Ingredients to Avoid in Hair Products

Have you ever found a product that worked perfectly with your hair? They’re hard to come by, aren’t they? It’s as if you walk down countless aisles at the salon only to be let down by another product, and when you do find one, it’s hard to ever stray. At Beauty It Is, we take a lot of time to look into the products that we offer so that the chances of that are slim. However, we know there are times where you have to take to a general store in order to find a product on the fly.

When you are in a crunch for a product that you can trust, there are some quick things that you can look for in the ingredients of the product to make sure that it’s one that is going to work well for you. A lot of the products that you’ll find in a general store have these types of ingredients in them, which is why they cause so much harm in the first place.


While it’s nice to have your hair smell incredible, fragrance can actually be an ingredient that hurts your hair. The real issue behind a hair product that has a fragrance is the mixing of ingredients that go into creating the smell. These concoctions can create allergic reactions, difficulty breathing, issues with the reproductive system, and dermatitis. In regards to your hair, a combination of ingredients can lead to dried out skin or irritation of the scalp, making it difficult for your hair to see any growth, shine or improvement in health.

Isopropyl Alcohol

As you may have imagined, any ingredient with the word alcohol isn’t going to be great for your hair. This ingredient is known for its abilities to dry things up, and when it’s in your hair products, that includes your scalp and your hair. For a reference on what this ingredient is capable of, and how damaging it can be, it helps to know what other types of products it is in. One of the most common products that you’ll find isopropyl alcohol in is actually antifreeze. Can you talk about damage to your hair?

PEG-Polyethylene Glycol

This specific ingredient is found in quite a few different products, including skin care and other detergents. This ingredient is used to strip any grease or dirt from hair, and while it is something that can clean your hair up of unnecessary grease, it can also strip your hair of the natural moisture that it needs to look shiny and beautiful. When you’re trying to maintain a beautiful mane, the last thing that you want is hair that is overcompensating from a strip of moisture and is creating more grease than it does. This is the shampoo that you’re buying when you continue to ask yourself how your hair is still greasy.

Don’t turn to low-quality products when you’re in need of some care for your hair. Browse the selection of high-quality hair care products that we have at Beauty It Is and provide your hair with the nourishment it needs to thrive.

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