Beauty Hair Care -
Hair care has been slowly, but surely evolving. For many years, we’ve been using sulfate shampoos, which have been drying and stripping the hair from its natural oils. Sulfates are salts that strip and dry out the hair. The sulfate in the shampoos are used in dish washing liquid and clothes detergent. We have been, basically, washing our hair with something that we clean our clothes and dishes with. Sulfate shampoos were originally formulated for women with straight hair in order to strip the hair and create lots of volume. There was no such thing as a cream sulfate free shampoo. On the contrary, cream shampoos should have existed many years ago. Instead of stylist changing the formula as to their product line, they decided to just change the labels in the front to say: Extra moisturizing conditioner, or restores dry brittle and damaged hair, etc. In recent years, formulas have changed tremendously. Styling products aren’t as drying, heavy or greasy. They are more light weight, non-sticky, and more moisturizing.
skin care has come a long way. Back then, we used bar soap on our face or Noxzema. Eventually they formulated something creamy and gentle for the face like cataphyll, which is a cream face wash. The same applied to hair care. Slowly, cream based shampoos were formulated to be gentle, but effective and moisturizing. Out of the hundreds of shampoos that are out on the market now, there are probably 4 or 5 cream based shampoos. There’s the daily cleansing cream shampoo by Hair Rules Salon, Wen shampoo, Miss Jessie’s crème de la curl, and the no poo shampoo.
still exist. You’ll walk in a beauty supply store, Target, Ricky’s etc. and you’ll see an aisle for straight hair, and an aisle for natural hair. Hopefully, one day, combining all products on one aisle, aligned side by side, will slowly start evolving.
are good to do once a month so hair isn’t damaged or dried out. You can do a monthly hair mask, deep treatment under the dryer with conditioner-- some oils like jojoba oil, coconut oil, olive oil just to name a few. Use a plastic cap for 10 to 15 mins. Putting oils on the hair and scalp then blow drying it into the hair with a comb attachment is a great treatment before shampooing your hair. DT