Natural hair care and products are extremely important. Not only because it helps to prevent yourself from exposure to harmful, damaging chemicals, but also because those chemicals are heading straight down our drains and into our precious earth.
Now, we know what you’re thinking. "But I have tried to go all-natural so many times, and every time I do my hair feels stingy and strange".
We hear you! What is actually happening here is that your hair is going through a detox. As you stop using coating chemicals like silicone, your hair will feel dry and stringy until it can regain its natural ability to produce natural oil.
Unfortunately, the best solution for this phase is to just, 'hang in there' however, we do have some advice to help get you through.
Create a natural hair mask
Our favourite natural mask for damaged hair is one egg yolk, two tablespoons of coconut oil and one tablespoon of honey. Leave this in for 30 minutes and use once a week.
Avoid hot showers
Hot water can be extremely drying for your hair (and your skin for that matter), try to have lukewarm showers, especially when washing your hair.
Use coconut oil as a leave in conditioner
Coconut oil is nature's miracle beauty product and can be used for anything from cleaning your teach to moisturising your skin. By using coconut oil as a leave-in treatment for your hair, you allow for a deep conditioning process to occur that will leave your hair shiny and strong. (also, coconut oil is great for dandruff, sun damage and tangles).
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Wash your hair less often
This will give your hair the opportunity to allow for natural oil production.
Try Baking Soda
Baking soda has been known to assist with hair that is extremely damaged and has excessive toxic build up. Additionally, baking soda is by those who transition to an entirely ‘no shampoo’ routine for hair health. Mix a little water with two tablespoons of baking soda and wash hair. Make sure to rinse thoroughly as any leftover baking soda will leave your hair feeling gunky.
Depending on how severe the chemical build-up is, the detoxing period can last anywhere between two weeks and two months. Over time your hair will regain a natural and maintainable shine, and you can also rest easy knowing that your weekly hair care routine isn't doing damage to your health or the environment.