Do you ever wonder if organic and sustainable products are really worth all the hype? It’s time to find out! Here are five benefits of using organic and sustainable hair products.
You Aren’t Exposed to Harsh Chemicals
Some ingredients in hair products can be super irritating, while others may even create health risks over time. For example, one study found that endocrine-disrupting chemicals were common in hair products, especially those targeting Black women. That’s pretty scary!
When you choose organic hair products, however, they are made without the use of harsh chemicals. In fact, the lead author of that study recommends purchasing organic and plant-based hair products if you want to limit your potential exposure to harsh chemicals.
Your Products Are Better for the Environment
Hair products are rinsed down the drain, making their way into the water supply. So what you put on your hair matters. If your hair products are full of chemicals and synthetic ingredients, you’re putting them into the environment every time you shower.
Organic hair products, on the other hand, are made with natural ingredients, so they don’t harm the environment when they’re washed back into it. Plus, plant-based organic ingredients aren’t sprayed with pesticides when they’re grown. So you’re supporting environmentally friendly agriculture, too.
You Won’t Contribute to the World’s Plastic Problem
Each year, around 552 million shampoo bottles are thrown away. That’s an incredible amount of plastic waste! But when you choose sustainable hair products, you aren’t contributing to the problem.
Many sustainable products, like Viori, eliminate plastic packaging altogether. Plus, our packaging is always sustainable, biodegradable, and recyclable. So every time you purchase a Viori bar, you keep a plastic bottle from ending up in the ocean or a landfill. And we think that’s pretty amazing.
You Get More for Your Money
Sometimes, people are reluctant to opt for organic and sustainable hair products because they perceive them as more expensive. In some cases, the initial purchase price may be more, and in some cases, it’s less. It just depends on what you’re used to using. But when you look at the value for your money, that’s where the benefits really start to show.
Take our shampoo bars, for example. Many people initially assume one shampoo bar is equivalent to one bottle of shampoo. But that’s not the case. When you purchase bottled shampoo, you pay mostly for water. So one Viori bar is actually equal to approximately three 10-ounce bottles of shampoo or conditioner.
They’re Packed With Nourishing Ingredients
Organic and sustainable products are typically made from natural, nourishing ingredients, so you’re doing yourself a favor by using them. Rather than using ingredients like sulfates that might make you itchy or silicones that build up on your hair, you’ll be giving it the nourishment it needs to stay healthy and vibrant.
If you take a look at our ingredients, you’ll find that you’re familiar with many of them. Odds are you’ve used aloe vera, cocoa butter, and shea butter on your skin, for example. Rest assured that all of our ingredients are there for a purpose–to nourish your hair and leave you with beautiful tresses you adore.
Organic and sustainable hair products are better for you, the environment, the animals we share the earth with, and everyone in the supply chain (hello, Fairtrade standards!). So whenever you can, we encourage you to choose organic and sustainable products.
Have questions about our ingredients, sourcing, or commitment to sustainability? We’re happy to answer! Check out our FAQs here.