Even before packaged products became household items, hair care was treated as an important aspect of personal grooming. Back in the day, people used home ingredients such as vinegar, mint, thyme, rosemary, and nettle-infused water to moisturize and nurture their hair.
In Ancient Egypt, women used concoctions as hair moisturizers to guard their locks from the hot and dry weather. As suggested by curling tongs found in some tombs, they even styled their hair!
Up until the 1920s, due to unawareness, inappropriate substances were being used to wash, dye, and care for hair. Once the toxicity of said substances became known, industries sprang up to cater to this demand. However, many ingredients used in our everyday hair care products today are carcinogenic too, as proven by several studies.
More and more people today are realizing how connected with the natural world we are, and using naturally-sourced products is the best way to unite with nature and our planet.
Now that we know expensively packaged does not always mean good – it is time for another revolution in skin and hair care.
The Need for Safe Hair Care
Regardless of what you think may be the case, there is a drastic need for safe and eco-friendly hair care in the world of today. Even the regular day-to-day use products can end up causing trouble.
Containing a chemical known as sodium laureth sulfate, shampoo is basically a detergent! Among other things, it strips your hair of its natural oils. If you have dry and frizzy hair, you probably have the worst end of the deal. Triclosan is another such chemical accepted as toxic but still used freely in products we bring in close contact with our bodies.
Other than shampoo, there are various products that we apply to our precious hair without ever glancing at the ingredients list. These could include conditioners, hair repair serums, heat-protecting sprays, hairsprays, and other styling products.
Our products go one step ahead and use safe, mostly natural ingredients to give your hair the same benefits without the side-effects.
Why it Matters
As we go about our life one day at a time, the damage being caused to our hair is not very visible. Over time, however, the quality, volume, and health of your hair will go down. Protein reserves are depleted; hair becomes brittle and ends up looking lanky or lifeless.
How Does Hair Get Damaged?
The scalp and the hair shaft can be damaged in several ways. First off, if the scalp is not regularly taken care of, even the act of cleaning with shampoo can end up stripping natural oils. This, in turn, makes the scalp produce more oil than usual, making your hair oily and in need of even more shampoo- it is a vicious cycle.
If your hair is coated with silicone (present abundantly in conditioners) frequently, the hair shaft can become dry and brittle eventually. The breathing room it needs is overtaken by a layer of silicone. This is why hair feels immediately softer after using regular conditioner.
Busting the Shampoo Myth
Contrary to common belief, you do NOT have to shampoo your hair every day. In fact, you can drastically cut down on the amount of shampoo you use if you realize you don’t need soap to cleanse it. The market has many such scalp cleansers available that are gentle on your hair while sufficiently cleaning it.
Salon Processes and Their Effects
Many people, fed up with the condition of their hair not being what they want, opt for salons that offer treatments. The problem with these treatments is that they often don’t take into account the many different types of hair textures and types that exist. Furthermore, because you are depending on someone else, they are not as driven to make sure safe ingredients go onto your scalp.
From keratin and protein treatments to straightening methods, people opt for all sorts of things to maintain their hair. What they don’t realize is that the more you try to modify your hair into what it is not, the more out of control and damaged they will get.
Instead of undergoing straightening treatments to control frizz, embrace the natural you; which means accepting the kinks and curls in your hair. If we want to get the most out of our bodies, we must align them with what is the natural way of living- the way Mother Nature intended.
There are several salons that remain mindful of your hair needs by utilizing natural products, but the unfortunate reality is that many don’t take it into account. Opt for the far safer and more environmentally-friendly products from our line and you are sure to notice a difference.
Say No to Hair ‘Repair’
Some salons offer hair repair therapies that claim to transform your hair. Be wary of any treatment that claims such a thing; you don’t need a transformation, you need a product that will help maintain what is ‘natural’ for your hair
What You Can Do
If you want to own up and take some long-term responsibility for your hair and your environment, our products are what you are looking for. To keep hair soft and healthy for longer you need to keep it moisturized and work to repair previous damage; a natural hair care solution is the way to go.
Go for conditioners that do not have silicone or drying alcohols in their ingredients. You can easily find a list on the web that can help you differentiate between good and bad alcohols for your hair. In our products, we use Cetyl and Cetearyl varieties which nourish and nurture.
Replenish and Repair
Damaged hair looks dry and dead. To reverse the harm that your hair and scalp have already sustained, you need to focus on reparation and replenishment of nutrients and moisture.
Silken Solutions- Hair Care without the Lasting Damage
Instead of using silicone-laden conditioners to untangle your hair, you can decide to go for the Silken Solutions Leave-In Hair Detangler. Not only will it use its gentle touch to untangle your hair, but it also contains several natural silk proteins, argan oil, bamboo, and 25 other natural ingredients that keep it from being a tangled mess while providing necessary repairs.
No Artificial Fragrance
Instead of artificial fragrance whose ingredients are often left untested, our Silken Solutions Detangler uses orange and grapefruit essential oils to bring out that citrusy scent without synthetic additives.
The absence of silicone means that when you use our product it will nourish you from deep within instead of just coating your hair with a slippery material. The conditioning is complete and more than surface-deep.
Free from Toxic Chemicals
Our product is free from artificial fragrances, phthalates, toxin-releasing preservatives, drying alcohols, triclosan, and all kinds of silicones and sulfates,
Mostly Natural Ingredients
The ingredients used are natural and organic. We might go for a safer chemical alternative if need be, but natural elements are highly preferred.
Care and Repair
With Silken Solutions hair care, you will not have to worry about using products. On top of untangling your hair as it promises to do, the spray acts as a protecting and repairing serum. Keep using it and you will find the health of your hair getting better instead of deteriorating.