So you’re considering switching to natural hair care products. Awesome! You’re going to love it. But it’s totally, ahem, natural to have concerns, especially if you’ve tried switching products before and had some less-than-stellar results. Thankfully, switching to natural hair care products isn’t at all scary. Here’s what you can expect.
You Might Notice Less Lather
You May Go Through An Adjustment Period
You see, mainstream hair care products are full of ingredients like sulfates, parabens, and silicone, that do a real number on your hair. Sulfates strip your hair of natural oil, both sulfates and parabens cause irritation for many people, and silicone builds up on your hair, preventing moisture from entering. In response, you produce more oil to help protect your hair and replace what’s being stripped away. Unfortunately, those sorts of responses don’t always stop immediately when you switch to natural products. As a result, you may feel like your hair is more oily, or you may experience the exact opposite and feel it’s too dry. Give it time. Odds are you’ll reach a balance and begin to love your natural products.
Your Hair Will Be Happier and Healthier
Remember, though, that just because a product is labeled natural, that’s, unfortunately, no guarantee it’s amazing. After all, arsenic is natural, but we don’t recommend putting it on your hair! Get into the habit of reading labels. Look for nourishing natural ingredients like rice water, cocoa butter, shea butter, aloe, and bamboo, that are healthy and soothing for your hair. And if you try one bad product, don’t let that turn you against natural hair care products as a whole.
Have you recently made the switch to natural hair care products and need help getting through the transition phase? You’re in luck! We have tons of helpful tips, like these recipes for DIY hair masks, in our blog. So have a look around, and don’t be afraid to reach out if you need help choosing the right Viori bars for your hair.