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Our Natural Hair Care Essentials with R + Co BLEU
As we are spending more time indoors, now is a great time to have a closer look at things around your home and make conscious switches to better your health and reduce your carbon footprint. Here Taylor talks you through some the team’s favourite natural hair care alternatives with R + Co BLEU that are not only better for your health, but for the planet too!
Why Switch to Clean Hair Care?
Soft, shiny, bouncy hair is what we are all after – right? But what is the cost of achieving that? Conventional hair care products are filled with ingredients, that are harmful to us and the planet. A very common ingredient in these conventional products is synthetic fragrances. Most labels simply just say the term, ‘fragrance’, but behind that ingredient is a ton of hidden chemicals used to mimic more expensive natural scents.
Since we absorb everything we put on our skin, these chemicals have been found in breast milk and have led to harmful disruptions in the human body. Dimethicone, which is a type of silicone is another common ingredient to avoid. It is actually a type of plastic, which can create a shiny effect on the hair. But really, it creates a buildup of product on the scalp, clogging your pores, and stopping natural moisture and nutrients from entering the pores. Horrible right?
I’m sure you’ll be familiar with the next scary ingredient, sulfates. They are chemical detergents, meaning they are really strong cleansers. However, they are far too strong to be used on our skin or hair. They strip the natural oils and moisture we naturally produce, which can actually lead to dry and brittle hair. If you find you have an itchy scalp or even eczema or psoriasis, it may be caused by sulfates. They are so commonly used because they are inexpensive and create that soapy lather that makes us think we are getting a deep clean. There is a massive list of nasty chemicals that companies fill their haircare with. They do so to create a product that is cheap to make and made to last.
It’s time to ditch the plastic, chemically filled haircare products and switch to organic, plant-based, and zero-waste shower products.
Skip The Plastic Too!
100% PCR Bottles use 88% less energy, lowering carbon footprint.
100% PCR Closures 73% lowering carbon footprint vs. virgin oil based plastic.
100% PCR Boxes sourced from FSC Certified Board (for all), comprised of 100% recycled material PCW.