Does it matter what kind of shampoo you use? Absolutely!
Most People Shampoo Two To Seven Times Per Week.
Ponder this activity for a moment. You are bombarding your hair and scalp with a substance, on average of four times per week. Using warm or hot water during the application helps this substance absorb thoroughly through the hair shafts and scalp. But what exactly is that substance that you are putting on your head? Is it helping or hurting your already troubled hair?
Most people have been fooled into believing that in order for shampoo to be effective it must lather up with suds and bubbles and leave the hair “squeaky clean”. Most shampoos will accomplish this task with a plethora of chemicals that are not only causing you harm and speeding up the weakening of your hair shafts and follicles but make you dependent on using even more shampoo!
Chemical Detergents On My Head... Oh No!
Using a chemical detergent, such as sodium laurel sulfate found in most over-the-counter shampoos is basically a diluted solvent that strips the hair and scalp of dirt and oils. Now you may think, “Hey, sounds good to me!” but your hair and scalp emit and absorb natural oils created by your body to protect the scalp and keep hair flexible. Sulfates strip so completely that your body will then overcompensate to produce more natural oil than is necessary, giving you that oily, greasy hair look, thus making it a necessity to shampoo again! Also imagine this solvent absorbing down to a follicle that is weak and in need of nutrients. That solvent will also STRIP the follicle and may act as a nutrient exterminator, killing such things as biotin, keratin or other proteins that feed the hair shaft. Or you may be the type who's hair becomes very dry and brittle, thus making you dependent on conditioner! Which can also contain many of the same harmful ingredients you need to avoid in the shampoos. So far we have covered ONE ingredient in shampoo that is probably not a good idea to use. There are still parabens, propylene glycols, fragrances, dyes, perfumes and this list of chemicals doing more harm than good goes on and on.
So far we have covered ONE ingredient in shampoo that is probably not a good idea to use. There are still parabens, propylene glycols, fragrances, dyes, perfumes and this list of chemicals doing more harm than good goes on and on.
What Should I Do?
We here are More Hair Naturally believe that your health and longevity should always come first. All our ingredients, in all our products, support our basics philosophy, "You should never have to do unhealthy things to your body to have healthy full hair."