What are Moisturizing Shampoos?
There are different types of shampoos, moisturizing shampoos, clarifying shampoos and chelating shampoos. Moisturizing Shampoos are used to cleanse the hair without stripping it of its natural oils. Clarifying shampoos are created to remove heavy build up caused by gels, heavy oils and stubborn products that are hard to remove from our hair strands.
How Can Our Natural Hair Grow From Using Sulfate-Free Moisturizing Shampoos?
Our natural hair LOVES moisture! A moisturizing shampoo that is sulfate free can help your natural hair to start growing. This is because our natural hair performs better when it is more moisturized than DRY. Using products that infuses moisture into our natural hair, makes our hair softer and more moisturized. Using products with harsh alcohols found in some gels, mousse, harsh shampoos causes our strands to be in distress. Our strands become weak, brittle and fragile, our natural hair thrives better when we use moisturizing ingredients. When our strands become weak, brittle and fragile we will never be able to grow our hair and retain hair length.
Why Should We Avoid Sulfate Shampoos?
Sulfates are ingredients considered to be very harsh from our natural hair. They have extremely strong ingredients that will strip your hair strands of all its natural oils. When you feel your hair after using a sulfate shampoo, it will feel extremely dry and stripped. Weekly use of shampoos like this will weaken your hair over time. Our natural hair was never created to handle all those harsh chemicals. Over time using harsh alcohols or sulfates can slow your hair growth. Not everyone's natural hair is equipped to handle harsh ingredients.
Sulfates To Avoid
Ammonium lauryl, laureth sulfates, sodium lauryl, and sodium myreth sulfate.
Alternatives to Sulfate Shampoo
Moisturizing shampoos are best for natural hair because they are gentler on our strands, instead of weakening our strands, they build up our strands to become healthier and that's how we achieve more hair growth. If you have extreme build up that needs a stripping shampoo, try a Natural alternative, Raw African Black Soap it is great for that use. Now because of its strength it is very important to follow up with a apple cider vinegar rinse. This rinse resets your scalps to its natural PH Balance to prevent itchy scalp.