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How to look after your skin and hair in winter

Changes in the weather can can cause dryness to yours (and your baby’s) skin and hair. While the weather is still chilly, it’s a good idea to implement care regimes to ensure as the weather gets warmer this spring, your skin and hair is in the best possible condition.

1. Use sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner

When looking for a moisturising and nourishing shampoo and conditioner, make sure you pick something that is sulphate-free. Sulphates can strip the hair and scalp of natural oils and can cause irritations like dryness and itching. This is especially important for babies too, because they need these oils to help reduce cradle cap and dry scalp. Choose a shampoo and conditioner that contain natural ingredients and no parabens or sulphates to ensure your hair and scalp are healthy and itch-free!

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2. Choose an ultra-moisturising skin cream

Choosing a body cream for your family can be overwhelming, with so much available on the market. It is a good idea to pick something that is free from common toxic ingredients, to reduce the chance of irritation and inflammation. However, you also want an effective product providing ultra-moisturising and soothing benefits. Environmental stressors such as pollution and the weather can damage the skin, so look for protective ingredients such as natural zinc, or calendula to improve the skins ability to protect itself. Find these extracts in our Scrumptious Baby Cream and Reef Safe Sunscreen!

3. Stay hydrated

The ultimate way to look after your skin and hair is to stay hydrated. Hydration is good for your all-round health but especially good for maintaining healthy skin and hair. Hydrated skin is smooth and hydrated hair is soft and glossy. Up your water intake, and eat water-rich foods such as watermelon and cucumber. Use hydrating skin and hair care products too. Panthenol is an ingredient that penetrates through the skin and delivers moisture to cells, it’s safe for use on babies sensitive skin, too!

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These are just some of the ways in which you can care for yours and your baby’s skin and hair. It is important to adjust your care year-round as the weather changes. Look out for further blog posts to help you care for you and your family’s skin all season round!

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What are the benefits of Vegan skincare and haircare?

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It’s Veganuary, a 31 day campaign to encourage people to go vegan for January, and hopefully beyond. You can take steps to Veganism by cutting out meat and dairy, but also by choosing vegan skincare and vegan haircare products.

Original Sprout products are 100% vegan and contain no nasty chemicals that can sometimes be found in other skin and haircare products. So what are the benefits of using Vegan cosmetics?

1. Good to animals

Vegan skincare and vegan haircare products do not use any animal derivatives that appear in some items. Non-vegan ingredients include squalene and lanolin though there are vegan versions of these products so be sure to check when you’re making a new purchase. Vegan products, like the whole Original Sprout range, are also cruelty free, meaning they do not get tested on animals, at all. 

2. Better for the environment

Vegan products are usually 100% natural and organic which means they are good for the environment. They break down into non-harmful components after use and can be reused by nature. Our packaging is recyclable and uses #2 FDA, Phthalate Free Regulated Plastic. 

3. Rich in antioxidants and vitamins 

Ingredients taken from plants are rich in vitamins and minerals. They contain lots of natural oils and antioxidants meaning they help to repair and care for soft skin and hair. Vegan products contain fewer ingredients that are likely to irritate skin. 

4. Original Sprout ingredients

At Original Sprout, we ensure all of our products are 100% cruelty free and vegan. We don’t use any insect attractors, such as honey or soda fragrances, and we steer well clear of any chemicals that can cause health concerns. You can find our full breakdown of ingredients on each of our product pages.

Find out more about the health studies performed with our products .

If you are ready to take the leap and try vegan, consider Original Sprout’s vegan haircare and skincare products.