Longer detangling sessions
Detangling is a time-consuming task. Depending on the length of your hair, the texture of your hair and style worn just prior to detangling, the processes can be downright tortuous.
Even so, there are products which aid in the process of detangling. Conditioners and other moisture rich products provide the adored slip that makes untangling coils and curls much easier and much less stressful on the hair.
The water only method calls for the elimination of those products. This means you are left with your fingers and water. After a wash and go, this sounds like quite the task.
Minerals, chemicals and other additives are found in today’s water supplies. Those minerals, chemicals and additives can create what is commonly referred to as hard water. Depending on where you live, your water may be harder than the water in a different area.
Removing those chemicals from the hair calls for specific kinds of shampoos. Clarifying and chelating shampoos are designed to specifically rid the hair of harmful minerals and chemicals. Those shampoos tend to also be drying, resulting in the need to add moisturizing conditioners to the hair to replenish the depleted moisture.
The water only method may mean a buildup of chemicals and minerals in the hair which happens faster than it would in the hair of someone who uses shampoos and conditioners. Those chemicals and minerals would also remain in the hair and could affect how well sebum is absorbed into the strands.
Limited styling options
Some styles simply require product to pull off. Many styles are versatile enough to be achieved either with or without the use of added stylers. There are many women who prefer the natural curl their edges fall into, while others, want their edges slicker than a fresh oil spill.
If a sleek bun or laid baby hairs is your thing, the water only method may rob you of the opportunity to rock those kinds of styles because of the lack of stylers the method calls for.
The water only method has benefits which may appeal to you. However, there are some cons to this non-traditional method of hair care that may cause you to seek out different ways of achieving a particular hair goal. Ultimately, the choice is yours.