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I’ve tried dozens of natural and non-toxic shampoos and conditioners, but I’ve had the hardest time finding a set that would do the job right for my super long and very thick blonde hair. Out of all the products I have tried, these are the tried and true winners that work, and work well.
As you can see from the photo above — my hair is super long and thick. It’s actually even longer now than in the photo because this photo was taken almost a year ago. I’m just about ready to get a haircut now, since it’s so hard to manage. But I just love it long so much! I need a shampoo that lathers really well, doesn’t strip, but doesn’t make it oily either.
There’s quite a few non-toxic haircare brands that I recommend and love — and I’m sure they would work well for people with shorter or thinner hair, or with different hair needs than me.
People ask me all of the time how I grew my hair so thick and long and I plan on doing a blog post all about healthy hair. So make sure you sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss out! I’d love to have you on mission with me! Also, if you sign up for the newsletter you’ll get a bunch of free goodies sent straight to your email!
INGREDIENTS TO AVOID IN HAIRCARE
There are thousands of toxic ingredients in haircare products. Hormone disrupting parabens, immunotoxic synthetic fragrances, and BHT (linked to cancer) to name a few.
The best way to find out whether a product or ingredient is safe, is to go to the Environmental Working Group’s website and search their database. There’s over 70,000 products that have been rated for safety on a scale of 1-10. The best and safest products would be EWG Verified or rated a 1. The next best products would be rated 2 or 3. I personally wouldn’t opt for anything rated lower than a 3 if at all possible.
I wouldn’t doubt that many of your favorite products contain some harmful ingredients, so I highly recommend you to check and see for yourself on the Environmental Working Group website.
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THE BEST SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER I’VE EVER USED
So, here it is. I’ve been using natural haircare for at least five years now. I’ve tried SO many brands and different formulas, and it wasn’t until I finally decided to try 100% Pure’s line of haircare that I found an absolute winner. Now, I must say, I’m sure there’s some good products that I haven’t gotten my hands on yet — but until then, these products are winners in my book and they’re in my shower to stay.
100% Pure doesn’t have very many products listed on the EWG website, but I’ve read every single ingredient myself, and I’ve typed in each and every ingredient into the EWG database. I’ll list the exact ingredients adapted from the 100% Pure website. Each ingredient that I searched was rated a 1. Which is incredible.
I just COULD NOT believe how extremely well these products work on my hair. The ingredients are SO CLEAN! How is it even possible?! 100% Pure — job well done!
Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water (Organic Rose Hydrosol)*, Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Cocoate (Saponified Coconut) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus (Kelp) Extract, Plant Cellulose (Vegan), Cocos Nucifera (Virgin Coconut) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Panthenol, Extracts of Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Leaf*, Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root, Urtica Dioica (Nettle), Melia Azadirachta (Neem), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower, Salt (French Sea Salt), Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower, and Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil * Certified Organic
Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water (Rose Hydrosol), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Virgin Coconut) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus (Kelp) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Sinensis (Orange) Peel Fiber, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax) Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Pantothenic Acid (Pro-Vitamin B5), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Extracts of Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower, Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem, and Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil *Certified Organic
MORE 100% PURE HAIRCARE PRODUCTS I LOVE
- Burdock & Neem Healthy Scalp Shampoo, Burdock & Neem Healthy Scalp Conditioner
- Yuzu & Pomelo Glossing Shampoo, Yuzu & Pomelo Glossing Conditioner
- Honey & Virgin Coconut Shampoo, Honey & Virgin Coconut Conditioner
- Grow More Shampoo, Grow More Conditioner
- Repair Shampoo, Repair Conditioner
- Moisture Drench Shampoo, Moisture Drench Conditioner
- Glossing Shampoo, Glossing Conditioner
OTHER HAIRCARE BRANDS I TRUST AND RECOMMEND
These are some brands that I’ve personally tried and trust but simply didn’t work for my hair needs, but might work for you! These products have great ratings on the EWG database and many of the formulations are EWG verified.
- Avalon Organics
- BeautyCounter (haven’t tried yet but heard great things)
BeautyCounter has some really clean haircare products that are EWG Verified and I’ve heard great things, but I’ve yet to try them since I’m still stocked up on my 100% Pure faves. But as soon as I try the Daily Shampoo and Conditioner I will let you know how it works on my hair! If you try these let me know how it goes for you!
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