PETA’s 5th Annual Proggy Award Winner: Max Green Alchemy

Max Green Alchemy ShampooAnd the winner is…. Max Green Alchemy’s shampoo. Formulated with an amazing blend of vitamins, essential oils and botanical extracts – mmmm, lavender, tee tree, and geranium – this gentle yet effective shampoo is perfect for treating that dry, dehydrated, itchy scalp. If you have dandruff flakes, or an oily or sensitive scalp, this shampoo will transform your scalp into a healthy environment in no time. Think about it, if your scalp is already dry or irritated, it’s probably not the best time to use an aggressive, chemically loaded cleanser. Nope, we think not.

PETA loving perks: 100% vegan, no synthetic chemicals, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate free, paraben-free, cruelty free.

PETA says: Why feed your hair junk food when there are Max Green 100 percent vegetable-based shampoos? All Max Green products sport the PETA cruelty-free rabbit logo and are available at Whole Foods Markets, independent health-food stores, salons, and spas as well as from naturopaths and online.

Yep, we like that.

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What is Paraben Free Hair Care?

You should consider paraben free hair care products for a few reasons. Researchers in England have recently discovered paraben in breast tumors. Research has shown that parabens act like estrogen in the female body. Since breast cancer responds to estrogen, the research makes sense.

There are several types of paraben: Methylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Benzylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben. They are often used as preservatives in hair care and cosmetic products. When you start reading the labels, you will be amazed at how many products contain one or more parabens. If you want paraben free hair care products, you will have to get good at reading the labels on all the products you purchase.

Once you have identified which products are paraben free, you can begin to experiment to find your favorites.  There has been a huge increase in people interested in organic and natural beauty products. Several major companies are releasing paraben free hair, skin and cosmetic products. Many reputable studies have demonstrated the negative effect of paraben and other chemicals in our bodies.

The CDC has found evidence of over 100 toxic chemicals in the blood and urine of people from all cultures and ethnic groups. As people become better educated about the potential dangers, they go looking for safer alternatives.   

-Janice Johnson, founder of the Curly Hair Salon and editor of the Curly Hair Guide 

P.S. If you’re looking for Paraben Free Hair care, StyleBell’s top five picks are: Jason Naturals, Kiss My Face, Aubrey Organics, Aveda and Yes to Carrots – available nationwide in drugstores and salons.