After reading a post from fellow blogger, The Domestic Diva, about how she recently embraced her “curly girl side”, I was curious to see what that was all about. She wrote about how another blogger had gone back to the “no-pooing” way of washing her hair. Ok, that doesn’t sound good, right? Wrong! Apparently, the term “no-pooing” means not using shampoo. As it turns out, most shampoos have some form of sulfate as a main ingredient and these sulfates are typically found in dish washing detergent. These sulfates are lathering ingredients that break down oils. Yes, our scalpe naturally releases oils and too much build up of these oils lead to hair looking and feeling greasy and totally gross, but a small amount of these oils is needed to help protect and nourish hair.
Here’s where I was really intregued: curly hair needs more of these natural oils than straight hair! And if you have curly hair and you’re washing your hair normally with shampoo, you’re stripping your hair of these oils which in turn causes frizzy, unmanageable hair. Also, most people who think that just have wavy hair can actually have beautiful curls and never even know it – CASE IN POINT, ME! Continue reading