Vegan. When some people hear the word they shudder and head straight to the nearest chicken joint. When others hear it, they rejoice and embrace as many fruits and vegetables as their hearts desire. Regardless of how you feel when you hear the term, there’s no denying the health benefits to veganism. Those who decide upon the vegan lifestyle tend to enjoy lower blood sugar, stabilized cholesterol levels, less inflammation, and a host of other favorable outcomes.
Although many people understand the benefits that eating vegan foods can have on their overall health, very few know the true benefits of using vegan products for their hair. Don’t worry. We have you covered just like we always do. Take a look below at the top 5 reasons that you should be using vegan products in your hair.
Reason #1 Less Irrelevant Ingredients
One of the more noticeable differences between vegan hair products and regular hair products is the number of ingredients that are on the back of the label. Have you ever checked out the back of an old, mainstream shampoo bottle and realized that you couldn’t pronounce half the ingredients? Part of that is because many of these brands pack their beauty products with preservatives and fillers. Vegan hair products like what can be found in the Shedavi Crowned Collection are fortified with plant-based ingredients like marshmallow root, aloe, and other natural vitamins and minerals that moisturize the scalp and stimulate growth. In other words, they are good for your hair health, as well as your overall health.
Reason #2 Environment-Friendly Packaging
As much as we hate to admit it, the world is in shambles. Any little thing we can do to help is 100% worth the effort long term. Vegan hair products are usually packaged in materials that have been recycled, which makes for an environment-friendly product. Using vegan products means that you not only get an item that is healthy for your tresses, but you also reduce your carbon footprint and play your part in helping to save the planet.
Reason #3 Vegan Hair Products Have Added Minerals and Natural Oils
If we’ve said it once, we’ll say it a million times: if you want your hair to grow and be healthy, you must keep it moisturized. Vegan hair products contain natural oils, vitamins, and minerals which were put into the product strictly for helping you to maintain moisture. These shampoos promote and stimulate the hair follicles, making it easier for you to experience new growth.
Reason #4 Vegan Hair Products Are Free of the Things that are Known for Damaging the Follicles
Like we alluded to before, vegan hair products do not have any of those harsh chemicals that are known for damaging the hair over time like parabens and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). Parabens are those preservatives that I mentioned early which are typically used in the regular shampoos that you see on the shelf. Although parabens make the shampoo last longer, your hair suffers in the process. Sodium lauryl sulfate is the culprit behind the hair loss that many people experience on a regular basis. In fact, there are studies out there that suggest that SLS can potentially cause blindness or other types of eye damage in kids. If you’re using the Shedavi Crowned Collection, you’ll have nothing to worry about. All products are silicone, sulfate, mineral oil, gluten, petroleum, and paraben free.
Reason #5 Vegan Hair Products Smell Better
Okay, so this one may not be super important, but if you’re natural like me and know that whatever product you put into your hair is going to provide a lingering fragrance wherever you go, then you always go for the vegan hair products. Because vegan hair products are full of natural ingredients, you get all the smoke and all those yummy smells. Mainstream hair products tend to smell like chemicals. Ew. I’ll take my Shedavi Crowned Collection any day of the week.
What are some of the reasons that you like to use vegan hair products? Tell us about it in the comments!
Written by Bianca Scott