I have long, thick, and healthy hair. This is from a combiniation of a healthy diet and exercise thoughout the years. i have stopped using traditional shampoos and conditioner because they strip away natural oils from your scalp and because they have an ingredient called sodium lauryl sulfate(SLS).
According to Dr. Keith Green, a professor of Medical College of Georgia, “SLS has showed penetration into the eyes, as well as systemic tissues (brain, heart, liver, etc.). SLS also showed long-term retention in tissues. Because SLS and related substances are widely used in many populations on a daily basis in soaps and shampoos, there is an immediate concern relating to the penetration of these chemicals into the eyes and other tissues. This is especially important in infants, where considerable growth is occurring, because a much greater uptake occurs by tissues of younger eyes, and SLS changes the amounts of some proteins in cells from eye tissues. Tissues of young eyes may be more susceptible to alternation by SLS.”
I’ve discovered that baking soda and olive oil offers a much greater benefit towards your hair. Baking soda clean your hair efficiently without stripping away your natural oils. Olive oil is a wonderful oil to use to keep your hair and scalp moisturized.
TO WASH HAIR WITH BAKING SODA:
Just put a couple of tablespoons of baking soda in a dish, and mix with enough water to form a soft paste. Once your hair is wet through, apply the baking soda paste to your scalp (only the scalp, not the rest of the hair). Take some time to massage the baking soda into your scalp with your fingertips. Leave for a few minutes, massage a little more, then rinse thoroughly.
TO MOISTURIZE HAIR WITH OLIVE OIL:
- Use a high-quality olive oil on your hair to treat hair loss. Buy 100-percent, extra-virgin olive oil, and not some of the less expensive brand. Lesser brands may include additives and other chemicals that could discolor or weaken your hair.
- Measure out about 3 to 4 tbsps. of olive oil into a cup or small container. Buy a separate bottle to store in the bathroom if you plan to use olive oil often to treat your hair. It’s better to use this in the shower or bathtub rather than over a sink. The oil can be messy.
- Stand in the shower or tub. Dampen your hair and turn off the water. Massage the olive oil throughout your damp hair. Use your fingers to apply it deep into your scalp.
- Tie a towel or piece of plastic around your hair. Allow the olive oil to remain in your hair for at least 3 hours or sleep with it on overnight for the best results.
SInce using these methods, I promise that my hair has grown 3/4 of a inch in a month.