Spring is just around the corner. As you spend time fighting dust bunnies and removing clutter, take a few minutes to spring clean your hair care products. By saying good-bye to harmful chemicals, you can help to start the season with healthier, vibrant hair.
Harmful Hair Care Products
Silicones are a common ingredient for many hair care products, but you should avoid them at all cost. In fact, you should stay away from any ingredient that ends with “cone.” These products coat your hair, making it appear to be smoother and shinier, but they will eventually cause damage to your hair’s shaft and weigh down the roots.
Proteins are important for healthy hair, but have you ever heard of too much of a good thing? Proteins are needed for strengthening the hair’s cuticles, but if there is too much, it can cause it to become damaged and break because it depletes your hair’s natural moisture.
Alcohol is found in a variety of beauty products and those for your hair are no different. The ingredient is highly flammable, toxic when inhaled, and will dry out your hair, leading to terrible split ends.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium lauryl sulfate is commonly used in products to create a foaming effect. As one of the most irritating compounds that you can apply to your skin, it can cause your scalp to become too dry. Not to mention, they can penetrate your skin and enter your bloodstream.
Although they may make your hair smell fabulous, synthetic fragrances can irritate your scalp, leading to itchiness. Instead, it is better to use those that are naturally scented with extracts or essential oils.
Get Healthy Hair for Spring
As temperatures warm and flowers begin to bloom, take the time to invest in yourself this spring. Rid your home of harmful hair care products to reveal healthier hair.
If you want to bring in the season with a new style, come visit me at Knotti Hair Salon in Scottsdale. Call/text 480-209-6057 or schedule your appointment online.
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