Most people typically go with conventional options when it comes to skin and hair care so a typical day will involve applying all sorts of chemicals in one form or the other either to the skin or to the hair. From hair and body creams to shampoos, conditioners, serums and hair treatment, people utilize these products on a regular basis, thereby loading their bodies with lots of harmful chemicals time and time again. Unfortunately, the ingredients in some of these hair and skin products contain toxic substances that might eventually be irritants to the body. In some extreme cases, they can lead to skin reactions and disorders.
The truth is that most of these hair and beauty companies are concerned mainly about their profit, and not necessarily about the best option for your overall health. With all of this in mind, it is usually best and safest to select products carefully. Organic and natural products are considered safe for various reasons, however, you do not necessarily need to buy the organic version of every product to be safe. As in foods, not all conventional products are affected by chemical fertilizers. In fact, some foods are naturally protected from chemicals due to their outer layers. A good example is tomatoes versus avocado. It is certainly a good idea to purchase organic tomatoes because the outer layer though consumable is very soft and therefore easily penetrable by chemical fertilizers. Avocado on the other hand, has a tougher skin which is not edible. Research has shown that chemical fertilizers barely penetrate this outer shell hence there is no need to spend money buying organic avocado. But the importance of organic products can not be overemphasized as the health effects are compounded and highly adverse.
What Are Organic Products?
These are products (hair, skin, beauty, food etc) whose main ingredients are organically farmed with no additional chemicals fertilizers and additives. They are created from natural ingredients without the use of chemical or synthetic compounds. Organic skin and hair products are extracted from these kinds of pure plants and flowers so it gives the skin no form of irritation. It gives the hair and skin the best care possible.Organic products are considered to be mostly harmless and tolerable because they are mostly made using natural and freshly farmed plants, herbs or flowers.
For your hair, here are some reasons why organic products are the best options.
Harmless: organic products are completely free of toxic ingredients that can harm both the hair and the scalp. The herbal extracts are infused and absorbed by the hair scalp so it maintains hair moisture while also improving the overall condition of the hair. Since all its ingredients are natural and non-allergic, organic hair products are suitable for all hair types. The USDA certification standards are very high and as such, skin and hair products that qualify for USDA certified organic status are almost considered food. Our Acai hair softening creme is USDA certified organic, vegan and free from palm, dyes, sulfates and parabens. It is a head to toe butter that does amazing things to hair and skin. The highlighted properties show how strict the standards are for organic products.
Eco-Friendly: Organic hair products are mostly created through environmentally friendly techniques, particularly organic shampoos, hair oils and hair conditioners. Rather than harsh hair chemicals, they contain biodegradable materials. By purchasing organic hair products, the environment is impacted positively as its well being is put into careful consideration. Choosing organic hair products is therefore a conscious decision to support the health of the planet and the environment.
Scent/Fragrance: Organic hair products have a more natural aroma and scent. Artificial fragrances mask a ton of anonymous chemicals which can be toxic for the body. Organic products are free from these artificially engineered fragrances and all forms of artificial coloring. The scents are derived from the natural products and leaves a long lasting fragrance on the hair.
Highly Potent: Organic hair products are highly potent. The vitamins and minerals that stimulate hair growth are found in these natural organic products. By utilizing these products, the hair gets the full nutrients directly, without the adverse effects of preservatives and additives.
When it comes to skin care, natural and organic products are the best possible options out there. This is because the skin is the largest organ in the body and therefore deserves the best form of protection possible. As a matter of fact, more than 50% of what is applied to the skin is easily absorbed into the bloodstream through the pores. This means that the best way to keep your vital organs protected is to use organic and natural skin products. Other reasons include;
Nutritional Benefits: Almost all chemical-laden skin care products have very little nutritional benefits in their ingredients. Rather than direct nutrients, what you will find are chemicals to temporarily mask any skin issues that might be present. On the other hand, organic skin products are loaded with essential vitamins that nourish and smoothen the skin. These vitamins brighten the skin, reduces wrinkles and fine lines because of the natural antioxidants present in them.
Affordability: Certified organic hair and skin products are relatively affordable. They are not as expensive as their synthetic counterparts in the market. The affordability comes with the fact that they can be used for long periods of time, depending on the frequency of usage and the size of the product. For instance, our raw, unrefined organic butters can be used in their natural state and are highly effective in keeping the skin soft and moisturized.
Effectiveness: Organic skin products actually work. They have been tested several times by users and they have attested to the fact that there have been significant changes after weeks and months of usage. Raw butters can be highly effective in preventing and treating eczema, psoriasis, alopecia and many skin problems. Organic skin and hair products contains therapeutic oils and fats, herbal extracts and natural acids that work together to give your skin the shimmery and healthy look it deserves. These ingredients are straight from Mother Nature so they work together in a synergy to leave the skin radiant and flawless. While you may find Shea butter, cocoa butter etc, listed as ingredients on various conventional skin care products, their composition is altered in those products and they are not as effective as they will typically be in their raw and unrefined state. For example, Shea butter has highly medicinal benefits when used in its unrefined organic state but its medicinal benefits are lost when refined and chemically processed.
Aging Prevention/Protection: Organic skin products are made with minerals that are responsible for protecting the skin against certain degree of sunlight exposure. This is particularly relevant for facial skin since it’s relatively thinner than other areas. The skin is susceptible to ultraviolet rays which cause premature aging. The presence of antioxidants provides sun-shielding benefits which in turn protects and prevents the skin from damages.
So why use organic skin and hair products? The answer is easy: they are healthy and relatively cheap. They also contain ingredients that will do nothing but nourish your hair and skin in several different ways. The demand for natural and organic products has been on the rise, this is because they have been tested by consumers and found to be low on the irritation scale and high on the skin and hair nourishment scale. It is important to mention that for some natural butters that are obtained from seeds, you are safe purchasing unrefined conventional options as they will not irritate the skin due to their outer layer being impenetrable by any artificial fertilizers that may have been used in growing them. If you haven’t joined the organic and natural beauty revolution, what are you waiting for?