Although shampoo is the go-to product when washing locks, there are many reasons to skip it. Many shampoos have harsh, drying chemicals that can damage strands. Often, these are foaming agents which make strands frizzy and uncooperative.
Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can do to clean your crowning glory without the aid of shampoo. Follow all the steps below and your locks will look great with any Human Hair Extensions Online products you put on.
* There are a number of preparations necessary before starting your no-shampoo routine. You have to determine the products you are currently using that you cannot remove without the use of shampoo.
A sulfate shampoo should be used to remove waxes or silicones in hair. You should also get strands trimmed should you find split ends on them. By doing so, your crowning glory can look great even whilst adjusting to no-shampoo. It takes two to four weeks for locks to adjust to a no-shampoo approach.
* Start by wetting your locks in the shower.
* Wash locks with your chosen shampoo replacement.
If you have wavy or curly strands, distribute conditioner throughout the scalp using your fingertips. Doing so should cleanse scalp of dirt and eliminate dandruff. Thoroughly rinse locks afterwards. Do this only every other day.
If you have straight strands or oily locks, consider the use of the following home remedies instead of harsh shampoos.
● Baking Soda Mix: Add a tablespoon of baking soda to a cup of hot or warm water placed inside a plastic bottle. Shake thoroughly. After which, work the mixture into your locks and comb through. Thoroughly rinse with water, then rinse strands with vinegar.
● Apple Cider Vinegar / Distilled White Vinegar Rinse: Combine a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water inside a plastic bottle. Pour on your locks, comb through, then thoroughly rinse.
* Distribute moisturising conditioner throughout your crowning glory. Skip if using the baking soda and vinegar option mentioned above.
* Use a wide-toothed comb or your fingers to untangle strands. When doing this, make sure to get a tiny selection of strands on one portion of your head, then untangle from tip to root. Repeat until you have untangled your locks.
* Let your conditioner sit for approximately five minutes to make the strands more moisturised. Skip if using the combination of baking soda and vinegar stated above.
* Rinse your locks with cold water to lessen frizz and add some shine to them.
* Make sure to leave a small amount of conditioner to your locks, particularly in dry sections such as the ends.
* Avoid all silicones and waxes, as well as ingredients which end in -xane, -cone, and -conol. In the short term, silicones can make locks sleeker and not too frizzy. Later on, however, they seal moisture out and coat the shaft. When these happen, strands takes on a straw-like texture, becomes less defined, and frizzy. Your only way of removing both waxes and silicones would be the use of a harsh and drying sulfate shampoo.
* Are your strands wavy or curly? Then apply mousse or gel and some leave-in to wet your locks once you have taken a shower. Are your strands straight? Just air dry your locks.
* The next thing you’ll need to face is the two until four weeks of adjustment period for your crowning glory. Your locks might end up oily or frizzy while adjusting to a routine without sulfate, but things should eventually level out. Once it does happen, you can expect your locks to look great with pieces of 18 inch tape hair extensions.