It’s no secret that everyone and their mother is hopping on the vegan product bandwagon. Many companies are switching to safe and clean products and you rarely hear about new and upcoming brands that use toxic ingredients in their products. The reason for this is pretty self-explanatory, but do you really know why this is? Well, that’s what I’m here to tell you.
Sulfates Cause More Damage Than Good
There used to be a stigma around vegan products that portrayed that they don’t get the job done at cleaning your hair. Many wondered how a product without any chemicals or sulfates would be able to get the job done. However, it needs to be understood that although sulfates do get rid of that build up of oil and dirt in your hair, it damages your hair and scalp in the process. Sulfates are extremely strong and there have been many studies shown that they may have more negative effects than positive. According to EcoWatch, “sulfates are harsh on the hair and scalp, so they can strip away that natural moisture that keeps your hair shiny and soft.” Your hair is fragile and sensitive, so putting such strong ingredients on it will cause damage no matter how little you wash your hair. Skinkraft also tells us that sulfates, “can cause an allergic reaction on your scalp and may even cause frizzy hair. Besides, they can be hormone disruptors when used for prolonged periods.” I know, crazy right? Sulfates are an ingredient that has no business being on your head and there are so many other products out there that do not contain sulfates that will do the same, if not a better job. To make it simple, steer away from sulfates.
Vegan Products Replace Harsh Chemicals With Moisturizing Ones
As I mentioned before, sulfates are the key if you want damaged, broken strands. Vegan hair products replace sulfates with moisturizing ingredients that will nourish your hair–not damage it. For example, jojoba oil. Jojoba is rich in vitamins and antioxidants that will leave your hair silky smooth without any damage. Healthline tells us that jojoba “can also moisturize the scalp and may be a dandruff remedy. Jojoba is rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish hair, including vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin E, copper, and zinc.” Basically, it is like a superfood for your hair. Our Island Bliss Shampoo contains jojoba oil which strengthens your locks and won’t leave you a million split ends–it’ll actually repair them! Another amazing ingredient to look for in your shampoo is rosemary. Rosemary is a power-house ingredient when it comes to your hair as it helps with growth and prevents breakage. Intrepidmentalhealth.com says that rosemary “works by stimulating scalp circulation and can be used to grow longer hair, prevent baldness or stimulate new hair growth in balding areas.” Ummm hair growth?! I'm in! If you’re looking for a shampoo with rosemary, our Classic Shampoo not only contains rosemary, but calendula and arnica as well! These ingredients help with product build-up so that you're left with squeaky clean strands!
Harsh chemicals and toxins are no joke when it comes to your skin and hair. Now that you’re a bit more educated on why to stay away from them, it’s time to throw out your current poison-filled products and start your vegan hair care journey today! Trust me when I say you won’t regret it, your skin and hair will be thanking you in no time!