When it comes to hair products, it’s always ok to purchase one from a trusted source.
However, the exact amount you can and cannot purchase depends on the brand.
So what’s the difference between buying a hair spray or a shampoo?
Well, shampoo can be used in the bath and shower, while hair spray is generally recommended for brushing and conditioners.
The difference between a shampoo and a hair care product, then, is the ingredients used in them.
If you are looking for a shampoo, you should always look at brands like The Hair Company, which claims that it uses 100% pure, natural ingredients, which include vitamin E, saffron, peppermint, borage and eucalyptus, as well as a blend of ingredients including salicylic acid and rosehip oil.
If that sounds like a lot, then you are not alone.
“There are a lot of brands out there that claim to be natural, but it’s hard to find anything organic or organic-like,” says Mitzi Klein, a dermatologist who specializes in hair care products.
“They are all based on the idea that you can’t use synthetic ingredients and make a product that is really effective.
That’s what I think is wrong with the hair care industry.”
The beauty industry has been criticized for not taking better care of the environment, for not properly testing ingredients, and for failing to take action against synthetic ingredients.
According to Klein, the ingredients in most shampoo and conditioner are sourced from foreign sources, and often the companies use products that are only organic and have been tested by the companies.
If these products were to be regulated, the manufacturers of these products would have to take steps to limit the use of harmful ingredients, she adds.
While many brands have recently changed their ingredients to help fight the rising use of synthetic ingredients, some manufacturers still continue to use the same ingredients.
“The shampoo and conditioning products are still made from natural ingredients like coconut oil, and they’re still sold in a lot stores, but the manufacturers still use the exact same ingredients as before,” Klein says.
“You have to look at it this way: It’s the people who make the products, and the brands that make the shampoo and conditionser, and it’s the customers who are buying them.”
The products sold by the same brand, however, can vary widely.
For example, the Hair Company uses a mix of rosehip, aloe, sapphire and coconut oil to make its shampoo, while the Minkana Spa offers a “natural-looking” shampoo.
Both brands claim to have “100% natural ingredients,” but according to Klein these claims are misleading.
“I think the marketing on the products is misleading,” she says.
The same goes for a hair conditioner made by the Mankana Spa.
It claims to use only natural ingredients such as rosehip and aloe to create its shampoo and scalp treatment, but in reality, its ingredients are sourced mainly from Asian markets.
Klein notes that this is part of the problem with the cosmetics industry.
“When you look at the ingredients that come out of these Asian companies, you see a lot more natural ingredients than the ingredients we see in our home products,” she explains.
“And they’re not really natural.”
Klein says she has a few concerns about the safety of the products.
Many of the ingredients, for example, are derived from chemicals that are known to be carcinogens, and these chemicals can cause birth defects, and even death.
“If these ingredients are not safe, it will be really hard to get them regulated, because the products have no labels,” she adds, adding that it would be difficult to make any kind of list of what is safe and what is not.
It’s not just cosmetic products, either.
In addition to the ingredients found in the shampoo, conditioner and hair care supplies, consumers also purchase cosmetics in the form of eye shadows, blush, mascara, lipsticks, lip glosses and eye cream.
Many cosmetics manufacturers claim to only use ingredients from natural sources.
“It’s really hard for us to understand what ingredients are used in these products,” Klein adds.
“Because you can only buy a product if it’s certified organic or tested by a third party, it doesn’t make sense for us as consumers to know what ingredients they’re buying.”
While many consumers would not want to go out and buy a shampoo or conditioner from a foreign company, it is a good idea to have a look around to find the brands you can trust.
Some of these companies have even taken steps to make sure their products are safe.
“Companies that use organic ingredients are much safer than companies that use synthetics,” Klein explains.
She also says it’s important to be aware of ingredients that can cause allergic reactions.
“We need to be more aware of what ingredients we’re buying, because we are ingest