The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that there are more than 10,000 products that are being used for convention hairdressing. Of these over 10,000 products, only a small fraction (11%) have been tested for safety and approved to be used.
There should be no reason to use pomades with chemicals and neurotoxins which can damage your hair when you can try some other effective alternatives. We have found 6 other alternatives.
- Molasses Pomade
Are there any leftover molasses in your house after baking cookies during the holidays and you don’t know what to do with it? Well, you don’t have to throw them away and can put them to good use. Just a dab of molasses is enough for your hair. To create your molasses pomade, dip your fingers in a little quantity of molasses, generate some heat by rubbing it between your palms, and run it smoothly over your hair to smooth away flyaways and to condition ends. Using molasses is ideal for up-dos when you want to put all your hair in a single place.
- Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioner
This is one of the easiest conditioners to make. All you have to do is pour half-teaspoon of pure Argan oil into your palm, rub your palms gently, and run the oil gently over your hair while massaging your scalp. The quantity of Argan oil to be used greatly depends on your hair length and hair type. After applying the oil, you can style your hair any way you want and get that hair glow you’ve always wanted. For thousands of years, Argan oil has been used as a natural conditioner to give dry hair some nourishment and to tame frizz.
- Shea Butter Mousse
For those with long, curly hair, it seems you can’t do without applying a dollop of mousse after your morning bath. However, conventional mousses contain a high quantity of alcohol which usually dries out hair and promotes breakage of hair. Instead of using products which can ultimately harm your hair, why not try using a Shea butter mousse. Not only is it all-natural, but it is very easy to prepare (not more than 10 minutes). Better still, you’ll have enough Shea butter mousse to last for days at home, in the office, or even when you leave town for the holidays.
- Natural Lemon Hair Spray
Hair spray is one of the most dangerous products you can find right now in the market. Hair sprays not only dry out your hair but can release chemicals which can harm you. While spraying your hair with these products, you can easily inhale the chemicals which can affect your health. Using a natural lemon hair spray on the other hand, not only helps improve the quality of your hair, but it is perfectly healthy to use. Just a single spray can last for days. Make your lemon hair spray and discover firsthand how effective lemon can be in giving your hair that bounce and style you’ve always desired.
- Olive Oil Hot Oil Treatment
Why waste your precious time and hard-earned money on expensive hot oil treatments when you can get an all-natural olive oil hot oil treatment? In most cases, salons use canola oil or soybean oil in hot oil treatment. However, these oils are often highly refined and can be toxic for your hair and scalp. Instead of putting your hair through that risk, why not make your hot oil treatment with olive oil? To do this, heat some olive oil and gently apply on your hair and scalp while relaxing in the comfort of your home. It is important to note though that if the hot oil treatment is not performed properly, it can ultimately lead to severe burns. So you might want to ask a professional for help or learn how to properly carry out the hot oil treatment.
Internal organs of the body such as the liver, have adopted several means to eliminate these toxins from the body. However, chemicals or toxins that are applied to the skin or hair can easily enter the bloodstream, and this can be very dangerous. Instead of risking your health with these chemicals, why not try some of these great alternatives to conventional hair care products. You’ll get the desired effect without the use of any harmful carcinogens or chemicals.
Like many, you might have avoided natural pomade products thinking that they will be difficult to make or that they will be ineffective. However, they are so easy to make and are more effective than conventional pomade products. There are tons of recipes and tutorials you can readily find on the internet that can help you make your natural pomade. This way, you’ll do away with the toxic chemicals conventional pomade products contain which can harm you.