Transition to organic hair cosmetics

One of the objectives of the session is to identify what it means for a cosmetic to be ecological and what implications this categorization has. On the other hand, we will establish the biological and chemical bases of both the hair and the main groups of ingredients commonly used in hair cosmetics to understand their mechanism of action and Eco-natural alternatives. We will review the main hair problems we encounter on a daily basis, including the "rebound" effect when switching from conventional hair cosmetics to organic hair cosmetics during the process we call "the transition". We will explain the points to bear in mind during this "transition", how to carry it out and a proposal for an organic hair care ritual.

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In the c-click here-curly hair occurs this phenomenon that we call the "Transition to the Square" when we make the double decision to move from conventional cosmetics to organic and straight hair to curls or wild waves Wild & Curly.

Curly hair by its biochemical composition tends to be dry and frizzy, if we also add all the physical and chemical treatments that we have done throughout life to try to tame or stretch it is likely to be punished, damaged and does not look as you would like.

Bringing hair back to its natural state is possible although each hair type has different porosity and hydration needs and it is important to take this into account when considering our hair care routine.

We will be uploading several blog posts about this to accompany you throughout this transition, but now let's start with the basics. How should we start this transition?

We believe there are four basic points:

  • Identify what is in the products we are currently using. It is very important to read the labels to understand what we are using on our hair. There is no point in trying to use an organic shampoo if we are going to continue using a conditioner with silicones. The most important thing is to try to identify what detergents our shampoo contains (if they are sulphates or not) and if it contains silicones or derivatives (PEG, Polyquaterniums ...).
  • Eliminate the silicones from our hair. We have been putting layers of plastic on our hair for a long time and the detergents used in organic cosmetics are not as powerful as those of conventional cosmetics so it is necessary to remove silicones with white clay masks and infusions of detoxifying plants such as moringa or thyme. Give your hair some time to get used to living without silicones. Your hair may feel strange or your scalp may feel greasy for the first few days, as your scalp is used to overproducing sebum to compensate for the dryness left by the more aggressive detergents, but in a couple of weeks you will see that your hair is clean, healthy and shiny and this time it won't be because of the plastic layer of silicones but because your hair is really healthy and nourished.
  • Use conditioner or a styling cream to try to break as few hair fibres as possible. Try not to use straighteners or blow dryer, if you need to use it always do it with the diffuser and against gravity to enhance the volume of the curl. To mark the curl add somenatural curl enhancer gel , it is important to make sure that it does not contain silicones or derivatives.Avoid scrunching hair and curling towels. Replace them with bamboo, linen or microfiber towels that are much softer and do not generate as much frizz. Wrap wet hair in the towel like a turban and let it absorb the water on its own. Don't use friction movements as they generate static electricity and therefore make your hair frizzier.
  • Be patient. Don't despair. We can tell you many success stories and help you in the transition. If you have any doubts, send your questions to capilar@maisonkarite.com and our experts will be happy to answer you.

Soon we will upload the video of the talk at BioculturaOn 2021.

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