Cruelty Free Hair Care

From the first time someone gazed at their reflection in a pond, and liked what they saw, we’ve been interested in beauty.

Ladies from the stone age may not have cared too much about their appearance but leading up to the start of the iron age – it became important.

Also, skincare and makeup were important to many then – and still are. In many cultures, the environment played a role in early forms of hair care. For example, searing temperatures in the Middle East drew women to using oils or other natural products to protect their hair.

That is if they actually kept their hair! Many a head was shaved and many a wig was fashioned to protect from head lice, or as a status symbol for the elite in society. A lot of very unusual concoctions were experimented with from then until the beginning of the 20th century.

Interestingly, hair care isn’t completely based around the health & wellbeing of your hair. There’s a symbiotic relationship between the health of your scalp, as well as your hair. Every strand of hair you have sprouts from beneath your skin. Essentially, the better we look after our overall health, our skin as a whole will follow suit.

Hair care for the 20th century

From this point onward, chemistry would play a role forming the compounds we now know as shampoos and conditioners. Some did more damage than good but modern techniques have ‘straightened out the curls’ so to speak.

Healthy scalp = Healthy hair.

Healthy hair care – avoid the traps

Admittedly, this isn’t always possible. There are any number of factors attacking our locks:

  • Sunshine
  • Wind
  • Dust
  • Pollution
  • Humidity
  • Ourselves!

Oddly enough, we can be our own hair’s worst enemy. Doing anything with your hair when it’s still damp can cause problems. For instance, drying with a towel can pull on your scalp, brushing it or tying it up does the same. Excessive heat from your blow-dryer, hair straightener or curling irons/wands can damage or break your hair.

Your diet could be poor, you could be stressed out, over-style or over-process it, let it grow out too much, wash too often. You get the picture.

One beneficial way we can look after our scalp, and ultimately our hair is what we clean and protect it with.


Hair care – the Cruelty Free way

Using cruelty-free hair products not only eliminates animal testing from the equation, many of these products are vegan, natural and organic. Also, you’ll even find some that are toxin and chemical free. What better way to look after your beautiful locks than by traveling down the cruelty-free path?

Cruelty-Free Hair Care Products

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