For the last few decades the majority of us has been used to just trusting the
labels and bottles in the supermarket. It is only the last few years that the
concept of natural hair care and organic shampoo is slowly becoming a more
wellknown subject. But is it really better for you? Decide for yourself when
you read about the ingredients in the two counterparts below.
Most mainstream shampoos use water as their base which is also the
case for many natural and organic shampoos. Sometimes aloe leave juice is used in natural shampoos
as well – it can soothe the skin and serve as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Mainstream shampoos use mostly sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) or
sodium laureth sulphate as the detergent agent, when organic shampoos on the
other hand use cleaners made from natural sources such as corn sugar and
The mainstream synthetic conditioners use silicones and
film-forming agents to coat the hair and give a feeling of ‘slip’. Organic
conditioners contain plant oils and hebs such as coconut, horsetail, nettle,
chamomile and other natural ingredients in place of the silicones and other
Instead of artificial preservatives such as parabens, natural
hair care products use natural preservatives such as essential oils.
There are many other ingredients in the mainstream hair care
products such as colours and fragrance that are completely unnecessary and not
needed to keep your hair clean and healty. While these two might make the
experience of washing your hair a little more pleasurable, they actually add
nothing good or beneficial to your hair.
As you can see above, many hair care products contain a variety of synthetic ingredients that
can be harmful for the environment and cause skin irritation. Luckily, hair
care has come a long way and it is now definitely possible to find healthier
alternatives to the synthetic, silicone and paraben rich supermarket shampoos