Healthy Hair, Healthy You
Nov 02, 2015 12:19AM
Look At Your Labels
by Cherise Morello-Pons
Anyone interested in living a toxin-free life should become accustomed to reading the labels on their hair care products. The back of each bottle should clearly indicate all of the product’s ingredients.
Learn to recognize and avoid the following elements:
- Parabens (methyl-, propyl-, butyl-paraben, etc.)
- Sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate (SLS or SLES)
When choosing alternatives, look for products with natural oils (coconut, carrot seed, etc.), natural butters (shea, cocoa, etc.) and food-derived proteins and essential oils (lemon, orange, geranium, lavender, etc.). Organic products are widely available now at most major markets.
Cherise Morello-Pons is the founder of Jade Organic Salon at 365 E. Butler Pike, in Ambler. For more information, call 267-460-8307 or visit JadeOrganicSalon.com. November 2015.