To Shampoo or Not to Shampoo . . . That is the Question!

2 Jun

Most women would kill to have the silky blonde locks of a celebrity like Gwyneth Paltrow

However, Paltrow has been in the headlines not for endorsing the latest haircare product, but for suggesting that shampoo may contain harmful ingredients. Paltrow, who now runs a website called Goop, expressed concern after uncovering research that claimed children are unable to metabolize toxins that may be contained in household products, like shampoo.

Although several experts have been quick to point out the lack of evidence to support Paltrow’s fears and insist that shampoo is safe, a movement has been steadily growing to completely abandon haircare products. No Shampoo advocates allege that each time you wash your hair, the overwhelming number of chemicals contained in your average haircare product are absorbed into your skin, bloodstream, and body organs. In addition to being healthier, the No Shampoo alternative also spreads natural oils throughout your hair rather than leaving them concentrated on your scalp.

No Shampoo Method

According to an article on Natural Family Online, the No Shampoo method sounds simple and cost effective.  Dissolve baking soda in water to make a paste. Apply this paste to your roots and let it sit for a minute. Gently scrub your entire scalp, then rinse with apple cider vinegar and plenty of water. No Shampoo followers claim that there is a period of transition, which may include  frizziness and itchiness, and you may need to adapt the method to your specific scalp and hair problems. However, if you stick to the No Shampoo formula, the results will be a natural scalp and a bouncy head of hair rather than a buildup of haircare products with artificial ingredients.

If you’re living a Shampoo-Free lifestyle or would like to try it, let us know!


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