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5 Reasons to Switch to a Natural Hair Shampoo

08/17/2016 09:30

I have to admit that when it comes to hair care, in the past I’ve been very reckless. After all, my hair is just dead skin cells, right? Why should I really care what kinds of chemicals I put on it?! A few years ago I came to the harsh realization that I had been wrong. Did you know that the synthetic chemicals in standard shampoos can cause baldness, premature graying, and hair loss? I didn’t!

Did you know that standard shampoos have parabens, propylene glycol, and olefin sulfonate that is absorbed through your scalp and can cause cancer? I didn’t! Did you know that some of the chemicals in standard shampoos, like sodium lauryl sulfate, are shown to leave deposits in your internal organs? I didn’t! When I started noticing my hair falling out in clumps I decided to re-think my haircare regimen. Natural shampoos didn’t lather as well as standard shampoos, which had always been a turn off for me. But what I didn’t realize is that that the harmful sulfates in standard shampoos are what cause much of the lather we get in our hair. Sulfate-free or natural shampoos are not going to lather as much. And this is a good thing! Sulfates can damage the scalp, cause hair loss, baldness, and irritation. So if those reasons aren’t enough, let’s take a look at 5 more reasons why you should switch to a natural shampoo!

Natural Shampoo is Non-Toxic This means you aren’t absorbing any dangerous chemicals through your scalp, and your hair is also not going to be adversely affected by harsh chemicals and detergents. 

You’ll Have Shinier, Softer Hair The natural oils, butters, and herbs in natural shampoo help to give you shinier, sleeker hair. Plus, you’ll maintain moisture much longer than hair shampooed with standard shampoos. 

Natural Shampoo Can Prevent Hair Loss Many natural ingredients used in shampoos, like Jamaican castor oil, shea butter, and Osum extract, can help your strands to remain intact and strong much longer. You’ll lose less hair every day and over time enjoy a thicker, fuller mane.

Natural Shampoo Prevents Dandruff Dandruff is more likely to occur when your scalp is absorbing sulfates, parabens, and other harsh chemicals. Natural shampoos rely on gentle, healing ingredients to keep your scalp nourished, soft, and healthy. Sure, you might have less lather! But I’ll take that any day over less dandruff! 

You’re Helping the Environment Natural shampoos use biodegradable substances that are much friendlier to our planet than the chemicals we normally wash down the drain. The carcinogens and detergents in standard shampoos are not good for our planet or your body. 

Where Can I Get Natural Shampoo? You can find natural shampoo in almost any department store if you look hard enough! You can also find it in health food stores. Here at Africa Imports, we have a large variety of natural shampoos that contain powerful healing African ingredients. You can find a selection of those, along with other African hair products here. To get our most popular shampoo, the Dudu Osum Herbal Shampoo from Nigeria, Click Here.