"The main concern over parabens in our beauty products is long term exposure to the chemicals which have been shown to disrupt the hormones and endocrine systems. Parabens imitate the chemical makeup of our hormones and can cause the body to over react or react to the chemicals which it thinks are hormones and consequently won't produce enough natural hormones for the body to properly function."
This information kinda freaked me out even though I haven't really experienced any bad side effects from products containing paraben.....yet. I'm always looking to be PROactive as opposed to REactive, so I did some research on more affordable organic shampoos and conditioners and came across a line called Organix. First of all, if you visit their website and check out the different flavors they have, it'll make your mouth water: Coconut Milk, Mandarin Olive Oil, Moca Espresso, Cherry Blossom Ginseng, Grapefruit Mango Butter, Passionfruit Guava, Cucumber Yogurt, and there's more!!
Pros: Attractive packaging and advertising, product lathers very well, a little goes a long way, smells AMAZING! the mint really pops and is very refreshing, very great hair results.
Cons: Wish it came in a bigger bottle (more product), the conditioner isn't as hydrating as the bottle says.
Overall these 2 products have more pros than cons, so I definitely recommend it for people who are looking to slowly transfer over to the green side. I personally had no intentions in going green per say, my hair was just at a breaking point and desperation kicked in. Again, it's better to be proactive, than reactive! :)