Not all hair care products sold in health food establishments are completely natural and may contain chemicals like SLS.  When in doubt read the label.

Now this is an interesting topic. Is it really organic, does natural mean that it has no chemicals?

Here’s the break down:davines plant

The truth is every one wants to live to be 100 years old and look like they are in their 30’s. We live in a time when vanity rules. Face it in some way we are all guilty. So the truth is marketing specialist know this and play on it. Some companies use the fear factor of using dangerous chemicals and some companies use the fountain of youth scenario. ‘Yes’, I am expanding this article to be about more than just haircare products.

The average woman applies up to 200 chemicals to her skin every day through cosmetics, lotions and hair-care products, imagine what we ingest. Is this a bad thing well my wife’s Grandma Marge has been using a can of hairspray a week for 65 years or so; she’s in her 80’s, still drives and has more energy than half the people I meet on a daily basis. Thats what I like to call the genetics card.

Here is a little info on standards for Natural and Organic Beauty Products:

  • Cosmetics are among the least-regulated products on the market, and products that are labeled organic or natural might not be due to major loopholes in federal law.
  • The FDA does not review or regulate what goes into cosmetics before they are marketed to salons and consumers.
  • Products that are made with natural ingredients contain fewer irritants and allergens, and are earth friendly causing less of a negative effect on the environment. Since consumers are going green and putting less toxins in and on their body organic and natural product are on demand.
  • The best way to know whats in the bottle is to research the company selling it. Check out there consumer rating see what they say on their website Check out their history and mission statement, how long have they been in business where do their ingredients come from.
  • There are many organic and natural companies out there that have been doing organic and natural before it was even a fad. 

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The big question of the day is “are these chemical really that bad for you”? In most cases I would limit the amount of toxins entering into your body by making better choices when you make your purchase, but generally I wouldn’t stress about it. The stress will kill you before the product will. There are chemicals that are used in our foods and products to preserve them and keep them bacteria free. Products that claim to be a hundred percent organic are not telling the whole truth.To maintain a shelf life they need to have a preservative in them. For a product to be bacteria free, they must go through some process, milk being the best example.

Bottom line: do your research and the decision to buy organic or natural will be that much easier.