soft and moisturized. Look for a natural conditioner that's free from silicones, which can weigh your hair down. Ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, and argan oil are great for nourishing and moisturizing your hair.
✦Avoid heat styling
Heat styling tools like flat irons and curling wands can damage your hair, so try to avoid using them as much as possible. If you do need to use them, make sure to use a heat-protectant spray beforehand.
✦Embrace your natural hair texture
Instead of constantly straightening or curling your hair, try embracing your natural hair texture. This can help to reduce damage and breakage, while also making your hair look more voluminous and healthy.
Transition to a natural hair care routine
So, how do you start a natural hair care routine? It's actually pretty simple. Here are the steps you can take:
Find the right products
Look for natural hair care products that are specifically designed for your hair type. For example, if you have curly hair, look for a natural shampoo and conditioner that's designed for curly hair.
Have a look at our selection of natural and plastic-free hair care products and play with the filters to find your perfect hair care product.
If you're used to using conventional hair care products, it can take some time to adjust to natural hair care. Start by incorporating one natural product at a time, and gradually phase out your conventional products.
Be patient! Natural hair care takes time to work. Don't expect to see immediate results, but stick with it and you'll start to notice a difference in the health of your hair.
Which hair care products to chose
When it comes to choosing natural hair care products, it's important to consider your hair type and the specific needs of your hair. Be sure to read the labels carefully and look for products that are specifically designed for your hair type.
With the right natural ingredients, you can create a customized hair care routine that will help to nourish and enhance the natural beauty of your hair.
Here are some key natural ingredients for each hair type:
If you have oily hair, look for natural ingredients that can help to balance oil production and keep your hair feeling clean and fresh. Some good options include tea tree oil, peppermint oil, and lemon essential oil.
Have a look to our natural products for oily hair here. They are all available in refill format and will help you balance your oil production naturally.
If your hair is dry, you'll want to look for natural ingredients that can help to moisturize and nourish your hair. Some good options include coconut oil, argan oil, and aloe vera.
These are our natural products for dry hair here. They are packed in zero waste eco-refills and will provide the nourishment your hair needs.
When choosing hair care products for sensitive hair, it is really important to avoid products with potential irritants such as sulfates and artificial fragrances.
If you have sensitive hair, you'll want to choose natural ingredients that are gentle and won't cause irritation.Great natural ingredients are Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Jojoba oil, Calendula and Rose water.
If you have fine hair, you'll want to look for natural ingredients that can help to add volume and texture without weighing your hair down. Some good options include chamomile, rosemary, and lavender essential oils.
And why not trying out powder products? They have all the goodness as regular products, you just need to add water.
Colored and chemically treated hair requires special care to maintain its color and prevent damage. Ingredients like coconut oil, argan oil, hibiscus and shea butter are great for colored and chemically treated hair.
If your hair is damaged, look for natural ingredients that help strengthen your hair. Some good options include olive oil, honey, avocado, rosemary and silk protein.
With the right natural ingredients, you can create a customized hair care routine that will help to nourish and enhance the natural beauty of your hair. Additionally, using natural hair care products can help to reduce your exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and support sustainable, eco-friendly practices.
Natural hair care products can provide a wide range of benefits for both your health and the environment.
There has never been a better time to switch to a natural hair care routine and experience the many benefits that come with it. At BLOOM, we are proud to offer a wide range of natural shampoo and conditioners that are specifically designed to nourish and enhance the natural beauty of your hair. Complement your natural hair care with our zero waste hair styling accessories. All our products come plastic-free… it's a win-win for your hair and the planet.
It's up to you, take the first step towards healthier, more beautiful hair today!