Recently some princesses asked us how it can be that natural shampoos transform their hair into a “combable, terrible felt knot”. We would like to reveal the reasons for this in this blog article, because it is by no means the natural shampoo that damages the hair, but the damage has occurred much earlier.
Especially princesses who switch from chemical shampoos to our natural hair shampoo are understandably shocked at first. There are fundamental differences between chemical and natural hair care.
General function of a natural shampoo
First of all, it has to be said that a shampoo should only be used for cleaning. It is a special feature of our shampoo that it still contains nourishing ingredients, such as betaine from the sugar beet, soy and wheat protein. His main task, however, is the cleaning of the hair from residues and dirt.
Therefore, the natural hair care is actually divided into two subcategories: the natural hair washing and natural hair care. The hair wash is, as already mentioned, only the cleaning of your hair. She prepares your hair optimally for the next care steps. Only then does the care of natural products come into play, which
finally makes your hair radiantly beautiful. Natural care is more like a dietary supplement that provides your hair with the nutrients it needs because of daily hardships. Natural cosmetics take their time and can not work wonders overnight.
Manufacturers of natural shampoos dispense with synthetic ingredients and rely on the power of nature
Silicone free is the magic word
The problem with chemical hair cleaners, on the one hand, is that they often contain silicones. Silicones are a kind of impenetrable film made of plastic around the hair. This film makes the hair look beautiful, but underneath the hair, because it receives no nutrients, more and more broken. If you switch to natural hair care, first of all all “legacy” must first be thoroughly removed from the hair. This can be achieved with a special deep cleansing shampoo, which should be used for at least two weeks, or natural washes with soda. Otherwise, the natural hair care can not start and remains ineffective.
Here you have to remain consistently silicone-free not only in relation to the shampoo, but also with other hair care products. Otherwise, the silicone layers are never completely removed.
Hair break caused by natural shampoos?
Of course, our shampoo is silicone-free. That is, it no longer covers existing hair damage that has developed under the silicone layers over the years. These are disclosed but are not caused by our shampoo. It just shows how the current condition of the hair under all the silicone layers really is.
Although it is tempting: The biggest mistake that can be made now, is desperation to fall back on conventional products. Then only new layers would form and break the hair even more.
A felty hair feeling may occur when the hair first has to get used to the new cleaning
Dry scalp through natural shampoos
Some princesses complain of dry and itchy scalp. Again, the gentle, natural cleansing of our shampoo does not attack the scalp, but reveals its true state. Frequently, the scalp of aggressive surfactants of conventional shampoos is very much dried out. The cleaning of residues with deep cleansing shampoo or soda can also dry out the scalp. Therefore, it is very important in this case, to cultivate the scalp with intensive oil cures.
Greasy approach through natural shampoos?
The scalp produces enough sebum to protect against the aggressive surfactants of traditional shampoos. It will not stop overnight and will have to change first. If you switch to natural shampoos, the same amount of sebum will continue to be produced by the scalp. However, this is too much for the more gentle cleansing with natural shampoos and the excess sebum leaves the hair greasy. The sebum production just needs some time to regulate, but after a while you will notice that your hair is less greasy.
Not all natural shampoos must always be gentle. Unfortunately, there are some manufacturers who use their natural shampoos with the cleansing surfactant Amonium Laureth Sulfate or Amonium Lauryl Sulfate. Although of natural origin, this surfactant is almost as aggressive as the notorious, highly aggressive sodium laureth sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate.
If you are not satisfied with the natural shampooing after the first applications, just give your previously used, chemical shampoo on the code check and inform you exactly about its ingredients. Often, these are unfortunately allergenic, carcinogenic and irritating to the skin.