I’ve been searching for more “natural” and “organic” hair products for the last month. And the more I learn about ingredients, the more I wonder does it even matter. I love Aubrey Organics GPB, but I wonder why they don’t choose to label Cetyl Alcohol (an emulsifier and emollient… which is far from drying) what it is… instead of some faux natural name they came up with like “Coconut Fatty Acid Cream”. I noticed that many other natural hair care lines do the exact same thing… making up whimsical names because they sound better than the more scientific ones, and it comes across as a little misleading to me.
More research lead me to find out that there is no legal definition for beauty products that tout themselves as “natural”. A product can claim to be natural even if it has one natural ingredient in it. And when we start talking about organic hair care products, it can be even sketchier. Why? Because the FDA and the USDA do not monitor or regulate the word “organic”… so it’s pretty hard to verify if most companies are even telling the truth.
I’ve used a ton of natural hair care products in the last month and I can’t say that my hair is better off because of it. I’m pretty sure that I’m just going to keep incorporating kitchen products into my regimen and just try to reduce my usage of all commercial products. Olive Oil, Eggs, Mayo, Apple Cider Vinegar, and many other products I can find in my own house have provided the best results when it comes to doing my hair. So my goal right now is to limit my list of commercial staples to under 10 products for the remainder of my transition. That means I’m not buying anything new outside of what I already have anytime soon. Hopefully getting rid of my excess hair products will allow me to post more product reviews.
If this post sounds like it’s all over the place… I’m sorry… it’s a little after 3am and I need to get some sleep. I might proof it later in the morning and add the other three paragraphs that I can’t fully formulate right now