February 10, 2023
I’ve tried three different haircare brands this year! But my hair is still dry and brittle.
Not only that, but I think the chemicals in the brands I’ve tried are irritating my scalp and face. Even the products that claim to have natural ingredients.
Using natural products that are safe for my health and the environment is important to me. And so is great looking hair. I don’t think hydrated, bouncy hair should be too much to ask for.
I thought I would have better luck. There seems to be so many more options for natural, non-toxic products.
After narrowing it down to a few options, I chose a shampoo and conditioner for dry hair like mine. It said there were no phthalates or parabens, and it was cruelty-free.
When the package arrived, I was hopeful this would be the end of my bad hair days.
The shampoo and conditioner smelled nice, and it had a good texture as I worked it through my hair. After washing and conditioning, I towel dried my hair since I didn’t dare use my hairdryer. I didn’t want to make my hair even more brittle than it already was.
After my hair dried completely I didn’t really notice a difference. It still looked dry and frizzy, but I knew it wouldn’t change overnight. I had to be patient.
It was the next morning when I noticed a rash forming along my hairline. There was something in the shampoo or conditioner that was irritating my scalp.
Not only was I frustrated by another brand that bothered my skin, I was also annoyed that it was two more plastic bottles going in the landfill.
It was while I was browsing online that I came across a company called Bottle None. They had shampoo and conditioner with no harmful ingredients like SLS, SCS, phthalates or parabens.
But the really interesting thing was the shampoo and conditioner came in bars, not as a liquid in plastic bottles!
Was this too good to be true?
The more I read, the more excited I got. You could choose shampoo and conditioner bars specific for your hair type. And the bars lasted for 50 to 55 washes - that was way more than a typical bottle.
The reviews were amazing, too. People loved that it was a woman-led company, salon-grade quality, pH balanced, plastic free and ocean safe.
I was sold and immediately bought the beSTRONG bundle for dry, brittle hair like mine.
When my order arrived, I was so excited to try it. I was a little nervous since I’d never tried a bar before. But it was easy. The shampoo lathered beautifully and the conditioner felt silky and smooth when I massaged it into my hair.
When I was done, I put the bars in the handy case it came with.
After my hair dried, it felt soft and touchable. But now I had to wait and see if I would get any irritation…
It’s been just over a month, and it’s nothing but good hair days!
I’m so relieved that I’ve finally found a shampoo and conditioner that doesn’t irritate my skin, makes my hair soft and shiny, and is environmentally friendly. I never have to worry about throwing plastic shampoo bottles into a landfill ever again!
And the bars last such a long time! It makes it so much more affordable than buying salon brands. Plus I don’t need to feel guilty about how much plastic and water gets wasted with conventional shampoo brands.
If you’re looking for hair care that doesn’t compromise on quality, and is also safe for the environment you have to check out Bottle None.