When I think of organic hair care, the first thing I think of is the homemade conditioners we used while growing up. Do you remember using mayonnaise and eggs to condition your hair?
Of course you do!
I can feel you smiling now, and you know some of you are still using it today. Our mothers have also told us about the benefits of olive oil, castor oil, and coconut oil.
When people think of organic products they usually think of food. After all, eating organic food is healthier than chemically processed foods. So, why can’t the same principle be applied to hair care products? Hair care products sink into your skin and have a similar impact on your body. Organic hair care products are made of natural ingredients with no chemical additives or preservatives, just like organic food. Many people today care about organic products for this reason and also to save the environment. This is pretty much the marketing motto for any clever hair care company. They will emphasize that using their products will be beneficial to your hair and it will also preserve the natural resources of the earth. This goes double for people with sensitive skin. So many hair care products today contain chemicals like sodium lauryl sulfate and diethanolamine. You’re probably asking yourself, “What are those ingredients?” Trust me, the fact that you don’t know what it is that you’re putting in your hair is very bad.
Organic hair care products:
Organic hair care products have simple ingredients. For example, to make shampoo all you would need are tea bags, pure lavender oil and a ½ cup of regular yogurt. Then you would boil the tea bags in hot water and then combine the tea with the other ingredients. After this, apply it to your dry hair and enjoy the results! Besides shampoo, you can also make natural hairspray yourself. First, you will need to get a lemon and an orange. Cut up each one until the juices are coming out of it. Next, boil them in 2 cups of water until they are smaller. Give it about 5 minutes to cool off and then strain the liquid out. Take an empty spray bottle and pour the solution into it. There you go! You have your own organic bottle of hairspray.
One thing you need to remember about organic hair products is that they don’t have preservatives. This means you can’t leave them lying around in your drawer or cabinet. They have to be refrigerated like food, since they are made from food ingredients. Also, you have to make sure you use them within 5 days after making them or else they will spoil. Some people may think it isn’t worth the effort, but if you end up with a damaged scalp from chemical products then you’ll care more about it. African American hair and scalp tends to be drier than others. That’s why simple organic ingredients can go a long way in moisturizing and securing natural healthy looking hair.
In this section of our website we will focus on the natural things that you can put in your hair. Let’s discover the benefits of papaya, jojoba oil, and amla oil. Did you know there is an organic hair dye called henna? If you are interested in organic hair care then this is the section for you.