SILICON-FREE IN 5 STEPS
How to make your hair soft and your skin smooth and perfect by saying goodbye to the harmful substances contained in cosmetics!
Greasy hair after a day force us to wash our hair every day or the contrary, dry and frizzy hair, indomitable and full of split ends are everyone's nightmare but who, at least a little bit, hasn't recognized herself in these definitions?
Free your hair from damages through organic cosmetic products without parabens, silicon, petroleum, artificial colours, SLES, SLS and synthetic fragrances. Not only your hair will take advantage from the abandonment of these harmful substances, but your skin will thank you, too.
Moving to ecology, organic products and natural cosmetics does not only mean buying new products, but also gaining greater awareness of what is being absorbed by our body when we spread products on it.
This detoxification from harmful substances in cosmetics is not simple at all, because of the accumulation of silicones on skin and hair. These substances, in fact, create a barrier that isolates our tissues from external aggressions, but at the same time they don't make us see the real state of health of our hair and our skin and we can't nourish them, as they do not allow the passage of "bad" substances but also of the "good" ones.
Live the process as a time to learn to hear the needs of your body again. Make this change a way to start taking care of yourself and your family, so that you can reveal your true beauty!
1. Find out what can be harmful for you
The first step is to become more aware of the ingredients contained in most supermarket cosmetics. First of all, it is crucial to know which cosmetics contain silicones and harmful substances, through a conscious reading of INCI. As a general rule ingredients ending with -xyloxane, -thicone and -silaoil correspond to silicon ingredients. There are many sites online that allow you to download lists of harmful ingredients.
2. Get rid of old products
It is time to get rid of old products. Finish them, there is no hurry, after all, you have used these products for many years, a day will not kill you. By doing so, you will avoid polluting by vacuuming the bottles in the sink and at the same time you won't have the temptation to use the old products left in the bathroom once your new natural products are empty.
3. Switch to intermediate products
As you finish the old creams and hair products, start to replace them with products that do not contain silicon, petrolatum, parabens, SLS, etc. This intermediate step is essential to avoid stressing your hair too much, because once eliminated the silicone layer, your hair becomes very vulnerable. As a matter of fact, as the layer of silicones and harmful substances is washed away, your skin and hair will reveal their true colors: dry, dull, and lackluster. But do not be discouraged! Fortunately, it's just a temporary state. Moreover, remember that what you see is the true state of your skin and hair that the synthetic substances had not only concealed but also aggravated!
This phase can last up to 6 months, depending on the layer of synthetic substances accumulated over the years. You will see immediately when this phase is over because your skin will begin to become brighter, the imperfections will disappear as well as the imbalances in the hydrolipidic film that made it greasy or dry. Likewise your hair will be soft, docile to the comb and less frizzy.
4. Start using natural and organic products
Once you have detoxified your hair and skin, you can pass to the next step: natural products. Natural products differ from the previous ones as they not only ban silicon but also a series of synthetic substances. They have the so called INCI GREEN. But you can do more for your health by using completely natural products, especially with organic ingredients to make it good not only to yourself but also to the planet!
This intermediate step, in addition to avoiding stress on your hair, also has another purpose: by using these products, you would waste many of the precious substances contained in them because the silicon and petrolatrum barrier would not let them penetrate and nourish your hair and your skin .
Especially in the early period, apply, at least once a week, masks. By doing so you nourish your hair deeply and bring your hair and skin back to their natural splendor in a short time.
5. Every skin and every hair has its own product
Every skin and hair is unique: as it needs different times to detoxify from silicon, it also has specific needs. Choose the most suitable product for you, once again focusing on the ingredients!
For your hair prefer products with nourishing and moisturizing oils and nutrients such as coconut butter, extra virgin olive oil, but also essential oils, detoxifying and relaxing herbs and plants such as lavender, mint, sage, Cedar wood, cinnamon, cloves and citrus fruits. For your skin, prefer nourishing and moisturizing products with healing properties such as Aloe Vera, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, cocoa butter, sunflower oil, almond oil and shea butter.
But above all try, try and still try. Each of us has its unique needs and only by trying and trying again you will find the perfect product for you and you will finally say you are part of the natural and organic world!