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Our Favorite Non-Toxic Hair Products

In today’s endless market of hair products, it can be a daunting task to decide which ones to choose from. It can be even more challenging to fully understand which items are healthy for your hair and which ones can damage it. You put a lot of time, energy, and money into healthy, organic foods that go into your body, so wouldn’t you do the same for your hair and scalp? In this article, we have compiled some of our favorite brands and products that are non-toxic, all-natural, and conducive to keeping that lovely mane and scalp or yours nourished. We will also cover which ingredients to bypass so you can avoid flaking, scalp irritation, and hair loss.


Top 4 Environmentally Friendly Brands


Kevin Murphy is on a mission to create eco-friendly hair care products that do no harm to the environment. This product line is great for dry and coarse natural hair, as well as colored hair because their gentle cleansing agents effectively cleanse without stripping your hair and scalp’s natural oils. Their products are sulfate-free and are packaged in containers made from recycled plastic removed from our oceans. This month, Kevin Murphy is celebrating “Green November” and will plant one tree for every product sold!


Cezanne hair care line is people, planet, and pet friendly! They only use ingredients that are non-toxic, naturally safe, and 100% formaldehyde-free. Their products are ideal for weak, broken, and damaged hair because of their revolutionary low-pH formulation. Your hair will be fully restored, stronger, healthier, and extra glossy after pampering your mane with Cezanne.


All-Nutrient organic hair care has been eco-friendly since they were founded in 1984. Their mission is to continue to use earth-friendly technology and research to remain sustainably green, cruelty-free, and all-natural. Your hair will appreciate their continuous efforts to produce goods that nurture your hair and this beautiful Earth we live on.


Sukesha uses all-natural ingredients that include natural amino acids, soy proteins, and plant extracts. Their unique blends moisturize your scalp and hair without weighing it down. They also include non-toxic agents that protect you from the sun’s harsh UV rays. The result is voluminous, nourished, and protected tresses. Sukesha is also a cruelty-free, organic brand that strongly believes in green and sustainable production methods.


Organic Shampoos and Conditioners


Kevin Murphy Balancing Wash is a pH-balancing shampoo that gently cleanses the scalp and hair with a spectacular blend of sage, grapefruit, wheat proteins, amino acids, Ylang Ylang, vitamins C and E, and geranium flowers. Whatever your type, this hair wash will restore moisture, strengthen your follicles, and protect against color fading. This product is also paraben and cruelty-free!


Cezanne Perfect Moisture Conditioner is so gentle, it can be used daily. Its blend is made with soy proteins and is paraben-free. Your hair will be moisturized, smooth, frizz-free, and super shiny after just one application. It’s also safe for keratin treated and color-treated hair. No matter what your hair type or unique hair needs, Cezanne’s organic hair care line will not disappoint!


All-Nutrient Color Safe Shampoo provides protection and restoration to color-treated hair. All products are paraben-free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free. Your hair will also be resistant to UV rays, pollution, and hard water thanks to its non-toxic protective agents. Your hair will remain fade resistant, vibrant, and shiny after you pamper it with this All Nutrients blend of vital nutrients. Their delicious ingredients list includes sunflower extract, grape seed oil, essential fatty acids, amino acids, plant proteins, and numerous vitamins and minerals.


Sukesha Clear Hair Conditioner is made from wheat amino acids, coltsfoot, tree bark extract, all-natural essential oils, and plant proteins. Free of artificial fragrances and harsh chemicals, you can feel confident with Sukesha tending to your luscious waves. Their specialized blend of certified organic extracts restores elasticity, strength, and moisture to your hair. The result is refreshed and fortified UV-protected hair all day!


Non-Toxic Hair Styling Products


Kevin Murphy Killer Waves is ideal for fine, damaged, wavy, or curly hair. Nurture your hair’s natural texture with this lightweight curl enhancer. Gone will be the days of limp, lifeless, and frizzy hair. Your tresses will be tamed, but full of life after you try this antioxidant-rich product. The impressive, all-natural list of ingredients includes baobab seed extract, Australian wild rosella flower, yerba mate, amino acids, and vitamins C and E. Kevin Murphy’s combination of organic ingredients increases elasticity, repairs your hair, and is chock full of anti-aging benefits.


Cezanne Leave-In Perfector Spray is like a personal bodyguard for your hair. This spray protects your strands from heat, UV rays, pollution, and breakage, as well as detangles. It does it all! After one use you will notice how much smoother and more manageable your hair will be. Aloe, jojoba seed oil, shea butter, macadamia nut oil, amino acids, neem, and argon oils come together to make your hair soft and silky smooth. All-Nutrient Pomade will provide your hair with a firm hold without drying your hair or making it feel crunchy. This creamy wax blend creates thickness while locking in moisture and holding your stylish updo in place. You can apply it to dry or wet hair and get the same fabulous results! Mother Earth herself will approve of the sunflower seed extract, grape seed oil, lappa root, and ginkgo biloba leaf ingredients in this organic, eco-friendly blend.


