Switching to natural hair care products can be a bit like Goldilocks finding the perfect chair. Traditional hair care products offer convenience, low prices, artificial colors, fragrances and chemicals. At Dulse & Rugosa we make our hair products in small batches by hand with natural ingredients that are good for you and our environment.
We have gotten feedback from customers asking about ways to de-tangle naturally. Many of our customers are committed to our products because they want to be environmentally responsible. The switch to our Seaweed Shampoo bars means they eliminate one type of plastic bottle from their life. Kim, a science teacher told us this-
"I'm a marine science teacher walking the walk and have been encouraging my students to take the next step from beach cleaning on our field trips to joining my plastic free buddies and giving up plastic whenever possible. So far, the only shampoo bars I've found have left me super clean but still in need of a detangler/conditioner and those are in plastic containers."
We definitely have some tips to help you have great hair naturally and reduce your plastic consumption.
#1- Keep your hair trimmed, blunt ends ward off tangles. I can honestly tell you this is a simple but powerful step. I hadn't trimmed my hair in ages and when I finally went to the hairdresser I felt like I lost 10 pounds and my hair felt so light and free. Plus it looked fantastic.
#2- Find the right hair tool- brush or comb. For many a wide tooth comb works however for my curly hair I like the "Wet n' Dry" brush with really soft bristles.
#3- Take the time to detangle before you shampoo. If your hair has lots of tangles make an invisible ponytail with your hand so you can brush without pulling. Also brush from the bottom first.
#4- Use an apple cider vinegar rinse. Vinegar isn't a "conditioner" but it does keep your hair at the proper pH level, especially important if you are using a shampoo bar. An added benefit is a vinegar rinse adds luster and shine and can help clarify your hair. Our Herbal Vinegar Rinse is also infused with beneficial botanicals including rose petals, calendula petals and chamomile buds.
#5- Detangle right in the shower, this is another reason I love my "Wet n' Dry" brush. After my vinegar rinse I add a bit of our Restorative Hair Oil and brush through my locks and rinse right before I hop out of the shower. This really keeps my hair tangle free without using any conventional hair products packed in plastic bottles. Our Restorative Hair Oil is a blend of oil designed for beautiful hair and stimulated hair growth. By far the most amazing oil in our blend is broccoli seed oil! Broccoli seed oil is one of the only natural oils out there that can leave your hair smooth and shiny, what we can "silicone slip", without any nasty petrochemicals. If you've read this far into our blog try our Restorative Hair Oil with $3.00 off. Normally priced at $18 with the coupon code "broccoli" you'll get to try this amazing oil for only $15.
My final piece of advice is to "be like Goldilocks". If it's not right, change it up and experiment. Everyone is unique and so should our hair care routine.