Do you know what chemicals are lurking in your every day hair care products? I don't know about you, but I see no reason to add harmful or mysterious additives to my daily routine. I've written about made in USA clean beauty options for all your personal care and beauty needs. This post is solely focused on American made non-toxic hair care products because everyone's hair is different and requires different types of treatments based on your hair type and texture.
American Made Non-Toxic Hair Products
For All Hair, Especially Oily Hair
If you have an oily scalp like me, you might suffer from dandruff, which is caused by an over production of oil. If you're using commercial shampoos that contain synthetic chemicals, like sodium laurel sulfate, they can further inflame the cells of the scalp causing them to flake. Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve Company makes a variety of different types of shampoos for those with an oily scalp. I particularly love the Neem Body & Hair Shampoo because it's healing, balancing, and soothing. Coconut oil calms inflammation, jojoba oil balances oil production in the skin, and neem and tea tree oils heal. My hair is left hydrated, without an oily scalp. Since the shampoo is in bar form, it is superb for air travel.
For All Hair
Puracy may be recognized for its Natural Baby Shampoo. However, the brand recently launched a Natural Citrus and Mint Shampoo and Conditioner for adults. It's a sulfate-, gluten-free, non-toxic, vegan and biodegradable shampoo that's great for everyday use. I love this shampoo works and smells. The olive oil based squalene in the shampoo nourishes and coconut based cleansers create a luxurious lather that makes the shampoo easy to apply to wet hair. The shampoo hydrates, while it cleans, with aloe vera and Vitamin E. Vitamin B5 and Shea Butter in the conditioner hydrate and condition. Essential oils of bergamot, eucalyptus and peppermint create a long lasting fresh clean scent.
For Dry or Damaged Hair
Rare El’ements is a non-toxic luxury hair care line will give you the body you’ve always wanted, but never even knew existed. These products work well to clean, hydrate, and volumize your hair without any fuss. They smell heavenly too. Since my hair tends to produce a lot of oil, and is not damaged, I find that they work best for me to use once every few weeks. If your hair is dry or damaged, I suspect the line would work quite well for you to use on a daily basis.
Rare El'ements haircare items rate between 1-3 on the Think Dirty toxic scale. The rankings aren't zero due to the fact that some people might be allergic to ingredients like Rosemary Leaf Extract or Macadamia Seed Oil. They're a zero ranking (that's the best) in my book.
For Curly Hair
Raw Hair Organics offers an entire line of product for curly hair. The collection is great because its lightweight, without being overly moisturizing and heavy, so it lets your curls bounce. Raw Hair Organics products are Silicone-, Sulfate-, Alcohol-, Paraben-, Wheat-, GMO-, and cruelty-free. The line is made by hand in Florida and run by a husband and wife team.
yarok Feed Your Roots Mousse is a great light weight volumizer that won't leave your hair sticky or weighted down. It's free of alcohol, made with coconut oil and rosemary essential oil, so it seems great too. The entire hair care line is free of alcohol, parabens, sulfates, and cruelty to animals.
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