A new method of shampooing your hair is gaining popularity on the web, and it is already sometimes called one of the main trends of this barely begun year.
What is the method based on?
Fans of this theory believe that the hair itself contains a natural lubricant in the form of sebum, which is produced by hair follicles. It is believed that this natural component is better than others to keep the strands healthy. If you wash your hair often, especially when such a manipulation is performed daily, according to them, you can harm the scalp, as “natural oils are removed from the hair.”
The movement originated in the States, initiated by the hairdresser. According to the author’s idea, it is only allowed to additionally use soda and apple cider vinegar. In this case, the hair will be healthy and shiny, he says. Nothing else can be used – no balms, no masks, no leave-in care.
But how does this theory actually work and is it really as good as it seems? aif.ru told about this dermatologist, cosmetologist, trichologist Tatiana Egorova.
According to her, there is no point and benefit in such a procedure, because you cannot wash your head and hair without shampoo, since the dirt that has accumulated on the strands simply cannot be washed off. Fat (aka sebum), as its name implies, is also a rather sticky substance. It coats the hair like a lubricant and the water will glide over it without washing it off. Naturally, there is no need to talk about any purity of hair in such a situation. They will be unkempt and dirty.
In addition, if you practice this hair washing option for a while, you will notice that the hair has lost its shine and become dull, the hair becomes stiff. In addition, the hair may begin to fall out.
Sebum leads to a slowdown in hair growth and can destroy their structure, no matter how it seems the opposite – as if it protects the strands from external factors. In addition, sebum is a favorable environment for bacteria, and if there are any wounds on the skin, they become a potential target for the development of inflammation in a contaminated scalp.
So you shouldn’t wash your hair without shampoo. But what is really important is that you need to choose the right detergent based on your needs and the condition of your hair. If in doubt, it is best to consult a specialist.