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Find in this category the explanation behind the commonly used ingredients in the hair rinses you purchase, and see the ingredients that you should avoid as well as the natural alternatives you can opt for.

1- Some Current Main Components Used:

  • Parabens: Parabens are a group of preservative ingredients that are commonly used in many products of our daily lives. They are used in cosmetics, personal care products, food products and even pharmaceuticals. They prevent the spoilage of the materials they are added to as they prevent the growth of fungi and bacteria. The parabens were proven to penetrate the body through the skin and remain within the tissue which disrupts the hormones’ functions.
  • Propylene Glycol: Propylene glycol is a clear and colorless liquid derived from alcohol.  It is most often used as a solvent and viscosity decreasing agent in cosmetics and personal care products such as fragrances, shaving, personal cleanliness products, and eye and facial makeup. 
  • Mineral Oil: Also called white mineral oil, mineral oil is a colorless lightweight liquid that is also made from a highly purified, refined, and processed petroleum. This ingredient helps to prevent water loss from the skin and keep it moisturized. Given its many moisturizing and softening properties, mineral oil is used in many personal care products such as bath oils, skin care creams and hair care products as well. 
  • Citric Acid: used to preserve cosmetics and adjust the acid-base balance.
  • Amino Acids: Amino acids are organic compounds containing amine and carboxyl functional groups. Amino acids promote a healthy- looking shiny hair by maintaining the hair fossils health and also helping the hair grow faster. 
  • Silicone: Also known as polysiloxanes, this ingredient helps retaining the color and promotes a shiny effect on the product it is added to.

2- Some Current  Hazardous Components to Avoid:

  • Parabens: Parabens are a group of preservative ingredients that are commonly used in many products of our daily lives. They are used in cosmetics, personal care products, food products and even pharmaceuticals. They prevent the spoilage of the materials they are added to as they prevent the growth of fungi and bacteria. The parabens were proven to penetrate the body through the skin and remain within the tissue which disrupts the hormones’ functions.
  • Propylene Glycol: Propylene glycol is a clear and colorless liquid derived from alcohol.  It is most often used as a solvent and viscosity decreasing agent in cosmetics and personal care products such as fragrances, shaving, personal cleanliness products, and eye and facial makeup. 
  • Mineral Oil: Also called white mineral oil, mineral oil is a colorless lightweight liquid that is also made from a highly purified, refined, and processed petroleum. This ingredient helps to prevent water loss from the skin and keep it moisturized. Given its many moisturizing and softening properties, mineral oil is used in many personal care products such as bath oils, skin care creams and hair care products as well. 
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Those ingredients are used primarily in cleansing products. It helps to clean the skin and hair by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away added to  emulsifying properties. In 2010, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel evaluated the scientific data for these ingredients and the closely related sodium laureth sulfate and ammonium laureth sulfate and concluded that all of these ingredients were safe for use in cosmetics and personal care products in the present practices of use and concentration, when formulated to be non-irritating.
  • Isopropyl Alcohol: Also called isopropanol or 2- propanol, is a colorless and flammable chemical with a very strong odor. It is typically used in conditioners to help dissolve other ingredients and to fasten the drying process. It evaporates quickly and its danger can be causing irritation and system toxicity when used in high portions.
  • Silicone: Also known as polysiloxanes, this ingredient helps to retain the color and promotes a shiny effect on the product it is added to. 

3- Natural Alternatives:

  • Coconut Water: Coconut contains amino acids, minerals, and vitamins that are good and will give your hair the treatment it needs. Not only this, but it also hydrates your hair and makes it easier to manage. Add coconut oil to aloe vera juice and jojoba oil and spritz it onto your hair before leaving your shower.
  • Black Tea: Black is known to be very rich in caffeine which leads to preventing hair loss and at the same time darkening the color of your hair. 
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar helps remove product build up and grease as well as it helps restoring the scalp’s pH and preventing hair loss. Mix it with water, and use it either before or after your shampoo.
  • Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is known for its ability to balance oil production and increase the collagen production thanks to the vitamin C it contains. Just like the apple cider vinegar option, all you have to do is dilute the lemon juice in water and use it to rinse your hair.

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