Make your own shampoo with ingredients found in your home or try Holistic Hair for a natural approach in a bottle.
Most shampoos strip hair of grime and product as well as natural oils. The cycle begins of stripping the hair with shampoo and then trying to hydrate with conditioners. Hair gets frizzy then we end up with several serums, potions and lotions to de-frizz. A day without shampooing feels like hair is greasy and dirty.
You can stop this cycle by "no shampooing" for a few weeks or months and then you can switch to a natural shampoo and conditioner. Stay away from products with silicones or anything ending with a "-one" to avoid coating your hair which requires stripping it with frequent shampooing. It takes a month or two of infrequent shampooing for your hair to return to its a natural state where it is not over-producing oil and requiring daily cleaning. The result will leave you with healthier, more nourished hair with less frizz.
To begin the "no shampoo method" I used organic raw honey, baking soda and organic apple cider vinegar.
- Mix three tablespoons of raw honey with one cup of warm water.
- Add mixture to your hair first from mid shaft to the ends (can substitute conditioner).
- This protects if from the drying baking soda solution.
- Mix two tablespoons of baking soda with a cup of water.
- Apply to the scalp only.
- Rinse thoroughly.
- Mix one part organic apple cider vinegar to four parts water.
- Add a few drops of essential oil like lavender, sage, patchouli or rosemary.
- Combine ingredients in a bottle and apply to your scalp and hair.
- Rinse your hair with water.
Baking soda is great for removing product buildup but can be very drying so I recommend only applying it only twice a week for one to three weeks. Raw honey is a great shampoo that is PH balanced for hair. This is preservative free so you need to make a fresh batch each week. Continue shampooing with raw honey for as long as you like. Mix two tablespoons raw honey to two cups of water. Shake and apply to your whole head.
If you can't part with your lather, try a natural shampoo like Holistic Hair and apply it just to your scalp every other day. Work down to cleaning hair twice weekly and your scalp will begin to balance it's oil production so your hair won't get greasy in between shampoos. Use the conditioner daily.
I did the "no shampoo" method for six months and then found Holistic Hair which is made Zealand. It contains all the natural ingredients I wanted with out any nasty chemicals.
The blog at Holistic Hair is full of great tips for dermatitis, dandruff and the nutrition needed for lovely locks.
If you would like to try a free sample of shampoo or conditioner just to pop in to us at Be Well Boutique.