Organic Hair 101 – Get The Looks With Our Top Product Picks!

If it seems overwhelming to make the switch to organic, and you don't know where to start, the best way to start is with a list of ingredients to slowly avoid.

Hair products can contain things like coal tar (used in dandruff shampoos), ethanolamine (used in styling products), and benzene compounds like toluene (used in hair dyes). All of these are linked with health issues like skin and eye irritation; endocrine disruption; possible carcinogens; and developmental, reproductive, and immune toxicity. Along with chemical exposure on the scalp seeping into the bloodstream, you are potentially breathing in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) while application of the products as well . Phthalates, often found in fragrance, can enter into the system through inhalation, getting absorbed through the lungs. Check out some of our top picks.

Photographer, Colin Gaudet

Fashion Editor, Michelle Paiano, Judy Inc

Hair, Caitlin Cullimore, Judy Inc. 

Makeup, Aniya Nandy, Plutino Group

BEAUTY: MODEL (R) NATURAL HAIR MOUSSE, SUNCOAT; PERFECTING HAIRSPRAY, DAVINES. MODEL (L) TAKESUMI DETOX OVERNIGHT DRY SHAMPOO, KAIA NATURALS; PERFECTING HAIRSPRAY MATTE TEXTURE, DAVINES

FASHION: (R) JACKET, CAMEO COLLECTION; SHIRT, JUDITH AND CHARLES; PANTS, VINTAGE; BOOTS, SAM EDELMAN; (L) COAT, FRANK AND OAK; SWEATER & SKIRT, VINTAGE.

FASHION: SHIRT, JUDITH & CHARLES; JACKET CAMEO COLLECTION 

BEAUTY:  NATURAL HAIR MOUSSE, SUNCOAT; PERFECTING HAIRSPRAY, DAVINES

FASHION: ANU RAINA

 

FASHION: HILARY MACMILAN

BEAUTY: SMOOTHING HAIR BALM, RAHUA; RENEWING HAIR SERUM, NIUCOCO

FASHION: MEG

BEAUTY: NATURAL HAIR MOUSSE & NATURAL CALMING SERUM, SUNCOAT

FASHION: VSP

BEAUTY: TAKESUMI DETOX OVERNIGHT DRY SHAMPOO, KAIA NATURALS; PERFECTING HAIRSPRAY & MATTE TEXTURE, DAVINES

FASHION: VSP

BEAUTY: (L) TAKESUMI DETOX OVERNIGHT DRY SHAMPOO, KAIA NATURALS; PERFECTING HAIRSPRAY & MATTE TEXTURE, DAVINES; (R)OCEAN TEXTURIZING SALT SPRAY, WORLD; DRY TEXTURE, DAVINES

FASHION; AVAILABLE AT VSP

OCEAN TEXTURIZING SALT SPRAY, WORLD; DRY TEXTURE, DAVINES

BEAUTY: MIST TEXTURE SEA SALT SPRAY, BEAUTYCOUNTER; DRY TEXTURIZER, DAVINES

FASHION: FRANK AND OAK

OCEAN TEXTURIZING SALT SPRAY, WORLD; DRY TEXTURE, DAVINES

FASHION: JUDITH & CHARLES