By Amelia Perez
How often do you wash your hair? Have you ever wondered how many chemicals are in a synthetic shampoo? How do these artificial components influence your health? And in the quality of your hair?
Hair washing routines have varied over the centuries. And while it is true that the recommendations of two hundred years ago spoke of the ideal thing being to wash your hair every two months, currently the frequency is much higher. Commercial shampoos have adapted to current times and demands, presenting softer and less harmful formulations, but in no case free of chemical components.
In our case, it is an issue that worries us, due to the very essence of our way of doing things, but also, and above all, due to the number of inquiries we have received from our clients, some with serious problems related to the use of synthetic shampoos, which has led us to develop a routine and some recommendations to improve these disorders and have healthier hair that looks more beautiful, regardless of its nature and the disorders it presents.
We can remove chemical residues from our hair using baking soda and applying coconut oil as a mask.
cleaning with baking soda
Every time we use personal hygiene products we are introducing some chemical ingredient into our body, so it is possible to think that little by little the body becomes saturated. These synthetic ingredients stick to our skin and hair with sometimes negative consequences. And in some cases the time has come to say enough is enough! Although we want to warn you that the transition from the use of synthetic ingredients to natural ingredients is not always easy.
If you want to use the solid shampoo to clean your hair and you come from using conventional shampoo, you should clean it with baking soda first. But how? We explain it to you below:
- Fill the sink with lukewarm water and a coffee cup measure of baking soda. Dissolves well in water.
- Rinse your hair vigorously until the baking soda water soaks through and is well rinsed all over.
- Next, wash the hair with your recommended soap, and rinse very well until there are no residues.
I haven't used shampoos or applied chemical products to my hair and body for years. I wash myself with my soaps and I live the suggestions that I present here.
For our soaps to work well, you should not use chemical products on the ends, such as masks or serum that are not natural. If you use them, they will make a film on the hair that will prevent natural products from doing their job.
In the case of masks , I recommend that you try organic or organic coconut oil as a mask, applying a small amount to your fingers and spreading it little by little through the ends of your hair. Leave it to act for a few hours, or overnight if your schedule allows it, and once the time is up, wash your hair with your recommended soap for your hair type.
The dyes also contain paraffin-based protective films. If you use masks, dye, colored shampoo or similar, it may not suit you, for this you can do the following:
- Rinse with lukewarm water and a full coffee cup measure of bicarbonate of soda. Dissolve very well in the water and rinse vigorously through the hair until it is well rinsed all over.
- Next, wash your hair with the soap indicated for your hair type and rinse well until you grasp the clean hair in your hand, and notice a 'crack-crack'.
- Once every 15-20 days you can apply a small amount of organic coconut oil to the ends and leave it until the next day or at least 5 hours. Afterwards, wash your hair, rinse with plenty of water, you will notice it very clean and loose.
In general, the results of washing the hair with natural soap or solid shampoo depend a lot on the quality or type of water. In areas close to the mountains, with water without lime, the result - "the crack crack" - is different from that in areas with more limestone water.
We are lucky to have a water source of remarkable quality from the Sierra de Guadarrama.
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