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What makes organic haircare better?

What makes organic haircare better?

Maggie Gibbons

Alongside the rapidly growing market for organic skin care there’s a wonderful, ever-expanding range of organic shampoos and conditioners available. Not only do more people want them, but I am pleasantly surprised at the availability – especially Irish-made ones.
But what exactly makes these natural shampoos so much better? Well for a start, natural and organic shampoos and conditioners normally contain only eight or nine ingredients, which makes it very easy to keep track of what you’re putting on your scalp. They are kind to your hair and far less likely to cause allergic reactions.
Natural shampoos and conditioners are also perfect for washing out all that messy build up created by products like lacquers and sprays, and they keep your hair looking and feeling beautiful without the addition of harsh chemicals. Granted, there will be less ‘lather’ but that’s a good thing, as it’s actually the chemicals in shampoos that create all that foam. It’s not the lather that’s cleaning your hair even though it might feel good.
Organic shampoos can contain coconut oil and aloe vera, which naturally moisturise your scalp; shea butter for a lustrous shine; and tea tree oil for itching and scalp problems. You might also see seaweed and panthenol, as well as citrus and almond oils.
Irish Company Voya offers Silky By Nature shampoo (€20) and Forget Me Knot conditioner (€25). Infused with the natural purifying properties of wild organic seaweed, the vitamin-rich formula will leave hair healthy, shiny and full of vitality. Voya can be purchased online at www.voya.ie or by phoning the company on 071 9161872.
Viviscal Gentle shampoo (€11.95) offers deep gentle cleansing to the most sensitive scalp. Viviscal Moisturising Conditioner (€11.95) contains a nourishing blend of hazelnut and argan oils to strengthen and moisturise the hair and scalp. Both are widely available at leading pharmacies and health stores. Visit www.viviscal.ie for a full list of their products.
Amazonia Preciosa Buriti shampoo and conditioner comes straight from The Amazon and is brilliant for giving a vibrant boost to dyed, damaged hair. It’s available online at www.yourtonic.com or by phoning 01 2833777.
When you make the switch to an organic shampoo, your scalp and hair will thank you for it, your hair will feel rejuvenated and the benefits will be ongoing. Wave goodbye to unhealthy locks forever, and rest assured that you are doing the right thing by making the move to Organic.

Maggie Gibbons is an Image/Style Consultant based in Louisburgh. She can be contacted at living@mayonews.ie.