Originally Posted by NaturesPrincess
What products are friendly around here? I want to start kicking out those nasty products and bringing in the more friendly ones but don't know where to start.
I hope this is a good start, because I really like it:
Down Under Natural's FORTIFYING Shampoo (all hair types) BOTANICAL EXTRACTS
I also use the conditioner.
i'm not sure on the ingredients of down under naturals. you'd need to email them to find out if there are animal products in it, i think. same with animal testing (not sure what the bottle says). the law around putting the word 'natural' on stuff seems really shady. you could probably just drop a drip of lavander oil into some awful gack, and label it as 'fortified with soothing natural botanicals'.
beyond that, um... what you get depends on where you shop, your budget, and what you want to get, and to avoid, really. there are different products in small shoppers drug marts than big healthfood stores and supermarkets, you know?
i like method
for cleaning products, hand soaps, etc. shoppers has a pretty decent line of it- they also have their own version dish soap + kitchen cleaner which is nearly half the price when it goes on sale- which is all the time.
the bigger stores also have samy
brand shampoos and conditioners, kiss my face
(check ingredients if you're vegan), giovanni
, alba botanicals
, toms of maine
(i like their toothpaste) natures gate
, and this new live clean
stuff, etc. zellers has a load of this stuff too (normally cheaper) and so do bigger grocery stores.
i don't often see full ranges though, probably cos its american stuff for the most part.
i don't personally like a lot of the natural sls free shampoos and conditioners- they leave my hair limp and dirty feeling, and i struggle with it. i love a lot of the shower gels and moisturisers and cleaning things though (except dishwasher detergent, which always sucks).
hope thats a start. don't be afraid to ask for more specifics though.