Just like we need to detox our bodies from toxins, it is also really important that we give our hair a detox. You might not realize just how harmful your regular shampoo and conditioner are on your hair. Take a look at the label and see whether you can pronounce any of the ingredients – do you really want to put those kind of chemicals on your hair and skin?
Not only do these ingredients strip your hair of its natural oils, but the chemicals contained inside most shampoos are really harmful to your health.
Most regular shampoos contain ingredients including soidum lauryl sulfate, and polymers that are actually like a plastic coating that covers your hair. This might make your hair shiny, but these toxins go down through your hair shaft and into your blood stream, which can cause all sorts of health problems short term and long term.
If you can detox your hair and rid it of these chemicals which have built up over time, you will find that you hair is actually shinier and easier to manage. You won’t have excess oil production which happens when your hair over-compensates to make up for when the chemical ingredients strip it of the natural oils. You won’t need to wash your hair every day, and it will be healthier for your body.
Going through a hair detox might be hard for the first week or so as you transition from using your regular shampoo to a natural one. It might be greasier than normal as your hair starts to detox from all the chemicals that usually bind to it when washing. However, after a week or so the the natural oils your hair produces will balance out. If you can tolerate this it will be well worth it.
You might be wondering what you can wash your hair with instead. You will be pleased to know that natural shampoos are actually cheap and easy to make, so not only will you have healthier hair, but you will save money too!
Natural Home Made Shampoo Recipe
- ½ cup liquid castile soap
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- ¼ cup distilled water
- ½ teaspoon Vitamin E oil
Instructions: In the bottle that you will use to store your shampoo, simply combine these ingredient and shake.
Natural Home Made Conditioner Recipe
- 1 cup distilled water, hot
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon jojoba oil
Instructions: In the bottle that you will use to store your conditioner, simply combine these ingredients and shake. You could also use this as a detangler by outing it into a spray bottle and spritzing it onto your hair.
You should be able to easily find all these ingredients from your local health food store, or check online!
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