With so many health complications on the rise, many people are choosing to find natural alternatives to care for themselves and better their health.
It is no secret that there are many harmful chemicals in products today that are causing issues such as hair loss, cancers, allergic reactions and vision loss.
Many naturals are aware of the harmful effects of parabens and sulfate but there are more chemicals that one should look out for. Most of the time, we browse the aisle and read the first few ingredients to check for water as a main ingredient and any other familiar terminology.
Most people stop at what they are familiar with and do not take the time to investigate the other ingredients. These ingredients are the ones you should look out for the most. They are the chemicals in your products.
Many chemicals are placed in our products to preserve it, create lather and give fragrance. These chemicals are absorbed by our skin and can cause health issues. One may never consider the fact that their hair and skin care products could be affecting their health, but it is very possible.
Some natural alternatives that I enjoy working with are aloe vera, herbs and herbal infusions, eatable foods such as avocados, bananas, honey, essential oils, coconut milk, honey, carrier oils, apple cider vinegar, flax seeds and bentonite clay.
If you need a deep cleansing to naturally remove product build-up, try a bentonite clay hair mask detox. Bentonite clay is a volcanic ash that removes toxins from the hair and body.
BENTONITE CLAY MASK RECIPE
You will need:
Bentonite Clay – Approximately ½-1 cup (varies based on hair length and density)
Apple Cider Vinegar – You will need to eye ball this to get a smooth consistency
Wet hair. Combine ingredients. Apply combination to hair. Let sit 15 min. Rinse out with lukewarm water.
If you would like to try a natural gel, make your own by boiling flax seeds! Flax seeds are high in omega-3 which nourishes the follicles and encourages hair growth.
FLAXSEED GEL RECIPE
You will need:
Flax seeds – 1 cup
Water – 1 ½ cups (approx.)
Place seeds in a small pot. Pour water over seeds. Heat to boil on medium heat. Let boil until liquid reaches an egg yolk consistency. Strain and store in cool place.
How about a great deep conditioning recipe? No problem!
Combine avocado, honey, plain yogurt and coconut milk and blend well. Apply to damp hair and cover. Sit 15 min. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
In time you will began to experiment with different recipes to fit your specific needs.
Incorporating natural alternatives into your natural hair care regimen is a great way to support good health. You can minimize the toxins you are exposing your body to daily. Toxins can eventually cause health complications. If health complications arise, prescription medications may be prescribed, and this too can have a major effect on your hair growth.
There are natural product lines out there and some are on the pricey side because of the great quality so if purchasing is not within your budget at this time, you can get creative and whip up your own concoctions.
It is also fun to do with the kiddos!