When it comes to hair care, there has been a great deal of rethinking in recent years. Maybe you’re one of the people who always take a look at the ingredients before they buy a product. That’s right, because even substances that we use for external application can enter our bodies through the skin and possibly affect our health.
In the case of hair shampoos, it is above all substances such as parabens, paraffins, silicones or microplastics that we should better avoid because of their negative effects on ourselves and the environment. Parabens are often used as preservatives to inhibit the growth of bacteria and mold. The problem with parabens: in their chemical structure they are very similar to estrogens and can confound our hormone balance. Silicones are also often found in conventional shampoos. They wrap around hair and scalp like a movie, ensuring easy combing and shine. On the surface, the hair looks healthy, but the nourishing ingredients can not even develop their effect, because the individual hairs are sealed by the silicones downright. This seal is particularly dangerous for the scalp. As a result, toxins and other pollutants are no longer sufficiently discharged – instead, they are stored and can lead to skin problems and diseases. Another common ingredient is microplastic. These smallest plastic particles, which serve as binders and fillers in many cosmetics, enter our wastewater and can pollute the drinking water.
Better yet, you use a shampoo containing all-natural ingredients, such as our Ashéra YIN YANG BALANCE Shampoo. The silicone- and paraben-free formula is composed of selected TCM extracts and valuable organic essential oils. All ingredients are vegan, animal-free and come from certified organic farming.
The shampoo contains – like all our YIN YANG BALANCE products – nourishing essences of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which have been specially selected and combined according to their individual characteristics. Together with natural organic oils of lavender, cedar, manuka, rosemary and tree resin, the shampoo can develop its nourishing and harmonizing effect on hair and scalp. The shampoo is available in three sizes: with 170 g, 110 g or as sample with 55 g.