Recently I had a mishap with my hair color. I had been sick for some time with an upper respiratory infection and was on aggressive antibiotic treatment. My scalp paid dearly for this. My immune system had suffered so badly, I never even considered my skin’s reaction when I went for my next round at being a redhead. My scalp felt as if it were on fire. By the time I realized just how badly my body was reacting, much damage had already been done. When I exited the shower after a thorough rinse, my scalp was still searing and painful. The next day it was covered in scabby sores. My scalp was in crisis. I was going to have to explore new hair care products.
As I began to research the chemicals and ingredients in my shampoo, conditioner, and hairspray, I became very ashamed as to how unkind I was being to my body and the environment. I resolved to not only go organic, but to go so far as to even make some recipes from scratch. Most of the ingredients I either already had in my kitchen or could easily pick up at the store.