Hair products are one of the most important parts of the curly hair routine. You can put your hair into lots of problems if you use the wrong products with harsh ingredients. We are going to take a closer look at these ingredients. If you want to buy new products and change your routine, this post can help you with that
Sulfates can really cleanse your hair and scalp, and you may think that it can be a good thing for you. But, sulfates can remove too much natural oil from your hair which can lead to dryness and also other problems that come with it.
The most common sulfates that you can find in your shampoo ingredients are sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium Laureth sulfate. They are added to shampoo to make lather, and lather can remove dirt and build-up from your hair and scalp.
Silicone can act as a protective layer and can also lock in moisture, but it can have many disadvantages and bad effects on your curly hair. Silicone can block the way of nourishing ingredients. This will make the products that you use less effective.
Here is a list of the worst silicones in hair products:
- Cetyl Dimethicone
- Cetearyl Methicone
- Stearyl Dimethicone
If you want more information about silicones, don’t forget to check out this post: Silicone: Is It Good For Curly Hair?
Parabens are added to products for increasing shelf life and they won’t get spoiled that fast. Products such as shampoos, conditioners, skincare products, and soaps may contain parabens. You can check products’ ingredients for these common parabens:
- Ethyl parabens
- Butyl parabens
The next harsh ingredient on the list is Propylene Glycol. This ingredient is usually found in products that add slip to your hair such as conditioners. If you use it regularly, it can cause hives, skin irritation, and also dermatitis. Check the products ingredient list and make sure you don’t buy a product with this ingredient.
Synthetic colors are the next item on this harsh ingredients list. This includes D&C Red 27 or FD&C Blue 1 which are produced out of petroleum or coal sources. Make sure that you avoid any products that contain these ingredients. These colors are suspected to cause skin irritants, carcinogenic, and are also linked to ADHD in children.
Formaldehyde is one of the most dangerous ingredients that you can find in hair products. It is a cheap preservative that is linked to cancer and a long list of other problems. This ingredient can also cause ear infections and even heart palpitations. It is completely obvious that how dangerous this ingredient can be and you also need to avoid it.
If you have found any method that works for your hair, feel free to share them in the comments with others. This can be very useful for those who have a hair type just like you. What harsh ingredients were you using on your hair? Are you going to switch to suitable products for curly hair? Share your experience with us in the comments.