Now donâ€™t get us wrong, weâ€™re often in favor of ditching the chemicals and trying out a natural alternative. Â Dropping the foaming agent SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and potentially dangerous parabens in regular shampoo might be worth a try, but what do you replace them with? Â
Co-Wash For Curlies
Some people go down the co-washing route; skipping the shampoo altogether and washing their hair using conditioner. Â It can have spectacular results on certain hair types (curlies blessed with coarse, thick hair often love it), but itâ€™s definitely not for everyone.
Soda and Silicones
So how about washing your hair with baking soda? Â Itâ€™s not exactly newâ€¦your grandmother might well have tried it! Â The …
Did you know that your hair is acidic? Â True story. Whether itâ€™s short, curly, bedhead or a glossy mane: hair has a pH range of around 4 â€“ 5. Â
Natural Balance and Bad Hair Days
When a shampoo is advertised as being “pH balanced,” it means that it has a similar pH to your hair. Â Great right? That means that youâ€™re not throwing out the natural balance of your crowning glory with nasty olâ€™ chemical shampoos?
Maybe not, but what about your water? Â Most tap water sits between a neutral pH of around 7 and a more alkaline 8.5. Â Rinsing your hair with water that isnâ€™t pH balanced â€“ even if your shampoo is…
Posted by: William Poole On November 13, 2015 12:40 pm
There is a famous beauty marketing brand that uses the slogan, â€śMaybe sheâ€™s born with it, maybe itâ€™s Maybellineâ€ť in their national advertisement. But, perhaps the slogan should read, â€śMaybe sheâ€™s born with it, maybe itâ€™s her Tyent water ionizer.â€ť
While alkaline water has many great uses for drinking and cooking, the acidic water stream of a water ionizer is perfect for hair. That is because hair is actually slightly acidic, and rinsing with acidic water can help fight frizz to keep your locks looking their best.
What Causes Frizz?
We all know that dry, frizzy hair can ruin an otherwise good day. Messy hair is a real confidence killer, but, according to Dr. Carolyn Jacob, the cause of …