Natural Hair Care Tips
You are here because you found out how toxic your chemical hair products are. Before your buy, remember:
THERE IS A CHANGE-OVER PERIOD.
Getting the chemicals out of your scalp and hair can take months; depending on your hair length; how long you have been using chemicals; and what chemicals you have been using. Your hair will feel heavy, greasy, and you will get lots of GUNK off your scalp; especially at the back of the head at the neck area. This stuff has been accumulating in your scalp for all your years.
And yes, you will have this happen! I can't say how long it will last or exactly what will happen when you do. I haven't been in your life to know what chemicals you have used.
There is also a LEARNING period while you learn how to use natural hair products.
You have purchased our Natural Castile Soap, Bar Soap and/or Natural Conditioner.
Start weaning your scalp off your chemical products even before you get your order. Stop using anything except your shampoo. Use the vinegar rinse after your shampoo.
It is very important to LATHER, RINSE, and LATHER AGAIN. Natural shampoos clean gently and the second lathering is very important to the cleaning process. Use very warm water to rinse out. Most people will not need to use the conditioner.
As you start using the Castile Shampoo, use it 8-10 times before using the Conditioner. You will need to rinse with very warm water to remove all the soap from your hair. Gently work your fingers through your hair on the second washing while rinsing with very warm water.
Natural Castile Soaps including our Bar Soaps are conditioning!
It can take months using the Castile Soap before you have gotten all the chemicals out of your scalp. Use the Vinegar Rinse and Brush your hair 2 times per day. This will give you healthier hair and scalp.
Be patient! Those chemicals in commercial detergents and conditioners are designed to coat the hair shaft (think polyurethane, like you would use on wood furniture)---this is why they claim you can use their product to instantly repair damaged hair. They also coat the scalp and work their way into all the pores and hair follicles in your scalp.
If you use the conditioner--rinse with very warm water to remove it from the hair. Rinse for several minutes. Enjoy the de-stressing warm water while working fingers through hair to remove tangles.
Your hair will feel different.
If the weather is humid, you hair may feel heavier, thicker. It helps to use a blow dryer during these times.
Your water can affect whether you get a lather and how much lather. It is not necessary to get a lather for cleaning. Remember, you are cleaning the scalp, where most of the oils and accumulated gunk lie.
You need to use a wide tooth comb or brush when working with your hair. It is gentler and will untangle the hair better. This is vital....your hair shafts are desperately crying for those scalp oils.....If you are losing your hair; your scalp and hair are not healthy....stimulate them to life with brushing....
It is difficult to switch to natural soaps if your hair is longer than shoulder length. We recommend cutting your hair. That way you will grow healthy hair. Look hair has been "chemicalized" almost too much for castile soaps to reverse the damage.
ENJOY HEALTHIER HAIR !!!