Parabens are used within preservatives but can be too strong for your hair if used in high amounts. These preservatives can cause skin sensitivities, whether that’s an allergic reaction or rash. They can also cause a number of problems for your hair including drying, irritating your scalp, fading your colour, and even hair loss. Some research has even linked Parabens to breast cancer, and that it can contribute to organ toxicity as well. There are some concerns around very high concentrations of parabens in products, but fortunately, regulations are in place to ensure a ‘safe level’ and that the relevant product forms are OK to use parabens. In fact, regulatory bodies around the world permit the use of parabens. However if you are unsure about the health implications, it is wise to avoid this ingredient from your conditioner.
Hopefully this blog has opened your eyes to the ingredients that you should avoid in your hair products. At That Good Hair we offer a full range of conditioners that are free from silicones, parabens, paraffin wax and drying alcohols. These paraben-free formulas are also enriched natural botanical extracts and nourishing oils to naturally add shine and impart beneficial properties to your hair.
Our Curl Definition Conditioner is a great example of the power of natural ingredients. It can help with enhancing your natural curl pattern, calming frizz and soothing your scalp.