Anonymous asked: I was wondering why don’t you use shampoo? What are the benefits?
The main reason I don’t use shampoo, is because as I mentioned in my routine I used to have very curly hair when I was younger. But now I just have a hair texture similar to curly hair, which can tend to be a little frizzy at times. So I started researching ways to get rid of frizz and I stumbled upon the book Curly Girl, It’s a great book full of natural ways to look after your hair ect. And in one part there was the recipe for the bicarb rinse, which I decided to try and it worked so well, that’s pretty much what I’ve been using since. And it cut down on the frizz quite a bit!
What are the benefits of not using shampoo? When using shampoo with harsh ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, or sodium laureth sulfate, (which are also found in dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent) they cut down on the oils in your hair so effectively that it strips all of the natural oils from your hair, the oils that are used to protect your hair and scalp. (Not that I was using any shampoo’s with those ingredients before I stopped.) Even with shampoo that doesn’t have those harmful ingredients, it still can dry out your hair making it frizzy and disturbing the hair follicle. But when using bicarb, it gets rid of build up from hair products, and excess oil, without stripping the essential oils from your hair, leaving your hair clean, but less dried out and frizzy.
Now these are basically the reasons why I stopped using shampoo, and I’m not saying it will work for everyone, but if you struggle with frizzy, and/or dry hair it may be worth a try. 😉
Here are the shampoos I will use if I’m not using bicarb:
I hope that answers the question and was helpful. If anyone would like to see more posts like this, feel free to ask below. And any questions are welcome, so please comment!