Thursday, May 13

Thinking about becoming a "no-pooer"? Read this!

If you want to take shampooing out of your regimen, you also need to take silicones out.

Guys, this is so important. Silicones coat your hair. And I'm not saying they're "el diablo" because they're not. However, too much of anything is a bad thing. Silicones are not water-soluble... meaning co-washing will not rid your hair of cones... the detergents in shampoos are the only things that will remove these cones from your hair.  If you don't shampoo, the cones will continue to build-up on your hair... NOT GOOD!!

What are some signs of "cone-overload"?
  • Very dry, straw-like hair... it seems nothing will moisturize your hair because the cones aren't allowing any moisture in your hair!
  • Dull hair... little to no shine
  • "Coated" feeling when wet
How can I prevent cone-overload?
  • Avoid products with cones! (Here is a list of what to look for in the ingredients) 
  • Tip: The further up the ingredient list the cone is, the more of it there is in the product.
  • If you choose to use cones, you MUST shampoo... how often is up to you.
What are some good cone-free conditioners/products (that I've used and recommend)?
  • VO5 Conditioners (usually around $1.00 per bottle)
  • Tresemme Naturals Conditioners (usually around $6.00 per bottle)
  • Aubrey Organics Conditioners (usually around $10.00 per bottle)
  • LeKair Cholesterol Plus Conditioner (usually around $3.00 per tub)
  • Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner (usually around $8.00 per bottle)
  • Healthy Sexy Hair Pumpkin Potion Leave-In Conditioner ($5.00 @ TJMaxx)
  • Many more listed here
Bottom Line: Going shampoo-free is a big step... and a beneficial step for your hair as long as you do it right. Making that commitment means that you now must evaluate all of your products, and learn to read the ingredients of products to avoid issues that may eventually become setbacks.... and nobody wants that!

Lesson learned!

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