Shampooing Is Important If You Use Oil Or Silicones In Your Hair

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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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I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Amanda

Would it work if we use the cornstarch to absorb the oils, rinse it out, and then just use the acv/water combination to cleanse the scalp? Or would a soap still be necessary?

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Sure cornstarch will remove excess oils but it can’t remove water insoluble silicones so eventually you may still need some shampoo to sort those out.