Saturday, March 31, 2012
Are you really sensitive to that ingredient?
Where did you get the idea that you could over condition your hair and end up with build up? Where did you get the idea that using any proteins in your hair care products could end up with over proteined hair that was crunchy? (Something I have never heard of and doesn't seem to have any validity in my textbooks or other literature.) Why do you think you can't use fragrances? And why do you think that you can use essential oils but not fragrance oils? What is a greasy feeling lotion to you? Be open to the idea that you could have a misconception about what you like or can handle and really question where this idea came from and whether or not it's valid.
And consider the interaction of ingredients. If you're making a body wash with loads of glycerin or other humectants, they can behave as mildness enhancers so you'll get a milder body wash with 3% glycerin than you would without it!
I guess the point of this post is to always reconsider what you think is true and right. That's not to say that you're wrong - it could turn out that you really are scent sensitive or that fragrances don't agree with your skin - but it could be that you really can handle something you thought you couldn't!
I have never heard of over proteined hair, and if you have any good information about it - I mean information from a textbook or scholarly publication - please forward it to me because I have searched until my eyes were blurry and have not found this concern, yet I see it constantly on hair related forums!