November 16, 2010

To Poo or Not To Poo

As we all know, natural hair can be extremely dry, especially during the colder months. However, sometimes it is the products we are using that attribute to the dryness. More specifically, the shampoos which contain harsh ingredients, such as sodium laurel sulfate.
As a result, many have resorted to changing their shampooing routine by eliminating their shampoo altogether.  In other words, using the“no-poo method”.  The general consensus is that the chemicals found in shampoo can irritate and dry out your hair.  In addition, the potential threat of these harsh chemicals being hazardous to your health in general, has led many to seek alternative cleansing methods.  Here is just one method that seems to be common:

Baking Soda + Apple Cider Vinegar + H2O
Baking Soda is the weakest alkaline and it gently clarifies hair from buildup.
Add water to baking soda to make a paste – apply to the scalp, as you would shampoo and gently scrub.

Mixture:  1 tablespoon baking soda, 1 cup of water *tweak as needed

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse detangles the hair folicles, seals the cuticle, and balances the hair’s pH balance.

Mixture:  1 apple cider vinegar, 1 cup of water *tweak as needed

What is your cleansing regimen?

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