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The Ultimate Hair Care Guide for All Hair Types

Happy and healthy hair using natural ingredient productsIf we wrote about maintaining your skin’s barrier in the previous blog, this time we go into hair care. After all, your hair is such a big part of your identity.

In this guide, we talk about what hair care products to use, what ingredients to avoid, and how to manage that lovely mane of yours in the most natural way possible.

10 Chemical ingredients to avoid in hair care products

There are many products that will give you instant results. However, pay close attention to the ingredients when buying them as they can be harmful to you and the environment in the long run. Here’s what you should stay clear of: Check the EWG website for more information about toxic ingredients. 

  1. Parabens
  2. Triclosan
  3. Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
  4. Polyethylene Glycol aka PEGs
  5. Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) / Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)
  6. Phthalates
  7. Dimethicone
  8. Triethanolamine
  9. Alcohol
  10. PVP/ VA Copolymer

So what should you look for in your hair care products?

Organic Oils and Butters!

Butters like mango and shea butter form a protective layer around the cuticle of your hair. And if you can add a step to your routine (trust us, it’s worth it!), massage a few drops of castor oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, or baobab oil on your scalp before shampooing. These oils not only nourish your hair and scalp but are also widely known to promote hair growth and health since ancient times.

When picking out a shampoo and conditioner, always use one that is pH balanced and free of chemicals.

Managing Curly Hair, Naturally

We have something for the curly hair gang too! With so many brands acknowledging curly hair, there are many natural products that you can try to keep those curls hydrated, detangled and bouncing. From frizz definers to moisturizing hair creams and deep conditioning hair masks, Curly Temple has a range of organic hair care solutions for your problems.

What is Co-washing and do I need it?

Co-washing is the act of washing your hair with just conditioner. This works well for people with afro, very curly or extremely dry hair.

With our natural co-wash and conditioners, your hair will thank us! Made with 100% pure spring water and no SLS, this product washes gently & strengthens the hair while at it.

We have a wide collection of organic oils and natural hair care products at Mockingbird Apothecary. Come check us out!


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