Long hair, short hair, curly hair, blue hair — no matter how you wear your hair, by making a few changes to your beauty regimen, you can limit your exposure to the unnecessary chemicals used in commercial personal-care products. The Sierra Club has come up with a complete guide to healthy, chemical-free hair that minimizes your environmental impact and saves you money. Read on to learn more:
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Shampoo & Conditioners: The use of natural or organic products helps limit the chemicals (like the questionable parabens) that inevitably make their way down the drain. Further research is being done to determine exactly how parabens impact humans (and the environment) but in the meantime, consider whether you feel comfortable being exposed to these and other synthetically made chemicals.
Another advantage to choosing a certified organic shampoo and conditioner is that these products are often minimally packaged, saving energy at nearly every step along the supply chain. You can’t always trust product labels, so to determine whether a product is safe or not, look it up using the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Skin Deep Database.
Buy shampoo in bulk whenever possible.
Read the rest of the article from the Sierra Club here.