Is DevaCurl One Condition really all that natural

So I was thinking of giving the DevaCurl One Condition a try because of all the great reviews. Then I stumbled upon some all natural sites that are making me think that DevaCurl One Condition is not so natural/healthy after all. First, if you look at the first 5 ingredients you can compare them to Herbal Essences and they are similar if not worse. Yes I know that us CG girls want to go silicone free and One Condition gives us that, but what about the other ingredients? Are they really that healthy for our hair??
-I was also wondering if real organic products are better for our curly hair? This site called "The Natural Skin Care Authority" had got me thinking! http://www.natural-skincare-authorit...-products.html
-Most known to be natural brands such as Aubrey's Organics and Natures Gate are rated to be pretty toxic compared to brands I've never heard of such as Miessence, Hobe, Waleda and EO. Is this a reliable source?
There are many toxins, poisons, allergens and irritants found in nature, natural is not necessarily better. Our hair evolved to be cleansed by water and conditioned by sebum, it didn't evolve to have plant extracts applied to it any more than it evolved for laboratory made ingredients.

Many ingredients in haircare products are backed by research, they do patch repair damage, strengthen the hair, increase elasticity, impart shine. Some of these proven ingredients are natural and some are manmade.

That website you linked to is a sales site, it's likely to be heavily biased. Check out the 'curl chemist' articles by Tonya McKay here on NC, the Natural Haven, Swiftcraftymonkey blog, Barefacedtruth, the free papers on the Journal of Cosmetic Science site.

I use Weleda baby calendula face cream, my sensitive eczematous skin loves the skin similar lipids in lanolin. I've also used the baby shampoo and body wash and it was pretty harsh on my hair and the body lotion which I found greasy.

Any 'true' conditioner is based on the major emollients (fatty alcohols and cationic surfactants), emollients provide softness and 'slip', and can also gently cleanse. Most of these are derived from cheap natural oils like palm fruit or coconut. These same emollients are found in many natural or organic products, including CURLS and Weleda.
Ingredients Commonly Found in Hair Care Products

HTH!
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Thank you so much Firefox7275! You made things much clearer for me, I was pretty lost before! Also thanks for giving me some good sources to look at, I'll definitely be checking those out!

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