Most of us love the feeling of melting into the aromas that come along with a relaxing hot shower. What could be better than soaking away your worries all while being caught up in a whirlwind of soothing fragrances? However, many of our favorite hair products include harmful ingredients that can actually be counterproductive in the mission to achieve stronger, thicker, and healthier hair.
Falling For Fragrances
It's common for us to choose our hair care items based on which fragrance makes us feel most at peace, but this method of selection can really throw off our internal balance. Though these products may promise to make your hair shinier and bouncier, companies often incorporate harsh and harmful chemicals in order to create the scents we love. Checking labels for substances such as benzene or aldehyde can help us avoid these toxic elements. Also, looking out for fancy key words such as "fragrance" or "parfum" can help tip us off to products that may contain synthetic scents or other dangerous chemicals.
For optimum results, look for products containing natural substances. There are many traditional Ayurvedic ingredients such as rosemary, coconut, pumpkin, lavender and many more, that not only impart balancing smells to the products they are added to, but also are known to improve the health and quality of hair! These ingredients, as well as fenugreek, henna and Indian gooseberry have unique “good-for-you” fragrances that help to balance the minerals and elements within the body and leave you feeling truly healed and relaxed.
Let us know what your favorite natural scents are or if you love the ones we suggest!