I've been gathering information on organic shampoos. Remember To Do: Organic Shampoo? I've snapped some photos of some of the selections in the past few weeks whenever I'm out at the grocery/pharmacy/etc. While I say 'shampoo' I really mean 'shampoo and conditioner 2for'. That's a technical term. I of course am interested in shampoo AND conditioner - but not a combo, those suck.
So price wise many of the ones I've found locally are not far off from each other. They're more than Pantene Pro-V ($4) but less than Aveda ($21). Around $7-9 seems standard for grocery/drug store/less than boutique like places. I'm warming up to the idea of fancier shampoo.
As you can see many shampoos just claim to be 'natural' rather than actually using all 100% organic ingredients. What makes a shampoo organic/natural? Good Question! Some combination of the following:
- paraben free
- phenoxyethanol free
- phthalate free
- SLS free
- PEG free
- propylene glycol free
- petroleum product free
- no artifical colors
- no artificial synthetic fragrances
- sulfate free
- sodium chloride free
As you can see this is all very confusing. Honestly I'm overwhelmed with websites that score products and websites that discuss and compare organic shampoos with semi organic shampoos and regular (toxic?) shampoos. Some products claim to be USDA Certified, others just claim to be sulfate free. Other products are just in the 'organic/natural' section of the store and perhaps just cost more. Some products claim health benefits while others claim Mother Earth benefits.
I haven't pulled the trigger and bought anything yet. It's too confusing. Besides finding a product that looks and sounds good - what about smell, texture, what'll do to my hair?!?
Today's conclusion. I want something that is as chemically free as possibly, natural ingredients, environmentally friendly company and will make my hair look like Belle's.
More info coming soon!