Limits to natural products?

melaniesusanmelaniesusan Posts: 948Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Are there some natural products you wouldn't use? Does "natural" necessarily mean better?

The following article describes a protein gel for hair that produces outstanding results, but its source is somewhat, how shall we say...unique:

http://planetgreen.discovery.com/fashion-beauty/exfoliate-natural-animal-excrement.html
hair type: 2B/3A
low poo: Elucence moisture; Elucence clarifying (after swimming)
condish: CJ smoothing; CJ argan; CJ repair me; CJ curl rehab
winter/spring styling: CJ Beauticurls leave-in + Curly Kinks coil jam + Ouidad mongongo oil; or CJ leave-in + SpiralSolutions CEJ & FHG
summer/fall styling: CJ CCCC lite + CIAB + Curl Queen
http://members.fotki.com/melaniesusan/ pw = 3ahair

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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    Are there some natural products you wouldn't use? Does "natural" necessarily mean better?

    The following article describes a protein gel for hair that produces outstanding results, but its source is somewhat, how shall we say...unique:

    http://planetgreen.discovery.com/fashion-beauty/exfoliate-natural-animal-excrement.html


    I thought avalon organics was good until I saw some of the stuff had cones in it.:sleepy3:
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  • RazorbladeRazorblade Posts: 5Registered Users
    Crude oil is natural, but not good for your hair or skin. Ok it's an exaggeration, but to be 'natural', they should:
    a) be 'all natural, not with extracts of some exotic plant which makes up about 0000.5% of the ingredients (like Herbal Essences...)
    b) simple and proven to work - aloe does not require major modification to work, it's direct, ancient and gentle. So are most veg oils. EOs on the other hand can be difficult to extract, and are sometimes chemically extracted - they may be naturally sourced, but some are not exactly as purely natural as we would like to believe.

    Personally I use natural 80% of the time (my shampoo is close but not completely), but stuff that is properly sourced and simple - Organic AVG, ACV, Jojoba oil, Coconut oil - not these complicated concoctions sold to us as natural...

    my tuppence worth :-)
    3a/b indian in London:batman:
    Keeping it natural (and cheap)

    Co-wash/Leave-in - Faith in Nature Seaweed Conditioner
    Low-poo when necessary (its polluted here!)- Waitrose Organic Moisturising Shampoo
    Final rinse: ACV /nettle
    Stylers: home-made jojoba jelly, aloe gel, FSG with agave, orange peel and nettle
    DT: Olive oil, coconut oil...

    Hair loves: silk pillowcases + FSG = 4 days of great curls, summer and winter!!!

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