Chances are that if you have been to the drug store recently you will have noticed that the number of organic shampoos and conditioners – or products labeled that way anyway – is increasing. These tend to vary a great deal, both in terms of just how truly organic they are and in how much they actually cost! But many of the ingredients that they contain are the same and if you were to take a look at them you might wonder just what things like rosemary, green tea, chamomile and even ginseng can actually do for your hair that conventional shampoos cannot. To help you understand the whole concept of ingredients in organic shampoos a little better here is a brief guide to some of the most commonly used ingredients and just what they might be able to do for your hair:
Rosemary: Rosemary is most often associated with helping stop excessive hair loss and even in some cases encouraging new hair growth in areas that have been left sparse (or even bald) as a result. It can also help people with oily hair get shinier, cleaner hair that is also easier to manage. Rosemary can also help prevent those annoying gray hairs from appearing so frequently and for some people it helps solve their dandruff problems as well.
Basil: Basil has many of the same properties that rosemary does but many people find that it is even better for their oily hair.
Chamomile: Chamomile helps give extra volume and body to fine hair and if you have lighter colored hair it will add natural golden highlights that can look very attractive.
Lavender and Lemon These are both great for cleansing the scalp, reducing scalp irritation and normalizing the natural production of sebum which can lead to faster hair growth and a reduction in oil for those prone to oily hair. They fact that they both also have a wonderful fresh, natural scent is another reason you will find them in a great many organic hair care products as well.
Peppermint Peppermint revitalizes the scalp (some people say that they can even feel it tingling when they use a shampoo that contains it) and helps restore moisture and shine to dry hair.
Green Tea Green tea really is one of nature’s wonder substances. As a very powerful antioxidant it helps protect the hair from environmental damage, it is packed full of hair healthy vitamins like Vitamins A and C and Panthenol, a powerful B vitamin. Numerous scientific studies conducted in Asia have also demonstrated that green tea can actively help regrow hair when applied to the scalp on a consistent basis.
Ginseng When most people think about ginseng these days they think about energy drinks but it really can do a lot for your hair as well. Ginseng helps reduce the amount of stress hormones in the body, a great thing for your hair (as well as your overall wellbeing) as stress is believed to be one of the biggest factors involved in causing premature hair loss.
Tea Tree Oil This Australian oil is another natural hair care wonder. It helps soothe even the most irritated scalp, balance sebum production, reduce dandruff and can even be used as a very effective treatment to get rid of hair lice.
These are just a few of the ingredients in organic shampoos you will find that really will help your hair grow longer, stronger and faster. The best organic shampoos also do not contain any artificial sulfates, substances which it increasingly seems to damage both the scalp and hair.
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