Thursday, January 31, 2013

How to Manage and Reduce Product Build-up in Natural Hair – Clarifying Shampoos

You shouldn't have to get rid of your favourite products that constantly give you good hair days because they cause product buildup. Product build-up is why clarifying shampoos were created. Good clarifying shampoos clean the hair without totally stripping it of its natural oils.

Top Clarifing Shampoos - Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying Shampoo and
Kinky Curly Come Clean

Use the products that create good results and follow up weekly with a clarifying shampoo like Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying Shampoo or the Kinky Curly Come Clean. Both are very effective in removing build-up but you may need 2-3 washes to get rid of significant build-up when using Kinky Curly Come Clean.

Keep the following in mind: 
  1. You don't have to do a thorough wash every 2 days but focus on the scalp more than the hair if you do. Washing with a clarifying shampoo every 1-2 weeks is usually sufficient. If you need to clarify every 2 days, you may be using too much product but you can still wash frequently if you choose the right pH balanced shampoo.
  2. Unless daily or frequent wash n' gos are a part of your regular routine, only wash your hair when it is dirty. Don't worry about how frequently you should wash. You'll know when you need a wash.
  3. Focus on your scalp when washing if you wash frequently to avoid stripping the hair of its natural oils. 
  4. Select shampoos that are pH balanced as they will help to maintain the strength and softness of your hair. This information is usually on the label.
  5. Find the right moisturizing routine to restore moisture to your hair. After washing (on damp hair) add your moisturizer and seal in all the moist goodness with a light oil. This should keep your hair fairly soft if done regularly. Spritz with water and repeat the moisture sealing process to keep your hair moisturized.

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