ARE YOU WITH US IN ‘NO POO’ CAMPAIGN?
- IWB Post
- March 29, 2014
When your hair doesn’t get enough nourishment or lacks moisture, you start complaining about your shampoo. But what if the shampoo is the only responsible thing to make your hair fall & make them thin. Don’t believe? Today we are here to tell you how to replace shampoos for hair care. But before that let’s know the reasons for why we should give a break to shampoos?
- Shampoo is a detergent – Can we use the same type of stuff to wash our bodies as we would our dishes. NO? But that’s essentially what we’re doing with shampoo. Shampoo cleans your hair, but it also strips it off all the healthy oil your body naturally produces. These oils protect your hair and keep it soft and strong.
- It is full of harmful chemicals – Shampoos contain mineral oil, which is a byproduct when gasoline is distilled from crude oil. It’s been added into shampoo to thickly coat the strands, giving hair an artificial shine. And since it can’t absorb into skin, like the other ingredients, it acts as a barrier on our scalp, preventing oil from being released.
- It is an unnecessary expense – Shampoo isn’t really necessary, using it creates this cycle that requires a dependence on the stuff, along with other hair products. And because hair is coated with unnatural substances, it requires more unnatural substances to keep it styled, strong, and workable. The list of hair pomades, waxes, gels, mousses, and detangles available could take up pages on this site.
To protect your scalp & hair from these harmful chemicals let’s know their replacements from the corners of your houses:
Baking soda works wonders on hair, along with its other many household helps. It’s gentle, it’s the weakest alkaline, and it very gently clarifies hair from chemical buildup. The standard amount for hair care is one tablespoon of baking soda to one cup of water. Those with curly or thicker hair might need a bit more baking soda, and those with thin or fine hair might need less. Experiment, and see what works for you.
How to use: Combine one tablespoon baking soda with one cup warm or hot water in a plastic bottle and shake thoroughly to dissolve the baking powder. Apply it on the scalp & hair. Rinse thoroughly with water then follow with a vinegar rinse to condition your hair.
In case of itching, apply Aloe Vera gel to your scalp to soothe any itchiness, leave for ten minutes and then rinse
Note: If your hair feels too dry, use less baking soda, or try using honey instead of vinegar.
Cider vinegar is a mild acidic, working well to counteract the baking soda, and acts as a great replacement for conditioner. It detangles the hair follicles, seals the cuticle, and balances the hair’s pH balance. The standard recipe is also one tablespoon apple cider vinegar to one cup water. Shake the liquid well to make a good mixture. Don’t apply your vinegar solution to the roots and scalp, just to the length of your hair.
Note: If your hair is too oily, use less vinegar, or don’t use it all together. You can also use lemon juice instead of vinegar as their acidic clarifier.
You can also try this home-made protein-packed conditioner for your hair.
How to make: Mix eggs and yogurt with the same quantity in a bowl. Rub it into your scalp. Leave on for five or 10 minutes, and then wash it off completely.
Beer is a cleanser known for adding body to the hair, because of the protein it deposits. There are special components within beer- including B vitamins, wheat proteins, and maltose sugars- that make drinking a bottle less useful than pouring it on your head. The complex carbohydrates in beer have a hydrating effect, while proteins coat each strand, giving them more strength and elasticity. Not only does hair appear shinier in the short term, but it also becomes stronger to avoid long-term breakage.
To wash the hair with beer you can directly pour beer on hair. Massage the hair with beer & rinse thoroughly.
You might have a transition period that lasts from a few weeks to a few months, where your hair reacts with excess oil to the lack of shampoo. This is perfectly normal. It’s used to having its oils stripped, so it might take time for the oil to stop producing so heavily in protest.
So, join us in ‘No Poo’ campaign & let your hair be free from the slavery of shampoos!