Organic Haircare: Retrain Your Hair for a Natural Routine
What should you expect when first starting out using our natural cleanser & conditioner and how will it change over time?
Organic Hair Cleansing
The first thing to change is your idea of what washing your hair ‘should’ be like. Chemical-based products have taught us to expect certain things from our shampooing experience and whilst that might be what you’re used to at the moment, trust us, it’s not what your hair really wants.
For starters, huge amounts of lather is not necessary. This is one thing a lot of people struggle to get used to when switching to organic haircare, and whilst our cleanser does foam a little it’s true that it won’t be anything like what you might be used to with products that contain SLS – but that does not mean that your hair isn’t getting washed properly.
When cleansing your hair (rather than shampooing), you don’t actually need to worry about the lengths and ends; all of your hair will be cleaned and smell fresh and wonderful, but the main focus point should always be the scalp – where the oil is produced.
You want to make sure that you’re reaching all the right bits of your scalp and so this process will be a new one for you: rather than lumping all of the product onto the top of your head (a common thing that is done with regular shampooing), for best results your want to use a couple of pumps on each of the key sections – starting underneath around the nape of the neck where the hair most needs washing, move on around the sides, the crown and maybe just one pump on the fringe area. Massage the cleanser in well to really stimulate the scalp and give it a good coating.
Unlike synthetic shampoos, our cleanser will moisturise and nourish, rather than strip and irritate. You won’t get the foam but you will have a wonderful emulsifying experience instead.
At first, you may find that sticking to your usual routine of washing every day or two works best for you, but you’ll start to notice quite quickly that your hair will require washing less frequently as your scalp starts to balance it’s oil production. The best way forward with this is to listen to what your hair wants and go with it. Our products are gentle enough to use every day and whilst you may want to use them on a daily basis, it’s likely that you’ll soon find you don’t need to.