While there is much debate about the benefits of plant-based formulas, the most obvious advantage is a mindful approach to the choice of the ingredients.
Why did people start switching to plant-based shampoo and conditioner sets?
This all revolves around the now infamous word “Paraben”. Most prominent hair care products use parabens to extend their shelf lives. They are inexpensive synthetic preservatives with formidable antibacterial and antifungal properties. In 2004 scientific researchers discovered that parabens were existent in ninety percent of human breast tumors, as published in the US National Library of Medicine. Coincidentally, it was also uncovered that the very same parabens in those tumors were also commonplace in underarm deodorants. The implication of these studies demonstrated that parabens can permeate the skin when applied topically. This provoked the birth of personal care products without parabens and a heavy emphasis on shampoo and conditioner sets as well as deodorants.
Yes, You Should Switch to Plant-based Hair Care.
Using plant-based ingredients that have been organically grown takes the concept of transparency one step further. Not only have the synthetic preservatives been replaced (with naturally derived ones by using plant-based ingredients), but now we have some certainty that prohibited pesticides have been kept out of the farming process.
Organic Shampoo and Conditioner:
Common Ground Organic Personal Care: