After months under a tuque, tangled in scarves, your hair may be damaged, fragile, even broken. A few simple tricks can help you rehydrate and strengthen your hair. Spring is here and it's the ideal time to pamper your mane – discover our natural hair care tips and some healthy habits to introduce into your routine.
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Why opt for natural hair care?Like our body and our skin, our hair and scalp face a number of aggressive factors, such as seasonal and temperature changes and environmental pollution, as well as residue build-up. Here is a brief list of ingredients used in conventional shampoos. These are often used to optimize product performance and appearance of the hair, but are best to avoid*:
- Surfactants (washing and foaming base): For example, sodium laureth sulfate.
- Cationic surfactants used to detangle and condition hair and remove static electricity: For example, benzalkonium chloride and dicocodimonium chloride.
- Emulsifiers and thickeners added to the formulas, with emollient and softening properties: For example, silicone and polymer, including dimethicone and acrylate crosspolymer.
- Preserving and antibacterial agents: For example, parabens and their common substitutes, such as methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI), or DMDM hydantoin.
- Perfumes: listed as Fragrance / Parfum on the label.