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- USE THE COOL BUTTON - that blue button on your hairdryer is there for a reason, it will help to set your hair at the end of a style. Using cold air helps to close the hair cuticle and relax your hair. So make sure you cool off.
- FRIZZ FIGHTER No 1 - adding a cold rinse at the end of your shower will help to settle the frizz in your hair. Try it, we dare you.
But what do silicones have to do with natural haircare?
We're glad you asked. Having used a product with silicones prior to making the switch to natural haircare can adversely affect the time it takes to transition through to the benefits of natural haircare. The silicone will do its job by repelling moisture and locking you into that deep oily/greasy feeling. To put it simply, natural haircare is not strong enough to remove silicones from your hair and neither is an acid rinse. Natural products can not fight the power of silicone.
I often get asked - "I know I should be using a natural shampoo, but exactly what makes some traditional shampoos so bad for me?". And honestly it's a fair question. One that I had not researched myself prior to having a child. I knew on the surface my shampoo & conditioner weren't good for me, but how bad could they really be? On a basic level, chemical shampoos contain ingredients that are known irritants of skin and eyes as well as hormone disrupters and detergents. (1) We can agree that despite being seriously detrimental to your health, they are designed to make...