Did you know that many industrial shampoos were a huge hoax? In fact, to make it short, they are often so much effective that they remove all the sebum you have. Thereby, your hair seems soft and non greasy. But the sebum is actually natural, and your hair needs it to defend itself. The result is that when you make a usual shampoo, your hair freaks out and produce even more sebum to protect itself! As a result, your hair re-greases way faster, and you need a shampoo faster than you should have. You get the scam?
Besides, many shampoos contain endocrine disruptors (I promise, I will write an article on this but meanwhile, just know that it is stuff, really not good for your health).
I then discovered the world of the “no-poo” (don’t be mistaken, it doesn’t mean not to go to the toilet anymore…).
“No-poo” is a contraction of “no-shampoo” and it means not to use shampoo anymore. But are you crazy?! Well actually, not that much.
From what I so, but I’m far from being a pro, there are several steps, and several philosophies of the no-poo. Here is what I understood:
- You start by quitting commercial shampoos (or you choose organic, being careful with the ingredients).
- You wash your hair with a shampoo you make yourself (some are with Rhassoul, others with baking soda, and probably others).
- You spaces your shampoos progressively.
- At the end you wash your hair only with water (I read that it works).
As far as I’m concerned, I stoped at step 3, and it suits me. I tried several different shampoo recipes, and the one that suits me best is the Rhassoul shampoo.
And you know what? It is a revolution!
For real. My hair is really thick, very dry, and a bit messy (you know the hair that tangles as soon as you untangle it, and that globaly, does exactly what it wants)
And well, since I’ve used my homemade shampoo, my hair is a lot more disciplined, I need to wash it less often, and it is way nicer to look.
And as a bonus, I save a lot of money!
And you? What is your point of view and experience regarding the shampoo?
NB : I recall that this is all about my own researches and experimentations. I am not a shampoo or hair professional, nor a scientist.