This young lady is amazing. At just the age of 15, Greta Thunberg braved her country’s Swedish parliament waving a placard calling for greater action on climate change. Imagine that: skipping classes to put the climate first. And why not? Climate change is putting every human life on Earth in the balance.
True enough, the voice of Thunberg became a rallying cry for everybody wishing for a greener planet. In the years that followed, Greta’s influence only skyrocketed. Today, at 17, she has become Time’s Person of the Year, the youngest to ever achieve that. Forbes also has listed the Swedish youth as Top 100 Most Influential Women of the Planet.
The good news is we can actually enlist in the fight to make our planet as livable as can be, and help Greta Thunberg in the process. We don’t even have to be out on the streets. No, sir. We can start simply with the small things that we do, specifically with the way we groom our hair. It’s a long shot but it can certainly make a difference. If 7 billion people on planet earth will follow an earth-friendly routine for the hair, we would be in a much better place than when we started. And we can be one with Greta in moving Earth’s noble cause forward.
Staying Away from Harsh Toxic Hair Chemicals
Hair has always been looked up to in society. It’s considered the crowning glory. And true enough, even the most cherished people on the planet make sure their hair is done right. Take for instance England’s Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. Her ever-bouncy blow-dried brown hair has generated countless oh’s and ah’s from her fans all over the world, getting some to imitate it to the last detail.
It’s this vainglorious pursuit that has led many to grab the latest craze in town, a slew of artificial hair products including. And there’s the rub.
Most of the hair products today are oozing with toxic chemicals. We’re talking about alcohol, sulfates, formaldehyde, and triclosan just to name a few. These chemicals may make your hair shine. But the instant gratification comes at a heavy price. You could be looking at ill-effects in the long run, ranging from hormonal imbalance to cancer.
The Organic Way of Taking Care of Your Hair
A timely intervention should therefore be in order.
For many people, changes in their hair have pushed them to opt for organic products. That’s why in the past few years the organic market for hair has expanded quite a lot.
So why are organic products so good for your hair? What makes them so effective?
The answer is organic products have plenty of antioxidants. And these antioxidants can nourish your hair like no other, just like they nourish the skin. A classic example is vitamin E. It’s actually a very powerful vitamin for your hair. With the exposure of your hair to this vitamin, it promotes proper growth and improved texture.
Unlike artificial chemical products, organic ones do not produce allergies. So you won’t get rashes or pesky inches all over your head. Aloe Vera and coconut oil, for instance, can stimulate the growth of hair without harsh side effects. Instead, these natural products keep the hair generously moisturized.
Another good reason is the mild effect natural products have on your hair. Natural products are mild. The positive effects may not be as fast as traditional products but you’re assured you’re doing things right. You won’t get burned. You get the effects you need without harsh reactions that could jeopardize the health of your hair altogether.
So what natural hair products should you opt for? Getting a natural shampoo and conditioner is a good start. To add to the mix, you can use natural hair oils to maintain your mane.
To this end, it’s also important that you don’t shortchange hair when taking care of it. Use quality products. Employing top quality shears for instance when cutting hair can go a long way in ensuring hair is taken care of right. For one, swivel-thumb shears give a hairdresser greater control in bringing long hair down.
How Organic Products Help Mother Earth
You might be wondering, how in the world will the use of organic hair products save Mother Earth? It’s simple actually. Everything you use on your hair leaves a footprint. Unlike artificial hair products, organic products leave a non-toxic one.
When you wash your hair, the products you use would go down the drains. Artificial hair products carry chemicals that harm our planet. A direct example is Sodium Laureth Sulfate, a common ingredient in many commercial shampoos. Unfortunately, Sodium Laureth Sulfate is mutagenic so animals drinking it can be at risk of cancer. And that’s just for starters.
Now, imagine what will happen if the 7 billion inhabitants on the planet stop using synthetic shampoos and rely on organic ones instead. The ripple effect can certainly generate huge effects in promoting Mother Earth’s health. It’s a win-win situation. And Greta Thunberg should be proud.