Most of us use a hair conditioner after shampooing. Hair conditioners are designed to do exactly what the name suggests, that is of course to moisturize and make the hair manageable. Most shampoos are manufactured with a companion conditioner; this conditioner is intended to replace any moisture or suppleness lost during the shampooing process. An Organic conditioner is used to provide a healthy all natural moisture after shampooing.
Commercial conditioners have been found to dry out the hair and scalp and strip it of its natural moisture even though they promise to do the opposite. This does significant damage to the hair and scalp. Look out for the following toxic ingredients and avoid them when buying a conditioner:
- Diethanolamine (DEA), this is used as an emulsifier in several conditioners and it is also used as a foaming agent. Some studies have found a link between this chemical and cancer.
- Triethanolamine (TEA) is used in products as a stabilizing agent; it is also used to balance Ph in conditioners.
- Monoethanolamine (MEA) is also used as an emulsifier and like the two listed above have been linked to liver tumors.
- DMDM hydantoin can cause sense organ toxicity and skin toxicity
- Diazolidinyl urea and Imidazolidinyl urea are preservatives that are used to release another dangerous substance called formaldehyde
Our Shikakai Conditioner Bars are free from those harmful chemicals!
Benefits Of Shikakai For the Hair
1. Soothes Your Scalp
A healthy scalp is literally the foundation for healthy hair growth. Shikakai can soothe an inflamed scalp with its cooling antiseptic properties, restoring its health. It also helps maintain the optimum pH level of your scalp.
2. Fights Dandruff
Shikakai also has antifungal properties that help curb dandruff. This prevents issues like follicle-clogging and aggravation, leading to unhindered hair growth. It also effectively deals with dryness and itching.
3. Nourishes Your Follicles
Shikakai is a great source of essential vitamins. Its vitamin C content, especially, helps promote hair growth by giving your scalp a collagen boost. It is also a great source of antioxidants that help prevent free-radical damage.
4. Cleanses Your Hair
Shikakai is a natural mild cleanser. Which means that it cleanses your hair without stripping away the natural oils from it. Not only does this help keep your hair clean, but it also helps keep your hair conditioned.
5. Adds Shine
Shikakai helps add shine to your hair while also making it much more manageable. If you have a tangle problem, it would be a good idea to include this ingredient in your hair care routine.
6. Prevents Grays
Using shikakai can help put off your hair’s natural graying process. It also effectively deals with issues like premature graying. Washing your hair with shikakai before you dye it will also allow your hair to absorb the dye better.
7. Curbs Hair Loss
Shikakai helps curb hair loss by restoring scalp health. It effectively deals with issues like an aggravated scalp, follicle-clogging, dandruff, and itching. In many cases, curbing hair fall is as simple as restoring scalp health.
8. Prevents Lice
There is nothing more annoying than head lice. Especially when you have children, who are much more susceptible to them. Shikakai is a natural solution to a head lice problem; not only does it curb the problem but also keeps the head lice away for good with regular use.