Taking care of natural hair can be a bit of a pain, but it can also be an extremely rewarding process. Finding the right tools to help along your natural hair journey can make it a much less stressful process and give you great hair with very little effort. Many women and men swear by the use of a clarifying shampoo in their routing to make their natural hair much more manageable. But what is the actual role of this shampoo and what should you look for when you are trying to select this shampoo?
The role of this shampoo is to strip everything off of the shaft of the hair and give you a chance to start over. This means removing all of the dirt and buildup, and also getting rid of excess oil as well. This is not a shampoo that should be used with every wash, but if you find that your hair is feeling weighed down, sticky, coated, or even just lifeless once you have washed, it might be a good idea to give it a try. You should however remember that it will get rid of everything on the strand, so it will be harsh if you have dyed your hair before hand.
The shampoo works to get rid of various different things that weigh down the hair, which means you should be prepared for high amount of volume when you are done washing your hair. This is also usually a great time to fully brush or comb out your hair and make sure that you have cleaned your scalp to keep it in the best condition possible. For this reason, you will want to use it on a day or night when you have time to deal with a full hair care regimen and where you can ensure that you can baby your hair for a little while.
After you have used the shampoo you may want to oil your hair, and take extra care with the styles that you use for around 24 hours. This will ensure that the newly exposed hair is kept as healthy as possible. This is a great way to get rid of build-up and ensure that your hair is actually healthy underneath the different products that you are using when you do your hair on a day to day basis.
You should look for a shampoo that has mostly natural ingredients and will want to avoid any shampoos that contain sulfates as those will just promote more buildup on your hair.
If you want to incorporate one of these shampoos into your routine, taking the time to work with your hair afterwards to ensure that it remains healthy is one of the best things that you can do. Regularly clarifying your hair can ensure that you get better growth results and that you avoid hair that gets out of control. It is also a great way to get back your volume and the life of your hair.