Admittedly, I didn't really know what this meant until I started using the bars. Avoiding chemicals was never a priority to me, and I always just bought the cheapest hair-washing products I could find at Target, chemicals be damned.
But since purchasing the bars for the first time last year, I've learned more about parabens — man-made chemicals often found in cosmetics — and have shifted my perspective on what I look for in my hair products.
While the US Food and Drug Administration doesn't have information on the effects of parabens on health, some cosmetic brands choose not to use them as a precautionary measure.
The Earthling Co.'s products, for example, claim to be paraben- and preservative-free, and according to its website, have no harsh, stripping ingredients — making them ideal for my dyed hair.
According to the brand, the bars are made with ingredients like coconut oil, apricot seed oil, and cocoa seed butter.