Why You Need to Use More Homemade DIY Haircare
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Why You Need to Use More Homemade DIY Haircare

Convenience is king these days. Need groceries? Just add your food to the cart and it’s on the way. Out of shampoo? Browse Amazon, press a few buttons and BAM, you have shampoo at your door in less than 24 hours.  In times like these, why would anyone want to make their own haircare products? […]
Why You Need to Use More Homemade DIY Haircare

Convenience is king these days. Need groceries? Just add your food to the cart and it's on the way. Out of shampoo? Browse Amazon, press a few buttons and BAM, you have shampoo at your door in less than 24 hours. 

In times like these, why would anyone want to make their own haircare products? Surprisingly, there are quite a few reasons why you should do exactly that.

You're In Control

Think about it like this. Maybe you’re a coffee lover and you like your beans perfectly roasted and only a dash of a certain kind of milk. If you put your Starbucks order through you pretty much accept that the beans aren’t how you’d prepare them for yourself or there's slightly more milk than you’d like.

It’s the same with haircare. If you opt for store-bought products, you have no control over how the product is made. It can never perfectly fit your personal preferences. That's why it's so hard to find the perfect product for you. The only way to have your ideal product is by making it yourself and tweaking it until perfection. Just like your morning coffee at home. 

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You Can Make It Zero-Waste, Toxic-Free and Free From Allergens

Are you allergic to certain preservatives? Do you know that this or that compound makes your scalp itchy? Is your favourite shampoo stored in wasteful plastic packaging? Do you wish your favourite mask didn't have so much silicone? With DIY hair care, you don’t need to compromise. You get to leave out any ingredient you don’t like or replace it with a substitute that aligns with your values and your hair.

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You Can Prioritise Harm Reduction Over Cosmetic Elegance

Most store-bought products are filled with ingredients which make the product more pleasant to use. Those ingredients help to thicken up the product or give it a nicer smell. Unfortunately, these features come at a cost. 

For example, Sodium Chloride is your common table salt. It's widely used in haircare to thicken up shampoos and conditioners. Unfortunately, salt is terribly drying for your hair.

Additionally, synthetic fragrance makes your product smell nice but it's incredibly drying and potentially irritating if you have a sensitive scalp. With DIY products you get to choose if those characteristics are worth sacrificing the health of your strands over. If you, for example, don’t want to expose your hair to Sodium Chloride, you can leave it out and accept a slightly less viscous product that doesn’t harm your strands.

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You Don’t Have to Skimp on Quality

In order to be profitable, many hair care manufacturers opt for cheap ingredients. That’s something you end up paying for with your hair health. For example, aloe vera is an incredible ingredient for hair care. However, manufacturers will use synthetic gels and liquids that act like aloe vera. They're much cheaper to use but they often come with side effects. If you decide to make your own products, you have full control over the quality of the ingredients. You can use fresh ingredients and natural essential oils rather than toxic and synthetic lab-made compounds. 

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Conclusion

DIY haircare is definitely not as convenient as buying off the shelf. For now, it's only been adopted by the environmentally conscious and connoisseurs of great hair and natural hair care enthusiasts.

Your hair and the world will benefit if you incorporate more DIY haircare in your routine. It requires extra time and effort, but it will certainly pay off the longer you commit to it. You'll save the environment, you'll save your hair and you'll save your wallet.

If you're already convinced by how awesome homemade haircare is then make sure to also read this post on how to make it last longer so you can produce huge batches so you never have to be at the mercy of store-bought products again.

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