Is your Shampoo Eco-Friendly, or Full of Chemicals?
How often do you wash your hair with shampoo?
Do you really need to use shampoo that often?
Some dermatologists and hair stylists say that going a few days between shampoos – or even giving up shampoo altogether (horror!) – could have major benefits and give you naturally healthy hair.
“My hair’s very shiny, and it’s just thick” is a common comment by people who’ve ditched the shampoo.
Shampoo is one of the most heavily-advertised consumer products in the world. As a result, we tend to think that we need to shampoo our hair more often than we may really need to.
But do we need shampoo for healthy hair?
In addition, we have become used to the concept of lather – how many times have you seem images of glamorous women in the shower with half-a-ton-of “luxurious” lather atop their tresses?
How does shampoo work?
Shampoo ‘cleans’ your hair by removing the hair’s natural – and necessary – oils. This then causes the scalp to produce more oil in response. It then becomes a vicious cycle, because after a while it may become difficult to skip shampooing without your hair “sprouting a giant greaseball”.
But it is possible to change.
What’s in my shampoo?
If you want to see how your current shampoo rates, go to a really useful website The EWG Skin Deep site and type in your shampoo’s brand to check it out. Then come back here and see what you can use as an alternative to chemical shampoos. The EWG site reviews hundreds of brands and rates them according to the toxic ingredients. You might be surprised!
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