I’ve been toying with the idea of going organic and natural with all of my hair and body care products.
Well, I’ve been going to a naturopathic doctor for a few weeks now and I’m so surprised about how synthetics products can be so detrimental to your health. I’ve heard a number of hair bloggers talking about this, but I didn’t really get into it too much. I was just trying to find something that would help me manage my hair. Now that I’ve been natural for a while, I’ve found enough all-natural products that I can use that will do the same — or almost the same thing.
As I get older, I’ve realized how important it is to take care of your body. I’m not getting any younger and I want to keep this hot girl body for as long as possible. And the key to that is staying as healthy as possible.
So, I’ve already made some significant changes. Anyone who knows me in real life knows how much I enjoy eating. LOVE eating! But, I’ve consciously decided to start eating properly — not just ramming all kinds of foolishness down my craw. (Although last week, I had some ribs and fries — I broke, people.)
Back to hair.
This new thing of going organic and natural means that many of the products that I currently use I won’t repurchase when they are finished and some other products that I’ve been interested in trying out for a dog’s age will finally be purchased sometime this summer. My hair is already a lover of oils and I’ve already decided to start dabbling in some herbs for my herbal rinse.
Look forward to some posts about me getting more and more into organic and all-natural hair products. I know that this is going to cost me a little more than buying a tub of my Ampro Pro-Styl Gel that’s $5 for a litre. Some natural products that I currently have in my stash is:
- Oyin Handmade Juices & Berries
- Darcy’s Botanicals Avocado & Honey Twisting Cream
- Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk & Lisa Hair Elixir
- Country Rose Soap Co.’s liquid shampoos
- Giovanni Direct Leave-in conditioner
- Butters of many kinds including shea, cocoa, avocado, grapeseed
- Oils of many kinds including olive, jojoba, avocado, grapeseed, flax
- Herbs like nettle and burdock root
I am a recovering product junkie and I’m not looking to fall back into that, but there are a couple of products that I do plan on purchasing. I’m allergic to coconut and all nuts, I have to be very careful about what I do buy because, unfortunately, a lot of products — especially natural products — are coconut and nut heavy. There are complete product lines that I just can’t try because of the ingredients.
I think that I’m starting off pretty well. I just need to find a good co-wash conditioner (if I choose to continue co-washing, that’s another post) and a wash out conditioner. I’ll let you know what happens.
So, curly girls, what organic or all-natural products do you use and love?