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The Natural Shampoo & Conditioner To Use If You Want Healthy Hair

If you haven't yet heard the news, well that just means you might not be following me on social media yet because I've been screaming it from the rooftops (hehe!), but my NEW Natural Lavender Shampoo & Conditioner are now here and available in the Joyous Shop!

I've been dreaming of bringing you a natural hair care product line that you can trust and feel good about using on yourself for what seems like forever!

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Just like I care about the quality of food I put into my body, I also care a lot about the products that I use on my skin since approximately 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed directly into our bloodstream. Most people aren't just exposing their skin to one product a day either.

It's said that the average person uses anywhere from 9-12 personal care products a day that can consist of a total of 126 chemical ingredients!

If you've read my book, Joyous Detox, you may already be familiar with some of the damaging effects of toxic accumulation in the body which is why I believe it's so important to detox every single day! One of the ways I do that is by using non-toxic natural personal care products like my Natural Lavender Shampoo & Conditioner, which is free of harmful ingredients commonly found in conventional shampoo like parabens, phthalates and SLS. 

Environment Canada classifies SLS as "toxic or harmful" it has been linked to cancer, neurotoxicity, organ toxicity, skin irritation and endocrine disruption which is a good enough reason for me (and hopefully for you too) to go natural and SLS-free with your shampoo!

Another big problem with conventional SLS is that it's often contaminated with 1,4-dioxane which is carcinogenic, otherwise known as "Agent Orange" a poison used by the U.S military during the Vietnam War. No, thank you! 

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Since I value transparency when it comes to shopping for my non-toxic personal care products, I want to be 100% transparent with you too and give you the opportunity to get to know some of the other ingredients found in our Natural Shampoo and Conditioner.

One thing you might want to know is that the majority of the ingredients found in our Shampoo and Conditioner are all rated as a 1 on EWG's Skin Deep guide which confirms that it is not a concern for human use. 

Get to know the ingredients in our Natural Lavender Shampoo & Conditioner:

Natural Lavender Shampoo

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  • Organic Lavender Extract – helps to to promote hair growth, prevent dry itchy scalp and manage hair conditions such as dandruff and hair loss
  • Rosemary Leaf Oil - known to help stimulate hair growth, soothe inflammation and give hair a healthy look and feel
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice - extracted from the leaves of the aloe plant, this ingredient helps to reduce scalp redness and inflammation, relive scalp itching, promote hair growth and contains anti-fungal properties that can alleviate dandruff
  • Glycerin – obtained from naturally occurring oils and fats (high in oleic acid) that acts as a skin-conditioning agent
  • Pisum Sativum (Pea) Peptide - this plant-based and hypoallergenic protein is what is going to provide you with the moisture and silky feel you're looking for. It also plays a role in reducing the damage caused by free radicals to promote healthy, voluminous hair!

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  • Coco Nucifera Oil ( Coconut Oil ) - it's fatty acid composition and anti-bacterial/anti-fungal properties help to rid dandruff in addition to preventing hair breakage and providing moisture for the scalp 
  • Hydrolyzed Jojoba Ester (Jojoba Oil) - conditions hair, and more specifically, mositurizes hair and hair follices without leaving any residue. It can also help hair cells to reproduce at a rapid pace
  • Distearoylethyl Dimonium Chloride – typically I'd advise you to avoid ingredients that you can't pronounce, but this is an exception. We use this ingredient instead of silicones (which can be damaging to the hair shaft and bioaccumulate in the environment) as it acts as a conditioning agent for hair. This is what leaves your hair feeling sleek and shiny while helping to detangle hair.
  • Cetearyl Alcohol – helps to create smoother creams and thicker lotions without any harmful impact. It is rated a "1" on the Environmental Working Group, which suggests that the concern for use is low and not concerning.
  • Isoamyl Laurate – a plant-based ester oil known for its easy spreadability without any greasy or sticky after-feel that leaves hair feeling silky smooth. 

My promise to you is that both our Shampoo and Conditioner are:

  •  GMO-free
  • Vegan & Gluten-Free
  • Biodegradable
  • Not tested on animals
  • Free of parabens, phthalates, SLS and fragrance

A few of you have reached out and asked if our Natural Shampoo and Conditioner are safe for colour-treated hair. The answer to that is that there are no harsh detergents in both our Shampoo and Conditioner, making it a gentle, natural hair care alternative to those with colour-treated hair. Many people with colour-treated hair who have used our products have had no issues. However, as always, we advise you use it at your own discretion if you do have colour-treated hair. 

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Once you start using your Shampoo and Conditioner and discover how AMAZING it makes your hair look and feel, I bet you're going to ask, "Joy! My hair feels so amazing! How else can I support the health and shine of my hair?" And well, I'm glad you asked :)

As you may already know, what's happening on the outside is often a reflection of what's happening on the inside (think hair, skin, nails – you name it!) which is why I'm such an advocate of building strong, healthy hair through nutrition!

I've wrote about various ways you can support the health of your hair through nutrition and supplementation and so I've linked some of those articles below:

You'll notice a common theme in each of them is PROTEIN ! Protein, or rather amino acids, are the building blocks of your hair. Keratin is what actually gives your hair its structure but without enough protein in your diet to produce keratin, your strands will weaken and grow slowly. It only makes sense that we would make sure we are getting an adequate amount of protein in our diet to support this then, right? 

For that reason, I've linked some of my favourite protein-rich recipes for you below so you can start eating your way (in addition to lathering your way, with your Natural Lavender Shampoo & Conditioner) to strong, healthy, shiny hair!

Recipes for Healthy, Luscious Locks

If you haven't yet picked up your Shampoo or Conditioner, you can do so here :).

Wishing you healthy, luscious, joyous locks!

Joy xo

7 Comments
Shawna M.   •   April 25, 2018

Sounds great! Do you expect it to be sold in any local stores, or any other way around a $10 shipping fee? Thanks!

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Katie   •   April 25, 2018

Do you have any recommendations for natural dry shampoo for dark hair?

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Rachel Molenda   •   April 25, 2018

Heather   •   August 27, 2018

Is this safe for a one-year old? I’m curious as to what Joy uses for Vienna’s hair but haven’t been able to find any info on the blog.

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Rachel M.   •   August 28, 2018

Deborah   •   May 14, 2019

Joy, I am anxious to try your new shampoo and conditioner. I have a question. Presently I am one course away from a holistic nutritionist which I plan on studying this fall and winter. I am uncertain about starting a business but it is a very interesting thought. I am thinking I should wait until I have completed my course. I was thinking of teaching nutrition as a seasonal course at the college and high schools if that door is opened to me. I have thought to a group a few years back. Your thoughts please. Thank you.

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Joy McCarthy   •   May 19, 2019

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