Thought I’d catch you all up on my natural hairscapades. Recently my locks seemed weighted, lifeless and kinda blah. My regular routine just hadn’t been doing the tricks they once used to. This forced me to try looking into doing things a little differently.
I’m always open to trying something new. Because of this I started researching all natural, organic products that are free from parabens, sulfates, silicones, gluten, synthetic dyes chemicals,etc.
After researching the potential harms associated with many of the chemicals used in health and beauty products my curiosity, about what is safe and healthy, has definitely piqued.
One thing I learned, it is possible that products laden with chemicals could cause allergic reactions. Over the years I have had some consistent reactions that I could never quite pinpoint the causes. Some studies show a link between parabens and breast cancer, though there is no proof that parabens cause cancer.
I am not making a blanket statement saying that the use of products with chemicals in them are unsafe or bad and bad for you. There are definitely strong points on both sides of these arguments. Personally, I am choosing to error on the side of caution and explore using more natural products when I can.
So what initially started out as my quest in all natural hair products has expanded beyond just hair. I’ve been making an effort to purge many of my staple health and beauty products replacing them with all natural alternatives for everything from hair care products, soaps, lotions, deodorants, bubble bath etc.
I have to confess, making this change when it comes to makeup and perfumes will be the hardest challenge for me. Whole Foods, Lush and The Vitamin Store have become some of my favorite stores recently. One thing for sure, it is expensive trying to be healthy 🙂
Below are some of the products that I’ve tried so far. I plan to give more in-depth product reviews of each, stay tuned.
Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser
Dr. Bronner’s Lavendar Magic Soap
Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash
Almond Glow Skin Lotion
I’m a newbie with this and open to learning and trying different all natural hair care, toiletry and makeup alternatives. Any and all suggestions are welcome.