“…Gimme head with hair
Long beautiful hair, shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen…” Hair
It seems the quest for the perfect head of hair is a life-long journey. We cut it, we colour it, we style it, we wish we had more or less, straight hair or curly hair and to top it off we have our own necessary daily hair rituals in an effort to ensure we never have a bad hair day!
But for all the things about our own hair we either like, don’t like or can’t change there is one thing we can take control of… and that’s using hair products that nourish the hair we have without damaging it or our skin.
Here are our secrets to creating hair you love by using natural hair care products...
Using the right ingredients is key
News has been out for some time now that using shampoo with sulfates (which are ingredients that create a lather in shampoos, soaps and foaming cleansers) should be avoided as they can cause skin irritation and strip hair of its natural oils and proteins. But just avoiding this ingredient isn’t enough, as many mainstream hair brands contain a whole lot more synthetic ingredients that may coat your hair to make it look shiny, but will ultimately cause dryness and damage underneath that coating.
That’s why Biddy + May trusts in the Innersense Organic range because each product is carefully thought out and formulated from a rich concentrated combination of Certified Organic and safe plant ingredients, such as coconut, avocado and shea butter. Using only healthy ingredients and ditching the nasty ones will leave your hair clean, residue-free, naturally shiny and full.
The processing of pure ingredients matters too
Pure ingredients need to be sourced, harvested and processed with the highest intention. Many mainstream brands contain silicones, resins, plastics and other synthetics that create a coating, giving the illusion of moisture and shine. However, over time these ingredients can accumulate leaving hair feeling dull, dry and unmanageable.
Innersense is careful to ensure their range contains ingredients that come straight from nature, that they are grown organically and sustainably without the use of chemicals. They must also be ethically farmed.
Products are created through conscious chemistry – cold-pressed, distilled and processed without synthetics.
They must be free-from damaging and potentially harmful ingredients such as sulfates, silicones, phthalates, 1,4 dioxane, petro compounds, PEG, MEA, TEA, MIA, EDTA artificial dyes and synthetic fragrances.
Using high concentrations of their hero ingredients, means less water. All formulations are also gluten-free, cruelty-free and non-GMO.
Choose the right products for you hair type
Pure Duo is a gentle cleansing shampoo and lightweight conditioner to increase moisture. Suitable for fine to medium hair types.
Color Duo is a gentle cleansing shampoo and rich conditioner. Suitable for medium texture, coloured or chemically treated hair.
Hydrating Duo are luxurious hydrating shampoo and conditioner. Suitable for course, thick and extra thirsty hair.
What ever your hair type, Innersense has created a clean routine that will work for you.
Making the switch and what to expect
When you’ve been using mainstream hair products for most of your life, whether they be supermarket or salon brands, making the switch to a clean beauty hair routine can take some adjustment. To begin with your hair may feel heavy or more oily than usual for the first week or two as your hair and your scalp transition back to its natural state – free from synthetic ingredient build-up. This is a totally normal detoxing process and can often take as long as two weeks, but at the end of this time you will have transitioned to natural and beautiful hair.
Make the switch one product at a time
It’s not a good idea to decide to switch everything all at once, while we absolutely want you to consider that using clean, natural products is the best way forward, we don’t want you to panic and throw out everything in your bathroom cupboard all at once – your hair, skin and wallet will be thrown into turmoil. Instead, we suggest that as you finish your conventional shampoo and conditioner you then a clean beauty purchase.
If you have any questions regarding making the change, please reach out to us we are here to help you every step of the way.