IS SHAMPOO THE WAY TO GO?
The idea that you can go without shampoo for quite some time or rather less frequently makes one cringe. However, according to health experts in this field who went ahead and carried out research extensively have discovered that it is not necessary to keep applying shampoo often and further more it may be potentially harmful.
This product has not been in existence for more than a century and yet it has become an essential “must have” item in most peoples daily utilities.
HOW THE SHAMPOO STARTED
Fact has it that shampoo came into existence in the 1930’s . Shampoo was designed to replace the traditional bar soap which was believed to have nasty after effects to the hair immediately after use and it is by this that the so called hair health experts designed the shampoo to step in for the pit-falls created by the traditional bar soap. Hard water has been really tough with traditional bar soap and made it difficult for people who reside in specific areas where such a supply is more available than the fresh water.
When shampoo was introduced it made it easier and faster for women to dry their hair especially when they visited their hair stylist it took a shorter time to work on and come out with good results.
Statistics has it that people in the United States shampoo their hair four to five times in a given week and on average this is two times more than people in Italy and Spain combined.
During an event at a reality TV show, a participant claimed that he had never used shampoo in a decade and he went ahead and some viewers got challenged and tried his stunt. Later on seventy six percent of people who went on with the challenge stated on social media that they had got quite an experience they had never imagined. They got good results in taking the challenge only for few members who claimed that they were so addicted and could not do without it.
WASHING THE SCALP
Some people have asked around about how often should one wash his/her scalp, but the answer to this question may vary accordingly. There are those who have scalp that appear more oily (sebum production) and they may be required to wash as often as possible (daily). However, for those who may have less sebum production the best and advisable time is washing every few days. As for others who claim that washing hair daily may cause the scalp and hair to dry unnecessarily and this is still debatable.
DIFFERENT HAIR DIFFERENT REQUIREMENT
Different people have different hairs as may be stated by most hairstylists across.
Most hair stylist would tell you that dry and damaged hair is the best since the dry scalp produces oil which eventually works its way to the hair and soon enough gives a more shiny hair which may be thought of as shampoo application. There are those people who get their hair dyed, highlighted or relaxing the hair and this may be quite unfortunate since the hair is frequently washed during this activities and the hair may be damaged due to the fact that the hair is already porous.
There are other types of hair that look and feel better without regularly washing them and they may be in the category of thick, curly or wavy.
There is a myth created out there that less shampoo application or hardly no application makes your hair follicle weak and hair may fall off. Actually on the contrary, shampoo strips the scalp off it’s natural oils.
The earlier you stop applying this product the better for your scalp to recover its natural ways of compensating for such conditions of dryness naturally as required. You may find it abit difficult through the transition period but eventually once the system adjusts everything kicks in normally.
QUIT SHAMPOOING WITHOUT BECOMING DISGUSTING
There are health experts who have discovered that there are some chemicals in the shampoo that may cause health issues such as nerve damaging and Alzheimer’s disease.
So some of the benefits of quitting shampoo may be from clearing and good complexion to as far as making your hair look healthy and awesome. Others may state that it may save them a few coins here and there.
Here are the steps below on how to go about quitting the shampoo.
STAGE 1: USE BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR INSTEAD OF SHAMPOO
Add water to the baking soda until it becomes slightly slimy and as for the proportions don’t sweat it just to ensure you don’t add to much water to the baking soda. Once it’s done just add the mixture into a small bottle for storage purpose as you use it frequently.
Now the second part is the apple cider vinegar which should be mixed with water in the ratio of 1:2 respectively. And you can store this as well in a bottle ready for shower purposes.
Use the baking soda consistency first by applying and rubbing it on your scalp and all over the wet hair, after application let it sit for one minute and consequently rinse your hair over and over again.
Now apply the vinegar by rubbing it on your hair gently and focusing more on the hair and less of the scalp and afterwards now you can rinse.
STAGE 2: USING WATER ONLY
At this stage what you need is just plain water and focusing mostly on massaging your scalp. This is when your hair may be a little greasy but it won’t be like that for long. After first week you have to wait a little longer and your hair will still be even greasier than the normal. As a reminder at this point in time don’t apply any gel or any other hair product. If hair looks ugly you can always try a hat on it, hope you get the drift.
STAGE 3: APPLYING BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR AGAIN
After waiting long enough your hair now will be looking pretty and its texture soft to the touch.
To reintroduce the baking soda and vinegar will be for maintenance purposes only since you have achieved the desired result. You could be using this product once a week and that’s the magic. Wish you the best in your journey and keep rinsing and repeating as advised.