How To Style Your Hair Using Natural Products

How To Style Your Hair Using Natural Products

There are thousands upon thousands of hair products out in the market today. Just a quick trip down the beauty aisle can have you staring at twelve different brands and six different “new and improved” formulas. You take a look at the label and there are all these chemicals you’re not familiar with. Even if you are, one has to wonder: does it take that many things to keep your hair healthy? Are these all necessary? These are the questions have fueled the natural beauty product movement for some time now. 

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How To Style Your Hair Using Natural Products
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People are no longer blindly putting things into their scalp without knowing the potential consequences or side effects, and it’s high time that you do too. But what kind of products are out there and how does one use them? Here’s a quick guide that can hopefully answer your questions and then some.

Hair Moisturizer

If you’re like us, you’ve probably experienced damaged hair due to things like hair dye, and other strange chemicals. In switching to natural care, it’s absolutely necessary to have a good hair moisturizer. 

Once or twice a week, depending on how often you shampoo, apply an ample amount of natural moisturizer to your wet hair. What kind of moisturizers? Shea hair butter, coconut oil, and aloe vera are all wonderful options that you can find almost anywhere. This is especially handy if you have curls to maintain.

The Good Spray

Along with a good moisturizer, another natural option for a style staple is hair spray. Hair sprays are notorious for having unsavory compounds in it. Fortunately, there are homemade sprays that are absolutely worth trying. Get ready to awaken your inner alchemist. 

A rum and lemon solution has all the properties you need to tame the frizz on your head. Don’t worry, you won’t end up smelling like a drunk. The oils from the lemon peel with completely take over and the end result is barely distinguishable from that of a store-bought franken-spray.

Protect Your Ears

Along with hair, one can also apply this theme of natural and calming alternatives to other aspects of their hair routine. Take the blow dryer for example. They’re imposingly loud and we just seem to be okay with it. Sound pollution is just as vexing as chemical pollution. 

June of even compiled a list to help us keep our ears healthy while we take care of our hair and scalp. So if you’re going to use one, a more silent alternative is much preferable to a high horsepower jet engine next to your ear.

Gel Alternatives

For styles that require some hold, a great alternative to run-of-the-mill hair gel is flax gel. Hair gels you pull off the shelf work through a compound called “dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate copolymer”. Say that five times. Organic hair pastes have been on the market in recent years. 

They’re a wonderful alternative for those looking to add volume and texture without the science experiment. Some of the leading brands feature extracts from rice as well as organic beeswax for the primary “hold” agent. Organic hair paste is highly recommended for people--especially men, who seek an earth-grown option without having to go into the kitchen and attempt to whip up a sticky potion.

Styling your hair doesn’t have to be an exercise in physical chemistry. There are options all around us that provide the same quality health and beauty benefits, without the weird stuff. Yes, there is a convenience aspect to just pulling something off of the shelf. 

But down the line, your scalp and your body will thank you for keeping away things like sulfates and parabens. We must remember, before anything, that what we put on our head, ends up in our bloodstream. And as much as possible, we should make sure that what we introduce are things that mother nature already provided.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sunshine,

    It's just awesome. Thank you for sharing this with us.


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