No Shampoo Trend: Good or Bad?
Ask yourself: How long can you go without shampoo? A week? Or a month? Shampoos are essential in our lives. They help to cleanse our hair follicles and gets rid of all the impurities that accumulate on your scalp over time.
But, what if we told you that shampoos are not as important as you think they are for maintaining a clean and healthy scalp? Let’s discuss the ‘No-Shampoo’ trend.
Apart from the external damages such as impurities and dirt that our hair is exposed to everyday, internal effects such as the nutrients we consume regularly also plays a major role towards our hair’s health.
Hair therapists would advise against washing your hair every day, as it dries out your scalp. Constant contact with hot water and over washing leads to a dry and flaky scalp, resulting in dandruff. Regular use of shampoos might also make your scalp too dependant on it. By reducing the usage, you can gradually decrease the oiliness and frizzy textures of your hair. Fortunately, there are alternatives to shampoos available easily.
Aloe vera has antiviral and antibacterial properties. Thus, it is able to repair dead skin cells on your scalp and reduces dandruff. Experts recommend using the natural plant itself, by simply removing the thick, green skin. You can simply rub the oozing gel against your scalp and wait for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Aloe vera helps to quicken hair growth, improve the strength of your hair and gives it a natural shine.
Soapnut, also known as reetha, is an amazing ayurvedic medicinal product that gives you remarkable texture and shine instantly. It helps to exfoliate your scalp, reduces its oiliness, and reduces hair fall. Mix a small amount with water and make it into a paste, then rub it on your scalp for about 3 to 5 minutes. These reetha powder packets are also available for as cheap as S$5!
This is a great ingredient to boost and amplify hair growth. Also known as the Indian Gooseberry, it strengthens your hair’s roots and reduces hair loss. It’s high iron and antioxidant content also helps you to fight against contributors of hair loss such as hormones or insufficient nutrient intake.
So is the ‘No-Shampoo’ trend good or bad? While it is not bad, these natural remedies require a consistent use for at least a week or so to see its effects. If you are looking for an instant remedy for a date night or a friend’s birthday, check out these haircare services.
Head down to 2NE STUDIO for a revitalising scalp treatment at just $35! They have a multitude of services to pamper your hair and bring out its best. With over 10 years of experience, this salon promises you great service and expertise with every visit.
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If you are looking for something more, try the much raved about Keratin treatment service provided by Jin Hair Beauty. Regarded as one of the top shop’s, located at People’s Park, they provide treatments to rejuvenate that dull looking hair of yours.
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