It is the age of ‘Green’ – green tea, eco-friendly paper, eco-wellness. Suddenly and unknowingly we turn to the world of chemicals when it comes to beauty and grooming. Is there any soap, shampoo or cream which is devoid of harsh chemicals and additives? How many Indian and imported brands in cosmetics are parabens-free and eco-approved? Your guess is as good as mine. While packaging is the driving factor, some of our favourite shampoos get away with sales and profits despite the sodium lauryl sulfate in them which can cause cataracts in adults and improper eye development in children. Are you going to allow this practice ruining your precious hair locks and health? It is worth knowing the benefits of chemical-free and organic shampoo brands, for your hair sake. You will be glad you did.

Nothing “Artificial” About It

The goodness of natural ingredients is hard to challenge. The organic shampoo brandsuse plant-based products to create the hair formula. This is one of the promising benefits of chemical free organic shampoo brands. As a result, the effects of the shampoo are gentler on your hair and more effective in cleaning without causing any harm.

Showing Harmful Chemicals The Door

Who wants harmful chemicals in their hair anyway? Not a soul, I think.    

Why not take a look at some of the harmful invisible chemicals in a non-organic shampoo bottle which we pick up from a fancy local or departmental store.

a/ Formaldehyde: That’s what most of us learnt in our Chemistry classes at school, right? Formaldehyde was used to dissect an animal (remember the smell of formaldehyde). So this very chemical used to preserve “dead bodies” for various purposes is used in most nonorganic shampoo brands today. Yucks!! Horrendous it is for your hair.

b/ Ammonium Chloride: OMG! What is this yet-another-chemical of our chemistry lab classes doing in our shampoo? It can be a major cause of eye irritation to us if this chemical goes in our eyes, by any chance.

c/ Propylene Glycol: Though this chemical can be used as a moisturiser, it can also be a “skin irritant”. In fact, Propylene Glycol has been linked to causing immunity and respiratory problems in kids.

d/ Methylchloroisothiazolinone: A preservative it is used in cosmetics and beauty products, courtesy its antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. But in can lead to skin problems and also hamper immunity.

On using an organic shampoo, you can be convinced that the product you are using is not only safe and great for your hair, it is good for the environment as well.

What have you decided after reading this? Are you still going to use chemical shampoos or ask forchemical-free shampoo brandswhenever you do women beauty products shoppingat the counter or online? Think and tell us if you have ever used any brand of organic shampoos in the past and what was your experience like.

Author: Deepika Dewan

A consummate writer, an advertising professional for over 17 years, an active blogger on fashion, ramp, beauty and health; ex-visiting faculty on advertising and communications and a creative consultant, there is never an end to putting words that click. Coffee, crafts and soundtracks keep me high.

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