If you were told that your shampoo contained ingredients that would foam up luxuriously, dissolve oils, kill bacteria, and clean your hair all the way down to the roots, you might think it sounded pretty good.
But what if you discovered that those same ingredients are also found in your antifreeze, dishwasher soap, wood finish, and shellac? As it turns out, some of the most popular ingredients in conventional shampoos are also the most harmful.
Take sulfates, the things that make shampoo (and other soaps) foamy. Well, they’re strong chemical detergents that can cause unpleasant, annoying itching and redness. Isopropyl alcohol strips hair of moisture, which can lead to dull, lifelesslocks and ultimately to hair loss. And propylene glycol? It’s a deep cleaner that penetrates hair, but it’s so strong that it also breaks down healthy-hair proteins, and it can irritate sensitive skin and eyes
When it comes to products that you put on and in your body, you want only the most basic, most natural ingredients. For shampoo, that means avoiding all of the ingredients above, along with formaldehyde, phthalates, ammonium compounds, petrochemicals, parabens, hydrolized animal proteins, and artificial colors and fragrances.
Luckily, more and more companies are making shampoos without these ingredients, choosing instead to use good-for-you ingredients like these:
Glycerin forms a protective barrier on follicles, so thathair retains moisture (and feels soft and silky) all day long.
Panthenol, a form of essential vitamin B, adds moisture and shine as it thickens hair follicles.
Citric acid regulates the pH balance of shampoo, helping to clean hair thoroughly while also making it shiny and smooth.
Nut and seed oils like shea, jojoba, and avocado add moisture and shine after helping to remove oily buildup.
The Innersense Pure Harmony Hairbath in your spring Yuzen box is made with only the finest, all-natural ingredients, like coconut and palm oils, cranberry seed oil, orange flower oil, pumpkin seed oil, and shea butter, and many of these are either certified organic or biodynamic. The founders of Innersense advise that, “As you travel your life’s journey, remember… always trust your inner sense.” And with Innersense products, you can trust that only the healthiest, most natural ingredients are making their way to your beautiful hair! Find out more at www.innsersensebeauty.com.