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Hair

MAKE THE SWITCH To Clean Hair Products

Make The Switch to Clean Hair Products
@jensallure

Many of us have already made the switch to clean beauty on multiple levels. Our skincare is clean and green, our makeup is free of phthalates and dangerous preservatives like antifreeze (yes, there is really antifreeze in many products, beware of an ingredient list that contains propylene glycol). But what are we clinging to when it comes to haircare? 

Our fancy foams make us feel squeaky clean, but how are they damaging the scalp? Products that promise to “lift” add bulk and buildup. Keratin products coat the shaft so it can’t breath or absorb moisture. Intense fragrances overpower our senses, clash with our favorite perfumes, and get absorbed by the skin… which happens to surround our head aka our precious central nervous system.

And, lest we forget, our skin doesn’t stop at our hairline. The skin on our scalp is an extension of the skin on our face, and it gets dry, needs moisture, absorbs chemicals and toxins, and has reactions just like the rest of our delicate cranial skin. Here are some of our favorite clean hair products to replace your oldie:

1.
I Create Lift
Brand: Innersense
Price: $35.62

Mousse’s and foams are notoriously yucky. They create pore and follicle clogging build-up, contain all kinds of gluey ingredients and toxins, and tons of fragrance. This one is squeaky clean, and adds shape to your natural wave as well as lifts from the roots.

2.
Dry Shampoo
Brand: Captain Blankenship
Price: $24

A super simple ingredient deck promises to do what it says in one clean sweep. Count on this product to absorb excess oils and product, giving your scalp a refreshed look and some added volume.

3.
Restorative Scalp Tonic
Brand: CAKE
Price: $72

This product takes the cake, get it? It’s super light, unlike most natural hair serums which are really just hair oils (which we aren’t bashing, love a good hair oil! This is just so feather-light and dreamy), this treatment is packed with protein and stem cells.

4.
Texturizing Sea Mist
Brand: Herbivore
Price: $25

When your natural waves just need a little extra beachy kick… this is the perfect, minimal product for you. Like a literal ocean mist, a spritz of this is akin to a quick dip in the Pacific.

5.
Hydration Shampoo
Brand: Rahua
Price: $34

Natural, protein-binding sugars and Amazonian oils come together in this clean shampoo for a rich daily duo treatment that is like a tall glass of water for the thirstiest of locks. It smells delightfully tropical, but don’t let that fool you—it’s totally toxic-fragrance free, only natural stuff in here.

6.
Hydration Conditioner
Brand: Rahua
Price: $36

Natural, protein-binding sugars and Amazonian oils come together in this clean shampoo for a rich daily duo treatment that is like a tall glass of water for the thirstiest of locks. It smells delightfully tropical, but don’t let that fool you—it’s totally toxic-fragrance free, only natural stuff in here.