Natural Alternatives to Shampoo

by OkayHealthy
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Today, we have strayed so far away from natural beauty products and have embraced the supposedly more efficient chemical-based solutions. Advertisements are geared towards pushing us to the next best shampoo that will make our hair stronger and shinier. However, if you look at the list of chemicals in your bottle of shampoo, you may find it quite startling. The question is how healthy is it to expose your body to these chemicals and what are the natural alternatives that are available to help us maintain the beauty of our hair.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is quite a multi-purpose product. It is readily available. You probably have it in your kitchen for cleaning purposes. Baking soda is excellent for cleansing the hair strands and scalp of all product build-up and dirt. Your hair is left softer and more manageable after use. If dandruff is one of your issues, baking soda can help. You will experience, a decrease in dandruff flakes from the first use. If used consistently, dandruff may be successfully eliminated. It is easy to use. A tablespoon applied to wet hair and massaged into the hair and scalp will leave you with hair that feels refreshingly clean.

Lemon Juice

lemon juice

Lemon juice is also a great alternative to shampoo. It is affordable and easily obtained. It balances the Ph of the natural oils in your hair. It also efficiently removes product build-up that can leave your hair limp, lifeless and devoid of beauty. It is easy to use, simply mix with water and massage into your scalp and hair. Rinse thoroughly and proceed to style as usual. You will be pleased with your results.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider is a very versatile product, used for a variety of purposes. If you can stand its pungent odor, you can choose apple cider vinegar as a gentle cleanser. It does not strip the hair of all its natural oil and it is extremely effective on oily hair types.

African Black Soap

African black soap is made from a variety of plants native to Africa. Plantain leaves, palm tree leaves, and Shea tree bark are among some of the plants used. The combination of ingredients may vary slightly depending on the manufacturer. Some may balk at the idea of using soap in their hair, but I assure you, that no harm will come to your tresses and the beauty of your hair will remain unaltered. African black soap is easy to use, simply wet the bar, lather it and rub it into your hair and scalp. You will be pleased with your results.

So, there are alternatives out there, you don’t have to use regular shampoos that are packed with chemicals if you don’t want to. Using natural products is the healthier option. Exposure to chemicals that you can barely pronounce, may have long term effects on your body, that are yet to be discovered. Make the healthy choice, try one of the alternatives today for a healthier and more beautiful you.

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