Going shampoo free may be beneficial for your hair but if you are a big fan of oils or silicones then you may be doing more harm than good
So a lot of us ladies are opting to dismiss the shampoos because of those nasty sulphates they contain that dry our tresses out. By dismissing the shampoo and relying on washing your hair with conditioner only, you should benefit greatly by having hair that doesn’t dry out after a wash and hair needing less moisture retention products.
However, black hair tends to be quite porous and loses moisture quickly so we use either oil or a silicone based product to ‘seal’ the moisture in. This in itself is an excellent practice that will help you retain growth but it can be taken too far.
An interesting analogy; you have just used a pan to deep fry some food and now you are ready to wash it. If you just rinsed the pan with plain old water, the pan will remain shiny and coated with oil and the dirt will remain. Even if you rubbed the pan down with scourers, you will succeed in removing some of the oil and dirt but a shiny surface will still be left on the pan.
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