The awareness around loc care has grown considerably over the years, and thank the holy ones for that! While it may be easy and tempting to buy the scented shampoos and conditioners you’re attracted to, or the bottles that look charming, better reach for the natural stuff made for your natural hair. Generic shampoos aren’t nourishing anyone’s hair, and they are certainly not making anyone’s strands look as glossy and shiny as they promise in their commercials.
The same way you are not going to buy a face cleanser that is specially designed for oily skin when you yourself don’t have oily skin, you don’t want to buy shampoos or other hair products that are not designed and curated for your hair type. Your mainstream shampoo will cause build-up in your locs and will inevitably cause damage to your locs that far exceed those balmy benefits. What you once thought you liked may cause some subconscious disgust months later when you find yourself strolling through the hair care aisle.
Don’t be fooled by the words “Natural,” “All-Natural,” or “Organic.” It seems they’re slapping that on every product now from gummy bears to foot creams. While these products may in fact ‘come from nature,’ they still may have damaging ingredients for loose or loc’ed hair. If you find some suspiciously chemical-sounding ingredient on the back of any of your beauty care products, try and do some research, and then make the educated decision if this is really something you want to be putting on and into your body. Your pores are just as eager to drink and absorb the good stuff as they are the toxic stuff.
Nursing the residue that has built up in your locs is no fun activity. Not only is it uncool, it is timely and costly. Most products that claim to be a lubricant, moisturizer, emollient, humectant, will typically breed and breath residue into and through your locs. Try Dr. Locs newly improved Yasin Shampoo which has just been hand-made sulfate-free, whose sole goal is to keep your locs looking and feeling naturally healthy and happy, as we all should be free to feel.
Dr. Loc’s Yasin shampoo is designed to maintain a healthy pH balance for your locs, roots, and scalp. The pH level of the shampoo you use is an important factor to consider while it’s the pH level that will cause too much friction, which leads to frizz and breakage by your loc’ed roots. According to the International Journal of Trichology, “The scalp pH is 5.5, and the hair shaft pH is 3.67.” There are many external factors, hormonal factors and dietary factors that can throw off your pH balance, which is why it is important to consider the pH level of the shampoo you are therapeutically messaging into your scalp and roots.
Here Are Some Ingredients to Avoid:
- Cetyl Alcohol
- Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol
- Isopropyl Palmitate
- Isostearic Acid
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