Most women know the struggle they have to go through every day if they want a shiny and beautiful hair. They opt for various expensive conditioners which claim to improve the texture and appearance of the hair, but sadly, most commercial conditioners do more harm than they do good. This is mostly because they contain harmful chemicals which can attack your hair, giving you that dry and unhealthy look. Fortunately, you won’t have to stop conditioning your hair altogether, because we have a solution for you: make your own conditioner that’s chemical-free. This way, you will know for sure that it will help your hair and scalp rather than damage it.
Store-Bought Hair Conditioners
You may be tempted to buy a hair conditioner simply because you see it endorsed by various celebrities. Once you see their shiny and beautiful hair, you keep thinking “I want my hair to look like that too”. But most of those conditioners have prices that go way over your head, and checking the ingredients wouldn’t help either. Actually, no matter how ‘natural’ they claim to be, all of them have pretty suspicious ingredients on their list. Once you see the long list of chemicals whose names are difficult to even pronounce, you abandon the cause and place it back on the shelf.
Let’s take a look together on some of the ingredients found in a convenience store conditioner:
- Ammonium Chloride
The name itself sounds suspicious. This ingredient is used to give the conditioner a rich texture. However, it’s toxic no matter if it’s ingested, inhaled or simply applied on the hair.
If you ever bought a conditioner with this ingredient on the list, you probably skipped reading it altogether. Its role is to keep the product fresh, but it can damage your immune system as well as irritate your skin.
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate
This surfactant can be found in most beauty products and detergents on the market. The good part is that it’s cheap. The bad part is that it’s also a carcinogen, and can also disrupt the levels of your hormones.
There are many other similar ingredients, from colorants and artificial fragrances, which is why it’s better to opt for an alternative.
Making Your Own Natural Conditioner
It’s very easy to make your own conditioner with natural ingredients that you know are safe. By going along with this conditioner, you will know that your hair is well hydrated. Upon repeated treatment, your hair will look like the one promoted by those TV celebrities you so admire. So what do you need to proceed? Here’s the list:
- 1 tbsp of honey
- About 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil
- 2 cups of distilled water
- 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
The list is pretty short, as you can see. It’s even easier to make, once you have all the ingredients. Use a funnel to place all of them in a plastic bottle of a small size, closing it with a cap. Shake the contents very well, and it’s ready for use.
And there you have it! An all-natural hair conditioner which will be sure to offer all the nutrients you want for your hair. It’s toxic free and great for all types of hair!