How do chemicals in hair products affect your hair ?
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One can see many hair care products like shampoo, conditioner, hair serum etc in markets. But most of these are full of chemicals. The manufacturers claim to provide the essence of natural ingredients like bhringraj oil, amla, coconut in the products. And rightly, some of them may contain the essence of natural products, but the use of chemicals destroys most of the goodness of those essences.
Because of these chemicals, when you use those products, your hair gets damaged. The more the chemicals present, the more the damage is to your hair. It is preferable to use organic shampoo and conditioner made with bhringraj oil, shikakai, amla, coconut rather than shampoo or conditioner made with chemicals. If you switch to organic hair products from chemical hair products, you will see the positive change in your hair really quickly. The organic product will make your hair healthier and repair all the damages which were made by the chemical hair products.
Not only shampoo or conditioner loaded with chemicals damage your hair. The other products like hair color, hair mask, henna, even some hair oils fail to provide the results which they claim to.
Following are some hair damages which usually are a result of using chemical hair products-
Dry hair- It is the most common problem of all the hair problems one faces. This problem occurs due to lack of nutrition to your hair and scalp. The shampoo you use removes the natural oils from your scalp and makes it dry after washing. The chemical present in the shampoo promotes drying of hair. These chemicals prevent your natural oil from being able to secrete from the scalp. Due to this dryness of scalp your hair length dries. Natural oil which comes out from your body is very much essential for hair growth and moisture. These shampoos or other hair products remove this oil and make our hair dry. A variety of shampoos and ayurvedic hair oils are available on the market to provide perfect hair nutrition, like bhringraj oil, shikakai oil, and coconut oil.
Itchy scalp- There are many reasons behind itchy scalp. First of all due to hair dryness one can face an itchy scalp. Other reasons for itching could be the presence of lice or dandruff or diseases like psoriasis, which can also cause itchy scalp.
Bhringraj oil contains anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties that help reduce dandruff and prevent itchy scalp. Besides this, bhringraj oil also relieves symptoms of scalp psoriasis with its anti-inflammatory properties.
Graying of hair- Hair graying is a common thing which all of us face at a certain age. Some of us face it a bit early and some of us in late years. This is considered a natural process but with intense care to your hair you can prevent hair from graying for years. The hair products which are made up of chemicals promote hair graying. These products reduce the level of melanin from hair follicles. However, graying of hair could also occur due to health issues like inactive thyroid gland. But the role of chemical products is huge in graying hair. To prevent graying hair you can use bhringraj oil. Haritaki and jatamansi are two active ingredients of bhringraj oil which help maintain the natural color of hair and prevent premature graying.
Split ends- As we have mentioned in this article that the use of chemical hair products causes dryness of hair. Due to this dryness the ends of each hair strand gets a split. Dry and damaged hair would mostly see two ends from a single hair strand. Sometimes you may see a split at the middle of a strand. The hair gets split due to dryness caused due to usage of chemical hair products. It is important not to ignore hair issues for too long. People should take immediate steps to prevent this issue. There are more than a thousand remedies on the internet that suggest natural oils such as almond oil, coconut oil and bhringraj oil, but it is important to choose them carefully.
Hair fall- This is the most common problem every individual in this world faces. There may be so many reasons behind hair fall. Using hard water can lead to hair fall. Your own sweat can cause hair fall. An unhealthy diet can cause hair fall. Health constraints could lead to hair fall. There are also some diseases which cause hair fall. But the role of chemical hair products in hair fall is huge. Most of our hair falls due to the use of chemical hair products. The chemicals which are present in the hair products react with our hair and make them dull, dry and unhealthy. Dryness of hair leads to hair breakage and hair fall.
Other than this, you can use bhringraj oil and any ayurvedic cooling oil that helps to reduce stress by massaging your head because for today's generation, stress is also a major issue when it comes to hair loss and other hair issues.
These are some harmful effects of using chemical hair products. We all know about these harmful effects because we all face them.
Many people will recommend you to use organic hair products like organic hair oil for hair fall treatment or dull hair treatment. Some of us may listen to them and some of us may not. It is tough to believe that organic oil really exists. But you are wrong. There are many companies which manufacture pure organic products. Chemicals are not used in their products, and they believe in natural/herbal ingredients like amla oil, coconut oil, shikakai oil, bhringraj oil. You can use those products to treat your hair. You just need to find the correct product which will suit your hair type to repair the damages which were caused by chemical hair products.
Remedies to repair damaged hair
The first thing you should do to repair your damaged hair is to change all your chemical hair products with organic hair products which are made from totally organic herbs such as coconut oil, onion oil, mint oil, hibiscus oil, bhringraj oil, and amla oil. Avoid using chemical hair colors and apply organic hair color like herbal hair color. Though, henna which you use is mostly pure, some companies add some chemicals to it. Be aware of those products and use organic henna.
The first thing which can repair damaged hair is Oil treatment. You can use any oil of your choice but make sure it is 100% pure. You can totally trust a brand which manufactures pure organic ayurvedic hair oil with natural herbs like coconut oil, almond oil, bhringraj oil etc. These oils are a mixture of natural oils which are really beneficial for damaged hair. You can use other oils also.
There are many essential oils available in the market. You can select any one of those to treat your hair. But all of these essential oils have a different function. For example, olive oil gives your hair a bright shine, coconut oil promotes hair growth, castor oil thickens your hair and bhringraj oil prevents hair fall, dandruff.
Organic products come from nature and nature cannot be harmful for you unless you are allergic to any of the natural products. Not only hair, the other body parts should be treated with natural products to get rid of harmful chemicals.
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