Turns Out, Less May Be More!
If your hair is dry and listless no matter how many times you condition it, listen up—you may be in for a time and money saving treat. According to this article, our daily trifecta of shampoo-rinse-condition may be causing more damage than good, causing it to break easily. Shampoo that contains sulfites—the chemical that causes soap to lather—strips your scalp of the natural oils it needs to help hair retain luster, shine and body.
You don't need to be a scientist to figure out if the sulfates in your shampoo are defeating your happy hair cause. Just stretch out your shampoo sessions and see how your hair reacts. If you're used to 'pooing every day, try 'pooing every other day or every three days instead and just rinse your locks with warm water and massage your scalp in the shower. When styling, use a natural bristle brush—like our personal fave savvy splurge, the Mason Pearson—which will help distribute natural oils to your locks. If your hair is shinier and softer, quit 'pooing so often!
If you simply can't live without 'pooing every day, switch to a sulfate-free shampoo, like L'Oreal's EverStrong line of Sulfate-Free products, available here.