I highly advise you to keep of these hair products ingredients as they speed up the aging process;


Parabens are common hair product ingredients mainly used as preservation methods. However, they negatively impact your hair condition as they interrupt hormone balancing and trigger conditions such as acne, hair thinning, and cancer disease. Avoid hair products with benzyl paraben or propylparaben ingredients on the labels.

Retinyl Palmitate

Retinyl palmitate is gentler retinol version but is usually found in high concentrations in most hair products. Frequent use of products with this ingredient can trigger aging symptoms as it causes skin peeling, irritation, burning, dryness, and scaling. Avoid any beauty product that indicates retinyl palmitate on the labels.


It’s widely used to soften the hair, especially when smoothening or curling it. On the contrary, dimethicone can cause hair thinning, dryness, scalp infections, or build-up of toxic substances on the scalp hindering the circulation of moisture, blood, and nutrients. This pore-clogging contributes to dull hair and aging.

Ieva Kubiliute

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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