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Ingredients To Avoid In Natural Hair Products

Just don't.

One of the most important things you have to consider while you're on an natural hair journey is paying close attention to ingredients put in your natural hair products. It can be time consuming at first but it is worth it, especially when you're trying  to grow healthy crown. 

Here are ingredients you avoid in natural hair products before any purchase. 

ALCOHOLS 

Not all alcohol products are bad for your hair, however the below contents are regarded short chain alcohols which have a reputation of drying out hair

  • SD Alcohol 40
  • Ethanol Alcohol
  • Propyl Alcohol
  • SD Alcohol
  • Propanol Alcohol
  • Isopropyl Alcohol

SULPHATES 

Sulphates are harsh for textured hair, this ingredient you find mostly in shampoos. Sulphates are known to dry out your hair and create frizz

  • Ammonium Laurel Sulfate
  • Sodium Lauryl sulfate
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Myreth Sulfate
  • Sodium Alkybenzene Sulfonate
  • TEA dodecylbenzenesulfonate
  • TEA Luryl Sulfate

Mineral Oil, Paraffin and Petroleum

These three ingredients do not only clog pores but irritate the scalp. Mineral oil and paraffin are used as fillers and sit on surface of your hair, leaving your hair greasy and less breathable which overwhelms the hair growth process. 

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