Short answer: No
Anyone who hasever binge watched natural hair Youtube videos or has read several hair blogshas surely come across a video or post telling you how shampoo is bad for yourhair. Now, when you first read this statement, you’re probably like: “EXCUSEME, WHAT?!” After all, shampoo is what keeps your hair clean so I understandyour confusion completely!
The reason a lotof people feel that shampoo is ‘bad’ is because a lot of shampoos can be verydrying. And as we all know (or as we SHOULD know), dry hair = breakage. This isbecause most shampoos contain sulphates. Sulphates are very drying and that’swhat gives that dry, straw-like feeling a lot of us have experienced whenshampooing our hair. And because of this, you find a lot of naturals co-washtheir hair instead of using shampoo. Co-washing is when you use a conditionerto ‘wash’ your hair instead of using a shampoo. This was something I did for along time until I realised that not using shampoo very often was leading to anitchy scalp – yes, my hair was moisturised. But it felt greasy. For somepeople, sticking to co-washing and only shampooing once a month or so worksPERFECTLY for them – it just didn’t for me. Also, as my hair got longer andthicker, stuff was always getting stuck in my hair LOL so shampooing more isessential. This is why I say haircare is ALL about trial and error.
With all my trialand error, I have found ways to still use shampoo whilst keeping my hair softand moisturised. Here are some of my tips:
There we have itguys! Shampoo is not bad for your hair. You just need to use it wisely.