How to Get Healthy Hair Without Compromising Your Health

by amyhagerup on April 17, 2013

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Check out a few articles on how to get healthy hair and you will read some tips on keeping your hair trimmed, being careful of sun damage, and more helpful pointers.

However, did you realize that the products you are putting on your hair could be damaging to your overall health? Or did you ever stop to think that the statement “you are what you eat” could be extrapolated to include “you are what you put on your skin and hair too”?

It is true that your skin absorbs the products that you put on it. Think of estrogen patches to be applied to the skin or nicotene patches to help you stop smoking. These products are living proof that you absorb chemicals through your skin.

You think that your skin is a barrier to toxins, but it is rather a carrier. In fact, toxins which enter your body thru your mouth (on the food you eat) are subjected to the enzymes in your saliva and stomach which can break them down and reduce their harm to your body. They are also passed thru the liver and the kidneys and are detoxified a bit more.

But toxins that enter your body through your skin bypass the liver and the stomach enzymes and go directly into the bloodstream and tissues with no other protection to reduce their harm. In fact, the carcinogen called nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA), an ingredient often found in shampoos, was shown to have 100 times higher absorption rate through the skin than through the mouth at a report given to a congressional hearing in 1978.

To Get Healthy Hair, Avoid Harmful Chemicals

Be selective in the products you choose to put on your hair because you want to get healthy hair while achieving the beautiful hair you feel good about.

Shampoos and conditioners are full of petrochemicals, many of which are known to cause skin and eye irritation and allergic reactions.

Watch out for dioxane, anything with paraben as part of the word, propylene glycol, MSG. Some dandruff shampoos contain coal tar which is a known human carcinogen. Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) are surfactants (sudsing agents).

They have been found in lab studies to cause severe epidermal changes in the skin of mice. Formaldehyde has been shown to potentially cause cancer. Avoid hair care products with these & other harmful chemicals.

Get healthy hair Without Compromising your Health

Use natural, organic hair care products for healthy hair and a healthy body.

I use Shaklee’s ProSante Hair Care line and I love how it makes my hair look and feel. Each ProSante product contains a blend of ten vitamins, minerals, and herbs that provides the optimal environment for healthy, thick, and vibrant hair.

The ingredients in it include swertia extract and ginger to stimulate circulation and provide energy to living hair bulbs; essential skin minerals like copper, zinc, manganese, and vitamins A & E to support healthy scalp metabolism; and tea tree leaf oil and green tea extract to protect against free radical damage and other environmental stresses. But the best part is that there are no harsh chemicals that can enter your scalp and compromise your health.

Your hair is an outward indication of your health. It’s amazing how the way your hair looks affects how you feel about yourself.

Ensuring it looks good goes much deeper than a trip to the salon. Invest in healthy food choices and healthy hair care choices, and you will have more than a good hair day – you’ll get healthy hair from your good health choices.

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Health Disclaimer: This is my opinion and has not been approved by the FDA. Remember to seek medical advice from your health professional for all your medical concerns including getting healthy hair.

 

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The Unified Tribe July 16, 2010 at 5:48 pm

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Chandra D July 16, 2010 at 6:14 pm

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alicia pierre July 16, 2010 at 9:42 pm

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Ragnhild Pedersen July 19, 2010 at 8:09 am

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Stacy July 20, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Great tips, Amy! I make sure that I use natural and organic shampoos and I use conditioners that are free of those laurel’s. I was taught to use shampoo on the scalp and conditioner on the ends so I am a little more lax with the conditioners, but I’m very uptight about my shampoos and other cleansers that touch my skin including sunblock.

Though I have become lax in the use of lotions because I have received a bunch as gifts. I’m reminded why I try to only use natural lotions. Thank you for the reminder! Being pregnant it’s more important than ever to be careful about what products I use!

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amyhagerup July 21, 2010 at 2:26 am

Thanks, Stacy. I very much admire your commitment and proactiveness to your health (and your baby’s health!) Thanks for commenting, friend. Blessings, Amy

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amyhagerup July 28, 2010 at 6:27 pm

That’s interesting info, Marvella. I’ve never heard of titanium straightener. I’ll check it out. Blessings, Amy

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andrew gallop August 21, 2011 at 12:30 am

How to Get Healthy Hair Without Compromising your Health Great post from Amy

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Edith June 19, 2012 at 1:21 am

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It would be a great honor.

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amyhagerup June 19, 2012 at 1:42 am

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Edith. What is your healthy hair regime?

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Janeth June 19, 2012 at 10:30 am

You are what you put yourself into. This statement clearly summarizes all that is happening in your being, your overall health that is. So it is better to know what effects will be in once you put yourself into.

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amyhagerup June 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Hi Janet, Yes, we do have to put careful what we put into our bodies.

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Daphne S. Zamora May 6, 2013 at 3:59 am

You have heard it for years, and the experts are right. Drinking enough water not only makes the inside of your body more efficient, it also allows healthy skin and hair to shine through. H2O is the building block in every cell in the human body. It is necessary to survive. When you are properly hydrated, wrinkles appear softened and are less noticeable due to the skin cells being plump. Skin is clearer and more radiant because the water you drink carries out toxins from your body. Plus, the body is more efficient and is able to produce a more glorious head of hair.

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amyhagerup May 7, 2013 at 9:44 am

HI Daphne, Yes, drinking water is very necessary for the smooth running of all parts of our bodies – not just skin and hair. Thanks for these details. blessings, Amy

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