By Tiffany Walker
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 acv on their scalp. They say that works for their hair. I also know naturals who only shampoo because there scalp does better with it being 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 each product for cleansing from Mielle Organics.
Mielle Organics Babassu Conditioning Shampoo: 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, However, I will say it doesn’t completely strip your hair and it doesn’t necessarily moisturize it.
Mielle Organics Mongongo Oil Exfoliating Shampoo: actually acts more as a clarifier and gently exfoliates the scalp to give it a very thorough cleaning. It moisturizes the strands while removing any product and build up from the scalp.
Mielle Organics Pomegranate and Honey Moisturizing and Detangling Shampoo: This Shampoo is meant to cleanse the scalp without stripping the hair of its natural oil. It will remove dirt, product and oil but adds back in moisture. This shampoo is great for my low porosity people.
Co-washing is great to do for in between styling and for added 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 rather 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 noticed your hair is lacking moisture, feeling heavy, it feels limp it may be time to incorporate more shampoo days. A great Co-wash to use in between wash days isMielle Detangling Co-Wash.
Tell me below how you feel about the two and how you incorporate it in your natural hair regimen?