*For those who are switching from commercial to organic shampoos, please note that hair detox can take up to 2 to 3 weeks, so be patient! Some people will experience greasy hair as they detox - we promise it’s worth the wait for naturally light, shiny, bouncy hair.

If you’re curious what the detox process feels like, here’s my experience!

Hair plays a large part of how we look and feel about ourselves, so why not take care of it? Being healthy, using clean products and detoxing applies to hair too – especially in humid environments that require lots of hair care!

Why organic hair products help with detoxing?

Many shampoos and conditioners contain chemical ingredients and harsh cleaners found in car pipes that worsen our hair quality, scalp condition and also may disrupt hormones or lead to cancer. Organic shampoos and conditioners do the following:

1. Cleans without stripping out moisture. It cleans dirt and excess oil while leaving necessary oils. In turn, you will not require as much conditioner.

2. Cleans without chemical hormone disruptors and carcinogens.Not worrying about shampoo causing hair, eye, skin, and health problems should be a given!

3. Keeps natural pH balance of hair and scalp. Commercial shampoos can upset the natural pH balance of our scalp, which can lead to dry or oily scalp, and cause dandruff or itchiness in turn.

4. Keeps you healthy and safe. Unless you are specifically allergic to an ingredient, organic ingredients won’t cause allergies or irritations. Mostly importantly, they will not potentially cause any health problems.

5. Improve hair quality and scalp conditions. Depending on what ingredients they contain, organic shampoos can treat dry, oily or itchy scalps. They can also make hair lighter and bouncier, smoother, shinier, or more moisturized.

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Harmful chemicals


It’s important to note that organic shampoos don't lather or foam up much. The rich foam is the result of added chemicals, and does not make shampoo more effective in cleaning hair.

In addition, many shampoos and conditioners contain detergents, ingredients used in fabric softeners, and many harmful chemicals that should not be in our environment, and definitely not in our hair. For those interested, below is a list of ingredients commonly used in big brands that we want to avoid and why:

1. Proylene Glycol. a derivative of mineral oil that is also found in antifreeze and brake fluid! It’s a cheap synthetic to retain moisture that we would not put in our bathroom, much less on our body every day.

2. Acidamide or choloroacetamide. Liquid based solutions require help in warding off germs, mold and bacteria from growing in their watery environments. Acidamide fights microbes, but can also be an allergen. The European Economic Community requires label warning on products containing this.

3. Ingredients ending with DEA, MEA, MIPA, PEG. These are compounds that may create cancer triggering carcinogens and also cause skin irritations. They thicken, gel, and emulsify shampoos. They also thicken and stabilize foam, and transform transparent solutions to opaque, milky colours.

4. Cocoamide DEA. The most common foam stabilizer and thickener. This carcinogenic compound used in shampoo and many personal care products. It is a synthesis of coconut oils and ethanolamine, leading some products to say it’s ‘natural’ and contains coconut oil. It requires a warning label under California law.

*This is why organic shampoos do not foam or lather as much as commercially available shampoos.

5. Sulfates, particularly Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laurethl Sulfate (SLES). These harsh chemicals damages children’s eye proteins. In adults they can damage hair, impair growth and repair, and can cause irritation and inflammation. SLS has a petroleum base and can also be found in cleaning detergents. Shampoos and soaps that have a rich foam contain them, and should be avoided.

6. Parabens. The most common germ and mold preventatives found in the majority of hair care, moisturizing creams, lotions and makeup. They can cause eczema, rosacea and dermatitis, especially for people with sensitive skin.

There is no proof that parabens disrupt estrogen balance, cause breast cancer, and causes significant health risks in the small amounts used in products. However, the amount of parabens in the myriad products we use add up, so avoid them to play it safe.

7. Phthalates. Another controversial chemical, phthalates have been linked to hormonal disruption and toxic effects in pregnant women and children. Congress put limitations on permissible levels of some phthalates, and the EWG recommends avoiding them. We agree, although it is difficult as phthalates are softeners used in almost everything, from personal care products to household cleaners, plastic tubes and plastic packaging.

8. Silicone, particularly Amodimenthicone. Silicone makes your hair shiny but keeps out beneficial ingredients. Instead, it creates a layer of sheen over your hair strands and locks out conditioners that can nurture your hair. Amodimenthicone is a silicone emulsifying agent that makes shampoo and conditioners consistency smooth. It can also be an allergen.

Until better health and safety standards are in place for our products, read the labels to see what ingredients are in your hair care, skincare and makeup products. Realistically, toxin risks depend on the levels of exposure and it’s impossible to completely avoid them, but it doesn’t hurt to do what we can!

Look around your bathroom, what chemicals do you see?

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*要注意!初次由坊間普通洗髮水轉用有機洗髮水時有可能經歷2至3星期的頭髮排毒階段。在這階段有些人頭髮會變得油淋淋,但階段完成後頭髮就會變得自然輕柔亮麗!

如果您想知頭髮排毒的過程,可看看我的分享!

