Are You Considering An All Natural Hair Journey? Find Out How To Spot Toxic Hair Products

TOXIC HAIR PRODUCTS

When you decided to go natural, what was your motivation? Was it to become healthier overall? Or was it to gain versatility in style? Or maybe it was to overcome extensive damage caused by chemical products?

Depending on your own personal journey to natural hair, you may come to find yourself at a crossroads in regards to the types of products you continue to use on your hair.

You might decide that the natural route is more for you because you have come to realize that if you continue to use chemical products, like hair dyes, commercial shampoos, conditioners and moisturizers, which are filled with all sorts of toxins they will enter into your bloodstream through your scalp.

Even if your goal wasn’t to become healthy, you might find that eventually, it will become an issue you have to answer to. It may not be today, but one day it may come and hopefully by then, you’re not dealing with health concerns. But why wait ’til then?

What’s hiding in your shampoos and conditioners

Now, I won’t go into listing any brand names, but you can easily find out for yourself if the products you’re using are considered toxic.


Just as you can read the label of your food, so can you do the same for your hair care products. Here are some of the common toxins used in shampoos and conditioners (minus parabens and sulfates, since most are familiar with those already):

Coal Tar: If you use anti-dandruff shampoo, this ingredient is likely being used. But while your shampoo is working to remove the buildup of dry skin, the coal tar is also building up inside of your body, which can lead to cancer.

Fragrance: We all love our shampoos and conditioners to smell good, but at what cost? This vague ingredient is known to be made with all sorts of chemicals, which can lead to headaches, lung issues, skin irritation, dizziness and memory impairment.

Glycol: There are many different types of glycol, with the most common being PEG, or polyethylene glycol. It too is a cancer-causing agent.

Amodimethicone: This is what makes your hair feel smooth after conditioning. It works by sealing in moisture, which sounds great, but it’s also sealing the pores of your scalp, preventing it from breathing. This can lead to hair thinning.

Instead of using these toxic poos and conditioners, you should instead resort to natural options. If you’re into DIY hair care, then you should try making a cleansing and conditioning bar or liquid using your favorite oils (mine is coconut) and hair-loving herbs like amalaki, shikakai and brahmi.

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About Safiya Elle


Since 2008, I have been embarking on a journey to all things natural. I'm completely chemical-free (body and hair) and because of this, I was able to avoid the big chop, restore my natural curl patterns, grow my hair to tail bone length and clear my chronic acne. Today, I'm an organic vegan, natural health expert, DIY herbalist, DIY beauty, blogger and shop owner. I enjoy helping others with starting and continuing their journeys to natural hair and skin care, and hopefully an overall healthy lifestyle. On my blog, I share health and natural beauty tips, as well as delicious smoothie and meal recipes (I'm all about flava!) that help to promote healthy skin, hair and body from within. Why not maintain our beauty, as well as our youth? Health is the answer!

About Safiya Elle


Since 2008, I have been embarking on a journey to all things natural. I'm completely chemical-free (body and hair) and because of this, I was able to avoid the big chop, restore my natural curl patterns, grow my hair to tail bone length and clear my chronic acne. Today, I'm an organic vegan, natural health expert, DIY herbalist, DIY beauty, blogger and shop owner. I enjoy helping others with starting and continuing their journeys to natural hair and skin care, and hopefully an overall healthy lifestyle. On my blog, I share health and natural beauty tips, as well as delicious smoothie and meal recipes (I'm all about flava!) that help to promote healthy skin, hair and body from within. Why not maintain our beauty, as well as our youth? Health is the answer!

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I make everything, including shaving cream and deodorant! Clean on the inside, now on the outside! I own a company and everything I make is organic, high-quality and used on my own family. Be blessed people and take better care of what God has given you! Happy Sunday!

Relaxed Thairapy

Although we should be cautious, what’s crazy is, you can do everything right and still get cancer.