This information details how to make your own organic hair products that you need to use in Stage 2 and why you should dump all those harmful, commercial shampoos etc that you’ve bought and used so far. I would like to point out the problems people experience by using commercially made shampoos, conditioners and hair gels and I want to make it perfectly clear that there are very good natural alternatives to those shop bought hair products and why you should dump those harmful, chemically-stuffed products for ever.
Do you think you haven’t got the time to mess about and spend hours making all sorts of complicated, time consuming home products? Do you really think you will have to go hunting for all types of offbeat, unheard of herbs and such like to use? Wrong!
You haven’t got the time and neither of I, so let me show you exactly how to make some fabulously effective, natural shampoos and conditioners that will take you minutes to blend, can easily find all the ingredients at your local shops and will cost only a fraction of what you can expect to pay for all that commercial crap.
The simple alternatives I am going to show you will kick-start the new growth of your hair by cleaning, nourishing and maintaining health, condition and vitality
Let’s look at all these products one at a time but in no order of preference. All these hair products are very important to your hair care and maintenance so by choosing and using the right ones, and rejecting those commercially manufactured harmful ones you are putting yourself into a positive win-win situation.
Shampoo has changed and developed beyond recognition over the years, and first became really recognized as a product just to wash hair in the early 1930’s, when manufacturers started to add extra detergents and coloring. Before then people just used ordinary soap that they would use to wash their bodies with.
The first shampoos were very basic and consisted mainly of a mix of soap, water, herbs and simple detergents. These days you can find a shampoo for every type and condition of hair, every age group, and every individual requirement. The problem though, is that research has raised major concerns about the health hazards of some commercial products and of their chemical contents too.
All shampoos contain detergents. Detergents are the agents that do the majority of the cleaning action of the shampoo, fighting the greasy build up so it can be easily washed away. Other chemical contents read like a who’s who of germ warfare and are only included to make the product a higher seller Look at this list of shampoo contents that are used to give each brand its own unique qualities like colouring, moisturizing, detangling; making soapy bubbles or to add a type of feel and texture.
Shampoo contents include stuff like glycol distearate, modified cellulose, sodium and ammonium chloride, to name a few. All in there doing their damage to your hair and scalp, not adding any particular value but just an attempt to make the consumer feel he is buying the best.
Hair Conditioners are used to perform many functions including keeping the hair from tangling, adding shine, softening the hair texture, building volume and giving the hair body, and adding moisture. Conditioners are a way for people to treat specific problems whilst at the same time being able to style the hair, preserve curls or keep the hair straighter.
One thing about conditioners is that they do not give nourishment to the hair, even though the marketers would tell you differently. This is not the case, in fact how they work is simply by coating the hair through the use of chemicals that bind with the keratin proteins in hair and cling to the hair’s surface, creating a new surface coating on each strand.
Sure, your hair appearance may look nicer but its all-surface improvement. The scalp and hair follicles remain the same as before, unchanged apart from possibly getting further clogged up with the conditioners chemically manufactured ingredients
Hair Gel is used to keep hair in place by a means of adding volume and stiffness to the hair. People like to create hairstyles using gels, and at times when you are in a rush and want to keep your hair looking nice and stylish I can understand a certain attraction.
But alcohol is used as one of the main ingredients in many hair gel products, and this can cause problems for people with dry hair, since alcohol tends to dry hair out. The other downside is the way the gel forms a ‘cover’ over your hair and scalp, not allowing the scalp to breath and function as it should, therefore adding extra problems to your existing ones.
Sumit De is involved in healthcare market research since 2009. He is passionate about helping people with the right information. He has written many articles on hair care along with other health care topics.