Should You Buy Organic Shampoo?

(c) 2016
(c) 2016

Many of us have probably been told to use shampoo with natural ingredients. Some of us are steered away from using chemical-based shampoos because chemicals are often viewed as negative and unhealthy. Most people buy chemical-based shampoos because they tend to be cheaper and last longer. However, to achieve a beautiful and healthier look for your hair, consider using organic or natural shampoos.

Juju Salon is a salon that sells all natural and organic shampoos as well has hair care services. Juju Salon posted pros and cons of using chemical-based shampoos and organic shampoos on their website to share with their viewers. The post points out that the main reasons why people would choose chemical-based shampoos over natural is because they are easy to find and buy in stores, price is low, and they lather more – so only a small amount is needed to wash hair. However, people should consider not using or reduce the use of chemical-based shampoos because some chemicals can cause “baldness, premature hair graying, and hair loss.” Common chemicals found in shampoos such as “parabens, propylene glycol (antifreeze), and sulfonate (deodorized kerosene) in your body harms not only your hair and scalp but is dangerous for your whole anatomy – can lead to development of cancer and other illnesses.” Using chemical-based shampoos can also destroy hair follicles, which can cause hair loss and prevention of hair growth.

Juju Salon suggests people to use organic shampoos because they are simply good for your hair and the earth. There are no chemicals or synthetic ingredients that will harm hair, and instead will only contain “botanical ingredients” that will “enrich and infuse skin cells and hair follicles with natural oils, vitamins and minerals, resulting in soft and glossy hair.” Using natural shampoos will give your hair nutrients to boost its health. Although using these shampoos are more beneficial than using chemical-based shampoos, the cost is usually higher and more frequent purchases will occur because it doesn’t lather as much as chemical-based shampoos. People would find themselves buying natural shampoos more often because they apply more to their hair to give them that soapy and clean feeling. It is a good thing that there are no “synthetic foaming agents” in natural shampoos, but people tend to use more product because they are use to shampooing that produces a lot of foam, leading them to think that more foam means more effective cleaning.

Choosing an organic or natural shampoo will cost more, but consider using them from now on if able to. They provide more benefits and are healthier for your hair than using other shampoos. Chemical-based shampoos can cause damage and involves a lot of risk so try using natural shampoos as much as possible to improve the health of your hair.