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Choosing the Right Type of Hair Product for Your Needs

a young woman trying to decide which hair product to use

In the haircare world, there are so many options that it can be hard to be sure you’re selecting the best products not only for your unique type of hair, but for your skin as well. Generally, haircare falls into two categories, traditional and natural. We’re delving into the pros and cons of each, and how SEEN offers a better option that provides the best of all haircare worlds for your hair—and your skin. 

Traditional haircare

Traditional haircare products can be found everywhere from drugstores and supermarkets to high-end salons, and they can range from inexpensive to very pricy. These traditional products may be formulated with ingredients that may be less than ideal for your hair and skin. Sulfates are often included as cleansing ingredients, which can be potentially drying to skin on the scalp, face, and body, as well as the hair. These products often contain parabens as preservatives, which have come under scrutiny for their possible link to endocrine disruption. Traditional haircare has also historically relied on fragrance as a key “benefit” for consumers, however fragrance can be both a skin irritant and allergen to some with sensitive skin. Many of these products can also contain ingredients that may clog pores, which may contribute to breakouts.

Natural haircare

Natural haircare arose out of customer demand for non-toxic products, which may sound like a win for those who are concerned about potentially harmful ingredients. Although you’re less likely to find sulfates, parabens, and other possibly questionable ingredients in these products, most natural haircare products tend to underdeliver in terms of the results we’ve come to expect, such as frizz reduction and a boost in softness, smoothness, and shine. Those who have sensitive skin may be swayed by the idea of natural haircare products, but they are not necessarily gentler on the skin. Many natural ingredients such as some botanicals and essential oils are known skin allergens and irritants. 


SEEN is changing the haircare game by avoiding sulfates, parabens, and many common allergens—while delivering the smoothing, strengthening, shine-enhancing results you’ve come to expect from the most luxurious traditional haircare products. SEEN also uses many natural ingredients when possible as long as they don’t compromise skin results, and features safe synthetic ingredients to create effective formulas without the worry. 

What makes SEEN different is that all of our formulas are developed with the health of the skin in mind. Instead of using potentially drying sulfates as cleansing ingredients, SEEN uses naturally-derived surfactants that provide amazing lather that’s gentle on the skin. Our formulas are also non-comedogenic, which means they won’t clog pores. This is important because shampoo and conditioner come in contact with the skin when rinsing in the shower, and leave-in products can directly transfer from the hair to skin on the face, shoulders, chest, and back—or transfer from the hair to your pillowcase and ultimately to the skin.

SEEN also understands that fragrance can be an issue for those with sensitive skin. That’s why we offer fragrance-free versions of all of our hair and skincare products. Our fragrance-free formulas have received the National Eczema Association’s Seal of Acceptance™, which means they are safe for sensitive and eczema-prone skin. Fragrance-Free ShampooFragrance-Free Conditioner, and Magic Serum have also received SkinSAFE’s coveted “Trusted Choice” seals. This means you can enjoy stronger, smoother, healthier hair without worrying about fragrance aggravating sensitive skin.

If you want gorgeous hair and healthy skin, SEEN is the way to go. We have clinical studies that prove our products deliver on their claims, and thousands of five-star reviews from real customers—including scores who say SEEN has changed their life.