頭髮佔我們的外觀以及自信的一大環,因此應多加保養!除了講求健康秀髮,也需要使用純淨產品及排毒,特別在潮濕的天氣更加需要好好保養!

為什麼有機洗頭水能為頭皮排毒?

很多洗髮水和護髮素都含有化學物質和具刺激性的潔淨因子,而這些經常會在廢氣喉發現的物質不但會傷害髮質及頭皮狀況,更會干擾荷爾蒙甚至引致癌症!而有機洗髮水和護髮素有以下好處:

1. 潔淨而不會抽乾水份: 溫和清走污垢及多餘油份,保留所需油份,變相替您省下些護髮素。

2. 潔淨而不含干擾荷爾蒙及致癌化學物:用洗頭水不應要擔心影響頭髮、眼睛、皮膚甚至身體的健康。

3. 平衡頭髮頭皮的酸鹼度(pH值): 普通洗頭水有可能破壞頭皮的天然酸鹼度,令頭皮變得乾燥或油淋淋,亦會引致頭屑或痕癢。

4. 保障健康安全: 除非您天生對某種成份敏感,普遍來說有機成份都不會引致敏感反應。更重要是有機物質不會引致健康毛病。

5. 改善髮質及頭皮狀況: 視乎成份,有機洗頭水能夠修護乾燥、油性或痕癢頭皮,亦可讓頭髮更顯水潤柔滑、輕盈亮澤 。

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添加化學物質


有機洗頭水沖洗時不會起太多泡,一般洗頭水起泡是因為所添加的化學物質,而其實泡沫不會加強潔淨效果。

另外,很多洗頭水和護髮素包含清潔劑,常用於衣物柔順劑,而且當中很多有害化學物質更會傷害環境,何況是頭髮。欲知更多,可以看看以下一些常見於大牌子、但應盡量避免的成份:

1. 聚乙二醇(Proylene Glycol):礦物油的洐生物,經常用於防凍劑及剎車油!這種便宜的人工物質會阻隔水份,浴室也不會用,為什麼要每日用在身體上呢?

2. 酰胺或氯乙酰胺(Acidamide or choloroacetamide):液基溶液需要外來幫助去抵禦及防止病菌、霉菌和細菌在濕潤環境滋生。酰胺對抗微生物,但同時亦為致敏原。歐洲經濟共同體已經立例要所有含有這種物質的產品於標籤上說明。

3. 所有名字以DEA、MEA、 MIPA及 PEG結尾的成份:這些複合物不但含有致癌物,亦會刺激皮膚;令洗頭水變稠、凝固並乳化;並令泡沫更豐潤,令原來透明的物質變成奶白色。

4. 椰油酸DEA(Cocoamide DEA):這種致癌的複合物是最常見的泡沫穩定劑及增稠劑,常用於洗頭水及很多個人護理產品。內含人造椰子油及乙醇胺,有些產品甚至會訛稱是「天然」及「含有椰子油」。加州已立例必須在警告標籤上說明成份。 *因此有機洗頭水不像普遍洗頭水般起太多泡

5. 硫酸(Sulfates),尤其是硫酸月桂酸鈉(SLS)及月桂醇聚醚硫酸酯鈉鹽(SLES):這些刺激性化學物質會傷害小童的眼蛋白質,傷害成人的髮質、阻延生長及修復,亦會引導敏感及發炎。SLS從石油提煉,常見於清潔劑。多起泡的洗頭水及肥皂都有這種物質,應盡量避免。

6. 防腐劑(Parabens):大部分護髮、保濕霜、乳霜及化妝品中最常見用作阻隔病菌及細菌的物質,會讓特別是敏感皮膚的人士引致濕疹、玫瑰斑及皮膚炎等。

雖然暫時未能證實產品內所含的少量防腐劑足以干擾雌激素平衡、引致乳癌及致命的大病,但防腐劑是會日積月累的,所以最好還是少用。

7. 塑化劑(Phthalates):塑化劑一直都是備受爭議的物質,與對孕婦及小童造成的荷爾蒙干擾及毒性作用有緊密聯繫。國會立例監管有部分塑化劑的含量水平,環境工作小組(EWG)更建議避免使用。我們雖然贊同,但現實是個人護理產品以至家用品、膠管及膠袋等所有東西都是以塑化劑作軟化劑,無可避免。

8. 矽膠(Silicone),尤其是氨基封端二甲基聚矽氧烷(Amodimenthicone):矽膠令您頭髮顯得光亮,但其實會於髮上形成一層膜阻擋所有護髮素滋潤頭髮。氨基封端二甲基聚矽氧烷是矽膠乳化劑,會令洗頭水和護髮素更滑,但同時亦是一個致敏原。

在所有產品都合乎健康安全標準之前,須記得細閱護髮、護膚及化妝品的成分標籤。老實說,毒素是累積回來的,而且不可能完全能避免,但仍可以盡量少用提防!

看看您浴室四周,能數得出多少種化學物質嗎?

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