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No-Chemical Haircare

No-Chemical Haircare

Friday, October 13th 2006

Don't be fooled by the illusion that pampering your hair with scientifically formulated ingredients and a modern array of elements beautifies it. While they may make you feel better, they won't do much for your tresses.

Chemical foaming and cleansing agents are really nothing but lather and originate from chemicals called "surfactants" under the names of "lauryl sulphate" and "laureth sulphate". Unfortunately they can strip the hair of its natural oils.

Break that bad-hair-day cycle. Without your natural oils your hair may be bouncier but the hair soon dries and breaks. The ends split and the hair frizzes. This is usually followed by dry itchy scalp. Now you have a dermatological problem along with a bad-hair-day problem. Even worse problems can develop. Small tears can occur in irritated skin, inflamed skin itches and scratching can lead to infections.

The good news is that instead of harsh cleansers, natural botanically based shampoos combine various plant based surfactants. Natural, gentle shampoos and conditioners also help prevent hair thinning. Women as well as men can experience thin hair that falls out. Jason has developed their Thin-to-Thick hair products to assist people with thinning hair.

Jason Thin-to-Thick Hair Thickening Shampoo is designed to add at least 10% fullness to the hair (usually after the first application), while it gently and thoroughly cleanses the hair and purifies the scalp as well.

Jason Thin-to-Thick Hair Thickening Conditioner provides the hair and scalp with precisely the type of complete nutritional, environmental and UV protection you need. It reinforces and strengthens weak hair by infusing amino acids into the cortex.

Reproduced unabridged from the October - December 2006 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.

Footnote from Ideal Health:

The following products are all useful for Healthy Hair:

Biotin
Collagen + C Pomegranate Liquid
Hydraplenish Hyaluronic Acid with MSM
Maxi Hair
Marine Collagen & Keratin Capsules
Mineral Power
MSM
Multi Power
QSilica Gel 500ml
Sibu Beauty
Silica Beauty
Self Test Mineral & Toxic Element Test Kit
Skin, Nails and Hair
Thin to Thick Scalp Elixir

Related health information can be found here:

Alopecia
Calcium
Efamarine for healthy skin, hair and nails
Mineral Power - a supplement high in calcium & magnesium
Multivite - why taking a multivitamin and mineral supplement is so essential?
Thinning Hair

Related articles can be found here:

Doctors recommend a multi-vitamin a day
Everyday Hair Care
Minerals: Critical for well-being
Silica - anti aging mineral
Vitamin B100

If you need help or advice, you are welcome to email our naturopathic team with your health question.

Disclaimer: The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered. The information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.

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