30 May Why Organic Hair Care Products are Better
Many consumers don’t purchase organic hair care products because they cost a little more than the usual highly-visible “name brands” that sometimes contain synthetic or chemical ingredients that may be unhealthy for you and the environment. People buy them because they know them. We see these name-brand hair care products everywhere: television, magazine ads, bus stop ads and online ads. Big brands, with their huge budgets, spend millions each year on marketing and advertising. Their advertising fills our senses with images of beautiful people (often celebrities or models) and their fabulous, impossibly gorgeous hair. The advertising promises shinier, healthier, bouncier, more touchable hair. Special lighting, beautiful sets and scenes, slow motion videography and wind-blown hair effects captivate us and sneakily send a message to our subconscious mind: use our products and you’ll look like this, too!
The majority of consumers buy these well-known products regardless of the ingredients they contain, or the practices of the company who makes and sells them. They’ve been sold a promise, and often that “promise” can be purchased cheaply from a local drugstore or grocery store chain. What is the genuine cost, though? If big brand products contain ingredients that may not be healthy for you or the environment, aren’t created sustainably, and don’t deliver on the unrealistic promises made in advertising, are they worth the price?
Benefits of Using Organic Hair Care Products
Organic hair care products frequently contain:
- Organic ingredients
- Essential oils
- Vegan proteins
- Organic botanical or fruit extracts
- Natural colour and aromas
In addition to having organic and natural ingredients, organic hair products usually don’t contain:
- Animal by-products such as animal proteins
Another hidden benefit of purchasing organic hair care products is that many companies that create and sell them care about the environment, sustainable manufacturing and packaging, while also giving back to the community. For our haircut and style services, From Hair On salon uses (and sells) organic, natural hair products by Canadian company Surface.