Every wash day, we look at our hair and try to decide: can I go another day? Is my scalp that bad? And based on our observation, we decide if we’re going to grab our moisturizing shampoo, clarifying shampoo, or co-wash.
In the beginning of the natural hair journey, there’s a lot of trial and error until you decide what works best for your hair. I know naturals who only co-wash their hair and use apple cider vinegar on their scalp — they say that works for their hair! I also know naturals who only shampoo because their scalp does better when it’s cleansed that way, and their hair has less product build up because of it. All I would say is make sure you’re listening to your hair. Below are some suggestions on how you can use different Mielle Organics hair care products for your cleansing routine!
This is a light shampoo that lathers very well. So, in other words, a little goes a long way! This shampoo does a really great job at cleansing the scalp without completely stripping your hair. However, I will say that it doesn’t necessarily moisturize your hair.
This natural organic shampoo is meant to cleanse the scalp without stripping the hair of its natural oils. It will remove dirt, products, and oils, but it adds back in moisture. This shampoo is great for my low porosity people.
Co-washing is great a great choice for those days in between styling and when you want to add moisture. Although it’s not an alternative for shampoo, it’s great to use to restyle hair in the middle of the week and refresh a new style. I know a few people who co-wash instead of shampooing each wash day, and they clarify once a month.
If your hair likes that, and you haven’t seen product build up or problems with your scalp, by all means, continue if you love the state of your hair! However, if you have noticed that your hair is lacking moisture and feels heavy or limp, then it may be time to incorporate more shampoo days. A great co-wash to use in between wash days is Mielle’s Detangling Co-Wash.
Tell us in the comments how you feel about the two, and how you incorporate them into your natural hair regimen!
If you’re seeing or experiencing signs of a sensitive scalp you’ve come to the right place. Whether your situation is feeling pretty serious, or you’re just starting to notice symptoms here and there, your Mielle family is always here to help.
Now that summer has officially come to a close, it’s time to talk about sun-damaged hair and how to restore it. After all, your hair has helped you look fly all summer, despite all of the poolside relaxation, vacations, and outdoor activities.
Heat styling can alter the structure of the proteins in the hair, which results in loss of curl integrity and cuticle damage. To restore those proteins in the hair, you will likely need a reconstructing treatment.