What's The No-poo Method, And Why Should I Try It?

As far as current beauty trends go, forgoing shampoo for a cleansing conditioner, or the 'no-poo' method, has taken the world by storm. We go through the benefits of this age-old, new-again approach to haircare.

As far as current beauty trends go, forgoing shampoo for a cleansing conditioner, or the 'no-poo' method, has taken the world by storm. We go through the benefits of this age-old, new-again approach to haircare.


What's the no-poo method, and why should I try it?


Cleansing conditioners, or co-washes, are fantastic options for someone who's looking to:

Conventional shampoos clean with surfactants—that is, detergents that lather and remove dirt and excess oil. Cleansing conditioners use other types of cleansing ingredients, such as botanicals or patented complexes.

The major benefit to using the ‘no-poo’ method is preventing surfactant damage to your hair. Traditional shampoos use sulphates or other surfactants that cause damage merely through their normal action.

Surfactant-free products don’t cause the same damage and thus keep the hair hydrated and healthy. These types of cleansers usually contain additional nourishing ingredients to keep the hair in good shape.

The only true downside to no-poo applies to those with incredibly oily hair only. Heavy sebum is best removed with surfactants.

 

What's the no-poo method, and why should I try it?

 

Alternative cleansers are better for alternate use on oily hair instead of a daily wash. But even cutting your classic shampoo use to every other day will provide great benefits for the health and appearance of your hair.

While the no-poo concept may take a while to hit your local pharmacy, alternative shampoo products definitely have a presence at high-end retailers:

So give a no-poo a try! You only have loads of hair health to gain.

 

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