Ingredient #3: Fragrance
Fragrance isn’t necessarily bad for your hair, but it is highly toxic for your body.
When you apply products, you automatically inhale them.
Breathing in harmful chemicals sends toxic fumes to the brain.
Fragrance can affect your neurological, respiratory, and reproductive systems.
Choose natural hair products that contain helpful ingredients like essential oils instead.
Essential oils are aromatic, nontoxic, and some are even scientifically proven to help hair growth.
Ingredient #4: Dimethicone
This silicone can be found in shampoos, conditioners, anti-frizz serums, and many other styling products.
Silicones smooth over the cuticle and help to make your hair shinier and less frizzy.
The problem is, silicones coat the cuticle so well, that water and nutrients have a hard time entering the hair shaft.
The result is dry, malnourished hair.
Heat-styling is the only time you should ever consider using silicones, as they will effectively protect your hair shaft from heat damage.
Other silicones include cetearyl methicone, stearyl dimethicone, cetyl dimethicone, and dimethiconol.