Are All Hair Care Products the Same?

Can we say “yeah” for hair? Thank goodness we have the ability to grow beautiful hair.  However, have you thought about the ingredients? I know, you might be thinking, “Well, my hair feels clean, it shines, it basically does everything I want it to do”, but at what cost? Could there be ingredients that could be harmful to you; to my family?  You’d be surprised! Why is it that industries, come out with a product, advertise it, and sale millions, if not billions of products, then, as you are watching your favorite television show, you see a commercial advertise that a company has been served papers, a lawsuit, stating that the product caused some major health issues, that resulted in a class action lawsuit?  Or, you’ve been watching the news, and a report states that a company, knowingly, placed harmful ingredients in a product that they have been selling for years? Whether you realize it or not, a lot of manufactures have been using products that are unhealthy, harmful, and could have long-term effects on our bodies. As a person who has worked for major corporations, and understand the process of providing a product in mass to consumers, there is a vast amount of information that companies don’t want you to know so they can make a huge profit despite of the damaging side effects; it is more profitable to provide a product, of cheap quality, and reap the benefits of unsuspecting consumers, than to offer a higher-end quality product that will be an healthier alternative, which will minimize the potential of a lawsuits, and eliminate the possibly of medical issues, that can be ongoing. In the article, I will go over several ingredients that are in your average hair care products, and the side effects that industries have known for decades, but continue to use them.

I love having hair, don’t you?  I think we all do. Understanding that there are some health issues that might enable one’s ability to produce hair, the majority who can and do have options, an alternative.  You’ve been using the same hair care products for years, or you are a person that likes to try different products, or maybe you just haven’t found the right product for you.  Either way, while you are using or trying products, companies are hoping that you don’t read the label. They are hoping that you are not one of the many that will develop some type of medical issue such as, blistering or hives, or that the ingredients that are being used doesn’t spread to your organs such as, the brain, the lung, or the liver, causing irritation, or even manifest into producing cancer.  Now, wouldn’t you think that even if they didn’t realize it at the time, that the ingredients that they are using, could cause medical issues, that they would address the issue, and use an alternative ingredient that minimizes the risk?  Most the time, not. In today’s growing technology, more than ever, there are better options, better choices to choose from, other than the same old products that have been around for decades, that choose not to change with the time, who choose not to stay updated with the times, and choose not to improve their products for the millions of dedicated consumers, that have use their products, regularly, and fail to warn or care enough about their health.

As stated above, there are better alternatives, but keep in mind there is no product that is 100% free of all and any type of negative side effects but, they can be at a bare minimum. This article is just to make you aware of the known negative ingredients, and the alternatives that you have in choosing what you want on and in your body.  It would be nice for products to have a label that stated, “use at your own risk”, because that’s exactly what the manufactures are thinking. I wonder if they would use the products themselves? Hmm?  Nevertheless, this is the reason for such blogs as this one, to inform and educate so you can have control over your life, rather than to leave it up to a corporation to decide what is best for you, when they don’t have your best interest in mind, but they have the best wallet in mind.  Below, you will find ingredients and articles that are known to be harmful to your health.

*Triethanolamine – http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient.php?ingred06=706639 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15213765

*Sodium Laureth Sulfatehttps://smartklean.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/top-10-reasons-to-avoid-sodium-lauryl-sulfate/ http://www.livestrong.com/article/159171-the-disadvantages-of-sodium-laureth-sulfate/

*Methylparaben ( also any ingredient that includes – “ethyl”, “butyl”, or “proply”) –       https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/705335/PROPYLPARABEN/ https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/703937/METHYLPARABEN/

*Phthalates –  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1253722/ http://www.webmd.com/children/features/personal-care-products#1

This article has a list of 10 toxic beauty ingredients to stay away from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vanessa-cunningham/dangerous-beauty-products_b_4168587.html

Just to summarize, these ingredients that are in your everyday shampoos, conditioners, and other beauty and hair care products can, and have been proven to cause side effects such as : CANCER, SKIN IRRITATION, RESPIRATORY DISTRESS, REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES, ALLERGIES, KIDNEY AND RESPIRATORY DAMAGE, and DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES IN A FETUS.

Now, that you are aware, I would like to recommend an alternative to your hair care.  There are several on the market, that offer a great alternative to your hair care needs, but there is one, that not only values itself in providing you with products that do not have the above listed ingredients, but is formulated for the type of hair you have. So, whether you have type 1 straight hair, type 2 wavy hair, type 3 curly hair, or type 4 kinky hair, there is a hair care product for you.  I have personally used these products on my hair, as well as my child, and I love the results! It’s light, so you don’t have to worry about it weighing down your hair if you have fine or thin hair, made with essentials oils to either control humidity levels in your hair from outside elements, help keep your hair moisturized if you have dry hair, helps maintain frizz, and adds bounce and volume, and best of all, it’s made with organic ingredients that deprived from plants.  Just as a side note, this is a company that values the environment, so they use a variety of eco-friendly products and none of the ingredients have been tested on animals, so they are animal-testing free too. Interested? Amintha Nourishments is the company and is manufactured and distributed right here in the United States.  So, if you are looking for a great alternative for your hair care needs, that not only provides organic, natural, plant-based products that are not harmful or damaging to your hair ,because they value your body and health, that is Eco-friendly, animal-testing free, as well has gluten free, then this is the product that you have been looking for.  Check them out! The link is below:

http://www.aminthanourishments.com

Education is one of the most powerful tools anyone can have!

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