At Don Juan Pomade, we refuse to use petroleum jelly in our hair pomades. Many studies have found that petroleum jelly can wreak havoc on the health of your hair. Some experts even suggest that petroleum jelly can do harm to your body. However, commercial hair care brands continue to use this cheap, synthetic ingredient in a wide array of hair products.
You May be Exposing Yourself to Carcinogens
Some studies suggest that petroleum jelly contains cancer-causing carcinogens. During the refining process, these carcinogens are supposed to be removed in order to make the product safe for topical use. However, the concern is that many petroleum jelly manufacturers aren’t taking enough care to ensure that these carcinogens have been completely eliminated.
It Acts as a Barrier for Bacteria
Petroleum jelly doesn’t actually possess any moisturizing properties of its own. Instead, it acts as a strong barrier, locking in moisture when applied to the hair. However, that isn’t necessarily a good thing. If your scalp sweats during the day, the petroleum jelly will prevent the sweat from evaporating into the air. This allows bacteria to grow, potentially resulting in an infection of the scalp that can lead to dandruff, hair loss and generally unhealthy hair.
It Can Slow Hair Growth
Petroleum jelly has been found to clog hair follicles when applied directly to the scalp. When hair follicles are clogged, bacteria can grow, causing the follicles to get infected. This can result in all kinds of widespread infections of the scalp. Clogged hair follicles are also less likely to grow new hairs.
It Lacks Nutrients that Your Scalp Needs
At Don Juan Pomade, we use plant-derived ingredients that each boast their own unique healing properties. Petroleum jelly doesn’t have any nutrients of its own, meaning that it won’t nourish your hair with the vitamins and minerals required to keep hair as healthy as can be. Our plant-derived ingredients contain anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that keep your scalp in excellent shape. Plus, our ingredients keep hair moisturized so that it looks and feels great. Why settle for petroleum jelly when you can give your hair nourishing ingredients like beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter?
Grab Pomade From Don Juan!
If you want to keep your hair free of petroleum jelly, stick to the all-natural, nutrient-rich pomades from Don Juan Pomade. Your hair will thank you.