I am using corn-based garbage bags because they are completely biodegradable and do so in a short time. (Sometimes before I get them to the dumpster). I am giving up the “tougher than tough”, never-leak, easy-tie plastic garbage bag that will be around 100 years from now in the land fill. I used cloth diapers on my babies because I knew they were better for my babies, the environment and our bank account. Not because they were easier. I use cloth napkins and wash them rather than using paper and tossing them. I grow my own vegetables instead of buying them. It’s a LOT easier to buy them, believe me. And so on.
And back to the shampoo… it may not keep my hair as fresh as Biolage did. But my dry, itchy scalp that has plagued me since I was a teen, is totally gone. I used to think I had psoriasis and maybe I did. I used to buy and use tar-based shampoos to help my scalp. I don’t, any longer. There are rewards to giving a little and you might not reap the benefits of them until you have completely taken the cross-over step to a more natural alternative. You might find, also, that when giving up a product you don’t actually even need it, or the others that follow. Have you ever considered why you wash the oil off your face or hair and then slather it back on again in the form of a moisturizer? I think you will be pleasantly surprised at what you get in return for what you “give”. And you might even develop a new sense of “perfection”. So go ahead! Give a little! And in return, get a lot!