We read the composition
Here is the composition of one of the most popular shampoos, which can be found in almost any store:
Aqua; Sodium Laureth Sulfate; Cocamidopropyl Betaine; Sodium Chloride; Sodium Xylenesulfonate; Cocamide MEA; Sodium Citrate; Citric Acid; Parfum; Dimethiconol; Cassia Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride; Sodium Benzoate; TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate; Glycerin; Disodium EDTA; Laureth-23; Dodecylbenzene Sulfonic Acid; Benzyl Salicylate; Panthenol; Panthenyl Ethyl Ether; Hexyl Cinnamal; Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde; Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone; Linalool; Magnesium Nitrate; Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil; Methylchloroisothiazolinone; Magnesium Chloride; Methylisothiazolinone
What do we see in the composition? The sensational Sodium Laureth Sulfate or SLES is the second item on the list (the higher the ingredient on the list, the more it is contained in the product). This is a cheap petrochemical product that is responsible for the abundance of foam and is also used in household cleaning products. Causes irritation of the scalp, can be carcinogenic when combined with certain substances, can harm the functioning of internal organs. Cocamide MEA is a carcinogen. Disodium EDTA is also a carcinogen, and dangerous to nature. Methylisothiazolinone is a terribly harmful preservative that can cause contact dermatitis.
By the way, I note that baby shampoos look even more unattractive.
And what if our hair does not need any shampoo at all? But what if you can do without them at all? Natural alternatives to today’s popular products have several big advantages:
We are always confident in the composition of the shampoo – because we make it ourselves;
Shampoo consists of only one or two ingredients;
Homemade alternatives are very low cost and attractive;
· We think about the environment: using natural products and not leaving behind a bunch of plastic waste in the form of numerous jars;
· Natural shampoos not only do an excellent job of washing the head, but also transform our hair in an amazing way – a proven fact.
Are you eager to learn the secret of their preparation?
2 tablespoons of whole grain rye flour pour 1/2 cup of boiling water and stir to make a thin gruel. Beat well with a whisk or blender for a few minutes to begin to release the gluten. Apply to the hair like a normal shampoo, rub all over the head and rinse thoroughly with the head tilted back.
Pour 2 tablespoons of shikakai powder into a glass of hot (skin-friendly) water in a deep bowl. Rinse your hair with the mixture. Then re-fill the bowl with the remnants of the product with water, but already to the brim, rinse your head. Wait 10-15 minutes, then rinse off the mixture completely. By the way, in this case, you can use amla powder as a conditioner in the same way – the recipe is the same.
Dilute about 2 tablespoons of soda in 4 liters of water. If you have long hair, you may need more baking soda. Rinse your hair in the resulting solution and rinse with water.
Boil 0,5 liters of water. Take a handful of soap nuts, place in a cotton bag and place in water. Mash the bag in water and leave to boil for 15 minutes. Then, little by little, pour the resulting solution into a blender and beat well until foamy. We apply the foam to wet hair, like a regular shampoo, rinse off.
Dilute 0,5 tbsp. mustard in a liter of warm water. Apply the product and rinse your hair thoroughly, while avoiding contact with your face (tilt your head back). This method is suitable for oily hair types.