dealing with dry, frizzy curls and waves? have you heard about the 'no poo routine (aka CG or curly girl routine)?
if you have no clue what im talking about, get ready for the best kept secret amongst curlies and wavies...
ditch your shampoo! if youve never herad of this before, then youre probably thoroughly grossed out and/or confused. so here is the extremely short explanation of why many of us are on a no 'poo routine.
most shampoos contain sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate (sls). sls is a harsh detergent which is known to strip curls and waves of much needed moisture. you know how your hands feel after you wash them with hand soap--dry, crackely, and screaming for some hand lotion? thats exactly what yor hair is going through each time you use shampoo with sls or other harsh sulfates. and as a matter of fact, the main ingredient in hand soap is, sls! the same with laundry detergent. which is why most of us have to use a fabric softener after we wash our clothes.
here are a few more articles about sls and why you should leave it alone:
drop the shampoo (or at least find one that is sulfate free) and give the 'no poo routine a try. follow the link for a crash course in the CG routine, courtesy of naturallycurly.com: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curl-products/all-about-the-no-poo-routine-2