Sukesha Styling Gel boasts a lovely mix of soy proteins, wheat amino acids, and barley proteins. This gel is the perfect product for a quick style. It can be used on wet or dry hair and the hold lasts all day, regardless of the weather or humidity. You also don’t have to worry about static or buildup. It’s great for straight, curly, or short hair because its retention ability is unrivaled. You can always count on Sukesha to deliver a high-quality, all-natural product that makes your daily routine easier and healthier thanks to their environmental protection principles!

Non-Toxic Hair Nourishment Products


Kevin Murphy Young Again is the ultimate anti-aging hair treatment! This oil can be used daily on hair that is damaged by chemicals, UV rays, coloring, heat, or time. It delivers a deep conditioning that promotes repair, growth, and shine. This lightweight, nourishing hair oil is infused with antioxidants, safflower seed oil, natural citrus fruit acids, and camellia leaf extracts to increase your hair’s elasticity, promote moisture retention, and protect the hair follicles. This nutrient-rich product turns the clock back and reverses years of damage. It’s also sulfate, paraben, and cruelty-free!


Cezanne Silky Nourishing Oil is the perfect solution for your dry, damaged hair. Its professional blend of shea butter, argon oil, and avocado restores your hair’s moisture, elasticity, and silkiness without weighing it down. It also reduces time under harsh styling and drying tools because it helps damp hair dry faster. Get ready for your frizz to disappear and your hair’s luster to return!


All-Nutrient Hair Proteinizer is a weightless leave-in product that contains keratin proteins and amino acids that strengthen and repair damaged hair. It contains organic coconut oil, jojoba oil, rainforest fruits, pineapple, sunflower seed oil, and chamomile flower that was sustainably sourced. It can be used on all hair types and color-treated hair. It’s 100% vegan, sulfate-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free. Not only does this product offer your hair a healthy dose of earthy goodness, but it restores your hair’s moisture, elasticity, and shine. It also has a UV protectant that will keep your hair safe outdoors.


Sukesha Shine and Body Leave-In Conditioning Spray contains all-natural quinoa protein, plant extracts, soy protein, wheat protein, botanicals, rice amino acids, chamomile flower, nettle, burdock, sunflower extract, and grape seed oil. This one-step styling product condition detangles and adds body and shine to your locks. Sukesha’s unique blend of botanicals offers sun protection as well!


Ingredients to Avoid in Hair Products


There are a lot of beauty products out there that contain harsh chemicals and carcinogens that you do not want to put on your hair. Always be vigilant about researching the products you buy and reviewing the ingredients on the labels. The list of chemicals to avoid is very long, but we’ve listed the ones you will probably see most often.


If you’re considering a new hair product that contains any of the following, put it back on the shelf immediately. These chemicals have been known to cause irritation, dryness, flaking, allergic reactions, hair loss, and are even toxic to your organs. Yikes!


polyethylene glycol

sodium laurel sulfate

formaldehyde

ammonia

petrolatum

coumarin

phthalates

parabens

ethanolamine

diethylhexyl adipate


Organic Ingredients to Embrace


Now that you know which chemicals to avoid, here are some all-natural ingredients your future hair care products should contain. This list will sound more like a decadent buffet than beauty product ingredients, but the purer, the better. There is no way to list every desirable vitamin, mineral, or organic compound that is healthy for your hair and skin because Mother Earth gives us so much to work with.


We’ve narrowed it down to some you can easily find currently in non-toxic hair care products. Also know you can take some of these ingredients and create your own hair washes, oils, and blends yourself! You can’t go wrong with the products we’ve listed, but if you’re still curious to venture out on your own, here is a helpful list!


Argan Oil

Aloe Vera

Seed Oil

Citrus Extract

Vitamin E

Avocado

Wheat, Soy, & Quinoa Proteins

Honey

Amino Acids

Tea Tree Oil

Seaweed

Flower Extract

Clay and Charcoal

Shea Butter

Coconut Milk and Oil

Essential Oils

The rule of thumb is the least amount of ingredients it takes to make a thing, whether it be food or beauty products, the better it is for you. You want the simplest, purest form of anything you put in or on your body. If the label on your hair product says eco-friendly, all natural, organic, vegan, cruelty free, Green Business Certified, you’re already doing great in your selections.


Loving Your New Eco-Friendly Locks


We hope this article has helped you narrow down your options in your quest for organic hair products. Go forth and mix and match to your heart’s desire. Create a fun blend of products from our list that swirls into a perfect hair salad for your locks. You can now fully relax in your shower knowing you’re loving yourself and the environment with every wash!


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