Since I was really little I’ve had trouble finding products that don’t irritate my skin. This has gotten harder and harder over the years because there are so many products that promise “natural” ingredients. Another downside to sensitive skin is just because a product is “natural” doesn’t mean it won’t irritate your skin. There are plenty of things in nature that are not necessarily good for you or can have drying/irritating effects on your skin.
Obviously, the demand for these products have grown over the years and so many companies are trying to push this whole “green” aesthetic. One example is Herbal Essence, which although seems to make your hair soft and silky is actually doing a lot of damage to your hair in the long run. I know it’s nice to come out of the shower smelling like a tropical breeze but a lot of times those perfumes can really dry out your hair and scalp in the long run.
Additionally these bottles are non-reusable and contribute further to the plastic crisis. One way to avoid these issues is to look at the back of your bottle. Do your research on the brand before you start buying. See if their products are made in a more sustainable way than other companies. Use bars instead of bottles of shampoo and conditioner. If that’s not something you’re interested in trying there are some companies even allow you to send back your bottle to be refilled. A brand I highly recommend is Dr.Bronners, you can get your bottles refilled, its ingredients are clearly listed and explained on the website, and its non-irritating even for me!