Sulfates ,Parbens, Mineral Oils, & Silicones Have No Business Being In Your Conditioners
We all have heard numerous times to avoid shampoos that contain harsh chemical ingredients like sulfates, paraben, mineral oils, and silicones but, are we forgetting to check the label on the back of our conditioners. Most women use conditioner way more often to co-wash their hair ,so it is vital that you find conditioners that contain healthy chemical free natural ingredients to properly care for your hair.
Cowashing your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo helps to infuse moisture back into the hair without stripping the hair of its natural oils. The main benefit of sulfate free conditioner is that it reduces hair dryness and irritation of the scalp. With a healthy scalp, you can avoid dandruff, flakes and itchiness. Sulfate free conditioner can also help you protect color treated hair, and give your color more lasting power. You will also notice that using a sulfate free conditioner will allow your hair to become become silkier, softer and shinier. Parabens are another ingredient to avoid because they contain cancerous ingredients that could potentially cause adverse medical effects. Not only does parabens cause the threat of causing terminal diseases, they also cause skin irritations that could lead to unsightly scalp rashes.
Mineral oil is a ingredient that you want to stay far away from because it is derivative of crude oil or petroleum that is used industrially as a cutting fluid and lubricating oil. Petroleum coats the scalp and hair by creating a barrier coating that inhibits the ability for hair to breathe and absorb moisture which is vital for black hair. Silicones coat the hair strand and stops moisture from entering the strand which defeats the purpose of co-washing.