If you suffer from dry, itchy, flaky scalp and frizzy hair it may be time to get rid of your shampoo. Green beauty lovers and naturalista everywhere have started using the no-poo cleansing or cleansing without shampoo/ gentle cleansing method. People are starting to discover the harsh chemicals that are in shampoos, like sulfates, which is a sudsing agent that can strip the natural oils from your hair and scalp and imbalance your pH levels, leaving you with extremely dry, itchy scalp and brittle hair. This is a problem for people with sensitive skin and even people without sensitive skin are starting to realize the effects it has on their hair and scalp. When the hair strands don't get enough oil this could lead to split ends and breakage. When the scalp doesn't have enough oil you end up with irritated scalp and dandruff.
Many women with natural hair prefer the conditioner, co-wash, cleansing and some may prefer clay washes and rinses. If you are looking for a natural cleaner that is effective and less abrasive than your regular shampoo keep reading to find some alternatives.