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Welcome to Ell’s Holistic Beauty Bar

Welcome to Ell’s Holistic Beauty Bar’s blog page! We will be using this blog page to post about our all-natural shampoo and natural products, as well as information on natural ingredients, why they are better for you, and why they are better for the environment. Furthermore, we will also discuss how to care for your hair and other products we love. This is your one-stop-shop for products you’ll love that will love you back, tips for caring for your locks, and so much more. We hope you are as excited as we are! If you have any questions about us, or would just like more information, take a look at our website and give us a call today.

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A Little About Us

Ell’s Holistic Beauty Bar was founded in 2020, which was a big year for a lot of people in a lot of ways. It was important for us especially because we were finally able to provide customers with access to a variety of different organic hair products that nourish and support their hair growth rather than strip your hair of its strength and shine, ruining it in the long run. We know from firsthand experience just how difficult it can be to find products that you like, but when you choose to shop with us, you can rest assured that we bring an unsurpassed level of passion to the work we do. Our team has a decade of hair care experience, so we know what we’re talking about, and we know what is best for your hair!

Whether you are looking for an oil to grow your hair or your beard, you’re sure to find something you’ll love at Ell’s Holistic Beauty Bar. But what exactly will you find?

A Peek At Our Products

Our products are all made from ingredients that you can eat (although you shouldn’t eat our products) like organic black rice, rosemary, shea butter, almond oil, onion juice, and more. Why would we include natural ingredients from the earth? Well, to answer it simply, natural ingredients like these are age-old but are also excellent in nourishing your hair and providing it with nutrients.

For example, our Organic Black Rice and Onion Juice Leave-In Rinse are made of natural herbs and essential oils that improve hair growth and thicken hair. When added to the hair and scalp, onion juice can provide extra nourishment to support strong and thick hair, thus preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth. Onions also help promote collagen production, a protein that helps the production of healthy skin cells and hair growth.

Plus, black rice is loaded with vitamin E, which can make hair softer and smoother while also increasing natural shine, improving hair strength, elasticity, volume, and length. Black rice also reduces dandruff, soothes itchy scalp, and more.

Why Natural Ingredients?

Before we dive into why we use natural ingredients and believe they are much more effective (not to mention better) than the ingredients that are used to make hair products found in drug stores, let’s talk about why synthetic and non-natural ingredients are terrible.

These products are stuffed with parabens, silicones, and sulfates, (and plenty more harmful chemicals) which you might be familiar with. Parabens are chemical preservatives that help fight bacteria and fungus. You can identify them by their prefixes methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, and butylparaben. Sulfates are also preservatives that hair products utilize to reduce the spread of mold. Sodium lauryl sulfate may thicken your hair, but it, and other sulfates, can also irritate and dry your scalp and hair and can actually keep moisture from your hair.

So, if these ingredients fight mold and fungus, why are they bad? Well, you have some reason to be concerned, as studies have found six different parabens inside breast cancer tumors in female patients, in concentrations that seemed to tie in with the use of cosmetic products. At the time of the studies, scientists were careful to point out that they didn’t know that parabens cause cancer, just that they were present. But, in a 2015 study, parabens were found to prompt the swift growth of breast cancer cells.

Sulfates are essentially fine, as long as you don’t have a sensitivity to them. Sensitivity to sulfates is rare, but not extremely uncommon, and can lead to potential reactions like abdominal pain, diarrhea, flushing, dermatitis, and life-threatening anaphylactic and asthmatic reactions. For your hair, however, it has the reputation of drying your hair, irritating your scalp, fading your color, and even hair loss. Even worse, formaldehyde has been found in a number of hair strengthening treatments marketed across the USA, something which has only recently entered the public pool of knowledge. Formaldehyde is used to preserve biological specimens in labs, and is a likely carcinogen.

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Hair is Organic Material, Why Shouldn’t Hair Products Be?

Our hair is organic and needs nourishment the same way that our bodies need food in order to stay vibrant and vitalized. The main purpose of hair products is to strengthen hair and promote growth, so why wouldn’t we want to incorporate hair products that do that into our routine? A lot of hair cosmetics consist of chemicals that have negative side effects on your wellbeing, some triggering allergies, causing the skin to change color, and can even cause your hair to fall out.

Natural hair care products can contain antioxidants that help your body fight off free radicals. Natural shampoos and conditioners will combat any hair problems you might have, increasing the rate that your hair grows. Natural hair products do not contain harmful chemicals and will greatly benefit your hair and skin in the long run. Plus, most natural hair care products are created using ingredients sourced through ethical practices with fair trade as standard.

One of the most compelling reasons why natural hair products are better for you is that they do not mask the problem. Many non-natural, or synthetic hair products contain ingredients like silicones that seal the hair cuticle, preventing moisture from getting in. Through sealing the hair cuticle, silicones mask the problem, making hair seem smooth and silky, but in reality, your hair is most likely in need of moisture and hydration.

We can’t wait to go further in-depth into each of the points discussed here, and bring up more as we publish more blogs for your education, awareness, and well-being. We are dedicated to getting your hair happier, healthier, curlier, and nourished. Shop our all-natural shampoos, conditioners, serums, and more now.