Living a healthy lifestyle begins on the inside by supplying our bodies with nutrient-rich, whole and live foods but it doesn’t have to stop there. Once we begin thinking about what’s really in most commercial shampoos, it raises the question: Why am I putting all these chemicals on my body? Traditional shampoos contain a multitude of potentially poisonous ingredients and are often created using chemicals that strip the hair and scalp of an important natural oil called sebum.
How Conventional Shampoos Hurt Your Hair
Sebaceous oils are naturally created in the scalp and act as the best natural conditioner for your hair and scalp, providing much-needed moisture the natural way. Sulfates and other harmful chemicals in your shampoo strip your hair of these natural oils, forcing your scalp to go into “panic mode” and over-produce oil, leaving your hair looking dull and your scalp unhealthy. Sulfates like Sodium Laurel Sulfate or SLS do more than strip the hair of its natural oils, SLS removes beneficial bacteria that are essential to maintaining a healthy scalp and head of hair. Once the “good” bacteria have been removed by sulfates, harmful germs have an open playing field, resulting in rashes, hair loss, allergic reactions and irritation.
Even shampoos claiming to be “natural” and sulfate-free are usually filled with chemicals. They use expressions like, “derived from coconut” or “plant-based” to trick consumers into believing that they are buying a chemical-free shampoo, however, these derivatives (such as Cocamide MEA or DEA) can be highly toxic and equally damaging to the hair and scalp. Sulfates, cocamides and other chemicals in your shampoo also force you to wash more often and follow with a paraben-filled conditioner. As the shampoo strips the sebaceous oils from your scalp, it also strips and damages the hair follicle itself. This forces you to follow your shampooing with a paraben, plastic, and silicone filled conditioner which will coat the hair follicle in order to make the hair appear soft and manageable. However, this only covers the problem instead of solving it.
A Natural Solution To Chemical Shampoos
Now this doesn’t mean that you should completely stop using shampoo. Though no shampoo is better than using one that is filled with chemicals, the “no poo” craze is not the best way to bring out your hair’s natural beauty. The “no poo” method is a great way to remove chemicals from your hair routine, but without wholesome nutrition being delivered to the hair and scalp, you are less likely to see growth, fullness, or your best head of hair. Like the body, we have to feed the hair and scalp with raw, whole nutrients in order to get the full benefits of each ingredient.
So where does this leave you? In search of a new shampoo that is chemical-free, whole, and nourishing to the hair and scalp. Lucky for you, we’ve done the research for you: Morrocco Method Shampoos. Each ingredient is the whole, unheated, and unpasteurized plant itself. That’s right, you can recognize (and pronounce!) every ingredient in these shampoos. Check out Morrocco Method’s raw shampoo and take a peek at the ingredients list because these products are good enough to eat!
He set out to create an all-natural hair care line unlike any other in the world. Combining ancient principles of Chinese medicine and Ayurveda with modern plant science, Anthony Morrocco created Morrocco Method Int'l.
Unlike many companies claiming to be natural, Morrocco Method products are as pure as our wild-crafted ingredients.Each product is created using live ingredients that feed the hair and scalp.These raw ingredients supply living nourishment to your hair in the same way that raw, fresh foods provide wholesome nourishment within your body.
Visit the Morrocco Method Raw Store to start shopping!
For educational materials, check out the MM Blog, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram