All of us girls grow up to believe that we are supposed to be clean and pristine while boys get to be dirty, no exceptions.
How many of us girls tried to test the boundaries with our parents by not washing our hands or refusing to brush our teeth. There was always something about being dirty and breaking the rules that seemed like so much fun!
Well, what if I told you that it’s okay to be dirty?
I believe in normal hygiene (especially when it comes to the simple things like toothpaste and deodorant) but when it comes to our hair, a lot of people are misinformed. They think that we should be washing our hair as much as we brush our teeth and that is just not true. Though part of the daily routine for many, it isn’t exactly in your hairs best interest to wash it every day. You could potentially be doing more damage than you realize.
Shampoos are cleansers, yes, but they also contain preservatives and artificial ingredients to make them last in your shower and of course to make your hair smell heavenly. Depending on the quality of shampoo that you choose to use, there are also additional fillers that are put into the cheap stuff. You are getting what you paid for – next to nothing. These fillers and additives collect on your hair over time. This causes build-up that piles on, layer after layer. Even when you think you are washing your hair, you are really just adding more ‘dirt’ to it. A lot of the shampoos that claim to be able to make your hair shine, are filled with wax-like fillers that do make your hair appear to be shiny. But they also trap all of the oil and dirt on the inside and into the cuticle of your hair.
Oh so you don’t want waxy shiny hair? You want clean hair?
Well first thing’s first – stop buying the cheap stuff and start investing in the good stuff. Yes it is more expensive but that’s why it’s an investment. You want to have healthy hair while you’re living right? The second step is to buy a good clarifying shampoo. You can’t use this as your main shampoo because the ingredients in it strip your hair of buildup and over time that can also damage your cuticle. Think of it as a once-a month cleansing ritual. After you wash your hair with the clarifying shampoo, use a conditioner of equally as good quality.
And then- don’t wash your hair.
Yes your hair will be a little more greasy than you are used to seeing it after day one and definitely after day two. Your scalp will need to learn to adjust to the lack of oil you’ve been coating on it every day with your obsessive shampooing. You will want to cave in and wash it but trust me, you want your hair to learn. Try to wean your hair off of shampooing and cut it down to at the most every other day. If you can get it down to two days in between, you are a rock star.
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