Choosing a new shampoo can be a challenging task. There are so many options to choose from and even more ingredients on the bottle that we can’t even pronounce. We may use the same strategy as we do when buying a bottle of wine - if the label is beautiful, then it must be a good one. Breaking news: there’s more to choosing shampoo than the shape of the bottle or its scent. Without further ado, let us help you figure out what to look for - or should we say what to avoid - next time you go shampoo shopping.
How to choose a shampoo without inviting chemicals into the shower.
The first thing you’ll want to look for is fragrances and phthalates. “But, I saw you have lavender, coconut, and tea tree scented shampoos!?” you may ask. You’re right. However, we only add essential oils to perfume our products - nothing synthetic, no chemicals and no artificial fragrances. Another thing to note: our shampoos don’t have any phthalates. You should remember that word, because phthalates are something you never want to have around you - they are a group of chemicals used to help fragrance stick around longer, but they are also known to be carcinogens and hormone disruptors. Do yourself a favour and stay away from any bottle of shampoo (or any other product) that contains phthalates.
Even though they are mainly used in cosmetics, parabens are sometimes also used in shampoo. That’s another word you don’t want to read every time you give love to your beautiful hair. Parabens have been linked to breast cancer in many studies and are mainly used in shampoo to promote hair growth and to prevent bacteria. Do not worry, there are other ingredients that are safe for you and your family that will give you the same results as these undesirable parabens.
Our last advice: do your research before standing in front of the never-ending rows of bottles of shampoo, because the number of ingredients and chemicals in some of them is alarming. Oh, and one last-last thing. Be kind to yourself and opt for a natural shampoo. Your scalp, your hair, and your whole family will thank you.