Hair Product Snob?

When browsing down the isles of department stores and stores that only sell hair products I find myself reading the ingredient list and thinking: "No - noways - oh hell no - hmm -  nope - will not let that touch my hair" and then putting the product back on the shelf. Of course there are products on the ground that could work for my hair, a lot of product companies have lines for curly hair out these days. But usually the price combined with the ingredient list is what keeps me from buying them. There are silicones (which coat the hair), sulfates (which dry out the hair), parabens (which may cause cancer), and a bunch of ingredients that I've never heard of. If I don't know what it is then why should I put it on my body? At Cph Curls & Conversation Afrocenchix said that up to 70% of what we put on our skin shows up in our blood stream. Everything that is put in our hair ultimately ends up on our scalp and body when we rinse our hair, if not sooner.

Pic from one of the local hair product places

I'm not a "health freak" or obsessive about what I eat or exercise, but I do like eating what many consider healthy. I try to buy organic as much as possible, I eat mostly vegetarian (fish occasionally) and have been since I was 14 years old, I am gluten intolerant so that keeps me away from a lot of bread and pasties etc, I try to keep diary intake low just because I don't think it makes sense for people to over consume cows milk. I am a total sugar addict and doubt that I can live for more than a week without chocolate. But yeah, I guess I take pretty good care of my body.

The thought of buying expensive hair product that do things to my hair and body that I don't want is foreign to me, and it makes no sense. I'd rather pay a little extra in shipping and know what I'm getting. Does that make me a hair product snob? Maybe, but I don't mind, my hair looks and feels awesome! :)

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