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Organic and eco friendly hair care

To quote the legendary Maya Angelou, “When we know better, we do better”… According to U.S. Department of Agriculture the 1970’s brought us certified organic farms. Since then, we have a become better informed and more educated society as we are in pursuit for a healthier, more organic lifestyle. While we learn and uncover more and more through cancer research and dive further into malignancy and disease research, we, as a society have developed a sense of uneasiness because our awareness and knowledge of chemicals and pesticides have shown us they are dangerous.
 
Our new found wisdom pushes and inspires us to not only pursue foods of organic origin but eco-friendly, organic cleaning products and raw, unprocessed, organic hair colors and products as well. Through the organic movement, we have become more aware of what our waste is doing to our Earth too.
 
Hairfinder has compiled a list of the best eco-friendly products and companies that pay attention to and are mindful of our environment. In addition to ecological protection they also aid you in limiting (and in some cases avoid) the harmful chemicals, substances and elements that come into contact with your scalp.
 
There are far more hair care products that contain chemicals, artificial ingredients and synthetic add-ons then products that do not. These products can, over time, do damage to not only your body (by way of absorption through the scalp) but also to the hair itself. A little research can go a long way when shopping for hair care items that do not cause you or the environment harm. Or you can just refer to this article!
 
Unfortunately, the beauty business has a very high pollution output. Non-biodegradable plastic containers, bottles and other various packaging congest the landfills. One of the largest trials facing us now is how to maintain a wholesome lifestyle. It necessitates not only knowledge (you can gain from this article) but we must modify the way we do things.
 
Shampoo
 
For instance, surely making your own shampoo is a lifestyle modification for most however with using a ‘shampoo base’ it’s really very simple. You will have the reassurance of knowing just exactly what you are putting on your head and even the freedom to customize your own scent! Fun, right? This awesome formula only requires 3 ingredients. A shampoo base, organic fragrance or essential oils. Use a base to start, like Stephenson’s Organic Shampoo Base. It’s made of vegetable origin, free of Sulfates, SLS, SLES and parabens and is enriched with aloe. Just add in your organic essential oils (we suggest a fresh peppermint). You can tailor the ingredients to suit your hair needs (oily, dry scalp etc.) and by using the same pump bottle or jar each time allows you to keep your ‘green card’.
 
Organic Salon Systems strives for integrity and transparency. They have patented biodegradable plastic made of fruit and vegetable cellulose. The bottles come with a seed that will grow a tree, so that when the bottle is planted (after use) it will grow a tree, rather than pollute! This is an incredible company with a revolutionary concept. The organic salon efforts will not only change the salon business, increase the safety and wellbeing for salon goers but these eco-friendly Salon initiatives really have the potential of changing the entire world.
 
If you are looking for thickening shampoo, try Avalon Organics Thickening Shampoo. It comes jam packed with Biotin B Complex Therapy. This product is fantastic and invigorated with biotin, saw palmetto, wheat protein and vitamin E not to mention that it is licensed organic.
 
It’s our job to help our little ones stay as healthy as possible. Dandelion Kids Botanicals by Organic Salon Systems delivers a hypoallergenic and tear-free formula. This line cleanses the hair and scalp with gentle foaming agents that are certified organic.
 
Conditioner
 
If you haven’t already heard of all of the remarkable ways that coconut oil can be used (cooking, oil pulling, make up remover, skin moisturizer and so on) it is no surprise that it is a fantastic conditioner for the hair. After all, the organic movement encourages transparency, with that said, we think using a USDA certified organic coconut oil to condition is a perfect way to stay green and moisturize your strands at the same time. A little bit goes a very long way and with the many uses for coconut oil, it really makes for a smart purchase.
 
Perhaps you want to extend your eco-friendliness beyond hair products. After all why stop there? A bamboo station to keep your hot tools in place is not only environmentally friendly but it is a safe way to hold and organize your curling irons, flat irons and blow dryer. It fits on top of your already existing counter. The bamboo growth rate cycle is incredible. In fact, it is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. Depending upon the soil and geographical locations bamboo can grow roughly 98 inches in just a 24 hour time frame, making it very earth friendly.
 
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