If you have decided to make the switch from commercial haircare to natural hair care products then you must be prepared for a transitional period of a few weeks or even months before you really start to feel the benefits.
Many mainstream brands use silicones and plastics to create the illusion of healthy hair. These ingredients coat the strands and make them shiny and soft, without actually having any benefit. Once you remove these plastics from your hair care regime, at first you hair will feel different as it is not coated with artificial ingredients. You then need to start the process of rejuvenating the hair from the inside out, a process that can take varying amounts of time, depending on the person. The benefits, once you achieve them are well worth a short period where your hair might feel more greasy or drier than usual.
Once you first start using a natural shampoo and conditioner, you will notice your hair not feeling as great as usual. This is due to your body producing moro natural oils that it needs, to overcompensate for all the goodness that was stripped out when you were using synthetic shampoos. It can also feel rather sticky and waxy which is because of the various residues and synthetic chemicals that have been left behind by the previous hair products.
There is no way to avoid this process and unfortunately you have to just stick it out. The one thing we can say though is that it will be worth it in the end. Natural shampoo and conditioner bars are super gentle and don’t strip your hair of natural oils but it does mean you need to wait for your scalp to balance out its oil production, but from then on you can expect wondrously, luscious locks.
Keep going, it will be worth it in the end!