Ditching the shampoo
Ditch shampoo bottle waste, save your money and help the earth!
When using detergent-based shampoos, the chemicals are known to strip the natural oils from your scalp. This may leave your hair feeling fluffy and clean; but, stripping the natural oils means your scalp starts to overproduce oils to compensate. The result? A scalp that is perpetually oily, in need of washing, and bombarded with petrochemicals you and the Earth are paying for.
Many people have found that once they left their hair alone, stopped stripping away natural oils, their scalp’s oil production balanced out. Their hair felt healthier, not oily, and they could go without washing for longer. This means fewer petrochemicals entering our waterways and harming the environment.
Instead use a hair wash bars that are based on saponified oils (soap) rather than liquid shampoo that relies on harsh detergents. They are also made with nourish oils, so there is no need to follow with a conditioner, and if you can go longer in-between washes or only wash when needed, you can also save money.
For some hair types it can take at least six weeks for your hair to transition from conventional to natural shampoos. It usually takes this long because your scalp is so used to its oil being stripped, it will be overcompensating for a while. But leaving natural oils sitting on your scalp for longer will make the scalp recognise it doesn’t need to produce any more oil. After six weeks, your oil production should dramatically lessen. Once your hair can go a few days without being too oily, you’ve finished your transition.