Today, our hair gets dirty easily, especially if it’s oily. Pollution and excessive consumption of bad fats increase the dirt on our hair and force us to wash it more often. To avoid chemicals, in this article we’ll talk about washing your hair without shampoo.
Why shouldn’t we use too much shampoo?
In the past, women washed their hair once a week or every 15 days, and photographs from the time show that their hair was beautiful and voluminous.
So what about cleaning your hair these days?
It is true that there are factors that make our hair more easily soiled, such as pollution or poor diet, but there is also a trend in question, which is to over-clean our bodies with products that, in fact, are extremely aggressive to our natural pH.
Most conventional shampoos contain substances that, in the long run, damage the scalp such as parabens or sodium lauryl ether sulfate.
It is true that we can use natural or ecological shampoos free of these harmful substances, but in most cases they are sold at very high prices.
For these reasons, in this article you will learn how to wash your hair with natural and economical products. Here we’ll explain how to keep your hair clean and healthy.
How to wash your hair with ghassoul
Ghassoul or rhassoul is a type of clay used in some Arab countries for the beauty treatment of skin and hair.
It is possible to find it in powder or in small plates with which we must mix with a little hot water so that it becomes a creamy paste that we will use as a shampoo, gently massaging the scalp and leaving it to act for one or two minutes before rinsing with warm water.
The great advantage of ghassoul is that it acts as an oil regulator, which is why it is recommended for all types of hair, as it will never leave it dry or greasy.
In addition, it cleans deeply and its continuous use allows the scalp to normalize over time, which allows us to extend the period between washings, reducing its continuity without the need to keep the hair dirty or greasy.
Ghassoul is difficult to get in some countries. We can find it in Arab product stores, in some herbalists or on the internet.
How to wash your hair with baking soda
Baking soda is a product that can be used for many purposes; among them, cleaning the hair. To do this, we must follow these steps:
Dilute a tablespoon of baking soda in a cup of hot water. When this mixture is warm, apply it to the roots of our hair, but only on the scalp, to avoid drying out the ends.
To prevent the liquid from spreading through your hair, apply the mixture with a fine-tipped applicator bottle. Massage the scalp and rinse with water.
How to wash your hair with apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a miracle food widely used in health and beauty remedies. In this case, it will work perfectly as a conditioner, as it leaves the hair shiny and smooth if applied after rinsing the hair.
Preparation: Mix three-quarters (¾) of a cup of water with the same amount of apple cider vinegar.
Apply water with vinegar to your hair, then wash it as described above (with ghassoul, baking soda or natural shampoo). After one to two minutes after application, rinse well with water.
If desired, you can also apply a drop of essential oil to the water with vinegar to improve the odor of the mixture. But keep in mind that after drying, the smell will not be strong.
How to wash hair with starch
Starch (maizeen) is a flour that allows us to dry-wash our hair.
It is not a product that cleans or washes your hair, but it allows you to solve a time when you cannot wash your hair and need to improve its appearance, removing grease and dirt.
To use it correctly, directly apply the starch (approximately a flat spoon) onto the scalp, massaging it lightly.
Then you must comb your hair well to eliminate the debris. In a moment you will have cleaner looking hair.